helen and colin shaw

Helen and Colin Shaw love Pukekohe and have lived there all their lives. They built Villa Te Soro over 15 years ago as their family home with the ambition to one day turn it in to a Bed and Breakfast. Now that their two children have left the nest, Helen and Colin have embraced the challenge to provide luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Pukekohe.

Helen loves anything to do with houses, gardens, cooking and people. Her experience and passion as a professional interior designer at Picturebook, can be seen in every detail throughout the home. Helen loves meeting and spending time with all her guests, whipping up some delicious home baking for them to enjoy on arrival and sharing her treasured home with them.

Colin works for Go Bus Transport in Hamilton and has been involved in tourism transport all his life, so for guests it’s like having a personal tour guide on hand.
Both Helen and Colin enjoy socialising with their guests, and as passionate locals will always be around to talk about the local sites, attractions and events that guests can enjoy during their stay.

“Franklin is an amazing region to live in and we love to see visitors enjoy it as much as we do. We aim to provide a home away from home. Enjoy your stay.”
Helen & Colin Shaw

Proud members of the Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand.

Book your stay below and receive complimentary afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks and canapés.

Elegant styled rooms

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Geranium Room

A light, bright and feminine room with a king bed and ensuite.

Dragonfly Room

A super king room with a walk-in closet and views across Pukekohe.

Chameleon Room

A fun twist on industrial style, with a super king bed and walk-in closet.

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Complimentary afternoon tea or pre dinner drinks & canapés

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