Guide at a Glance
Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand
Dartington Barn Archery
Hamish and Angie Beard are the owners and managers of Dartington Barn. They are originally from Sussex and the Midlands of England respectively, and immigrated to New Zealand in 1983. They settled in Marlborough, the wine and food capital of New Zealand and gained permanent residency as professional chefs. They are now New Zealand citizens and proud of it!
Hamish is a part-time freelance local tour guide and archery instructor, and Angie has been a Montessori teacher for the last decade. They enjoy golf, cycling, and anything that helps them stay fit. Hamish is a keen fisherman and especially loves being close to the Wairau River. Before establishing Dartington Barn, the Beard’s ran a successful Blenheim-based cake and gateau business for 10 years. They now have two beautiful children, Hannah and Arun.