Romantic Rural Getaway

TaraNutty eco cottage, Tara Road, Mangawhai

9.7/10 (3 ratings) 4 Guest Comments

#20023 - Mangawhai - Farmstay - Listed Jul 2012


  • 2people (max)
  • 1bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Secluded Lifestyle Farm
  • Eco-friendly Earth Building (Light-Earth). Wood fired Kiwi Hot Tub now available for use.
  • Close to numerous beautiful beaches & attractions of Mangawhai.

Comfortable self contained cottage accommodation on our small farm near Mangawhai in Northland, New Zealand.

Taranutty eco cottage offers quality, comfortable accommodation in a one bedroom annex of our light-earth house nestled in forty acres of secluded countryside just minutes from beautiful Mangawhai beaches and surrounding attractions.

Our location, just over one hour’s drive north of Auckland and 15 minutes from Kaiwaka on SH1 makes this the perfect location for a weekend getaway or a base for a longer stay. The cottage is best suited to couples but it is possible to accommodate a baby or small infant. You are also welcome to bring your well behaved pets.

Taranutty farm is situated approximately five kilometers from Mangawhai village which boasts a range of shops as well as a chocolate factory, gallery and village market. A couple of kilometers further on is Mangawhai Heads, one of the premier resorts in Northland with beautiful beaches, estuary, walkways and a superb golf course.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Toddler safe
  • TV


  • master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.


Linen (Included) ; Single night supplement (Required, $30.00 per stay) ;

Request a booking

Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Special conditions

Ideal weekend retreat for couples - just over 1 hour from Auckland
Pets allowed with prior approval
Experience the beauty & comfort of an earth-built house
Pick your own fruit & chestnuts in season

Guest Comments (4)

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 Lovely place, had everything we needed. Very friendly hosts - peaceful and pretty with the Al Pacas. We could also take our beautiful dog. We will go again. 

 Kiwi Hot tub, very warm house, Alpacas, beautiful setting. 

 Wonderful,relaxing farm stay with all the mod cons. Taranutty was a pleasure to explore and the Drapers were truly accommodating. Recommend this getaway for young and old who want a piece paradise for a couple of days. 

 A peaceful quiet place in lovely surroundings. About 10-15minute drive from the nearest beaches but not an issue really. Sweet surroundings and the lovely fruit trees were such a treat. 

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$80-$120 NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Horse Riding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries