Whangaimoana cottage at Palliser Bay

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #11591

9.7/10 (80 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 0 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Cosy and snugbromantic getaway

Originally the coach house for the historic Whangaimoana House this little cottage has been converted to very snug accommodation for two people. Tucked in behind the big house the cottage has it's own little private courtyard with outdoor table, chairs and BBQ.Using an open plan design you can relax in front of the open fire or lie in bed watching the flickering flames. When you awake in the morning to the song of the tuis and bellbirds you can cook your bacon and farm fresh eggs in the complete kitchen. The fridge is stocked with all the food you need for a large country breakfast, especially the freshly ground Supreme coffee.There is always home baking and fresh garden flowers supplied.There is a separate lavatory and the shower room has a wall heater and heated towel rail.A new feature is the installaion of FREEVIEW television so you can watch the Rugby World Cup games live.

The very rugged, but beautiful coastline has much to offer. Just 10 minutes drive takes you to the Pinnacles, an unusual land formation, where some of the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Further on you will pass through the fishing village of Ngawi and then on to the Cape Palliser lighthouse and the largest seal colony on mainland New Zealand. The coastal road is ideal biking and the Palliser Bay water is renowned for diving and fishing.

Your choices for evening dining are;

a night in, a half hour drive to Martinborough for the award winning restaurants and wines

or the Lake Ferry hotel with its fish menu just 5 minutes drive.

The historic Whangaimoana homestead is also available for B&B. Ring 06 3077736

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Minimum 2 nights stay over public holiday and special event weekends.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Open plan

    Combined living/sleeping area

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
all year
25-Jan-17 to 31-Dec-17
$160/night $160/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (111)

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  • Beautiful little cottage in an amazing setting

    Beautiful little cottage in an amazing setting. A great place to stay to enjoy the area. Will be going back!

    PhilI214 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • A delightful cosy cottage, perfect for that much needed country escape

    A delightful cosy cottage, perfect for that much needed country escape. Perfectly situated in the grounds of a stunning Homestead with gardens that are amazing to explore. The cottage was fully equiped with everything we needed including homemade treats and a breakfast that far exceeded our expectations! I wouldn't hesitate in visiting again.

    nickon971 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • The cottage was perfect and the location very central to the activities...

    The cottage was perfect and the location very central to the activities we were interested in. The hosts had even supplied basic foodstuffs, including home made Christmas cake which was great. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful. Highly recommended.

    MarianneMa2 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Awesome


    ShaunO'2 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • I had high expectations and they were exceeded! Excellent hosts, excellent accommodation...

    I had high expectations and they were exceeded! Excellent hosts, excellent accommodation - a truly wonderful break. No phone reception for 2 degrees customers...bliss!! :-)

    Suzanne7 100%|3x Nov 2016

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