Whangaimoana cottage at Palliser Bay

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #11591

9.7/10 (73 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
24-Oct-16 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 (104)

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  • Beautiful cottage in the grounds of a stunning house and garden

    Beautiful cottage in the grounds of a stunning house and garden. Roaring fire on arrival, yummy breakfast supplies and lemon drizzle cake. Cosy, warm and fully equipped. Really enjoyed our stay here. Great location too.

    RobertB20 100%|13x Oct 2016

  • One of our favourite places to stay

    One of our favourite places to stay.

    JulianRa1 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Throughly enjoyed our weekend

    Throughly enjoyed our weekend. Beautiful location to spend a couple of days. In many ways the pictures don't do the property justice. The surrounding gardens are gorgeous. Gracious hosts make the stay all the better. With any luck we will be back!!!

    PeterWills 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Amazing short getaway from Wellington! Lovely cottage with a great open fire

    Amazing short getaway from Wellington! Lovely cottage with a great open fire. Very comfortable, well supplied with breakfast food and a homemade lemon loaf! The hand-picked flowers were lovely. Thank you for having us.

    ayekang 100%|6x Oct 2016

  • A fantastic cottage

    A fantastic cottage. Well equipped, super clean and tidy. Brilliant setting and location. Some fantastic touches with fresh cut flowers and some food essentials provided. The perfect place for a relaxing break.

    Trevordrage 100%|3x Oct 2016

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