Beautiful little cottage in Winter or Summer

Bach or holiday home | Oamaru | #12039

9/10 (70 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Absolutely private and discreet
  • Close to but not on top of town (Oamaru)
  • Paramount bird life

Dear little cottage nestled in native bush just South of Oamaru (25 minutes to Oamaru town with no traffic) in the Herbert Forest set on 30 acres of farm land. Only 15 minutes from Moeraki boat ramp, private, secluded, fully self contained and furnished.

Two queen beds and 2 singles in three bedrooms (one a sleepout attached to the cottage). Also a portacot for the baby.

Ideal for families or couples wanting complete privacy. The nearest house is 300 meters away!

The river with ample swimming holes is only a short walk away and there are restaurants and pubs at Moeraki and Hampden.

There is room for the boat or horse float and there is grazing available for horses at $10 per night per horse including hay if necessary. Great for those on a long trip and wanting to have a break with their horses.

If there is anything you need the owners are up the hill and can provide. They also run a bed and breakfast in their new home, which also sleeps 6, so great for a big party of 12 on the same property. Tarriffs available on request.

Travel South from Oamaru through Herbert and take the first right down the hill into Breakneck Road (right hand filter available) then go past Timber Mill and go across river and turn left into Reid Road. Take the second right drive ('Forest Hill' sign on drive) and the cottage is the left fork.

From Dunedin 1 hour North take the first left after the Mill House motels into Breakneck Road.

Horse floats and boats can be parked in the adjacent paddock just before the fork and adjacent to the cottage.

The bush forest walks are outstanding and there is a new mountain bike track (right next door) in the bush.

The beaches are only a short drive away. Moeraki Boulders being the big main attraction - we thoroughly recommend the restaurant there, only open for lunch. Fleurs Place is also at Moeraki Harbour, recommended by Rick Stein and should be booked in advance (lunch or dinner).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. Linen can be provided at extra cost and for a two night minimum stay.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen

    1 x Queen bed

  • Single bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • sleepout

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $50.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
12-Dec-17 to 29-Aug-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
Special event
30-Aug-18 to 02-Sep-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
Default Tariff
03-Sep-18 to 12-Mar-19
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (107)

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  • Absolutely brilliant place we will be back again soon

    Absolutely brilliant place we will be back again soon

    ScottHe11 new member Dec 2017

  • the setting was beautiful

    the setting was beautiful. My kids really enjoyed feeding the lambs and playing in the local river.

    MelanieMc22 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Location fantastic

    Location fantastic. Awesome to watch Tui feeding outside living room window. V glad of firewood and heat pump. Was cold and took time to heat cottage. Would be fantastic to visit in warmer months. Had everything we needed for our weekend stay.

    JohnWh14 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Location is wonderful for an away from it all location

    Location is wonderful for an away from it all location. Great if you have dogs to cater for. The house is rustic with the basic ammenities but if you are expecting something flash, then this is not the right place for you. It is the quintessential kiwi type batch where you can relax and not worry. Good heating options.

    MargaretLe9 100%|3x Jun 2017

  • Delightful, quiet cottage in the forest/bush! The birdsong in the mornings was...

    Delightful, quiet cottage in the forest/bush! The birdsong in the mornings was lovely; alpacas & sheep great fun; easy access to all attractions nearby & lots of fun to be had. We loved it!

    pippa90 100%|2x Apr 2017

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