Historic brick stables

Farmstay | Otaki | #17341

9.6/10 (238 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Come and stay in our Historic Stables. Located at the back of Talisman Nursery in a tranquil setting amongst mature trees.

Built, in the early 1920's with locally made bricks. It was used to house draught horses and equipment, as part of the Mangahao – Haywards power reticulation scheme. The Stables were converted into a beautiful cottage during the late 1980’s with the renovation work being done by a conservation architect.

The Stables sleep up to 3 adults, but is ideal as a nice cosy retreat for a couple. Spend a weekend relaxing and re-energising in our self catering Stables. Enjoy walks in the nearby Otaki Forks, or along the beautiful Kapiti Beaches. Other local attractions include; Otaki’s many outlet stores, local restaurants and cafes, the Otaki Maori Racecourse and Otaki Golf Club.

Alternatively combine a relaxing stay with garden planning. Bring your garden plans and ideas and receive a free consultation with Stephen. View our mature native plants in our arboretum and our wide selection of plants for sale. See our website for a plant list.

Special conditions: - $30 surcharge for single night stays. - Minimum 2 nights for long weekends - Single bed made upon request - NO SMOKING inside or anywhere on the property - NO Pets - NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. - There is no TV reception at the Stables. A DVD player and some DVDs are provided. - Phone coverage usually 2-3 bars for most providers. - If you do not get a reply to your booking request within 2 days please either re-request the dates or contact us through the Talisman Nursery website.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs room

    1 x Single bed

  • Upstairs

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen - sheets, towels & teatowels FREE (included); Firewood provided Easter - Labour Weekend FREE (included)

*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 (296)

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  • Absolutely brilliant

    Absolutely brilliant. First time user and loved the experience. Gorgeous cottage, everything you need.

    ChristinaO'1 May 2018

  • It is the most beautiful secluded amazing place!!! Thanks for having us...

    It is the most beautiful secluded amazing place!!! Thanks for having us :)

    SophieCo3 new member May 2018

  • It is a beautiful setting

    It is a beautiful setting. Very comfortable and warm (thanks to wood burner and ample heaters). Perfect for a break away. Thank you

    esmeze770 100%|1x May 2018

  • beautifully furnished and very clean

    beautifully furnished and very clean. Peaceful setting among mature trees - a real haven

    petege840 100%|101x Apr 2018

  • Gorgeous accommodation, I loved sleeping up in the treetops

    Gorgeous accommodation, I loved sleeping up in the treetops. Very keen to go back

    GeorgieAl1 100%|1x Apr 2018

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