Historic brick stables

Farmstay | Otaki | #17341

9.7/10 (160 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • 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: - $25 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Regular rates ($25 Single night surcharge)
27-Oct-16 to 23-Dec-16
$105+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
24-Dec-16 to 31-Jan-17
$110+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
2017 + $30 Single night surcharge
01-Feb-17 to 14-Dec-17
$110+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/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 (218)

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  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Very quiet and in great condition. A unique building with absolute charm. Highly recommended.

    corobrain 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Very relaxing place to stay

    Very relaxing place to stay. No traffic noise. Set in woodland garden with Bluebells still in flower. Native birds. Quaint but comfortable stables cottage. Only 5 minutes drive to town.

    CharlesAn1 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Fantastic spot, and the stables are simply oozing with charm

    Fantastic spot, and the stables are simply oozing with charm. I'll definitely be back!

    JessicaNi1 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Outstanding little place to relax and get away

    Outstanding little place to relax and get away. Highly recommended.

    samks738 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Very clean and tidy

    Very clean and tidy. Extra's such as DVD's, cards and books. Very good kitchen facilities. Fantastic wood fire with plenty of wood - all ready to go on arrival. Good bathroom facilities, comfortable bed and ample space for 2 or 3 occupants.

    BrendaRo13 new member Oct 2016

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