Historic brick stables

Farmstay | Otaki | #17341

9.7/10 (185 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: - $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

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
2017 + $30 Single night surcharge *
26-Mar-17 to 14-Dec-17
$110+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
15-Dec-17 to 06-Feb-18
$110+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (243)

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  • Cute cottage in a lovely setting, comfy beds and well equipped

    Cute cottage in a lovely setting, comfy beds and well equipped.

    LucyC8 100%|10x Mar 2017

  • Lovely location and unique property

    Lovely location and unique property

    DonnaR new member Mar 2017

  • We loved our stay at the Stables

    We loved our stay at the Stables. It was a gorgeous wee property with lovely wooden interior and stylish furnishing. Very comfortable bed and set amongst lush wilderness.

    AnnaBD new member Feb 2017

  • What a magical place

    What a magical place. We loved our stay here - a fairytale cottage in an enchanted forest of green. The stables are clean, well equipped, private and full of character. If you are looking for a romantic retreat or a quiet get away - this would be my pick. We also enjoyed our tree conversations with Stephen and his good humour.

    tanya batt 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Lovely secluded location

    Lovely secluded location. Beautiful setting

    JaiS1162 100%|1x Feb 2017

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