HANAWERA ECO-FARMSTAY

Farmstay | Otaki | #17841

9.1/10 (54 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • cosy ECO-CABIN made of natural materials with on-site services
  • On an organic farm of vegetables, orchards, animals and forests
  • Natural surroundings with forest walks and views

Enjoy a Taste of Abundant and Resilient Living

Just 1 km off S H 1 between Otaki and Levin, at 107 South Manakau Road. A farm building converted over 4 years with love and friendship into a warm and comfortable self-contained Eco-Cabin for your enjoyment. It has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and indoor and outdoor living spaces, next to a bio-filtered swimming pool and food forests. You will be on a 50 hectare organic farm with hills of native forests (QE II covenant) and plantations. You can wander along tracks and bush walks with wide views from Mount Ruapehu and Taranaki to Kapiti and the South Island. Also close to beaches and Tararua Range entries.

We have a small working farm, to provide healthy food and water from a healthy and diverse environment. There are free ranging pigs, hens and ducks, extensive grazing of sheep and cattle, orchard trees, vegetable gardens and grain crops. There are lots of trees, for shelter and habitat, and sustainably coppiced woodlots for firewood, timber plantations and forest wilderness.

The cabin is part of a farm building, made of local natural materials, including timber, earth and stone, with earth floor and earth plaster wall finishing. On-site services of spring water, ‘waste’ re-use, compost and flush toilets, wood range, wind and solar power. All cotton sheets and towels, wool rugs, etc.

Come and relax in an abundant and healthy environment, and enjoy the fruits of the land at our place. We will provide you with a breakfast basket of our own organic or local produce.

Special conditions: Minimum 2 nights at stated price. Surcharge of $25 for one night only. Pets allowed with prior approval Fenced swimming pool. Children in pool area must be minded by adults at all times

Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Loft

    2 x Single bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Stay for a week and pay for only 5 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
School holidays peak
10-Dec-16 to 06-Feb-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
school holiday off peak
07-Feb-17 to 12-Apr-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak
13-Apr-17 to 18-Apr-17
$125+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
school holiday off peak
19-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Off-peak
01-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
school holiday off peak
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Off-peak
06-Jun-17 to 10-Jun-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (70)

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  • We loved the property & appreciated all the care & thought which...

    We loved the property & appreciated all the care & thought which had gone into constructing it & our stay, fresh eggs milk, freshly made bread all organic etc went towards us feeling very welcome, the surrounds were beautiful I particularly loved the peace & quiet and not forgetting the exceedingly friendly piggies, the wealth of knowledge they have on permiculture food forest biodynamics. A great place to recharge the batteries & be inspired. Thank you

    davion922 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Great property, perfect little hideaway for 4 adults

    Great property, perfect little hideaway for 4 adults. Felt very welcomed with the freshly baked muffins and organic muesli.

    GillianCa3 100%|5x Nov 2016

  • We had a fantastic time here

    We had a fantastic time here. Thank you

    guinss404 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • The cottage and surrounds are beautiful

    The cottage and surrounds are beautiful. Got some good ideas about eco-building. Found it comfortable, clean, and a lovely space to unwind in.

    Flossy 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • A beautiful, restful place in a beautiful, restful setting

    A beautiful, restful place in a beautiful, restful setting. We loved the comfy beds and the birdsong, and the pigs that flop over and go to sleep when you scratch behind their ears. We were very lucky, as Nellie had her piglets on the last night we were there - the kids were in heaven. Take your slippers if it's cool, as it's a shoes-off bach with hard floors. Warm though, with a great fireplace.

    cathch669 100%|19x Oct 2016

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