Bach or holiday home | Kohukohu | #17948
If history is your thing, or just want a quiet time away from the bustle of city life, this historic roomy home is perfect.
Enjoy the wood burner in the living room which is preserved in its close to original state, and has plenty of space for a couple of families,
Glimpses of the nearby harbour from living room, and across the road from the local school, the kids can play basket ball, play in sandpits under shade cloth, swim with the local kids in the serviced pool open throughout summer, you can watch over them from the comfort of the front porch, and have 'em back for lunch in seconds,
Two ground floor bedrooms offer a queen & a king bed and bedding, although you'll need to bring your own towels and sheets , unless you've arranged to hire it.
The twin garret rooms both have double beds and additional mattresses and single beds if required for overflow guests. New carpeting in bedrooms and halls keep this place snug in winter, yet offers an airy cool aspect throughout in summer. The kitchen dining room seats up to 6 in bentwood chairs and while the living room furniture sure isn't new, you can really relax, play chess, watch the telly, light the fire, or just sit and watch the world go from the front veranda. The bathroom has recently had a makeover.
Grab the newspaper from the nearby general store and grab a latte,sit on the wharf adn watch the kid swim, or just relax on the private and sunny back deck. Meander the precincts of this historic timber milling town from the 19th century, and catch views of the lovely Hokianga harbour.The local art gallery features local wonderful art and regular exhibitions, and is open year round.
Within 30 to 60 minutes you' re at the beaches of Opononi, & the Waipoua Kauri Forest. Drive to Kerikeri for the great Sunday Farmers Market, or Paihia for the Bay of Islands This is great base for exploring the whole of the Far North!
Special conditions: Smokers welcome on front or back deck, with care - this is an historic wooden home and water can be precious in summer. The property is on tank water requiring water conservation measures in Summer.
1 x King bed
1 x Double bed
1 x Single bed
1 x Queen bed
1 x Single bed
1 x Queen bed
*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.
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This has to be one of the most magical places we have ever stayed. The house is fantastic, a relaxing step back into our antipodean past! It is very clean and has a good kitchen and bathroom. Lovely old-fashioned beds. I highly recommend this as a place to go to really relax. And there are stores at the corner, a jetty to jump off, a school pool, tennis court over the road, no traffic, no phones and birds singing everywhere!
Inexplicably, the Hokianga is relatively unfashionable - long may it stay so. And Kohukohu is one of those towns you don't tell anyone about so it can remain your special place (in fact my partner's looking over my shoulder now, instructing me not to give feedback in case interlopers steal 'our' house). But that would be selfish. This is a grand colonial fortress in a magical town. Think old New Zealand. Perfect for kids, there's a school over the road with pool, tennis courts etc. Marvellous
Thanks to Dave and Suze for providing a great historic home in the lovely Kohukohu village. Thoroughly enjoyed our week stay with family, very relaxing and would love to stay again in the future. Many thanks Corin and family