Secluded Retreat on scenic hill country farm.

Farmstay | Mangaweka | #18097

8.9/10 (15 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Architect-designed quirky brick & timber dwelling
  • Very private, set amongst ancient native trees
  • Panoramic views over the farmland & nearby mountain range

Set on a working sheep, cattle, deer & horse farm, 10 kms from SH1 on a scenic through route to Feilding & Palmerston North.

There are 4 golf courses within 1 hour from Mangaweka, including Rangatira Golf Course with it's 3 level course & unique cable car back up to the club house.

Locally there are beautiful gardens open to the public, including the renowned Cross Hills Rhododendron Garden 25 minutes away.

This is an area of river adventure - kayaking, canoeing, rafting (both white water & scenic), and of course trout fishing. The Rangitikei River is known as one of the best flyfishing (& most challenging!) rivers in the world, & we have the services of an excellent guide. Also on the river are the high-adrenalin activities of bungy jumping, bridge swinging & a flying fox.

Our river on the farm has wonderful swimming holes only 10 minutes walk from the house, and there is limited catch & release trout fishing. You can wander across the farm, or have a 4WD tour with David (conditions apply), visit the new born foals (in season) or feed the pet lambs & sheep.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval, special cleaning charge can apply Smoking outside only Not suitable for children under 10 years


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Attic Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Double Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Queen Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Single night surcharge $30.00 per stay (optional)
  • 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. If more than 1 night booked, minimum price is $120.00

  • Last minute bookings: 15% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
28-Jun-17 to 31-Dec-17
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (22)

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  • Exactly what we were after, a bit of tranquility and rural peacefulness

    Exactly what we were after, a bit of tranquility and rural peacefulness. The house was wonderful, and we had some lovely walks in the Ruahine forest park.

    HayD5355 100%|4x Jun 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So happy you enjoyed the peace. And thank you for leaving the house so clean & tidy! Thank goodness the weather didn't behave as predicted!

    Mairenui 100%|22x

  • The property was great and well stocked with everything we needed

    The property was great and well stocked with everything we needed. The house is interesting and has some cool features, the shower with the opening window was lovely and the different levels all have something to offer with great views from the windows. The outlook is beautiful was very relaxing to look out at the paddocks and hills.

    rebere238 100%|9x Apr 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    We're so glad you enjoyed our Retreat! Hope it was a happy anniversary!

    Mairenui 100%|22x

  • A funky property and idyllic and peaceful location

    A funky property and idyllic and peaceful location

    DonB3749 100%|1x Apr 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    We're happy you enjoyed our "funky" place! It's good you were both able to chill out & relax.

    Mairenui 100%|22x

  • Very private and peaceful setting

    Very private and peaceful setting. A unique property.

    AngelaTo4 100%|17x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Retreat. A relaxing break for you we hope!

    Mairenui 100%|22x

  • Great place to unwind, interesting house, loved the experience

    Great place to unwind, interesting house, loved the experience

    JudyB357 100%|2x Jan 2017

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