Secluded Retreat on scenic hill country farm.

Farmstay | Mangaweka | #18097

8.8/10 (12 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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
28-Mar-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 (19)

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  • Very private and peaceful setting

    Very private and peaceful setting. A unique property.

    AngelaTo4 100%|12x Jan 2017

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

    Great place to unwind, interesting house, loved the experience

    JudyB357 new member Jan 2017

  • This is a good location and a big house with interesting architecture

    This is a good location and a big house with interesting architecture.

    PipM51 100%|8x Oct 2016

  • The Villa was absolutely lovely and just what we needed, a place...

    The Villa was absolutely lovely and just what we needed, a place to sit and do nothing. Such a grand old Villa, with glorious views of farmland to gaze upon from the verandah. Such a treat to stay somewhere so peaceful. We will definitely come back :)

    CassandraBa1 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • a Great Thank you to Sue and David

    a Great Thank you to Sue and David

    AmeliaL5 100%|1x Jan 2016

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