Secluded Retreat on scenic hill country farm.

Farmstay | Mangaweka | #18097

8.8/10 (19 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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

There are 4 golf courses within 1 hour from Mangaweka, including Rangatira Golf Course with it's 3 level course and 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 and scenic), and of course trout fishing. The Rangitikei River is known as one of the best flyfishing (and most challenging!) rivers in the world, and we have the services of an excellent guide. Also on the river are the high-adrenalin activities of bungy jumping, bridge swinging and a flying fox.

Our river on the farm has wonderful swimming holes only 10 minutes walk from the house, and there is limited catch and 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 and sheep.

Special conditions:

Pets allowed with prior approval, special cleaning charge can apply

Smoking outside only

Not suitable for children under 10 years

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Single night surcharge (Optional, NZ$30.00 per stay); Wifi (Optional, NZ$5.00 per stay); Dinner- 2 course (Optional, NZ$35.00 per person); Dinner - 3 course (Optional, NZ$50.00 per person); Dog fee, per dog (Optional, NZ$5.00 per night);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Attic Bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Double Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Queen Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (27)

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  • What a view & what a place! This hand-crafted home felt like...

    What a view & what a place! This hand-crafted home felt like a Hobbit House and a Tree house all at once. Lovely hospitality with milk and firewood supplied. Thanks for having us, wish we could have stayed longer.

    Shawn Elise T. Oct 2018

  • Really interesting, one of a kind house

    Really interesting, one of a kind house. We loved it...discovering the nooks and crannies, appreciated all the work and design, the windows, the location f the beds, the was magical. We also enjoyed the seclusion and only sounds of nature.

    kateor939 100%|2x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, we're really happy you liked the Retreat, and appreciated it's quirkiness! Indeed a good place to get away from it all.

    Mairenui 100%|27x

  • Lovely place to stay with unique and rustic features!! Lots of work...

    Lovely place to stay with unique and rustic features!! Lots of work got done in front of the lovely fire!! Many thanks!!

    gmark1972 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • We had a wonderful stay in this special place

    We had a wonderful stay in this special place.

    janele785 100%|14x Aug 2017

  • The location is lovely and remote and the retreat itself has a...

    The location is lovely and remote and the retreat itself has a great vibe. It's well stocked with everything you could need and if there happened to be something you required that wasn't there I'm sure Sue or Matt would sort it for you. Would recommend.

    Nixrowe 100%|3x Aug 2017

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