Pet friendly country cottage

Farmstay | Hastings District | #18651

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


  • Beautiful views over surrounding peaceful valley
  • Quiet and private
  • 20 mins to fishing in Tuki Tuki and Waipawa Rivers, or to Gimblett Gravel/Ngatarawa Triangle wines

We have a tidy, comfortable cottage in a quiet, secluded, picturesque valley south of Hastings. It has a small, sunny patio area with outdoor table & chairs, and in summer there is a para pool, and a BBQ for you to use.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with a bench top oven, bench top hobs and a microwave. A continental breakfast is supplied, as is tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, oil & flour etc. A simple evening meal can be requested when you book.

There is a separate bedroom with a queen bed, and a fold out double couch in the lounge. We have 2 kiddie sized, covered foam mattresses that can be put in the bedroom . Extra adult $10/child $5.

Cottage has fabulous views of rock outcrops, green paddocks and native trees. With the neighbours permission it is possible to walk to the rocks or to the top of the hill opposite our place.

We use organic principles to produce our fruit, olives and vegetables. We have beehives for honey and vines to make our own red wine. We are also experimenting with truffle inoculated oaks. You are welcome to participate with any beekeeping, winemaking, distilling or other activities happening during your stay.

We live 20 minutes south of Hastings, close to the famous Tuki Tuki and Waipawa trout fishing rivers. We can offer information on the superb local wineries, and Art Deco Napier is only 35 mins away. Other local attractions include: Cape Kidnappers gannet colony; Splash Planet; the National Aquarium; Arataki Honey House; Te Mata Peak; bushwalks for all fitness levels; Silky Oak Chocolate factory; superb golf courses including the world famous Cape Kidnappers; bike trails, and the winery bike trail … plus much more.

We have a gentle staffie called Poppy, 2 ducks - Petunia and Pansy, and 4 hens. We are pet friendly ... please keep in mind our poultry is free-range if you are visiting with a dog.

Please join us on your first evening to share a glass of wine or liqueur.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. Pets allowed with prior approval. Price deals for longer stays. A non refundable deposit of one night's tariff for bookings 3 night and over between 01 December and 28 Feb.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Swimming pool
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom with queen bed, couch in lounge

    Bedroom -

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
All Year
15-Feb-16 to 31-Dec-16
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;

Reviews (28)

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  • kateth481
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    Great place and kids loved animals and poppy the dog and a great host
  • kateth481
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    Great place and kids loved animals and poppy the dog and a great host
  • odonna
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    Clean and tidy cottage in a peaceful setting with a lovely outlook. Short drive to the nearest town if you need anything. Very interesting watching the harvesting of the honey, thank you.
  • CamP1377
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    The property was the perfect getaway for my partner and I, plus our 5 month old. Brendan and Cherie were great hosts, giving us a taste of their homegrown wine and honey. We had fresh bread, eggs from their chickens and other essentials provide on arrival which was very much appreciated. The room is perfect and well equipped and very peaceful. We felt very at home and I personally enjoyed mucking in with a bit of sheep wrangling! Thanks so much for having us, we will definitely be back!
  • WayneLa1
    83%|6x Jan 2015

    Cherie and Brendan were great hosts. They made us feel welcome, and were very accommodating to us and our dogs. Thank-you. The cottage is a perfect place to relax. Very peaceful with a lovely outlook. Would definitely recommend.
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