Pet friendly country cottage

Farmstay | Hastings District | #18651

8.8/10 (11 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
  • 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
28-Nov-15 to 28-Nov-16
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;

Reviews (24)

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  • 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.
  • Shirley_Ma1
    100%|4x Jan 2015

    A truly amazing and magical place to stay! :) Cherie and Brendan are such a lovely couple, they were excellent hosts, we were provided with fresh linen, towels, fresh eggs, bread, milk, home made hummus, lettuce, fresh herbs, the list is endless...We got to enjoy some of Brendan's liqueurs, no amount of money could buy the amazing views, surroundings..we will definitely be visiting again. Thanks Cherie and Brendan for such an amazing experience! :)
  • IKnight
    100%|1x Dec 2014

    We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Very peaceful and just 20 minutes outside of Havelock North. Our little toddler enjoyed the chickens and the ducks and the tractors! Would definitely recommend the cottage to other families or couples.
  • NiallA153
    100%|1x Nov 2014

    Great bach with everything you needed in a beautiful quiet setting. Easy access to hastings, havelock north and napier.Hosts were great and couldn't have done more. Will definitely recommend and stay again!
  • ShelleyS7
    100%|6x Jul 2014

    The hosts are lovely as is the property. We so enjoyed them answering all our questions about their various endeavours. Only wish we could have stayed longer!
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