Country Cottage Hideaway

Farmstay | Gisborne | #18891

9.9/10 (38 ratings)
  • 11 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Sunny warm fully furnished self contained fenced cottage
  • 2 minutes drive to the beautiful Hangaroa river and Doneraille park
  • Working 614 hectare sheep and beef hill farm.

Mahaanui cottage farmstay is a private, stand alone cottage located in the beautiful Tiniroto area half way between Gisborne and Wairoa on the inland road. [aprox 50 minutes driving either way].

Wake up to native birds singing, tranquil picturesque views and sun streaming into the cottage. If you are interested in a restful few days or a more active farm experience with your friends/family then this is the right place.

The cottage is comfortable, has everything you need for an enjoyable stay and can accommodate two families easily for a relaxing country break.

Farm tours are available. Bring your mountain bike or horse to explore the farm or your own motorbikes by arrangement. You are welcome to go walking over the farmland and fish some special spots in the nearby river. There are two marked walking trails that leave from the cottage. One out to the back boundary and one with private access to the Hangaroa river. Swim, kayak or picnic at nearby scenic Doneraille park or visit the Awapiko waterfall further up Ruakaka road.

Hackfalls aboretum, Rere rockslide and the well known Ruakituri valley with its excellent trout fishing are easy drives. Mahia and lake Waikaremoana are about 1.5 hours drive away.

The kitchen is well equipped and has basic cooking provisions such as flour, sugar, tea, coffee, spices, oil but you will have to bring all your other food provisions with you as the nearest shop is about a 50 minute drive away. Meals can be provided with some notice for additional cost and a cleaners service is also available should you not want to clean the cottage on your departure.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval. Large dog run with kennel available within cottage grounds. The garden is fully fenced however there are normal farm hazards such as water dams, streams, water tanks, farm tracks, animals outside the gate. Off road motorbikes only by prior agreement. No extra guests without prior agreement.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bunk room

    2 x Bunk bed

  • lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • middle room

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. If you stay more than 5 nights then the nightly tarrif for up to 4 people will be 120.00 per night instead of $140.00 per night. $10 per extra person still applies per night.

  • Gifts & giveaways: If staying for more then 5 nights then the 6th and subsequent nights will be $120.00 per night for up to 4 people with $10.00 per extra person per night

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
24-Feb-18 to 23-Dec-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
Default Tariff
24-Dec-18 to 24-May-19
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/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 (40)

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  • Delicious! The property, the people, the cottage, nothing to add, just simply...

    Delicious! The property, the people, the cottage, nothing to add, just simply delicious. Ralph the pig was particularly welcoming, especially when he realized that we were there to serve him! Great old fashioned farm house that has a lived-in vibe that no "decorator for hire" could ever duplicate.

    Philippede1 Feb 2018

  • This cottage has everything you need! Beautiful surroundings

    This cottage has everything you need! Beautiful surroundings.

    samaer653 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • OMG the cottage was totally amazing and very private

    OMG the cottage was totally amazing and very private. It had everything we needed and much more! We had brekkie/dinner on the deck every night. It is total paradise. The river is very close and great place to cool off. Simon and Sally went out of their way to give us a true farm experience, incl shearing sheep, feeding the pigs, playing with pups, farm tours. We will definitely be back!!!

    ZoeM4781 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Refer above

    Refer above

    EricS6 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Feel holiday really

    Feel holiday really. Away from the city noisy with stunning views in front of our eyes.

    andrianyS 100%|1x Jan 2018

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