Country Cottage Hideaway

Farmstay | Gisborne | #18891

9.8/10 (40 ratings)
  • 11 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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. (approx 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.

3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 comfortably. The cottage can accomodate up to 11 with a sofabed and extra single bed in one of the lounges for extra guests.

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.

Farm tours available for $30pp if time allows.

Please leave the cottage as you find it. If you would prefer to just pack and leave then the cleaning fee is $70 per stay and I will arrange for the cleaner to come on your departure.

Extras: All Linen included;


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bunk room

    2 x Single bed

  • lounge

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • main 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 (42)

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  • Beautiful farmhouse, private and peaceful getaway

    Beautiful farmhouse, private and peaceful getaway. Sally had made us scones on arrival and Simon took us around the farm on his side by side. Couldn’t have asked for more, lovely weekend away and lovely people too!

    BlakeCl2 100%|1x Jun 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Blake. Glad you had a good stay and hope you managed to touch base with my sister to get your gear back.

    sallyo2 100%|43x

  • Awesome rural farm stay, really cool place to escape the city

    Awesome rural farm stay, really cool place to escape the city

    Matt_and_Kelsey 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • 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 100%|6x 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

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