Country Cottage Hideaway

Farmstay | Gisborne | #18891

9.8/10 (30 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • 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
23-Nov-17 to 22-Dec-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
Xmas/New Year rate 23rd Dec to 7th Jan
23-Dec-17 to 07-Jan-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
08-Jan-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 23-Feb-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 (32)

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  • Nice place to stay

    Nice place to stay. The owners were also great to talk to. Nice and quiet place away from town life.

    itaido84 100%|6x May 2017

  • The place was great ! it has so much space for us...

    The place was great ! it has so much space for us to play, cook, relax, and do other activity. The only problem was that there was no cell phone coverage in the cottage, but wi-fi connection was provided. However, it turned out that we just left our phones in our room and enjoying the real life together ! thank you Sally and Simon for the house ! We really enjoyed it :)

    MuhammadAriefW 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Wonderful and very spacious bach with everything we needed for our 2-night...

    Wonderful and very spacious bach with everything we needed for our 2-night stay. Beautiful scenic views over the farm and hills, lush greenery and my mum-in-law simply loved the surrounding trees and nature. We loved and enjoyed the company of all the beautiful animals on the farm, and truly enjoyed the experience and privilege to stay at Mahaanui. :)

    eileen_hee 100%|7x Mar 2017

  • Remote and peaceful location and well worth the drive

    Remote and peaceful location and well worth the drive.

    miches591 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Great place loved it, The farm tour was out of this world

    Great place loved it, The farm tour was out of this world. Sally and Simon could not have done more. Will being staying again.

    petets849 100%|5x Feb 2017

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