A rural retreat in sunny Hawkes Bay

Cottage | Taradale | #19053

9.6/10 (50 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Over the road from the meandering Tutaekuri River.
  • Amongst the Dartmoor Valley vineyards
  • 20 minutes to either Napier or Hastings by car

The Shed is set in its own private garden with an outdoor area to enjoy, set on a 15 acre seasonal cropping/grazing property. The Shed was previously used as a pack-house, when the farm was run as a full time orchard and the flat attached was staff accommodation and office.

It has everything you need for a stay in the Bay... just bring your choice of food and relax.

Situated half way between Napier and Hastings it is a great location for exploring the Bay and there is plenty of parking space.

The local pub with good pub fare and a relaxed family atmosphere is a 5 minute drive away. Taradale village is a 10 min drive for shopping as well as summer concerts and wineries.

Hawkes Bay's 2 hockey turfs are approx 15mins drive away in each direction.

The Tutaekuri River is handy for both fishing and swimming.

Hawkes Bay cycle trails are all easily accessible... particularly the popular Puketapu loop.

The Shed is set among well established trees, so is cool in summer and has a toasty log fire to keep you warm in the winter.

Please note that seasonal activities in the valley include bird scaring Feb through March and frost fighting in the spring time. Spark has good cell reception but Vodafone can be patchy.

Arrival time is after 4pm unless confirmed prior to arrival and departure time before 11am. Leaving The Shed tidy on departure is appreciated.

Special conditions: Deck not suitable for small children


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Double room

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • little room

    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

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
Regular tariff
24-Mar-17 to 24-Mar-18
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (62)

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  • Had guests for our wedding stay here and they had an enjoyable...

    Had guests for our wedding stay here and they had an enjoyable time!

    HannahGo8 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Easy to find amongst the beautiful scenery of the Taradale vineyards

    Easy to find amongst the beautiful scenery of the Taradale vineyards. Only a short trip to the Puketapu Tavern who had an amazing menu to choose from. Highly recommended.

    ReinaP11 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Fabulous location

    Fabulous location. Very peaceful and tranquil.

    DonO8636 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Very clean, quiet and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay

    Very clean, quiet and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay.

    GlynisP6 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • A little paradise :)

    A little paradise :)

    Jakobengstrom1992 100%|2x Dec 2016

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