A rural retreat in sunny Hawkes Bay

Cottage | Taradale | #19053

9.6/10 (43 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.

Situated half way between Napier and Hastings it is a great location for exploring the Bay.

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 a 10min stroll for 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.

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
22-Oct-16 to 22-Oct-17
$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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (55)

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  • A lovely place in a very peaceful setting

    A lovely place in a very peaceful setting. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    VictoriaBr10 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • A lovely relaxing space outside and in, paved patio and table to...

    A lovely relaxing space outside and in, paved patio and table to eat outdoors, deck to sit out and/or BBQ on. the surroundings are most enjoyable, large trees with plenty of bird life, spring bulbs with lots of colour. The property is handy to the local store and pub but also tucked in the valley close to vines which gives a very restful and quiet stay. We will be back...

    GayeO8 100%|10x Sep 2016

  • Awesome, would totally recommend to anyone

    Awesome, would totally recommend to anyone.

    AlanaJe1 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Great location

    Great location. Enjoy being in the country a little.

    JanP1445 100%|5x Apr 2016

  • The Shed was a delightful place to stay, on a rural property...

    The Shed was a delightful place to stay, on a rural property - good instructions were given on how to get there - attractive surroundings in a beautiful part of Hawkes Bay. Everything needed was supplied and The Shed was clean and tidy and welcoming.

    barbip526 100%|2x Apr 2016

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