Nightingale Falls Farm Stay Retreat

Farmstay | Tararu Bay | #20674

9.6/10 (9 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat is a unique property situated on 120 Acres of bush and pasture overlooking the Firth of Thames.

From the very start of your retreat you feel the experience of adventure as you venture up to your accommodation.

As you climb the hills you voyage through the farms various animals, free range,grazing and doing as they please.

A sense of adventure begins to tug at the heart whether you are an animal lover, enthusiastic for adventure, explorer and hiker or to get away from it all in total peace and tranquillity. There is something here for everyone, for every age group.

Twinkingham Cottage features exquisite views from the comfort of your living room, whether warmed beside the wood fire or soaking in the warmth of the summer sun. The master bedroom has luxurious bedding and sea views, along with a second bedroom with single bunks. Twinkingham is fully self-contained with a kitchen hob and fridge making it easy to prepare a meal or snacks. $250 per night per couple. $20 per extra person. Sleeps 5 in two bedrooms.

Shantilly Cottage offers a luxurious queen sized bed

looking out to the extensive bush and water views. It has facility for tea and coffee. Meals can be prepared in the main farmhouse kitchen for your convenience. It features a second bedroom, also with views with two single beds or can be converted into a large king. $230 per night per couple. $20 per extra person Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms.

High season rates apply for both cottages.

Nightingale Falls offers a selection of activities including guided river bed exploring and gold panning, feed the animals farm tour including a visit to Nightingale Waterfall and meet the horses and maybe even ride!.

You will be made to feel at home with your hosts Scott and Karyn and their three children.

We would highly recommend this venue to anyone wishing an escape from the ordinary, or maybe just a well needed break from a hectic travel schedule or city life.

Special conditions:

Cottages are linked together by the extensive decking surrounding the house.

You will then travel up the middle of a gently sloping valley that meanders along a riverbed. It is a five kilometer journey along the gravel or metal road until you come all the way to the very end and can truly go no further. Then you have reached the large blue gate and the beginning of your adventure. Your hosts will meet you at the entrance to welcome you. For this reason pre- arranged bookings are essential.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Single bed

  • King Bed Room

    1 x King bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master 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 (10)

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  • Fantastic stay, just wish we could have stayed longer

    Fantastic stay, just wish we could have stayed longer. Enjoyed the company of the dogs and the scenery and bush walking were great. Thank you.

    mchewitson 100%|18x Mar 2018

  • Great cottage and excellent location

    Great cottage and excellent location

    BLee123 100%|3x May 2017

  • Lovely property, amazing views and very comfortable

    Lovely property, amazing views and very comfortable.

    mikers84 100%|6x May 2017

  • Excellent location, great hospitality and an amazing unique experience

    Excellent location, great hospitality and an amazing unique experience.

    VinayG26 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Our family of 5 found the cottage to be absolutely delightful

    Our family of 5 found the cottage to be absolutely delightful. Very very cosy. Fabulous views. Lovely touches all around. The cottage was spotless and fully specced with everything we could hope for in a rural location. We loved the eco-friendly, off grid aspects and the ever present family dogs were a lot of fun. The local town (Thames) has all the amenities you would need and this was a great base for touring the peninsula. If we come back to this area, we'll stay again.

    K9Picton 100%|2x Jan 2017

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