Peaceful, Tranquil andamp; Luxury on the Riverbank

Bach or holiday home | Wanaka | #24084

9.8/10 (82 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Please note : Christmas bookings is a 2 night minimum 22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018Enjoy the open spaces, the rural aspects and a charming and comfortable, yet spacious well appointed studio. Semi attached on 1/2 an acre, Bridget and her 3 labradors welcome you. Hawkshead is surrounded by grazing land and a 2minute walk across the farmland to the Makarora River. Wake to a mountain view all around and the early morning sun. You have your own private entrance and outdoor seating area. The ‘hawkshead’ culture is a very relaxed one. Ideally located 1 hour from the West Coast at the head of Lake Wanaka makes perfect for an overnight stay. There is so much on offer in this valley from hiking, jet boating to scenic flights or simply just to relax , listen to the birds, read book under the shady trees. Travelling takes a lot of energy, so why not take a break and spoil yourself and recharge. Self catering with cooking facilities. In the event that Bridget is not on the property when you arrive, your studio will be clean and ready for your arrival. Please enter through the gates and your studio ranch slider will be unlocked with the key on the inside door, where you will see a welcome note from Bridget. Your host enjoys meeting you on arrival but sometimes this is not possible. Guests have use of the entire studio and have their own patio and parking right outside their room. 2 minute walk across the paddocks to the river for a walk or swim, all day sun and mountain views. The large garden is also for guests to enjoy.

Special conditions:

Portable 2 burner stove, toaster, kettle, bar fridge,

Outdoor bbq recommended for meats

Washing Machine and Dryer use in main house

Smoking outside only

Bridget will provide a drop off and pick up service to the start and end of your tramp

Breakfast and dinner can be arranged prior to arrival if you have no self catering

There are 2 fuel facilities in Makarora

Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in our local cafe

Daily coach transfers to and from the valley

Bridget's branding is Hawkshead

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen Suite

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (82)

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  • The schoolhouse was amazing, so comfortable

    The schoolhouse was amazing, so comfortable. We could have stayed there for two weeks but unfortunately we only had two nights. Incredible location and so peaceful. We will definitely come back for longer next time. Thank you Bridget!

    DanM9895 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Awesome room and amazing location!

    Awesome room and amazing location!

    FrancesH 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Hawkshead was perfect for us to escape to the beautiful views and...

    Hawkshead was perfect for us to escape to the beautiful views and peace and quiet after the bedlam in Wanaka, while attending Warbirds over Wanaka. It had everything we needed and was very neat and tidy.

    SaraR9 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • A perfect home away from home!

    A perfect home away from home!

    Mary_AnneSe1 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Hawkshead Cottage is located in a beautiful, peaceful setting

    Hawkshead Cottage is located in a beautiful, peaceful setting. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable. Designed by Bridget, it has warm wood paneling, fabric wall hangings collected from her world travels, a comfortable bed which allowed for sweet dreams. All you could ever want or need is there. The property is located in a pastoral setting along the winding, glacier-blue Makarora River. If you are able to, spend at least two days here.

    SusanMi17 100%|7x Feb 2018

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