Private, modern, cosy, self contained farm stay

Farmstay | Porangahau Beach | #26061

9.7/10 (48 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Amazing farm views at totally private, self contained farmstay in sunny, newly refurbed 3 bdrm house
  • Only 15 minutes to stunning Porangahau beach, golf course, pub (for fish & chips), dairy & garage
  • Walk (or bike) on our beautiful tracks, picnic by the stream or simply relax at our country retreat

We would love to welcome you to Birch Hill Farm Cottage which is set in a totally private position on our 1300 ha hill country sheep & beef farm. It is sheltered by established trees and gets all day sun. It is also super cosy in winter with the fire roaring.

It is a wonderful spot to relax with family or friends, experience genuine rural Hawkes Bay living on a working farm and to explore this area. Get away from it all and relax away from the distractions of modern life and enjoy books, cards, board games & quality time instead. There are huge lawns around the cottage - perfect for kids to play and ride bikes, we even have a sprinkler & paddling pool.

You can walk or mountain bike on the farm - we have extensive, fully fenced tracks and multiple routes you can take, including to a picnic spot by our stream. There may also be opportunities to see farm work in action, depending on timing.

The cottage is very comfortably furnished, with great beds and has a new, well equipped, kitchen (with dishwasher) & bathroom. We provide a gas BBQ & some pantry basics (soap, tea, coffee, sugar, oil, flour etc). Most windows (incl. all bedrooms) & doors have insect screens on them.

It is 35 minutes (50 Km) to Waipukurau (nearest town with Supermarket and all amenities) and 15 minutes to Porangahau village (Pub that does good fish & chips, Garage, Dairy) and Porangahau Beach (8Km of golden sand - great for walking) and Porangahau Country Club - home of a beautifully maintained 9 hole golf course ($10 for a round) and 4 new astro turf tennis courts where the public is welcome to play.

The cottage is self contained and it is a long way to the supermarket so you need to come prepared! We also live on the farm with our children so are there for support, the odd thing you might have forgotten & emergencies. There is good cell phone coverage on the farm & in Porangahau.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2 - with insect screen on window

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3 - with insect screen on window

    3 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom - with screens on windows

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (optional); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
25-May-17 to 06-Jul-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
School holidays
07-Jul-17 to 22-Jul-17
$110/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
23-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
School holidays
29-Sep-17 to 14-Oct-17
$110/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
15-Oct-17 to 13-Dec-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
14-Dec-17 to 21-Dec-17
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
New year
22-Dec-17 to 07-Jan-18
$180/night $180/night
5 night minimum stay
08-Jan-18 to 03-Feb-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Standard 1
04-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$100/night $110/night
Peak Season
29-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
03-Apr-18 to 12-Apr-18
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
13-Apr-18 to 29-Apr-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
30-Apr-18 to 05-Jul-18
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
06-Jul-18 to 21-Jul-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Standard 1
22-Jul-18 to 25-Aug-18
$100/night $110/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 (48)

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  • Enjoyed our stay, thanks

    Enjoyed our stay, thanks. Lovely and quiet.

    BevMc128 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Amazing property

    Amazing property. Not just the house, but the whole farm.

    MukeshD6 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • A great place to rest up, plenty of spots close to the...

    A great place to rest up, plenty of spots close to the cottage for kids to play and the kitchen in particular was really well appointed. It was perfect for us.

    ShelleyWr5 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Fabulous place

    Fabulous place. We expected a little cabin but it's a lovely full sized house. Relaxing location. Had a great time

    KerriSm2 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • This is the perfect place for you to be surrounded by nature...

    This is the perfect place for you to be surrounded by nature and be alone in your thoughts to write that bestseller book you have been dreaming of writing. The bach itself, despite being in a remote area, is well-equipped, with a full kitchen, nice soft beds, and a wonderful old-fashioned fireplace that will keep you warm during those cold nights. Speaking of nights, this has to be one of the best place for star-gazing, for the skies are littered with millions of them. Pure bliss. Heavenly!

    ardy69 100%|5x Mar 2017

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