Private, modern, cosy, self contained farm stay

Farmstay | Porangahau Beach | #26061

9.6/10 (31 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • 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.

Facilities

  • 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*

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  • 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
Standard
08-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
16-Dec-16 to 27-Dec-16
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
New year
28-Dec-16 to 04-Jan-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
New Year 2
05-Jan-17 to 08-Jan-17
$140/night $140/night
3 night minimum stay
Summer holidays
09-Jan-17 to 12-Jan-17
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
School holidays
13-Jan-17 to 05-Feb-17
$110/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Standard
06-Feb-17 to 12-Apr-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
School holidays
13-Apr-17 to 29-Apr-17
$110/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Standard
30-Apr-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
Standard
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
Standard
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
3 night minimum stay
Summer holidays
08-Jan-18 to 03-Feb-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Standard 1
04-Feb-18 to 08-Mar-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (31)

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  • Very nice and tidy, big kitchen, well equipped, amazing views, one of...

    Very nice and tidy, big kitchen, well equipped, amazing views, one of our bests so far in NZ, definitely recommended!

    liormo 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Love accommodation , clean ,well equipped and with a tranquil outlook

    Love accommodation , clean ,well equipped and with a tranquil outlook. A place to come if you like walks and to be surrounded by cows and sheep :)

    ChantelleBryan 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • A breath-taking landscape and great communication

    A breath-taking landscape and great communication. Definitely will be coming back sometime soon! 10/10 We will see you next time! :)

    JoshuaTu2 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Wow! This bach is amazing - it is peaceful, spotless, comfortable, and...

    Wow! This bach is amazing - it is peaceful, spotless, comfortable, and very well appointed. We loved the outdoor spaces as well and had some great times out in the garden soaking up some sun and the wonderful atmosphere. We also REALLY loved the walks recommended to us - they gave spectacular views of the farm and surrounding land. We were so lucky to be able to explore so much of this fabulous property. We would come back in a heartbeat.

    krisre217 100%|22x Mar 2016

  • A very peaceful and private spot

    A very peaceful and private spot. Wonderful place to relax.

    rachnt938 100%|4x Feb 2016

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