Warm Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

Farmstay | Ngongotaha | #2817

9.5/10 (73 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Peaceful rural setting, great NZ native birdlife, warm, sunny, cosy & comfy rustic cottage/farmstay
  • Close to boat ramps, lake, golf courses and tourist attractions.
  • Great outdoor living, parking, and space for boat/bikes.

Rotorua Shearers' Retreat is a warm & peaceful 2 bedroom farmstay on the owners' farm, converted from the original Shearers' Quarters. Tuis, bellbird and NZ wood pigeons are often seen and heard around the fenced section which provides secure space for children and parking for boat/car .

View sheep and cattle grazing from the kitchen and living areas! Well-insulated and sited for the sun, comfort is assured with a heat pump/airconditioner. The kitchen's oven, stovetop, and microwave offer the comforts of home. A fridge-freezer and good size pantry allow plenty of storage for longer stays. Both the kitchen and lounge open on to a covered sheltered outdoor living area with barbeque in rural surroundings.

From the kitchen, head to the bathroom and separate utility room or into the 2nd bedroom/bunkroom. Kids love stargazing through the bunkroom's skylight window. Access to the main bedroom is through the 2nd bedroom/bunkroom. The spacious lounge/dining area has French doors opening into a private garden area and also on to the covered outdoor living area.

A few minutes down the road are cafes, restaurants and quality takeaways (Indian, Chinese, and Fish & Chips) if you're taking it easy.

The Ngongotaha-Hamurana area is well known for its outdoor recreation including boating, fly fishing, as well as white-water rafting and kayaking on the Kaituna River at Okere Falls.

It is a 15 km drive to Rotorua airport, 15 minutes to Rotorua central and about 45 minutes to the Eastern Bay of Plenty beaches. To get to Tauranga is a 40 minute scenic drive through Pyes Pa Rd. Hobbiton, Matamata is a 40 minute drive.

Nearby attractions: Agrodome, Zorb, Agroventures, Skyline Skyrides, Paradise Valley Lion Park and Wingspan, Horse Trekking, Lake View Golf Course and Hamurana Golf Course, Boat Ramp, Playground and Lakeside Picnic Area, Ngongotaha Village: Essence Cafe, Art Gallery, The Gantry Retro Store. Okere Falls Shop, coffee, takeaways, beergarden.

Special conditions: Guests are expected to clean up and leave farmstay as found unless they have prepaid the optional cleaning/linen service. Smoking allowed outside only. Parking area for boats. Farm walks can be arranged for interested parties. Grazing for guests' horses and parking for horsetruck/float may be arranged onsite on request. $10 per horse per night.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom/Bunkroom

    The 2nd bedroom/bunk room opens off the kitchen and the lounge and acts as access to the main bedroom. There is a single bed and two single bunks. A skylight window is wonderful for stargazing.

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Living Room/Dining

    Combined living/sleeping area,The sunny dining and living room has French doors accessing a private garden area at one end and access on to the covered outdoor living area at the other end.

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    Superkng bed with latex matress. A restful relaxing, quiet space.

    1 x Cot
    1 x Super king bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer Value
03-Dec-16 to 22-Dec-16
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday 3 night minimum
23-Dec-16 to 27-Dec-16
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
School Holidays 2 night minimum
28-Dec-16 to 30-Dec-16
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday 3 night minimum
31-Dec-16 to 02-Jan-17
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Summer Value
03-Jan-17 to 12-Apr-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays 2 night minimum
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer Value
18-Apr-17 to 18-Apr-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays 2 night minimum
19-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer Value
01-May-17 to 06-Jul-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays 2 night minimum
07-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer Value
24-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays 2 night minimum
29-Sep-17 to 15-Oct-17
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer Value
16-Oct-17 to 21-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday 3 night minimum
22-Dec-17 to 07-Jan-18
$100+/night $110+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Summer Value
08-Jan-18 to 03-Mar-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $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 (75)

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  • Shearer's retreat is well equipped, met all our family needs and was...

    Shearer's retreat is well equipped, met all our family needs and was a delightful experience. Our 3 girls absolutely love this place and it was the highlight of our road trip.

    DanielTan 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Not flash but a lovely little house! Very quiet and very relaxing

    Not flash but a lovely little house! Very quiet and very relaxing.

    MichelePi1 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Beautiful tranquil scenery, with great farm location , easy to find with...

    Beautiful tranquil scenery, with great farm location , easy to find with good directions. Accommodation had everything we needed for cooking, BBQ, laundry etc. Nice luxurious long bath, and King sized master bed was very comfy. A nice variety of family games ,books and entertainment. We will definitely go there again, perhaps with friends next time too!

    SeanGo16 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • The Shearers Retreat is a good description of this property

    The Shearers Retreat is a good description of this property. Rustic but immaculately clean, warm and well equipped. Outside bath a real delight, as were the chickens and horses. The secluded location provided the privacy we were looking for. The short drive to local attractions made the location perfect for our purposes.

    RobT1575 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Comfy and welcoming Bach a short drive to Rotorua

    Comfy and welcoming Bach a short drive to Rotorua. Pet sheep and horse ride for the youngest an added and unexpected bonus!

    AlisonBr3 100%|7x Sep 2016

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