Warm Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

Farmstay | Ngongotaha | #2817

9.5/10 (113 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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, with enough space for portacot/packandplay if you have a baby with you.

    1 x Cot
    1 x Super king bed

Availability

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $60.00 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. Book and pay for 3 nights and get your 4th consecutive night free.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer/Autumn Fun
22-Feb-18 to 13-Apr-18
$105+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
14-Apr-18 to 29-Apr-18
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer/Autumn Fun
30-Apr-18 to 06-Jul-18
$105+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
07-Jul-18 to 21-Jul-18
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter Warmth
22-Jul-18 to 28-Sep-18
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
29-Sep-18 to 18-Dec-18
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday 3 night minimum
19-Dec-18 to 22-May-19
$105+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
3 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (115)

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  • The property and location is ideal and served us well

    The property and location is ideal and served us well. Our children love interacting with the farm animals. Had an awesome time and made some wonderful family memories. Thanks so much Celia and John for allowing us to stay at Shearers Retreat :)

    KimT5131 100%|3x Feb 2018

  • This is a little hidden gem, we loved staying there and enjoyed...

    This is a little hidden gem, we loved staying there and enjoyed the roaming farm animals! We loved it and would happily visit again!

    WvdS 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Nice, clean and quiet! Lovely place with everything you need for the...

    Nice, clean and quiet! Lovely place with everything you need for the stay!

    Jian73 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • nice and clean cottage

    nice and clean cottage

    YukioO29 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • The accommodation is surrounded by nature, isolated, but Celia, the owner lives...

    The accommodation is surrounded by nature, isolated, but Celia, the owner lives next door. It is a rustic accommodation but very confortable. Celia is a very welcoming person and we had a lot of discussion with her, even in French. She takes care of her guests. We appreciated the fresh eggs end the view on the surrounding landscapes. It was a rewarding experience. Great deal for visiting Rotorua area, Thanks a lot Celia. Olivier (France)

    OLIVIERD 100%|9x Dec 2017

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