Alba Cottage - quiet, rural and self-contained

Farmstay | Cambridge | #29197

9.3/10 (9 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • Studio
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Rural property
  • Ideal for one or two people

If you want a quiet and rural stay, we are your kind of place!

Alba Cottage is a simple yet comfortable self-contained cottage on our small lifestyle farm where we produce our own meat and vegetables. We also roast our own coffee which we sell in Cambridge 6 days a week. The kitchen has a kettle, toaster, microwave and two ring hot plate. We supply tea, freshly roasted coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and cooking oil but are happy to help you out if you need a pinch of something else! There is a sunny, private deck where you can sit and enjoy breakfast or a cup of coffee, often accompanied by one of our dogs.

You will need to appreciate friendly animals as we have heaps - apart from the dogs and cat, there are hens, ducks, pigs, sheep and miniature cattle, most of which enjoy nothing better than having their tummies scratched! If Henrietta and friends have been busy, there may even be fresh eggs for breakfast.

You are welcome to use our family swimming pool in the summer or have a private soak in our fresh-water hot tub. Use of our chest freezer or washing machine are available for longer stays.

Alba Cottage is situated only 10 minutes drive from Cambridge and about the same distance from Lake Karapiro so is convenient for both the Velodrome or any boating activities. Mystery Creek is about 15 minutes away and a trip to the beach on either coast is a pleasant 1 hour's drive.

Special conditions: A small single bed for a child may be added on request.


  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Alba Cottage

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
25-Oct-16 to 25-Jan-18
$120/night $120/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 (9)

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  • Location was fantastic, you are out of town but not to far

    Location was fantastic, you are out of town but not to far. The property is well kept. The bed was not quite what we are used to as it was only a double bed but short stays you could live with this. We really enjoyed our stay, they left us alone to our own devices and when we asked for something, it wasn't a problem. The fresh ground coffee was a bonus and they were happy for us to have some of their fruit while we were there. A bag of roasted coffee was much appreciated when we left.

    Reuben Leung Wai 100%|1x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have thought about changing the bed for a Queen but it would then leave little room for the single bed which we supply when guests have a toddler. Thanks for the tip re the toilet seat - brand new one now fitted ready for your next visit! Hope you enjoy your Solar Coffee.

    Sue and Mark 100%|9x

  • Great location

    Great location. Far away from noise and people. Unit was good and had everything we needed.

    olesna313 100%|6x Aug 2016

  • Great property Good location close to fieldays

    Great property Good location close to fieldays.

    John&ColleenD 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • Beautiful rural setting

    Beautiful rural setting. We loved the fresh farm eggs and freshly ground coffee. Very handy location, would definitely stay again.

    margaretcl3 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • Great location, easy access to lake Karapiro and Cambridge

    Great location, easy access to lake Karapiro and Cambridge. Friendly animals, comfortable and clean. Great hosts, will definitely recommend, and can't wait to go back for a little vacation, thank for letting us stay

    DebMarras 100%|1x Mar 2016

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