Peaceful Self Contained Cottage

Cottage | Thames | #30127

9.5/10 (38 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Access to orchard, farm and bush from the door.
  • Great place to base yourself and explore walking and cycling the Kauaeranga Valley and Pinnacles
  • Quiet and peaceful

The cottage has everything you need to unwind with its own kitchen, dining, bathroom and washing facilities, and a queen sized bed. There is also a fold down sofa bed if needed for kids or others if needed.

Guests have access to the Ashby families' 8 acre orchard and farm. From the Cottage doorstep you can wander Ross and Meredith's farm with fruit trees and bush walks and a small stream. A five minute walk from the cottage will take you to some sweeping views of the valley. Ross and Meredith's home and is also on the property, located approx. 10 meters from the cottage in case you need anything.

Due to our rural location there is no cell phone reception in the cottage. Cell coverage is available a few meters outside the cottage. Wireless internet is available on request.

You'll be woken to the sound of Tui and Bellbirds to set you up for a weekend of exploring the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley walking tracks, swimming holes, cycling or just chilling and wandering the orchard and farm out the front door. Alternatively just relaxing with a book and a glass of wine and soak up the peace and quiet. A quick drive will take you to the historic Thames township, where you can visit the Saturday markets; explore the mining and historic wharfing buildings or driving further up the stunning coastline.

There is a number of world class bush and river walks, swimming, cycling trails cafes, pubs, restaurants, cinema and shops within 10 minutes of the Cottage and Thames township.

The Kauaeranga Valley brings you out into the Thames township, and the Cottage is about 10 minutes drive by car up Kauaeranga Valley Road. Thames is situated at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula and is and ideal base for exploring the beaches and the bush. Thames is about 1.5 hours drive from the cities of Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton with fairly regular bus routes.


  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
20-Sep-17 to 20-Dec-18
$90/night $90/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 (38)

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  • Beautiful setting

    Beautiful setting

    IsobelOne new member Mar 2017

  • The bach was very spacious and homely

    The bach was very spacious and homely. The bed was really comfy and well made with quality bedding, and the kitchen had everything I could need. I didn't unfortunately get chance to look round the farm as I was only there the one night and chose to head to Hot Water Beach, but the offer to explore was there, and Meredith let me take a spade with me to dig at the beach (dig your own hot water pool in the sand). Really enjoyable, with lovely things to do in the area.

    KimW123 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • Quiet peaceful retreat

    Quiet peaceful retreat

    debbrr533 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Clean and tidy

    Clean and tidy. Has everything you need. Good and location.

    olesna313 100%|8x Feb 2017

  • The cottage is spacious for two people with great amenities

    The cottage is spacious for two people with great amenities.

    GarrettSo1 100%|1x Jan 2017

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