Forest Hill Farmstay

Bach or holiday home | Herbert | #31649

9.6/10 (14 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Please ask about staying for one night - we do that, but for a slightly extra charge.

You will drive down the treelined driveway into a private farm house that will be yours for as long as you want to stay. The animals are all farm animals, but some of the sheep are pets and will always come up for a feed as will the four alpacas and the ponies. The ponies will love a cuddle and a brush and the feed and grooming equipment is all provided. The alpacas like to see and investigate you, but they may not let you touch them. Just stay still and THEY will do the exploring!

We are only 5 minutes away by car if there is anything you need and if we are away there is always someone for you contact if you need a hand.

Moeraki Boulders is 15 minutes away and Moeraki itself 15 minutes. Only 20 minutes from Oamaru and 1 hour from Dunedin it is very conveniently located.

The nearest neighbours are 1 kilometer away, so it is extremely private with a sunroom (beautiful in the mornings) and a huge garden which is very safe for the children to play hide and seek. There is a garage to park your car and plenty of room for the boat or horsefloat and spare paddocks for horses.

The garden in spring is beautiful from September through November.

You will be left to your own devices, however, we will call in to introduce ourselves on the first or second day of your stay and full instructions will be given on how to feed and groom your animals while you are in residence.

We have farmed all our lives, so to us it is second nature. For you we are sure it will be an enjoyable experience.

This property compliments Forest Hill Cottage also listed which is only 5 minutes away.

Special conditions:

No smoking inside the house.

Pets are most definitely welcome.

Linen is included

Minimum 2 night stay

Please leave as found

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Queen Room

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Triple room

    3 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (14)

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  • When staying in or around Oamaru, ideal

    When staying in or around Oamaru, ideal.

    CraigMa17 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • on Main road so a bit of traffic noise

    on Main road so a bit of traffic noise. But house wonderfully set up and clean and comfortable

    AndyO238 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • This property is very clean and spacious

    This property is very clean and spacious. It is great for families with children. The animals are all tame and can be hand-fed. There is no wifi (if you need that sort of thing - we did not care). It is close to a busy road so if you are very sensitive you might notice traffic noise. It's not so close as to be worrisome for children (there are paddocks between the house and road so very safe for kids). We found it to be great and would highly recommend. The owner is very nice.

    DarenS76 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • A lovely cottage with a great layout

    A lovely cottage with a great layout. Beautiful and private location to get away from it all. Wonderfully tranquil and peaceful. We loved the chickens and other animals. Great local amenities, beaches and sights are just a wee drive away. Great stay! We'd certainly stay again. Thank you Lesley!

    ClaireVa4 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Variety of beds and bedrooms gave us plenty of scope to configure...

    Variety of beds and bedrooms gave us plenty of scope to configure sleeping arrangements for two families with four kids under 5. Really appreciated that our dog was able to come away on holiday with us, too. The kids loved the animals. Comfortable beds and cozy wood fire. Overall, a very comfortable family weekend away.

    Robynloc 100%|1x Dec 2017

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