Forest Hill Farmstay

Bach or holiday home | Herbert | #31649

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


  • You can literally stay on your own farm - 12.5 acres.
  • Completely private setting with beautiful garden and country cottage with furnishings to match
  • Not far from Oamaru and the beautiful Moeraki boulders

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Queen Room

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Triple room

    3 x Single 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
Default Tariff
26-Sep-17 to 26-Dec-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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 (8)

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  • Lovely location, great for kids with the animals and dog friendly

    Lovely location, great for kids with the animals and dog friendly.

    RobertCh1 100%|11x Aug 2017

  • Incredible place, we loved the animals!

    Incredible place, we loved the animals!

    Szymon 100%|7x Aug 2017

  • We really enjoyed our stay

    We really enjoyed our stay. Lots of space and the kids loved feeding the animals. Location was handy to moeraki etc.. Would recommend ?

    LeanneSt3 100%|6x Apr 2017

  • The property was great with lots of space, and a lovely log...

    The property was great with lots of space, and a lovely log fire that warmed right through ,

    JonathanSm8 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Exactly as advertised

    Exactly as advertised. Fun little country get away with farm animals to feed if you wish and a beautiful country setting. Even though it's right off HWY 1 you can barely tell as the house is sloped down off a hill from the road. Only issue was in the kitchen as the stove top seemed to burn food quite quickly (controls were finicky) and there could be more dishes for food preparation as we quite enjoy cooking instead of eating out on vacations.

    joshua1027 100%|3x Mar 2017

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