Valley View Family Farmstay

Farmstay | Wanganui Township | #31902

9.8/10 (13 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Come and join in with our family and experience some farming activities at no additional cost.
  • Lots of space both inside and outside, with great established gardens and even a treehouse!
  • Feed the pet Kunikuni pig "Miss Piggy", and soon to arrive more chooks to collect your own warm eggs

Are you tired of rushing about, and need to slow down and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life? Valley View Rural Retreat is the right place to do just that. Enjoy the stunning views in this very comfortable property with all the mod cons. We have a sound bar connected to a modern HD TV for you to enjoy great sound with the large volume of movies at your disposal. You can also Bluetooth your own music, or play what is already on the portable hard drive, or bring your own USB! WiFi access is also available.

Come and feel yourself unwind, and enjoy our peaceful environment with plenty of space for children (and adults alike) to explore. There are many spots to enjoy a picnic, play a game of pool and in the summer you may be able to use the owners swimming pool (with prior permission). We have a great temperate climate, and can be very hot in the summer and with a new large log burner you will not be cold in the winter!

Wanganui township is 25 minutes drive away, and has some great attractions with it's Saturday morning market, award winning Cafe's and all the facilities you would expect from a City.

If you are interested in cycling, we are on a very popular cycling route that is used by many locals and events all times of the year.

If you'd like to see the calves being fed, or like to join in with the feeding that may be available on request. The opportunity to see the cows being milked is also something that may be possible upon request and subject to availability.


July 2015 "We've really enjoyed our stay.... Beautiful house and beautiful scenery. We look forward to coming back for the summer and would highly recommend this to anyone else".

August 2015 "Thank you so much for the use of your cottage ... We were impressed by the house....would totally come again!

Special conditions: 3.5% Credit card surcharge applies


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Bunk room

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • 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. This special applies to school holidays following Term One, Two and Three. Pay for 5 nights and get 2 nights extra free! This applies as per above.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
24-Jun-17 to 13-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
14-Dec-17 to 06-Feb-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
4 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 (13)

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  • We had a wonderful stay and felt very welcomed by Nicky and...

    We had a wonderful stay and felt very welcomed by Nicky and her family. A beautiful spot with a superb view over the farm, river and valley. Warm, welcoming and a very comfortable stay. We would love to return. Highly recommended. Thanks for showing us around the milking shed!

    RSTSRobertson 100%|2x May 2017

  • Our stay here was the highlight of our trip to NZ

    Our stay here was the highlight of our trip to NZ. Their farm, friendly family, our kids playing with their kids in the treehouse, herding the cows, sharing a meal together - lots of memories made during our time there. We wish we could've stayed longer but we hope we will see them again. The house was new, very comfortable and immaculate. And the view!! Sunset with a glass of wine or foggy morning in the valley, equally enchanting. Thank you Andy and Nicky, Maggie and Angus! See you soon in CA!

    LarisaS 100%|3x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you guys for the feedback. We loved hosting you, and would still love to come to CA one day in the future! Trust you got back home okay, and enjoyed the rest of your stay despite the storm that came through when you were in Wellington!! Take care, Nicky

    nickce400 100%|22x

  • Well worth the drive out

    Well worth the drive out. Overlooks valley with river running through. 30 min drive into Whanganui. Ideal for larger family group. Very well appointed with everything you need.

    avrins251 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • It has been an amazing stay

    It has been an amazing stay. Not only are the family super lovely, but the house is clean, spacious and clean, with an amazing view, fire place and we loved Miss Piggy - the chickens (that think they are pigs too I believe?) and we will sure stay longer next time and see some more of the farm! I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!

    Jessspoon 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • The setting is fantastic

    The setting is fantastic. We had a great time exploring the farm. If you do stay at Valley View I would recommend staying more than just two nights like we did. There is plenty to do, even if it rains, a game of cards by the fire while you look out over the valley would be just nice.

    pauley524 100%|4x Aug 2016

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