Step back in time at Violet Annie's Cottage

Cottage | Taradale | #32175

9.5/10 (29 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • We are right on the doorstep of the Hawkes Bay Cycle Way. Bikes provided.
  • We are right on the doorstep of the estuary for great fishing. Rods provided
  • We are a five minute drive to the Mission Winery

Hello, from Nicky and Mal

Based on the outskirts of Taradale, we are ten minutes from the airport, shops, restaurants, beach, golf course (golf clubs provided) and wineries. We are two minutes from the Hawkes Bay cycle way, providing you with numerous routes to enjoy. This is a great way to explore our wonderful wineries throughout the bay, or you can take a short ride to Ahuriri where you can enjoy great ocean views, shops, bars and restaurants. Just down the road from Violet Annie's, is the Puketapu pub, a great country style pub with a wonderful family feel and awesome food. Other local attractions for you to enjoy are horse riding, Te mata Peak, walking the ranges, Ocean spa, shopping in beautiful Art Deco Napier, museums, art galleries, skate and bike parks and gannet island.

Come and enjoy all Hawkes Bay has to offer whilst staying in our homely cottage. Violet Annie's Cottage began its long journey back in 1912 in Scotland, where it was pre-fabricated of Scottish pine, then shipped to Napier to be assembled under the Poraiti cliffs on the large Ahuriri lagoon or Te Whanganui a Orotu. In the early 1900's the lagoon was a popular, sheltered recreation area, rich in seafood and shellfish. Back then, the wealthy owners used the cottage as a weekend retreat, sailing there from the Ahuriri port.

In 1931 the massive Napier earthquake dramatically altered the shape of Napier and the lagoon, lifting several thousand acres of land out of the water and suddenly the cottage was land locked. It has been repositioned on the same property and is twice it's original size, retaining it's original character.

Pets and children are very welcome at Violet Annie's. We have sheep and chickens that the children will enjoy. We also have children's books and toys, and board games for adults to enjoy. Complimentary refreshments and snacks await your arrival. If you have any special dietary or other requirements, please let us know so we can plan for this.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Dogs permitted in the garden and porch area inside the property.


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

Bed layouts

  • Room 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Room 2

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $20.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Flowers, cheese, crackers, wine, chocolates, fruit and breakfast provisions await your arrival ??

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
20-Sep-17 to 20-Dec-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $1/night;
2 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 (29)

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  • Cute cottage in a spectacular location

    Cute cottage in a spectacular location. No detail was overlooked and we absolutely had everything we needed. Perfect for a girly get together :)

    jessie960 100%|7x Jun 2017

  • Rural but not too far out of town

    Rural but not too far out of town. Very quiet and warm with the wood fire.

    TaniaGl2 100%|3x May 2017

  • I would highly recommend a stay at Violet Annie's cottage

    I would highly recommend a stay at Violet Annie's cottage. It is a very welcoming, cosy cottage with real charm, set in a country atmosphere that allows complete relaxation.

    SueBi154 100%|1x May 2017

  • Super cute cottage in a lovely location not too far from town

    Super cute cottage in a lovely location not too far from town. And they were really welcoming of our puppies which made the whole trip do-able. Thanks again!

    nicold939 100%|2x May 2017

  • We had the perfect time at the cottage

    We had the perfect time at the cottage. Nicky makes it feel like home and is incredibly generous. The property is very clean and warm. Our dog loved her stay and there was the perfect fenced area for her to play. We will definitely be back!

    JessEl11 100%|1x Apr 2017

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