Rural Bach in the Capital

Cottage | Wellington City | #32551

7.3/10 (16 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Bush, Private, Rural
  • Freeview TV + Free broadband Wi-Fi
  • Airport Pick up/Drop off negotiable

Self-contained affordable cottage in rural settings Spacious for 2, still enough space for 4 adults, extra kids ok. Freeview TV + Free Wi-Fi. Pine forest and native bush for kids to play with plenty of space to explore.

Incredibly private, surrounded by pine forest. 100% rural, yet only 15 minutes drive from Wellington CBD.

Quite warm now with Heat pump (recently installed), log burner and oil heater so you'll be cosy even on coldest days.

Please note this is rural and somehow quirky bach, not a hotel. If you prefer humming city and 4+ star accommodation you might enjoy more staying in one of Wellington hotels. This is reasonably priced bach for people who like outdoors and rural. No public transport nearby (closest bus stop 4km walk over hills) and nearest shop about 20km return trip. The access road from the highway (last 5-8minutes) is windy uphill but quite scenic after you pass the quarry.

Negotiable (and not always available) for an additional fee: Pick up/Drop off @ Airport or Wellington CBD, car, ...

Air bed, porta cot and more extras available on request, just ask.


More activities at our doorstep:

* Some Fridays mornings there are Forest Sessions in the nearby pine forest open to all children - search for Forest-Days-at-Horokiwi on Facebook or check Gifts & giveaways in this listing for details (and apologies for more cars parked in the area on these days)

* Pony rides, Parties and Experiences for the Early Years next door (Google TrickleCreek co nz for URL/details) - book well in advance

* If you're looking for affordable quality shoes let us know and you can try the selection on offer @ Rostak (google Rostak co nz for URL with details)

Special conditions: No smoking and no pets please.


  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $30.00 per stay (optional); Linen $5.00 per person (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Some Fridays mornings there are Forest Sessions in the nearby pine forest open to all children - see for more details

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
11-Dec-16 to 11-Jun-17
$85/night $100/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (16)

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  • Stunning location next to the forest

    Stunning location next to the forest. All our family members loved every day of staying! Batch had everything we needed, cosy fire place, heat pump, well equiped kitchen, fridge with freezer, hot water all the time and good bed to sleep in. We enjoyed two lazy boy chairs to relax in. All Clean and tidy. Well presented on our arrival. 10 out of 10 for us!

    LenkaK42 100%|1x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, I hope kids enjoyed playing together and the big forest session on Friday :D

    uuholo 100%|17x

  • We loved our stay away

    We loved our stay away. Our kids loved the stay. Road up by quarry not my ideal commute but the views heading up & at the batch makes it worthwhile. Plenty of good firewood & heat pump as backup. Hope to stay again

    shandd70 100%|2x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you :)

    uuholo 100%|17x

  • Though it's a great setting, we'd need to know others were happy...

    Though it's a great setting, we'd need to know others were happy to tackle the hill climb if unfamiliar with Wellington before recommending. More heating is needed for the room size.

    joanrn588 100%|7x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Joan, thank you for staying with us. Yes, this place is rural but still so close to Wellington and some people find the short uphill windy drive from the highway to be scenic; as we still do on most days although living here now for a year; it's a shame they're planning a highway through the middle of it. Based on more feedback we're abandoning our assumption to have the log burner as the main source of heating and we are having a heat pump installed next week.

    uuholo 100%|17x

  • We were highly underwhelmed

    We were highly underwhelmed. And the cleanliness had a lot to be desired. Though there was a fireplace, the heaters often blew fuses on the electricity, which meant trying to find the fuse box during night time. Left a bad taste in my mouth sadly...

    KateAdams 100%|2x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Kate, that's unfortunate. Actually sorry for the heater - the knob was damaged and is now repaired. Also we try to keep the bach clean before new people arrive, but in some instances when we're not around we have other people cleaning the bach here and there. I will update the listing to mention this is rural (and admit somehow quirky) bach and you need to like this sort of rural setting and bush - this is not and we neither want it to be a posh motel nor drinking & smoking den.

    uuholo 100%|17x

  • Quiet, nice, warm & clean

    Quiet, nice, warm & clean. Perfect size for a small family. Only thing that was a little annoying about location was getting to the city & back from Petone as there is no over-bridge to the motorway, but we got used to it.

    Sam4161 100%|4x Jul 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Sam. Yes there was once an off ramp that allowed you left turns to/from the highway but that was removed by NZTA and we have face it every day (actually to Wellington it's not as bad as from Lower Hutt). Well we got used to it and we still like this place despite that :)

    uuholo 100%|17x

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