Rural Bach in the Capital

Cottage | Wellington City | #32551

7.6/10 (25 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Bush, Private, Rural
  • Freeview TV + Free broadband Wi-Fi
  • Pick up/Drop at Ferry/Airport/WLG + car 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 the nearest shop is about 15km return trip. The access road from the highway (last 5-8minutes) is windy uphill but quite scenic after you pass the quarry.

Air bed, porta cot, spare mattresses and more extras available on request (usually free), just ask.

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

1/ pickup or drop off 20NZD city/ferry, 25NZD airport

2/ car (1999 RAV4) available for 15-25NZD based on the duration + petrol

!!! Please enquire first as the car is not always available and the pickup/drop times/numbers need to be agreed upfront. !!!


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 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 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

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
26-Jun-17 to 26-Dec-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (25)

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  • Not the flashiest of places but for the price, good value

    Not the flashiest of places but for the price, good value. I actually enjoyed staying there, it was peaceful, quiet and warm. Shower not the greatest and the chimney needs sweeping as the fire smokes the room out. But these are just little things. I did enjoy our stay. I would describe the place as quirky in a lovable way

    DaveHa19 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Wonderful place, quite, amazing view on the way their

    Wonderful place, quite, amazing view on the way their

    LiliyaG7 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Don't expect the Hilton, this is very much like a bach from...

    Don't expect the Hilton, this is very much like a bach from the good ole days and there's nothing wrong with that. The big pluses are rural location, spaciousness and QUIET.

    RUSSELLKL1 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Large place, separate bedroom, well equipped

    Large place, separate bedroom, well equipped. Excellent internet connection. This is outside of Wellington, closer to Lower Hutt, but once you do the tricky drive one time, it is fine. 8 minute drive up switchback road. But the views are fantastic coming down. Very quiet and peaceful place.

    JoeA3788 100%|6x Mar 2017

  • Property had everything you would require

    Property had everything you would require. Warm place with hot water.. nice location for relaxation only negative thing was that we needed to empty the bathrooom bin that was overflowing and left over from the last people - slightly unhygienic and should of been be checked pre arrival. However, we had a great stay overall and would recommend staying if you have young children.

    GlynC357 100%|1x Mar 2017

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