FABULOUS FARMSTAY ON THE LAKE

Bach or holiday home | Lake Okareka | #3457

8.8/10 (61 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

On a beautiful 2,000 acre farm, in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular locations, this cosy rustic bach offers absolute privacy amidst the trees and paddocks of this peaceful farm. The front veranda looks out through trees over lush grassed paddocks to Lake Okareka.

The farm is situated on the shores of Lake Okareka and between Lake Tarawera and the Blue and Green Lakes with magnificent views from the top country that take in eight lakes and various mountains. Mostly rolling hills with some steeper areas and 400 acres of native bush it is a paradise for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. (Note: some parts of the farm are not accessible during the lambing season). There are public walkways around Lake Okareka, the Blue Lake, part of Lake Tarawera and the forests in the area.

The house comprises of a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a log fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a bathroom with a shower and bath and five bedrooms. The covered veranda has an excellent gas BBQ and ample seating for outdoor entertaining. The expansive front lawn offers further outdoor furniture and there is a charming outside bath overlooking the paddocks down to the lake.

The property has easy access and plenty of parking for cars and boats. There is a jetty and boat ramp on Lake Okareka, 3 minutes away. Take your runabout to swim, water ski or picnic on the lake or at Sandy Beach and fish for trout (trolling, harling or jigging) around the lake edge.

Longfords Farm is only a 5 minute drive to water skiing and walks at the Blue and Green Lakes, 8 minutes to the historical wonders of the Buried Village, 10 minutes to the trophy trout in Lake Tarawera, 15 minutes to the natural geothermal wonders around Rotorua.

Special conditions:

NO EXTRA GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.

DEFINITELY NO PARTIES AT THIS VENUE.

NO DOGS WITHOUT THE FARM MANAGERS PERMISSION.

Tents or caravans by arrangement only

Please leave the house in a tidy condition and TAKE YOUR RUBBISH WITH YOU and place in the RED bin at front gate.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS A WORKING FARM AND ON VERY RARE OCCASIONS THE SHEARERS COULD TURN UP WITHOUT NOTICE, AND REQUIRE THE USE OF SOME FACILITIES AT THE SHEARERS QUARTERS EG THE TOILET.

VERY IMPORTANT:

GUESTS WANTING TO USE THE SHEARER'S QUARTERS AND ATTENDING ON FARM WEDDINGS ARE REQUIRED TO STATE THIS WHEN ENQUIRING/BOOKING, BE PRECISE ABOUT NUMBERS STAYING, AND TO PAY AN UPFRONT $400 BOND.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$100.00 per stay); NOTE: As per Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    4 x Single bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Map room

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Rachael's room

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Tiki Room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability

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*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 (69)

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  • Perfect! Exactly what our group of 10 needed! Highly recommend! Marvellous internet reception considering...

    Perfect! Exactly what our group of 10 needed! Highly recommend! Marvellous internet reception considering the location, lots of hot water, just brilliant!

    JamesMi14 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Great stay very rustic and original

    Great stay very rustic and original

    KylieRe2 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Fantastic old school accommodation in a tranquil farm location

    Fantastic old school accommodation in a tranquil farm location. We loved going down to the lake to swim and just sitting on the porch enjoying the quiet. We'll definitely be back!

    redsox 100%|11x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Great place to stay with kids and share time with family and friends, no tv and lots of room to run around!

    joce186 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • Idyllic location in an authentic old shearers quarters

    Idyllic location in an authentic old shearers quarters. Quaint and very warm due to woodfire. Only negative for us was that for $95 cleaning fee, we feel that we should be able to expect clean crockery and cups etc...many were not.

    CamW2766 100%|1x Oct 2017

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