Peaceful rural escape

Farmstay | Central Hawke's Bay District | #35091

9/10 (4 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Peaceful and private
  • Pet friendly
  • Fresh seasonal produce, free range eggs, pure water

Wake up to birdsong, enjoy mountain views and fall asleep to the sounds of silence.

Are you looking for a peaceful rural retreat in Central Hawke's Bay? Our studio accommodation is located across a wide driveway from our home which is set on 5 acres of farmland that is gradually being turned into vegetable and flower gardens with a small orchard.

Ash studio is a stand alone unit attached to a garage with a private deck and fully fenced garden. Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Ruahine ranges.

- Explore the surrounding villages and wineries

- Hike or tramp in nearby Ruahine Park

- Fish the Tukituki, Waipawa, or tributary rivers

- Travel to Hastings or Napier along scenic Highway 50 and check out the many vineyards on the way

- Play golf at a choice of 3 courses within 15 minutes

Pets are welcome with prior approval and we have room for more than dogs! Dogs are allowed inside the studio, but not on the furniture. We have a friendly Cavalier, a cat and several chickens, 2 ducks and some Wiltshire sheep.

The studio has cooking facilities, however, if you are self-catering please remember the nearest shop is 15 minutes away.

Please note our internet is wireless but not strong and the property is television free, although we have a range of DVDs to borrow.

Cleaning is included, but we ask that you please leave unit tidy. Linen is also provided, however, a one night stay will incur a supplement charge.

The property is not suitable for children.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Pets allowed with prior approval


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
18-Jan-17 to 18-Jul-17
$110+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/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 (4)

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  • Beautifully laid out and clean with everything you need, the studio is...

    Beautifully laid out and clean with everything you need, the studio is standalone and private. Location wise, we spent more time than we'd like to in the car, but we found having a dog limited our options (maybe more research required on our part). If you just wanted to chill out in the studio and local surrounds, it would be perfect. Recommend biking across the dry river beds locally and Paper Mulberry cafe (really good)

    eilean707 100%|7x Jan 2017

  • What a beautiful, quiet location, with nice little fenced garden that my...

    What a beautiful, quiet location, with nice little fenced garden that my dogs loved. Most comfortable stay thank you. We would certainly love to come back in the future.

    Amandaruth 100%|13x Oct 2016

  • Lovely peaceful spot

    Lovely peaceful spot. Sharon and John are very welcoming hosts and do a wonderful breakfast with fresh and homemade produce. More spacious than photos suggest and well appointed . Very dog friendly hosts, great place for our dog, fenced garden and big paddocks for playing fetch! Really enjoyed our stay - thank you

    cathtt96 100%|4x May 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you. Hope the rest of your holiday was great.

    SharonMo2 100%|5x

  • What a wonderful weekend away at an idyllic part of the central...

    What a wonderful weekend away at an idyllic part of the central Hawkes bay. Perfect accommodation with lovely hosts who were extremely knowledgeable about the area and welcoming, including leaving fresh eggs, baking and their own produce and jam for us in the cottage on arrival. The dogs loved running around the farm but the cottage also has the bonus of being fenced off too. Looking forward to coming back to visit and tasting more of their home grown produce :)

    gmessina_07 100%|5x Mar 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Good luck for the future.

    SharonMo2 100%|5x

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