Scarborough Fair-Tranquil hidden charming cottage

Bach or holiday home | Kaikoura Township | #35218

7.3/10 (12 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Scarborough Fair is a lovely wee cottage with space in the garden for your boat and an outside wash area for cleaning your fish. As the cottage is compact but small, there is no dining table but there are fold down tables available to eat off. Garden is secure and secluded. Not far from beautiful peninsula walks.

Please arrive after 2pm and depart by 10am, unless otherwise arranged with KKHH

Please contact Kaikoura Holiday Houses to book this house. Payment by internet banking or credit card. Please be aware all credit card transactions incur a bank fee of 3.1% Your deposit and/or bond can be secured with your cc details.

We also offer a linen hire service which includes towels. Please enquire if required.

Our cleaning service is also available after your stay if you prefer not to clean after your holiday.

All bookings require your cc details presented to KKHH to secure your bond before check in.

Things to do in Kaikoura from fishing, swimming, diving, mountain biking trails, horse riding, hiking, kayaking, surfing, skiing and cafe culture - the list is endless! Come and meet the land where the sea meets the mountains.

Kaikoura is a lovely town with plenty of cafes and restaurants and some of the best fishing in NZ. If you don't have a boat we can highly recommend fishing charters or bring your snorkel and explore the amazing coastline!

Special conditions:

2 day stays only

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen $25 per bed set incl. Towels (Optional, NZ$0.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • living room, pull out double couch

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (12)

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  • The place is tucked away a few minutes from Kaikoura Town centre...

    The place is tucked away a few minutes from Kaikoura Town centre on a hill. Very quiet and serene setting with a walking trail over the hill a few minutes away. The Bach itself was cozy and had all amenities that you would need. Highly recommend this place.

    swengeorge new member Nov 2018

  • We had a great time in Kaikoura, a great place to walk,...

    We had a great time in Kaikoura, a great place to walk, fish, rest The accommodation is a bit small but at 3 it was enough. The view is superb. By cons, there was no barbecue indicated in the advertisement.

    NATNC98 100%|3x Nov 2018

  • Nice we home

    Nice we home. So warm with the fire going ,and was nice being away from the middle of the town. Thank you

    AndrewCa41 100%|1x Aug 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    glad you enjoyed your stay Andrew

    gailhaydon 100%|2x

  • Great views of the snow covered mountains from front deck

    Great views of the snow covered mountains from front deck. The woodburner kept the cottage warm but an electric blanket on the bed would have been toasty!

    wendy0909 100%|1x Jul 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Yes it's not a bad view for a lower section, I would have electric blankets Wendy, but unfortunately the cleaners aren't always on the ball and I would worry that if left on they would overheat.

    gailhaydon 100%|2x

  • The 3 star rating was comparing it to luxurious accom many times...

    The 3 star rating was comparing it to luxurious accom many times the price. Value for money, Scarborough Fare is 5 star. We had a lovely time there - everything we needed was there - a great log fire which was really effective: a cosy place where we had the option to take our own bedding (we prefer that), and we really liked its very peaceful location. Great for active holiday makers - we took bikes, and we got to see a lot of Kaikoura without driving around. cheers, C&A

    ChrisKi23 100%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great to hear that you liked our modest wee place Chris, we love going up and biking around too. Thanks for staying

    gailhaydon 100%|2x

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