Rata Hills Cottage Farmstay

Farmstay | Gisborne | #35385

9.8/10 (12 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Peaceful tranquil spot with Waikohu river running through
  • Nestled in a bush clad valley
  • Fully operational hill-country sheep and beef farm

Peaceful spot only 7.5 kms off SH2, approx. 60 mins (75km)from Gisborne and 80 mins from Opotiki.

Matawai village is 15 minutes away and it is handy to the Motu Cycle trail.

Operational Hydro power scheme, bush, river & glow worms all easy walks from the cottage.

This is the perfect spot to get away from it all with no cell phone or internet coverage. (Spark cell phones may work in the odd spot up the road. )

Enjoy the natural scenery on your doorstep. Watch the Kereru & Tui fly past your window and weka's walk up the road.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Pets allowed by prior arrangement.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)

*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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  • Lovely little piece of paradise for sure

    Lovely little piece of paradise for sure. Had very walm Welcome - spacious rooms, fireplace makes it even more cozy! We had a great stay. Thank you

    SujanP63 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Magical spot, off the grid

    Magical spot, off the grid. Good base for exploring Motu, Matawai and rugged hinterland. Enjoyed exploring the farm itself - beautiful landscape, hares, wild turkeys and a walnut tree just outside our door. Wood fire a bonus at night and everything we needed in the kitchen.

    JulieHo21 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Bach was beautiful real clean no issues at all AAA Thanks heaps...

    Bach was beautiful real clean no issues at all AAA Thanks heaps we arrived late had late dinner and nice hot shower and a good needed sleep in just what we needed will definitely be back to stay

    chilled 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Absolutely great

    Absolutely great

    RickR794 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Nice, quiet location away off the main road

    Nice, quiet location away off the main road. Tidy house with some toys and DVDs to entertain the kids, not to mention the paddocks. Plenty of room for the family :-)

    whaealis 100%|1x Nov 2017

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