Idyllic river side retreat

Cottage | Parapara | #37540

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


  • artisan built stone house, wooden oiled floors, double glazing
  • swimming holes close by, bush walks begin literally at the back door
  • the feel of a hidden world, yet only 20 minutes from Takaka

The cottage is warm and well appointed, built in carefully selected stone from every river in Golden Bay.

Bird life abounds, and the ParaPara river ,glimpsed through the trees is 20 steps away.Old gold workings from the 19th century are still visible, and the track up the river follows the water race that provided power for the historic paint factory working in the early days of the colony

5 minutes from marvellous Milnthorpe Park with its bush walks and beach, 10 minutes from the town of Collingwood, and further afield spectacular Wharariki beach and the Westhaven inlet

Or if you're in the mood for perusing arts and crafts, many artisan galleries are nearby, potters, jewellers and glass workers

Special conditions: Most suitable for couples, but a day bed in the living room can also be used for another person Smoking outside only No tents quiet enjoyment(no parties etc) . keep to number of guests on booking,


  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • attic bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • living room

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 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
Peak season
11-Dec-16 to 17-Apr-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
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18-Apr-17 to 11-Mar-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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 (2)

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  • It's a beautiful bach in a beautiful location

    It's a beautiful bach in a beautiful location. You'd want to live there!

    blue_skies 100%|57x Nov 2016

  • Peaceful and private, hidden away amongst native trees with only the sound...

    Peaceful and private, hidden away amongst native trees with only the sound of the river and birdsong. Spotlessly clean throughout.

    RosemaryCooke 100%|1x Oct 2016

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