Northala cottage; your private self-contained home

Cottage | Havelock North | #38216

9.8/10 (13 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Spacious peacefull country experience
  • Fresh clean stream access
  • Expansive valley veiws to distant Havelock North

We are at the southern-most point of the Heretaunga Plains, the heart-land of award-winning wines and fruit-growing with expansive views north up the sun-drenched valley toward Havelock North. While olive groves and vineyards are nearby there are no orchards close or associated sprays. On a favored circuit for cyclist training, the flat terrain is the choice for cycle racing, motorbike touring and a local stage of the yearly national 'Targa Rally' (October) for road racing cars. However most days we are surrounded by gentle rural sounds of the Louisa Stream, birds and farm animals and our own hens and rooster. The stream next to the cottage is fenced to develop as nature reserve with new planting of native trees and plans to develop access to the swimming hole by the bridge. Its clear water is currently home to fresh-water crayfish 'Kura', Eel and small fish and supports pairs of Kingfisher and Blue-faced Heron and occasionally a breeding Morepork (native owl) family. Seasonal fruit for guests to pick include apples, plums, peaches and peach-cot and field mushrooms. While it is possible to bike to Havelock North in about 30 to 45 minutes, 10 minutes drive will give access to many wineries with wine tasting and fine food, the Village Press for superbly fresh olive oil, the many attractions of Havelock North Village cafes, restaurants and boutiques and the Information Center for help, advice and booking tours.

Special conditions: Please indicate the age of children included at booking time to enable provision of appropriate bed or cot. Smoking is allowed outside only and away from open doors or windows. Standard rate for is for 2 adults as a couple sharing a single bedroom and en suite. 2 single adults using both bedrooms, $110 per adult a night is the charge. 1 single adult is $130 charge per night for the use of the cottage and will be accepted between May and September or by special arrangement.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Laundry: Machine & powder FREE (included); Child under 3yr free FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 14 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Breakfast first morning: Farm eggs, toast and spreads with teas and coffee (instant and French Press)

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
18-Oct-17 to 31-Oct-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $65/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Prices Summer 2017/18
01-Nov-17 to 18-Jan-19
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $70/night; Children: $35/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (13)

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  • A wonderful hidden gem - the cottage was perfectly appointed and well...

    A wonderful hidden gem - the cottage was perfectly appointed and well stocked. What a wonderful restorative spot to explore Hawkes Bay from. And the lovely basket of farm fresh eggs added a generous touch! Would highly recommend

    AndreaSm12 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • The cottage was excellent, quite new and very well appointed and maintained

    The cottage was excellent, quite new and very well appointed and maintained. Two large bedrooms with their own bathrooms at either end, in the middle was the open plan dinning, lounge Kitchen. Very quite rural/farm setting, sun streams in in the morning - we slept very well. Kitchen great, only a small fridge/freezer (we are big eaters (-:. Wifi excellent as was the heat pump. No complaints - this was a great place to stay a bit out of town.

    JacquieLi1 100%|8x Sep 2017

  • property, and location were excellent, as described

    property, and location were excellent, as described.

    williambu3 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Absolutely loved our stay! Very warm and comfortable house

    Absolutely loved our stay! Very warm and comfortable house. Loved the free fresh egg too :) We can definitely recommend this house.

    jefan99 100%|4x Jun 2017

  • Good base for exploring the Bay

    Good base for exploring the Bay. Lovely rural setting but close enough to town. Very thoughtful touches and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast provided. Lovely waking up to the vast peacefulness with sheep grazing nearby. Super warm and comfortable cottage - would love to return soon!

    shalid37 100%|3x Jun 2017

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