Northala cottage; your private self-contained home

Cottage | Havelock North | #38216

9.8/10 (26 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: Groups of 2 or 3 couples or families preferred. Please indicate child age when booking to enable appropriate bed or cot provision. Smoking is allowed outside, 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 $140 charge per night


  • 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
Default Tariff
21-Feb-18 to 21-May-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 (26)

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  • Clean and fresh in a beautiful country location, very restful

    Clean and fresh in a beautiful country location, very restful.

    murraysw1 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Gorgeous location

    Gorgeous location. Great property, lots of attention to detail, we loved it and will return.

    RobertHeath 100%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Love to have you stay and very pleased to have you back.

    Nichqe Knauf 100%|25x

  • Wonderful accommodation...

    Wonderful accommodation.

    DoreenO'1 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Wonderful accommodation...

    Wonderful accommodation.

    DoreenO'1 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • A really lovely rural location

    A really lovely rural location. Peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was a delight to stay in - just the right size for the four of us and really well equipped.

    JoN96969 100%|1x Dec 2017

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