Northala cottage; your private self-contained home

Cottage | Havelock North | #38216

9.9/10 (35 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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:

Guests will be welcomed at the cottage by the host and provided with the key.

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

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Laundry: Machine and powder and drying rack (included); Child under 3yr free (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Living Room

    2 x Fold-out sofa 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 (35)

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  • Absolutely beautiful property

    Absolutely beautiful property. Bach was super clean and perfect place for our family trip to Hawkes Bay.

    kingstonaw 100%|5x May 2018

  • This lovely cottage catered to our every need and was perfect for...

    This lovely cottage catered to our every need and was perfect for our family of 5, including my disabled parents and our 7 year old son. The cottage caters is well equipped for people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. It had lovely fresh eggs, bread and milk too and Ngaire has given great attention to detail and comfort. We will definitely stay here again in future

    NinetteKr2 100%|1x May 2018

  • Peaceful location yet only ten minutes to the centre of Havelock North

    Peaceful location yet only ten minutes to the centre of Havelock North. Wonderful rural views from the deck, overlooking a lovely garden. Wheelchair access was very much appreciated. Delicious breakfast provisions including fresh eggs from the onsite hens plus homemade spreads. This house had all the amenities required for our stay. It was perfection and we'll be back!

    KarenJ32 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • Beautiful property with views over a blissful rural landscape

    Beautiful property with views over a blissful rural landscape. The house had everything we needed and is really well looked after !

    paulb92 100%|5x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Paul and Kay. You were wonderful guests and it was really lovely having you at our cottage. Ngaire

    Nichqe Knauf 100%|34x

  • Lovely quiet and relaxing, just the chickens, ducks , sheep and birds

    Lovely quiet and relaxing, just the chickens, ducks , sheep and birds. The cottage was very comfortable with everything you need. Thanks again for a lovely stay.

    BellML057 100%|2x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you both for coming to stay in our cottage and for you lovely comments. It was lovely to share the farm and cottage with you.

    Nichqe Knauf 100%|34x

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