Northala cottage; your private self-contained home

Cottage | Havelock North | #38216

9.8/10 (19 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
14-Dec-17 to 14-Mar-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 (19)

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  • Lovely quiet rural location 10 mins drive from Havelock North

    Lovely quiet rural location 10 mins drive from Havelock North. The cottage was spotless, modern, and with all facilities required for a restful stay. Highly recommended.

    HarveyW2 new member Dec 2017

  • This is a lovely, pastoral property

    This is a lovely, pastoral property.

    AntonetteandRobertZ new member Dec 2017

  • A fantastic place to stay

    A fantastic place to stay. Has everything you need, is immaculate, and only a short drive to Havelock North.

    adriannacey 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • The cottage was perfect! Each bedroom has an ensuite which was perfect...

    The cottage was perfect! Each bedroom has an ensuite which was perfect when sharing with a friend. Beautiful outlook and so quiet, yet very close to town. Appreciated the breakfast supplies. Would definitely stay again.

    emerly9 100%|12x Nov 2017

  • Amazing cottage with everything you need we had our young daughter and...

    Amazing cottage with everything you need we had our young daughter and she had a great time as well and the hosts are lovely. Beautiful view to wake up to each morning and even had fresh farm eggs and milk bread and jam in the cottage for us on arrival definitely will be happy to recommend to friends and the hosts are lovely

    CarmenJa1 100%|3x Nov 2017

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