The Cowshed - a unique rural retreat

Bach or holiday home | Karangahake | #38999

9.7/10 (28 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stay in the character filled cowshed - beautifully restored furnished to a luxurious standard.
  • Located minutes away from the Hauraki Rail Trail, with cycle and walk trails through the Karangahake
  • Experience life on a small working farm.

Located on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, The Cowshed is just 10 minutes drive from Waihi, and minutes away from the Hauraki Rail Trail.

Accommodation is provided in the character-filled herringbone cowshed, beautifully restored and furnished to combine luxury with memorabilia of a bygone era with a fully-equipped kitchen. The Cowshed sleeps four people, with fresh crisp linen provided.

The Cowshed is located in the front corner of our 11 hectare lifestyle block, and is perfectly sited to maximise the sun and rural features of our property. A small stream winds its way through the area; at one point forming a shallow waterhole, suitable for cooling off in. The whole area has been extensively planted in native trees and plants. Some mature trees – totara, rimu and manuka feature, whilst young kauri and kahikatea trees are once again establishing themselves.

Gather your friends, make a long weekend of it, and prepare yourselves for an adventure that has all the ingredients to make it memorable!

Enjoy The Cowshed experience, great for family getaways, walking holidays, a romantic escape or just to experience rural New Zealand.

Special conditions: * The Cowshed is strictly smoke free, except for the outdoor entertainment area. Any cigarette butts are to be disposed of properly and not left anywhere on the property. * Due to our rural environment and “Land for Wildlife” policy, dogs, cats and other pets are strictly forbidden. * Large parties ( 10 + people) are not allowed at The Cowshed without prior written consent of the owners. * No Fireworks allowed.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • XBox ®

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • The Tack Room

    2 x King single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required); Tent $50.00 per stay (optional); Farm Breakfast Bag $20.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
25-Feb-18 to 25-May-19
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/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 (28)

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  • The Cowshed is such a beautiful place to stay

    The Cowshed is such a beautiful place to stay. Close to some magical walks ans has everything you need and more. Thankyou so much.

    AmyP15 new member Feb 2018

  • Unique, immaculate, charming, really a great place to stay! Amazing decor, done...

    Unique, immaculate, charming, really a great place to stay! Amazing decor, done with style. Great especially with bit older children/teenagers just bc they can get their own room in the attached 2nd bedroom! Everything was smooth and well prepared, and I cannot give other but 5 stars. Thank you so much Jennifer!!

    MiiaV534 new member Feb 2018

  • Great property, offering something a little bit different

    Great property, offering something a little bit different. Highly recommended.

    FraserE4 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Lovely property, very well presented

    Lovely property, very well presented

    KevinG5 100%|10x Jan 2018

  • Beautifully renovated cowshed, with everything you could need and more

    Beautifully renovated cowshed, with everything you could need and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Jennifer and her husband were great to communicate with and made our stay so care free. Thank you.

    JennaSt3 100%|1x Jan 2018

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