The Cowshed - a unique rural retreat

Bach or holiday home | Karangahake | #38999

9.6/10 (18 ratings)
  • 6 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.


  • 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

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    1 x King single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required); 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
23-Oct-17 to 20-Dec-17
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
21-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
My Tariff
01-Feb-18 to 23-Jan-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 (18)

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  • Beautiful spot, lovely house spotlessly clean

    Beautiful spot, lovely house spotlessly clean

    AnneP589 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • We had a very comfortable stay at The Cowshed

    We had a very comfortable stay at The Cowshed. The property was very well equipped, warm and clean, everything you could ask for!

    sgarrett4 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • What a great Bach

    What a great Bach. We had such a good time! Very well appointed with everything you could need. The kids loved roasting marshmallows over the open fire and exploring the area. We went on bush Walsh in the Karangahake George and along from waihi beach, train rides... lots to do even in the middle of winter.

    anniod852 100%|4x Jul 2017

  • Great place

    Great place. Really well renovated and attention to detail. Lots of nice features, well furnished / equipped, outdoor areas and the setting is great too. Would definitely recommend.

    BenBa124 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • An interesting conversion with some neat decor incorporating the old cow shed...

    An interesting conversion with some neat decor incorporating the old cow shed features. Beds comfortable, large bathroom areas and overall spacious and pleasant accommodation.

    NonaB898 100%|1x Jul 2017

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