Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #4546

9.9/10 (97 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Meet some of the farm animals - feed the chickens and collect their eggs.
  • Relax and unwind in the secluded outdoor bath overlooking the river - such bliss!
  • Sit around the firepit under the stars, telling tall stories and toasting marshmallows...

Uncle Bill's Cottage is a gorgeous country home on a sheep and beef farm in the Orautoha Valley. Originally the home of one of the valley's earliest pioneers, it has been beautifully restored while keeping its history and character. It is now the perfect base for disconnecting and enjoying a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of life.

From the time you step in the door of this fully set up cottage you can relax. With plenty of quality linen supplied, and no cleaning to do at the end of your visit, all you have to do is enjoy yourself! The cottage is warm and inviting, cosy and comfortable.

Picture yourself soaking in the outdoor bath, under the stars, glass of wine in hand...or toasting marshmallows over a warming fire down by the river.

It’s the perfect spot for a holiday with friends or family – away from the cares of the world, but close to all the attractions the Ruapehu region is famous for. We are only 25 minutes from the base of Mt Ruapehu (Turoa Skifield) and 50 minutes from Whakapapa.

You can fish for rainbow and brown trout right in front of the cottage, with a couple of rods available for you to use; or feed the eels in one of the pools. The Manganui O te Ao River, world-famous for its trout fishing, is just 5 minutes away.

There are plenty of farm activities for the children – helping to feed the horse, dogs and chickens; swimming or kayaking in your own private section of the river; feeding the eels; or riding a sled towed behind the quad bike. There is a playground with swings, a slide, a quad bike, and a play hut for the little ones, along with a couple of kids’ bikes.

With 14 mountain bike tracks to choose from in the region, you are spoiled for choice. We are right on the National Cycleway heading to The Bridge to Nowhere Track, which winds through the 'Valley of Abandoned Dreams' to the Whanganui River, with 35km of spectacular scenery and wild beauty.

Come and experience the perfect country retreat!

Special conditions: As the cottage is on a working farm, we unfortunately cannot allow your beloved pets to visit - sorry!

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    3 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen 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 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
from January 2016
25-Sep-17 to 31-Jul-18
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
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01-Aug-18 to 25-Sep-18
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/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 (214)

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  • The property was spacious, clean, nicely decorated with beautiful surroundings and met...

    The property was spacious, clean, nicely decorated with beautiful surroundings and met the needs of our two families with young children. We had a wonderful stay and are already planning our next holiday there again.

    DanielTan 100%|3x Sep 2017

  • Been going to Uncle Bills for 3 years and it never disappoints...

    Been going to Uncle Bills for 3 years and it never disappoints - great family cottage

    jasonla17 100%|3x Sep 2017

  • Great property for larger or multiple families

    Great property for larger or multiple families. Plenty to do close to the cottage so your not restricted to mountain activities in winter.

    Kelly1701 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • Cottage was amazing just like photos, had everthing u could need and...

    Cottage was amazing just like photos, had everthing u could need and want fantastic place will be bringing my family back next year....

    JordanTe2 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Excellent condition

    Excellent condition. Amazing attention to detail. Idyllic gorgeous setting. Super romantic spot. Heaven!!

    WendyHa39 100%|1x Aug 2017

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