Uncle Bill's Cottage - award winning bach!

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #4546

10/10 (122 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Family Friendly 2017

Description

  • Meet some of the farm animals - feed the free-range chickens and collect their eggs.
  • Relax and unwind in the secluded outdoor bath overlooking the river - such bliss!
  • Check out www.unclebillscottage.co.nz for more pics!

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 a great base for disconnecting and enjoying a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of life.

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 20 minutes from the base of Mt Ruapehu (Turoa Skifield) and 50 minutes from Whakapapa.

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.

Soak in the outdoor bath, under the stars, glass of wine in hand...or toast marshmallows over a warming fire down by the river - we supply the marshmallows!

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. For the little ones there is a balance bike; a trike; a playground with swings and slide; a play hut; and even an old quad bike for all those imaginary adventures.

You can fish for rainbow and brown trout right in front of the cottage, with an adult’s and a child’s rod available for you to use. The Manganui O te Ao River, world-famous for its trout fishing, is just 5 minutes away.

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 family country retreat!

Special conditions: One-night stays may be possible, please just ask. An additional cleaning fee of $50 applies.

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

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Fresh free-range eggs, jams from the farm, and marshmallows are all included! 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.

*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 (239)

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  • Located in a really nice spot with a stream just behind the...

    Located in a really nice spot with a stream just behind the house..

    JamesTi5 new member Jun 2018

  • Most amazing long weekend away with our children and friends - good...

    Most amazing long weekend away with our children and friends - good times, happy memories and very comfy beds. Already planning our return trip.

    melaor527 100%|13x Jun 2018

  • Absolutely magical stay

    Absolutely magical stay. Wonderful for a weekend escape!

    Noddy47 new member May 2018

  • Great spot along the stream

    Great spot along the stream. Very comfortable cottage. We'll be back!

    craitz799 100%|14x May 2018

  • Very comfortable & sparkling clean cottage, and beautiful location

    Very comfortable & sparkling clean cottage, and beautiful location. Perfect for all age groups.

    PrueA971 100%|7x May 2018

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