Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #4546

9.9/10 (78 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Children love the animals - feeding the horse and chickens; and helping feed the farm dogs.
  • Relax and unwind in the beautifully private 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 house on a sheep and beef farm. Originally the home of one of the valley's earliest pioneers, it's now the perfect base for 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 will relax. Many original features of the old cottage have been kept, while the addition of modern facilities ensures your total comfort. With quality bed linen and bath towels supplied, and no cleaning to do at the end of your visit, all you have to do is enjoy yourself!

The great log fire and plenty of firewood keeps the cottage toasty-warm in winter; and summer is perfect for relaxing on the deck in the hanging chairs watching the river meander past. The fresh country air will refresh you, and the sound of the river gently lull you to sleep at night.

There are plenty of farm activities for the children - feeding the horse or chooks, or riding a sled towed behind the quad bike. They'll be away from their cellphones and experiencing farm life.

Rainbow and brown trout abound in our little river in season - you can fish privately in front of the cottage. We can also tell you some secluded areas to ensure a great day's fishing in the world-famous Manganui O te Ao River just 5 minutes away.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is easily accessed by shuttle bus from Ohakune. There are many walks both sides of the mountain, lasting from 10 minutes to 7 hours, for all fitness levels. Breathe in that fresh mountain air and be rejuvenated.

And with 14 mountain bike tracks to choose from in the region, you are spoiled for choice! The Bridge to Nowhere Track through the 'Valley of Abandoned Dreams' is a short 40 minute bike ride from here, with 35km of spectacular scenery.

Come and enjoy the peace of Uncle Bill's Cottage today!

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • 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)
  • 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
24-Oct-16 to 24-Jan-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (195)

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  • Our second visit and we loved it even more than the last...

    Our second visit and we loved it even more than the last time. Fantastic cottage and Jenny and Gordie are so great and helpful and very very friendly. The mountain was closed, so no skiing but we still had a perfect holiday, which included feeding the lambs! Priceless. We will be back :)

    silviaza1 100%|4x Sep 2016

  • Great little peace of paradise

    Great little peace of paradise. Perfect for 2 families with everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. Fantastic to stay in such a clean, well cared for cottage with so many great little touches. Thanks for having us.

    amanth997 100%|5x Sep 2016

  • Excellent location and beautiful setting

    Excellent location and beautiful setting. We really enjoyed the break and the kids loved the animals, the playground and the river. Thank you!

    kay513 100%|4x Aug 2016

  • Perfect location that enforces a holiday here - you cant not relax

    Perfect location that enforces a holiday here - you cant not relax. Its simply gorgeous. Restoration of the cottage is immaculate. Even the toughest critic would struggle to find a negative here!

    Kelly1701 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Fantastic location , kid friendly allowing them to be involved with the...

    Fantastic location , kid friendly allowing them to be involved with the animals and not too far to drive to ski fields . A real gem

    lornff672 100%|4x Aug 2016

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