Farmers Cottage - Wacky Stays

Farmstay | Kaikoura Township | #7829

8.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Two bedrooms - self-contained - LARGE gardens - barbecue facilities
  • CONVENIENT LOCATION - 4km from town centre; 3km from coast/beach; 1km from river walk & cycle trail
  • FREE breakfast items (to help late arriving guests)

Traditional, restored Farm Cottage - 2 bedrooms - sleeps up to 4 + baby in cot. Only 5 mins from Kaikoura town centre and 4km to Whale Watch, i-site, supermarket, etc.

INSIDE = Large lounge, two leather sofas, 42" plasma TV, satellite freeview, Blu-Ray player, 700+ DVD library, wood burner and FREE firewood. Clean air system. Fully equiped self-catering kitchen. Shower room and separate toilet. Electricity included. Bedding and towels provided

Bedroom 1 = double bed (electric blanket), porta-cot (electric heater)

Bedroom 2 = double bed with single above, (electric heater)

OUTSIDE = Separate entrance and parking for 3+ cars. Spacious grounds with orchard, mature trees, SPECTACULAR mountain views, childrens games, small playground and outdoor playhouse. FREE use of gas barbecue. 5 min walk to local river and choice of walks and cycle trail to coast (4km) or mountains (5km)

* FREE range of breakfast items - breakfast cereal, bread, margarine, homemade jam, tea, cofffee, sugar, milk, AND seasonal fruit, eggs (to help guests arriving late, after the supermarket closes!)

* FREE use of (adult) bathroom robes and slippers

* FREE wireless broadband/internet wi-fi (wifi) access

* FREE firewood (wintertime)

* FREE use of outdoor gas barbecue and rimu picnic table (summertime only)

* Baby = porta-cot, high chair and portable cleaning station with bath (bedding on request)

* Children's games - large collection = indoor & outdoor

* FANTASTIC outdoor two-story kids playhouse

- EXCLUSIVE access to our private collection of 30+ Farm Animals (sheep, llama, pigs, deer, pony, donkey, chickens, turkeys, ...) = three hours per day (not open to general public)

Booking system for our five properties on the Wacky Stays website

We also operate Kaikoura Llama Trekking (please book in advance)

Stunning views of Mt. Fyffe & Kaikoura Mountain ranges

We look forward to meeting you

Special conditions: Check-in 2pm to 9pm. Check-out by 10am - thanks We offer extended check-in and check-out, subject to an hourly charge Smoking outside only Pets allowed = no hassling our roaming animals; not on furniture; clean up any mess - thanks. Children must be accompanied by an adult while in our Farm Park. LONG STAY SPECIALS (June to Sept only - contact us directly for these discount deals). Stay FOUR nights = $10 discount per night... Stay EIGHT+ nights = get one FREE


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Second Bedroom

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


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: 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. Winter ONLY (June to Sept)

*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 (13)

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  • Was a lovely setting! Kids throughly enjoyed the animals especially the friendly...

    Was a lovely setting! Kids throughly enjoyed the animals especially the friendly sheep in front paddock.. who knew their favourite animals are now sheep ?? Thank you

    AmberW67 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Fantastic, friendly owners and staff! We felt very welcome...

    Fantastic, friendly owners and staff! We felt very welcome. Loved spending time with the animals in the farm park. Great toys for the kids. The farmhouse was very comfortable with a roaring fire and great beds. Look forward to our next stay in the teepee, colonial wagon or yurt! Thanks!

    paulen503 100%|9x May 2015

  • Friendly people, loved the breakfast food left for us

    Friendly people, loved the breakfast food left for us. Contact with the animals was fun too.

    hazete481 100%|6x May 2015

  • Great stay for the kids - thank you

    Great stay for the kids - thank you. And great help/service from all the staff.

    KateS312 100%|1x Nov 2014

  • We were made welcome and provided with fresh fruit, milk, butter, jam,...

    We were made welcome and provided with fresh fruit, milk, butter, jam, bread. The cottage is full of character and was perfectly comfortable. There was also free entry to farm and animal feeding time. It is convenient for visiting Kaikoura and surrounding area.

    GillianBi2 100%|19x Mar 2014

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