Cosy cottage w modern facilities on 10 acres farm

Bach or holiday home | Raetihi | #8528

9/10 (43 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Farm location but just 1 min from town
  • Views to Mt Ruapehu and farm / bush walks on site
  • 35 mins drive to get to the ski fields at Turoa OR Whakapapa

Enjoy a getaway at a rural cottage with modern facilities very close to Raetihi township. Set on 10 acres, this modernised cosy dwelling in a private setting features super-comfortable and stylish furnishings, and contemporary artworks featured in every room. You'll also enjoy a large deck, wood burner, a bathtub, infinity gas hot water (meaning hot showers for everyone!)

Very conveniently located for a ski break at just 35-40 mins drive to the top of either of Mt Ruapehu's ski areas - plus, you get the added bonus of a relaxing holiday in the country. The house is cosy and warm, with the wood burning stove heating up the whole house in no time, while adding a gorgeous ambiance.

This property has been fitted out with everything you need for a comfortable bach stay. Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. Massive couch and lounging chairs, including two chaise-style loungers, so you can put your feet up after your day's activities.

While a perfect winter base for skiing / boarding, Farm Cottage also offers a relaxing retreat for a summer adventure in the Central Plateau. An amazing north-facing view of the mountain from the top of the property (great place for a summer picnic), lovely on-site walks with a pond, pines and native trees, and animals grazing in the pasture all around.

Mountain biking tracks,stunning hikes (including the world-famous Tongariro Crossing) and trips to the Whanganui River (take a canoe or jet boat to the 'Bridge to Nowhere') all within easy reach.

House trained pets are welcome (please note that our fences are farm wire fences, so they will not keep your animals from wandering - you will need to tie them up if they're kept outside and you're concerned about this).

Board games, books, DVDs, and lots of wine glasses for your use. TV and DVD / Bluray player (note: no Sky/Freeview). Reliable mobile coverage with Spark & Vodafone.

Feel free to ask a question if you have any queries :) We'd love to hear from you!

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only, pets to be house trained. Bond required against damage. Minimum booking 2 nights.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Master bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Room 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Room 3

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $65.00 per stay (required); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

*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 (74)

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  • Lovely place, quiet except for some road noise

    Lovely place, quiet except for some road noise. Great to be able to walk the property, and watch the stock. Our dogs loved it.

    FionaJo10 new member Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Fiona, thanks for your nice comments, but very sorry to hear that you experienced some road noise - it is a bit dependent on the weather (wind direction and whether it has been raining or not) so you obviously had some bad luck there. Most people do comment on how quiet and peaceful it is - hopefully it didn't detract from your stay as we want everyone to have a nice relaxing time. Good to hear that you enjoyed the walks with your dogs though! : D

    martll19 99%|142x

  • What a great place to unwind

    What a great place to unwind. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Our little dog loved exploring the area, but got a bit scared when the cows got too close to the house :). The house was lovely with great water pressure and comfy furniture/beds. We had a great time.

    Kshoebee 100%|3x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much! So glad to hear that you enjoyed unwinding at the cottage. Come back anytime : )

    martll19 99%|142x

  • The property was clean and nicely decorated

    The property was clean and nicely decorated. Although it is on a 10 acre site, there is no garden or outside seating area to speak of and the rest of the land is fenced off with no obvious walks. This is probably fine for winter skiers, but not so great for the summer months.

    samon387 100%|26x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi :) Farm Cottage is a farm stay style property - while there aren't specific walks from the house (apart from the driveway) you're free to wander over the fields / woods as you wish. There is a well-formed path up the hill to the top of the site with views (also mentioned on the listing). While the house is primarily a ski house, in the summer months our guests can enjoy cycling, canoeing or jet boat trips on the Whanganui River and world-class hiking trails - your stay is what you make of it!

    martll19 99%|142x

  • perfect position for relaxing as a holiday should be

    perfect position for relaxing as a holiday should be

    cynamn 100%|2x Oct 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much! Very glad you enjoyed your stay : )

    martll19 99%|142x

  • Great location and setting - only takes about 10 mins to drive...

    Great location and setting - only takes about 10 mins to drive to Ohakune. Fantastic artwork! Firewood was a bit wet but plenty of pinecones in the surrounding forest to get the fire cranking

    tonyhl612 100%|2x Aug 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Tony! Glad you liked the artwork - sorry about the problem with the firewood :/ we will look into that. Good idea to gather pine cones...use your survival skills... ;)

    martll19 99%|142x

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