Cosy cottage on 10 acres with pond & views

Bach or holiday home | Raetihi | #8528

9.1/10 (33 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 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 and 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.


  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
11-Dec-16 to 31-Dec-16
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Ski Season School Hols
01-Jan-17 to 10-Oct-17
$150+/night $195+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
4 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 (64)

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  • absolutely preemo place peaceful quiet beautiful surroundings...

    absolutely preemo place peaceful quiet beautiful surroundings

    cynamn 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Great quiet location

    Great quiet location. Very easy living kitchen area. Loved the fire. Great value.

    Platform4 new member Sep 2016

  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Well priced and the kids loved the space to run around outside. We would stay there again. We loved all the board games!

    paulen569 100%|9x Sep 2016

  • its not the Hilton but perfect if your after somewhere to base...

    its not the Hilton but perfect if your after somewhere to base yourself from for the activities around the area. There is a TV but no aerial so the kids cant watch TV all day and there is plenty of board games to keep the family busy in the evening.

    DamonHa2 100%|4x Sep 2016

  • Great cottage, very warm and welcoming

    Great cottage, very warm and welcoming. Lovely modern amenities, great location.

    EmmaJ284 new member Jul 2016

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