Orchard View Cottage

Cottage | Motueka | #1221

9/10 (76 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Orchard View Cottage is situated on 20 acres of private land which includes pasture, native bush, garden and riverside. The cottage overlooks the property with pine forest to the rear.

Well away from the road the cottage is ideally situated for families with children, trout fishermen (as the Riwaka River borders the property), and those people who just want to sit back and relax.

Orchard View can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms and freshly laundered bed linen and towels are provided. A fifth guest can be accommodated on the sofa bed and a cot is available on request.

The kitchen is equipped with electric stove, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc and in the living/dining area there is Sky TV and DVD player.

The large deck which catches the sun all day is furnished with gas BBQ, tables and chairs for outdoor living. Here you can relax, enjoy the stunning views across the valley, listen to the abundance of native birdsong and watch the antics of the free range chickens.

A three minute stroll will bring you to the riverside or feel free to explore the property and make friends with the animals which include dogs, cats, horses, llamas, free range hens, turkeys and ducks. There is plenty of native bird life such as the friendly wekas and fantails, kereru and kingfishers. Great for children and adults alike!

The Riwaka Resurgence is where the northern branch of the Riwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill and is a 10 minute drive or an easy 40 minute walk away from the cottage. It is also a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park or laze on the beaches of Kaiteriteri and Marahau which are all only 15 minutes away by car.

A day trip 'over the hill' to Golden Bay is a must. Enjoy the scenery, which you might well recognise from the Lord of The Rings, as you travel up the Takaka Hill. Visit Harewoods Hole (the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand), or stroll down the main street of Takaka, well recognised for its arts and crafts community where you will also find a good selection of restaurants and cafés.

Complimentary free range eggs, tea, coffee and sugar are provided on arrival as are basic cleaning materials. Other provisions can be found in Motueka a 15 minute drive away.

Special conditions:

*A port-a-cot and high chair are available on request.

*Prices are for up to 4 people. An additional charge of $15 per night will be made for each extra person.

*All school and public holidays charged at the high season rate of $145 per night.

*Two night minimum stay.

*Smoking outside only thank you.

Well behaved pets allowed with prior notice when accompanied by responsible owners.

Mobile coverage is not guaranteed. Guests are welcome to use the phone in the cottage for local and urgent calls.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Living Area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Bedroom

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (144)

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  • Nice and quiet, clean and tidy

    Nice and quiet, clean and tidy. Enjoyed visiting Resurgence.

    mikein44 100%|2x Nov 2008

  • Liked the fact it was on an Orchard, semi-rural, private, but close...

    Liked the fact it was on an Orchard, semi-rural, private, but close to shops if we had to. Really liked the bike riding up to the Resurgence and river - beautiful. Loved the animals on the farm and the ability to walk around and see them all. The bach was very comfortable with lots of added extras - much appreciated - a new lounge suite would make it outstanding!

    LesleyC1 100%|2x Sep 2008

  • A beautiful location, perfect for our kids to enjoy and explore

    A beautiful location, perfect for our kids to enjoy and explore. The cottage was really well equipped, cosy and comfortable. We loved it.

    cathks372 100%|7x Jul 2008

  • We chose the bach because of it's surroundings (we do not like...

    We chose the bach because of it's surroundings (we do not like staying at motel complexes) - the peace and quiet of rural living. Ross is a keen trout fisherman and mountainbiker and found the surrounding countryside v.much to his liking and I enjoyed my time poking about the local shops and exploring the countryside and shoreline. The bach was very well equipped and comfortable. We certainly would stay there again if the opportunity arose.

    lesltt391 100%|1x Mar 2008

  • We loved the peaceful situation in the midst of the orchard

    We loved the peaceful situation in the midst of the orchard. It was a very special spot. Went down to Kaiteriteri Beach for a swim and the beauty of the Golden Bay area is something unforgettable.

    MaryB479 100%|3x Mar 2008

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