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 (148)

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  • The cottage is warm, comfortable in a lovely peaceful setting

    The cottage is warm, comfortable in a lovely peaceful setting. Hosts are friendly and welcoming. Our kids loved the animals and was wonderful to be able to take our dog along on holiday with us. Highly recommended

    Terry M. Oct 2018

  • The location was awesome

    The location was awesome. My son especially loved the night sky due to there being no light pollution. We all loved the fact that is was close to the areas we wanted to visit over the three days.

    sandix226 100%|1x Jul 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your great review. Len and I are very pleased that you all enjoyed your stay especially as it wasn't your first choice of location.

    katean822 99%|150x

  • A pretty, rustic cottage set on a farmlet producing eggs from freely...

    A pretty, rustic cottage set on a farmlet producing eggs from freely grazing chickens cheerfully clucking alongside ducks, beautiful geese, turkeys pukekos-maybe not planned, and a couple of cheeky wekas. Alpacas, ponies and horses are also part of the family. A gteat and comfortable deck looks an idyllic place to spend ones time.

    KarenMa77 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • We loved our stay - so idyllic and peaceful! We loved the...

    We loved our stay - so idyllic and peaceful! We loved the little verandah that caught the sun from morning coffee time to evening wine o'clock :) The bach was very well equipped and the kids loved looking at all the animals. We'd definitely return!

    lindon824 100%|4x Mar 2018

  • The cottage is in a lovely location, well fitted out with everything...

    The cottage is in a lovely location, well fitted out with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Friendly hosts and plenty of interesting animals on the property. Hope to return one day.

    ROGER_SH1 100%|7x Feb 2018

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