Orchard View Cottage

Cottage | Motueka | #1221

9.1/10 (75 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 (138)

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  • The cottage is rural and perfect to retreat from life

    The cottage is rural and perfect to retreat from life. There's no cell reception so you don't need to feel bad when you don't want to answer a call or reply to a text because you just won't get them. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything one could need. Our dogs enjoyed the stay as well. The space around the cottage was fenced so they could explore safely.

    Whiskd 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • The wee cottage was toastie warm on arrival as Kate popped the...

    The wee cottage was toastie warm on arrival as Kate popped the heaters on in anticipation of our arrival which was after dark due to the long drive up from Chrustchurch. I am sure children staying here would love the assortment of animals on the well kept property. We stayed in Autumn but I reackon it woukd be even more delightful in Summer especially with the Riwaka river so close. I strongly recomment popping up the road to the source of the Riwaka river with a picnic basket- beautiful spot!

    JulieMc32 100%|1x May 2017

  • Lovely spot - very welcoming and calm

    Lovely spot - very welcoming and calm. Kids loved the animals! Brilliant

    ChristinaSm1 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • This is a simple but very well equipped cottage - just right...

    This is a simple but very well equipped cottage - just right for "getting away from it all" although Motueka, with all its shops, cafes etc is less than 15 min drive. The location is tranquil, being in the lovely Riwaka valley. It was lovely to sit on the verandah having breakfast in the morning sunlight with the farm's chooks in a compound nearby - great fun to watch them, and the two alpacas/llamas.

    MargaretCo13 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • A very cosy place

    A very cosy place. We enjoyed walking around the farm.

    LaiWahL7 100%|2x Apr 2017

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