Historic brick stables

Cottage | Otaki | #17341

9.6/10 (246 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Come and stay in our Historic Stables. Located at the back of Talisman Nursery in a tranquil setting amongst mature trees.

Built, in the early 1920's with locally made bricks. It was used to house draught horses and equipment, as part of the Mangahao – Haywards power reticulation scheme. The Stables were converted into a beautiful cottage during the late 1980’s with the renovation work being done by a conservation architect.

The Stables sleep up to 3 adults, but is ideal as a nice cosy retreat for a couple. Spend a weekend relaxing and re-energising in our self catering Stables. Enjoy walks in the nearby Otaki Forks, or along the beautiful Kapiti Beaches. Other local attractions include; Otaki’s many outlet stores, local restaurants and cafes, the Otaki Maori Racecourse and Otaki Golf Club.

Alternatively combine a relaxing stay with garden planning. Bring your garden plans and ideas and receive a free consultation with Stephen. View our mature native plants in our arboretum and our wide selection of plants for sale. See our website for a plant list.

Special conditions:

- $30 surcharge for single night stays.

- Minimum 2 nights stay for long weekends and between 15th Dec to 31st Jan

- Weekend rate applies to Eve of all public holidays

- Single bed made upon request

- NO SMOKING inside or anywhere on the property

- NO Pets


- There is no TV reception at the Stables. A DVD player and some DVDs are provided.

- Phone coverage usually 2-3 bars for most providers.

- If you do not get a reply to your booking request within 2 days please either re-request the dates or contact us through the Talisman Nursery website.

Extras: Linen - sheets, towels and tea towels (included); Firewood provided Easter - Labour Weekend (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Leave the house tidy and do the dishes before you leave.


  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs room

  • Upstairs

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (318)

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  • Loved the historical character of the place and the forest setting

    Loved the historical character of the place and the forest setting

    Daniel G. Jan 2019

  • This place is unique

    This place is unique. I can honestly say that I've never stayed anywhere quite like it in NZ - I loved it. It's so peaceful, with loads of history and they've thought of everything.

    Jean-Marie O. Jan 2019

  • Loved the aesthetic and how it's in the countryside rather than the...

    Loved the aesthetic and how it's in the countryside rather than the city. Very nice place to stay

    Jesse K. Dec 2018

  • Enjoyed our stay at the stables

    Enjoyed our stay at the stables. Amazing renovation of this historic building. Comfortable setting felt like home. Location was perfect to explore the region. Hosts were helpful and made our stay seamless.

    Cafferty D. Dec 2018

  • Beautiful property, lovely people

    Beautiful property, lovely people. This was perfect, lots of character, surrounded by native trees in the forest. Quiet and relaxing. Lots of bird life. I will love to return one day.

    Rebekah B. Dec 2018

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