Peaceful, Tranquil andamp; Luxury on the Riverbank

Bach or holiday home | Wanaka | #24084

9.8/10 (81 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Please note : Christmas bookings is a 2 night minimum 22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018Enjoy the open spaces, the rural aspects and a charming and comfortable, yet spacious well appointed studio. Semi attached on 1/2 an acre, Bridget and her 3 labradors welcome you. Hawkshead is surrounded by grazing land and a 2minute walk across the farmland to the Makarora River. Wake to a mountain view all around and the early morning sun. You have your own private entrance and outdoor seating area. The ‘hawkshead’ culture is a very relaxed one. Ideally located 1 hour from the West Coast at the head of Lake Wanaka makes perfect for an overnight stay. There is so much on offer in this valley from hiking, jet boating to scenic flights or simply just to relax , listen to the birds, read book under the shady trees. Travelling takes a lot of energy, so why not take a break and spoil yourself and recharge. Self catering with cooking facilities. In the event that Bridget is not on the property when you arrive, your studio will be clean and ready for your arrival. Please enter through the gates and your studio ranch slider will be unlocked with the key on the inside door, where you will see a welcome note from Bridget. Your host enjoys meeting you on arrival but sometimes this is not possible. Guests have use of the entire studio and have their own patio and parking right outside their room. 2 minute walk across the paddocks to the river for a walk or swim, all day sun and mountain views. The large garden is also for guests to enjoy.

Special conditions:

Portable 2 burner stove, toaster, kettle, bar fridge,

Outdoor bbq recommended for meats

Washing Machine and Dryer use in main house

Smoking outside only

Bridget will provide a drop off and pick up service to the start and end of your tramp

Breakfast and dinner can be arranged prior to arrival if you have no self catering

There are 2 fuel facilities in Makarora

Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in our local cafe

Daily coach transfers to and from the valley

Bridget's branding is Hawkshead

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen Suite

    1 x Queen 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 (81)

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  • This is an incredible piece of paradise! We loved our time here,...

    This is an incredible piece of paradise! We loved our time here, so relaxing and a nice escape from the hustle bustle. The host is the lovliest personand a very interesting person to chat with. We would love to come back fro longer sometime in the future and explore the area!

    GretaF87 100%|9x Jan 2014

  • Hawkshead is PLUSH~! It has 'modern boutique' written all over it

    Hawkshead is PLUSH~! It has 'modern boutique' written all over it. Carpet, linen, fittings... It is about an hour's smooth drive to Wanaka, and that's exactly the way we like it.

    coenchin 100%|5x Jan 2014

  • The location is just beautiful 'in the middle of nowhere' :) and...

    The location is just beautiful 'in the middle of nowhere' :) and the perfect place to relax.

    InesM267 100%|4x Jan 2014

  • We spent an amazing two days in Makarora at Bridget's studio

    We spent an amazing two days in Makarora at Bridget's studio. She welcomed us with open arms and her three beautiful , extremely behaved Labradors were the icing on the cake! The studio itself was 5 star quality with a very comfy bed, beautiful furnishings and ensuite with a hot powerful shower. We enjoyed a fabulous meal with Bridget on our first night and lazed in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine and the three labs. I would highly recommend a stay here and will be back myself.

    SarahFl3 100%|1x Nov 2013

    Owner/manager responds:

    That is so lovely , thank you - hope to see you back for tramp up Mt Shrimpton

    Hawkshead66 100%|74x

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