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.
*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;