Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
My husband and I bought Kosbys Cottage in 1996 just after our wedding. We had also just established Utopia café and were looking forward to a busy season after the eruptions of 1995. 22 years, 2 children and several other restaurants later, we now reside in Tauranga and escape to the cottage at every opportunity. We love the area in any season and particularly enjoy sharing outdoor adventures there with friends and family.
saraht485 purchased this House in 1996
Why saraht485 chose Rangataua
Kosbys Cottage is a 1911 kauri house that was built for the local school teacher. We are only the 3rd owners after the teacher passed in the late 60's and the cottage was purchased by a family for their ski holidays. At the time of looking through the property to buy we were told that most of the furniture to be sold with the house was original. Being newly married, we had little furniture and I immediately fell in love with the barley twist leg oak dining table and chairs. My husband thereafter used to tell people we bought a dining suite for $50k that came with a little cottage in Rangataua. Kosbys Cottage has had significant improvements over the last 2 decades - it has had top to bottom do overs to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment. While we bought the cottage as our first home, it quickly became our solice away from the intensity that hospitality brings. When our son was born in the house in 2001, it's fate was sealed as being the property we will pass to the next generation. We named the cottage after our first dog, a lovely black Labrador whose greatest joy was to run the 6 kilometres between town and home, clocking 35ks. We have truly loved planning and executing all the changes - especially being able to focus on what improvements our guests would appreciate. With an off-the-grid cabin being built at the other end of the garden, ultimately we will spend more time in the area hosting in one, living in another.
What makes this House unique
Search 'Kosbys Cottage Autumn 2017' on YouTube for a cool tour via drone!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing and Magical spot, we really enjoyed our stay
Excellent!!! Loved this gorgoues wee place. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing you
Fantastic!! Well appointed and comfortable and warm. Close to town. Easy and perfect. Thank you. Super friendly and helpful.
Very cosy, clean and full of nice details. Would stay again.
Nice and Cody cottage, with everything you need for a perfect stay. Loved the Woodburner and the wheat bags!
Very homely, cottage & resources.
Everything was great thanks, so very quaint & so, so quiet. Woke to a perfect view of a snow-capped Ruapehu from the window - awesome! Sara (owner), was in contact & accessible should we need. Lovely stay. Would book again.
A wonderfully warm and cosy cottage you just dont want to leave. A place to unwind and enjoy.
We didn't want to leave, an incredibly enjoyably time catching up with friends in such an amazing home. The design style was something out of Home and Garden Books. And the different entertainment and quiet spaces made it possible for everyone to enjoy themselves. Thanks for allowing us to be there.