Just outside the door of Palm Tree Home, you have bush & scenic walks, waterfalls, horsetrekking, swimming down in the creek, and healing and tasty Manuka honey for sale. And it's only 2-10 minutes drive away from the beach, cafes, general store (closes at 5pm), farm store, art & craft shops, medical centre, post centre, library, op shop and tennis courts. You'll love my place because of the outdoors space (1260hectares of it) and the equal amounts of character & comfort. My place is good for pets; friends, family and club get-togethers ( 4 other houses available on the farm for accommo too)
Our older but comfy 4 bedroom home is cool in summer but cosy warm in winter especially with the woodstove going.
2 bedrooms are inside the house and then there are 2 bedrooms adjoining the bathroom which is across the metre-wide verandah from the kitchen
(When there's more than 4 people, the other bathroom will be available to use. It's about 10 metres around the outside of the house.)
There's no deck but the BBQ table on the lawn outside is perfect for sitting and watching the food cook on the BBQ, supping on a wine or two and star-gazing at night (no light pollution here!!) Or during the day it's neat to see the Hereford cattle grazing on the paddocks with the mountains in the background. FREE (limited) WiFi
Guest access ...... There's a 1260 hectare farm to wander on -- half in grass and half in native bush and regenerating manuka bush. (Manuka is what the bees use to make the anti bacterial/anti-viral honey -- available for sale.)
There are bush tracks up to the top of the mountain range with waterfalls on the way. And there are ways to the top of the range via grass paddocks as well -- glowworms are up there too in an old goldmine.
The Hereford cattle don't mind you wandering through them as long as you haven't got a dog with you -- they think the dog is going to hurt their babies and will chase it/you !! (The silly sheep just bolt off if you just look at them, but you can still wander through them too.)
Just 150m away is the creek which is great for paddling in the shallows, building dams and checking out the fish life. A few metres upstream, swimmers can jump off the bank and bridge and swim in a 3m deep hole. (CHECK DEPTH FIRST + WHETHER THERE ARE LOGS THAT YOU COULD LAND ON) More swimming can be done at the waterfalls too - 3 of them - lovely native bush to go through.
Tramping choices on the farm range from 1 to 6 hours - through bush, grassland and up into the mountains for amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and Hauraki Gulf. (Detour to an old goldmine for closeups of glow worms too)
Horsetrekking is fun - all abilities can be catered for and all ages from 4 years old - walk, trot or canter along the grassy flats, through creeks and paddocks of sheep and cattle then up into the foothills for the views on the way home - beach rides too.
LOTS OF OFF-FARM ACTIVITIES TOO
500m to Mahamudra Buddhist Retreat
1.5m to Medical Centre; Library; Art and Craft shops (including the Himalaya Store for clothes and jewellery); Cafes (including The Hereford 'n' a Pickle where local meat, produce, baking and condiments are sold); Post Centre, Tennis courts and General Store (Has most supplies including bait, alcohol, fuel, LPG -- closes at 5pm)
*2km to School and tidal beach
*1 hr 10mins to Coromandel Walkway
*10mins to all-tide swimming at Waitete Bay, and boat ramp and
fishing charters (at Amodeo Bay) Supplies & refreshments available there too (at Anglers Lodge)
*25mins to Driving Creek Railway; 1hr 45 to Hot Water Beach
*3hrs to Auckland, Auckland Airport, Hamilton and Tauranga
* The double bed is ready to sleep in with sheets/duvet/blankets and an electric blanket. The single beds have just a bottom sheet, pillow and case. Top sheets will be provided, which you can use with the blankets to make up the single beds. Towels also left.
* Pets are welcome but we ask for a $10 charge per dog to go towards cleaning costs
* Track maintenance charge applies if you bring your motorbike or 4WD vehicle. POA
Extras: Cleaning (included)