Cottage, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 3)
The farm has been in the Roadley family since 1912. Rex is the farmer - he loves fishing and playing bowls. Rae is a writer and author who likes horse riding and reading. Rex likes reading as well.
R_R_Roadley purchased this Cottage in 1912
Why R_R_Roadley chose Kaipara District
Rex's grandfather spotted this property from a ferry that was taking him back to Auckland after he'd looked at another property. The house was build in three stages: 1866 - one level home; 1878 - two-level boarding house right next door; 1905 - the two buildings were joined and a full second storey added. Rex bought the farm and house from his father and uncle in the 1980s. We've done various renovations, but much is original.
What makes this Cottage unique
You'll feel as if you're at your own private beach. Things to do: beach walks, safe swimming, enjoy the native bird life (lots of people comment on this), good fishing from the beach, boat ramp, glorious views, or just chill - it's a quiet and relaxed place to be. Sure, there are visitors - but not every day. People launch boats from further along the road when the tides and wind make for enjoyable boating and fishing. Your dog is welcome - but discuss this with us first. We have a pen which sits on the cabin deck as dogs must be outside all time. Needs to be well trained and not a cat or livestock chaser.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful little escape
Very basic accommodation in the middle of a fantastic scenario
Nice and cosy
This is a Fantastic place to get away from the noise and busyness of city life.
It has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday and the views are stunning.
Thank you to our hosts Rex and Rae for a lovely weekend we will definitely be back.
Beautiful setting for our overnighter at this property. Keen to come again. Thanks
Glad you liked it here and thank you for saying so. Yes, Batley's a great place for a getaway. Thank you for leaving out place in great shape. See you again we hope.
Tutu and the Mullet
Bately is Breathtaking. She welcomed me with open arms - stories were whispered on the winds of past times, Pakeha and Maori confronting differences, searching for equilibrium, the Otamatea River knew no difference - she gave with abundance and took mercifully. I made my Wai Rakau, maori native herb medicine, looking out the window and welcoming the rain as it cleansed - recalling the beautiful walk in the morning, acknowledging the Tutu on the cliffs and beach edge healing Papatuanuku. A mullet jumped in my plate early the next mornin - I savoured every delicious mouthful - thank you Rex. When Rae rocked up to bid me farewell - i secretly smile. Wow, this Wahine wears a dressing gown and gum boots - and Mama Mia she’s gorgeous. I am blessed!
Thank you! The most charming and entertaining review in all time. Loved it. I've also seen guests wandering the waterfront first thing in their dressing gowns - it's something you can do at our special beach - and works well for star gazing on clear nights. Glad you liked the fish - your dinner was part of the the second mullet catch of the season. Thank you for your generosity - it was a pleasure having you here. Travel safe and enjoy composing a new life chapter.
Cute, cosy, idyllic.
Honestly the nicest little place. Yes it is at the end of a long road, but oh my goodness it is worth it.
Rae and Rex were the perfect hosts. Available but not overlooking.
I'm reluctant to praise it any more as I want to go back and not find it's popularity has increased to make it unavailable. The loo being along the road is no hardship.....however this might be different if it were raining!
No television, no radio, just the sea and coastline. Bliss.
Thanks so much for the kind words. Delighted you enjoyed our little corner of paradise here. It was a pleasure to have you here - and thanks for leaving our cabin in perfect shape.
Beautiful & quiet setting
Beautiful & quiet setting providing a peaceful weekend break.
Pleased to know you had a good weekend. You all looked to be having a good time. Thanks for the kind words - appreciated.
At Maungaturoto, 20 minutes from Batley: Playground, antiques shop, cafes, ATM, groceries, medical centre.
From there head east or west on State Highway 12:
East: a lovely loop drive taking in Waipu and Mangawhai: great beaches, shops and cafes.
West: beach villages of Whakapirau and Pahi, famous Kauri Museum at Matakohe, further on to Dargaville and the wild west coast beaches.