Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
Debbie and Kim
About Debbie and Kim
Kim is a Kiwi from Palmerston North, but disappeared to work and travel the world when he was 17, where he met me on a island in Greece in 1990! I am from Jersey, a small island off the coast of France, and I have travelled around NZ and Oz in 1989, and have always wanted to escape the small life of an island to the greener grasses of NZ. We have been in NZ since 1999, we arrived with a 3 yr old and 6 month old (both boys) and in 2003 my kiwi girl joined us! We have always lived in this area, and this is our 2nd property, we have built all our houses (not physically ourselves, got the professionals in!). Kim is a potter, makes handmade pottery and supplies a number of galleries and restaurants around the country. Debbie does everything but make the pot! We also run our homestay, which encourages people to try their hand at pottery when they come to stay. We now have our boys at University and only have our girl at home, so we occasionally rent out our main house too. We have a motorhome, and enjoy disappearing for a couple of nights and investigating NZ and what it offers.
Debbie and Kim purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Debbie and Kim chose Waimarama
Our heart ruled our head when we bought this property, as we were selling our other property 5 kms down the road, to head to Te Awanga so Kim could sell his pottery on a more busier route, but we found that when we rented there, we really missed the community here and felt that they were our family, and decided that we would investigate having a shop in Havelock North, which unfortunately did not work as we went into the Credit crunch time and it was about the same time of the earthquake in Christchurch and nobody was putting their hands in their pockets, so now we sell Kim's work online and through the galleries and to the restaurants, so selling more wholesale, and having a good lifestyle for ourselves and the children. This property ticked all the boxes, all day sun, views, quiet location, close to Havelock North and the other cities. We can ride the horses out our back gate and with permission ride on some fantastic properties.
What makes this Cottage unique
Perfect for family holiday or a quiet getaway. Dog friendly (please request first) Children are very safe here, they can run around wild, climb and swing in the trees, jump in the pool and on the trampoline (with adult supervision!), ride bikes and check out the farm animals and wild life. Enjoy living on a rural property for short while!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
The Potters Cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a serene, peaceful, stress free holiday. The cottage was perfect for our family of 4, beautifully clean and had everything we needed.
Debbie and Kim are lovely, friendly people, very accommodating and easy going and their dogs are gorgeous. We’d definately love to come back😊
Thank you for the great review and we look forward to welcoming you back!
We loved it
Friendly & welcoming was the overall experience.
Extra special being able to have our dogs join us on holiday.
We’ll be back!!
Gray & Dene
Beautiful cottage, setting & hosts were lovely
Beautiful cottage, setting & hosts were lovely.
The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing country stay
The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing country stay. Very close to the village and very pet friendly! Amazing views and river walks. Enjoy a wine on the deck you’ll not want to leave.
Very nice cottage in a piece of Hawkes Bay paradise, walking distance...
Very nice cottage in a piece of Hawkes Bay paradise, walking distance to river. Nice Mezzanine master suite and very good facilities. They accept dogs but we decided not to take our dog - a good decision as the cottage is ideal for relaxing but not fenced. The cottage is near the pottery shed but away from the house, still very private - a bit of a drive from Havelock North but worth the effort. We would recommend this as a great place to fully unwind and relax in an idyllic setting.
Walk out your door and head down to the river for a walk or go fishing. Borrow some kayaks to paddle on the river. Grab a coffee and pastry at Red bridge cafe, before heading to the beach for a surf, or visit to the waterfall at Maraetotara Falls. Strap on your bike and cycle from the cafe to Clifton cafe for lunch, and book the Terroir Restaurant at Craggy Range winery for dinner. Head into Havelock North or Napier, where there is a large choice of boutique shops and restaurants to choose from. Family fun at Ocean Spa in Napier or Splash Planet in Hastings.