This cottage has the wow factor, and is suitable for special occasions or romantic getaways. Our guests love it.
We are approx 7km from Pukekohe, Patumahoe village is nearby, and Waiuku about 15 mins driving away.
The Cottage is located across from a 4-box horse stable which has a hay shed and barn on either end. The farmhouse is about 30 metres away. We have tried to ensure utmost privacy for guests with fencing, border plants, hedging and a driveway situated in between the main residence and the cottage.
We also plan most farmwork outside of guests booking, however if you would like to help feed out cattle or horses, please let us know in advance.
We encourage walks around the farm and there is panoramic views from the hilltop water tank.
The property is a 150 acre beef farm on the slopes of Pukekohe Hill, with Hereford beef cattle and horses. All cattle except the bull have been born and raised on the farm and we calve spring and autumn, with calves being nursed by their cow for approx 8 months. They are raised in a family herd and graze grass, or hay in winter. Glimpses of the Waikato River and Port Waikato can be viewed to the south of the farm. Experience a slice of kiwi rural living within an hour from Auckland City.
A delicious farm breakfast hamper is provided for you too!
About the area:
Pukekohe is the 'food bowl' of NZ because of its rich and fertile volcanic soils. Further down Settlement Road are acres of planted crops and glass houses, with workers planting or harvesting seasonal vegetables.
In between the market gardens are many horse properties, please drive carefully as people often ride their horses down our road. The Puni BMX Bike track, Puni Pa Bike Track, and Puni Rugby Club are 2 minutes away.
Pukekohe Township is the largest shopping centre in the Franklin District, with a variety of stores to choose from. Or you might prefer to check out the Saturday morning Markets in Pukekohe or Pokeno Markets on Sunday. There are many bars and restaurants, the cinema, bowling alley, swimming pools, gyms, and the Pukekohe Park race track.
Venture further out to Waiuku Township and the beautiful Awhitu Peninsula. The beautiful Kariotahi beach and Awhitu lighthouse are options for a great day sight seeing, and finish exploring with a drink or meal in NZ's oldest licensed hotel - The Kentish Hotel in Waiuku.
Tuakau, Port Waikato, and the Hampton Downs Motorsport Park are 30 minutes away, or drop into nearby Patumahoe village and meet the locals.
About the hosts:
Your hosts Janine and Russell are pleased to open their cottage for your stay
Smoking allowed outside only -
Suit single guest or couples only -
Children are not permitted due to open water troughs, streams, and ponds that are located on the farm -
Pets are not permitted -
The fire screen must be fitted when the indoor fire is left unattended -
There are large animals on the farm (horses and Hereford cattle) for your own safety please do not go near them without the owners being present -
First rule of farming, keep the gates closed please!
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Continental Breakfast (included);
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