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Private, modern, cosy, self contained farm stay

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

About the property

Farmstay, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 7)

We would love to welcome you to Birch Hill Farm Cottage which is set in a totally private position on our 1300 ha hill country sheep and beef farm. It is sheltered by established trees and gets all day sun. It is also super cosy in winter with the fire roaring.

It is a wonderful spot to relax with family or friends, experience genuine rural Hawkes Bay living on a working farm and to explore this area. Get away from it all and relax away from the distractions of modern life and enjoy books, cards, board games and quality time instead. There are huge lawns around the cottage - perfect for kids to play and ride bikes, we even have a sprinkler and paddling pool.

You can walk or mountain bike on the farm - we have extensive, fully fenced tracks and multiple routes you can take, including to a picnic spot by our stream. There may also be opportunities to see farm work in action, depending on timing.

The cottage is very comfortably furnished, with great beds and has a new, well equipped, kitchen (with dishwasher) and bathroom. We provide a gas BBQ and some pantry basics (soap, tea, coffee, sugar, oil, flour etc). Most windows (incl. all bedrooms) and doors have insect screens on them.

It is 35 minutes (50 Km) to Waipukurau (nearest town with Supermarket and all amenities) and 15 minutes to Porangahau village (Pub that does good fish and chips, Garage, Dairy) and Porangahau Beach (8Km of golden sand - great for walking) and Porangahau Country Club - home of a beautifully maintained 9 hole golf course ($10 for a round) and 4 new astro turf tennis courts where the public is welcome to play.

The cottage is self contained and it is a long way to the supermarket so you need to come prepared! We also live on the farm with our children so are there for support, the odd thing you might have forgotten and emergencies. There is good cell phone coverage on the farm and in Porangahau.

Special conditions:

Pets allowed with prior approval.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person);

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

What makes this farmhouse unique

Walk (or bike) on our beautiful tracks, picnic by the stream or simply relax at our country retreat

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Private, modern, cosy, self contained farm stay
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
5

Great location for both a couple or larger group getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for both a couple or larger group getaway. Was great to have the options of walking tracks on the farm. House was very tidy and loved sitting on the deck watching farm life and the cheeky rabbits and hares come out late afternoon!! Would definitely come back. Thanks for a great stay. Just what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Absolutely gorgeous cottage and a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous cottage and a beautiful property!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

The location is perfect for a getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect for a getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

As return renters we had great knowledge of how wonderful the facilities were, and how peaceful and

  • 5 of 5

As return renters we had great knowledge of how wonderful the facilities were, and how peaceful and safe the area was so we had invited our entire family there for a long weekend....The grandchildren loved the open spaces...Great BBQ on the deck.....cricket/rounders in the paddock...lovely walks for family and the dog. We look forward to our future bookings, as it is number one on our list for a restful, peaceful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Perfect location for a getaway great cottage plenty of room lean and tidy.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location for a getaway great cottage plenty of room lean and tidy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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The location is lovely and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

The location is lovely and quiet. Very remote. The kids loved walking around the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Central Hawke's Bay District, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
22 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$93
 
 
School holidays
13 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$103
From
A$112
 
 
Standard
30 Apr 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$93
 
 
School holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$103
From
A$112
 
 
Standard
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$93
 
 
School holidays
29 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$103
From
A$112
 
 
Standard
15 Oct 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$93
 
 
Peak Season
14 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$121
From
A$121
 
 
New year
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$168
From
A$168
 
 
Holidays
8 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$112
From
A$112
 
 
Standard 1
4 Feb 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$103
 
 
Peak Season
29 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$121
From
A$121
 
 
Standard
3 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$93
 
 
Holidays
13 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$112
From
A$112
 
 
Standard
30 Apr 2018 - 22 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$93
From
A$93
 
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Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Central Hawke's Bay District, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - with insect screen on window - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - with insect screen on window - 1 child bed , 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Master Bedroom - with screens on windows - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis