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Orchard View Cottage

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)

Orchard View Cottage is situated on 20 acres of private land which includes pasture, native bush, garden and riverside. The cottage overlooks the property with pine forest to the rear.

Well away from the road the cottage is ideally situated for families with children, trout fishermen (as the Riwaka River borders the property), and those people who just want to sit back and relax.

Orchard View can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms and freshly laundered bed linen and towels are provided. A fifth guest can be accommodated on the sofa bed and a cot is available on request.

The kitchen is equipped with electric stove, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc and in the living/dining area there is Sky TV and DVD player.

The large deck which catches the sun all day is furnished with gas BBQ, tables and chairs for outdoor living. Here you can relax, enjoy the stunning views across the valley, listen to the abundance of native birdsong and watch the antics of the free range chickens.

A three minute stroll will bring you to the riverside or feel free to explore the property and make friends with the animals which include dogs, cats, horses, llamas, free range hens, turkeys and ducks. There is plenty of native bird life such as the friendly wekas and fantails, kereru and kingfishers. Great for children and adults alike!

The Riwaka Resurgence is where the northern branch of the Riwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill and is a 10 minute drive or an easy 40 minute walk away from the cottage. It is also a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park or laze on the beaches of Kaiteriteri and Marahau which are all only 15 minutes away by car.

A day trip 'over the hill' to Golden Bay is a must. Enjoy the scenery, which you might well recognise from the Lord of The Rings, as you travel up the Takaka Hill. Visit Harewoods Hole (the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand), or stroll down the main street of Takaka, well recognised for its arts and crafts community where you will also find a good selection of restaurants and cafés.

Complimentary free range eggs, tea, coffee and sugar are provided on arrival as are basic cleaning materials. Other provisions can be found in Motueka a 15 minute drive away.

Special conditions:

*A port-a-cot and high chair are available on request.

*Prices are for up to 4 people. An additional charge of $15 per night will be made for each extra person.

*All school and public holidays charged at the high season rate of $145 per night.

*Two night minimum stay.

*Smoking outside only thank you.

Well behaved pets allowed with prior notice when accompanied by responsible owners.

Mobile coverage is not guaranteed. Guests are welcome to use the phone in the cottage for local and urgent calls.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Owner
katean822
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Farm and domestic animals on site include dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, horses and llamas.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Motueka around the Tasman District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Second Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed , These are two single bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(75 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.4266667 based on 75 reviews
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A pretty, rustic cottage set on a farmlet producing eggs from freely grazing chickens cheerfully cl

  • 4 of 5

A pretty, rustic cottage set on a farmlet producing eggs from freely grazing chickens cheerfully clucking alongside ducks, beautiful geese, turkeys pukekos-maybe not planned, and a couple of cheeky wekas.

Alpacas, ponies and horses are also part of the family.

A gteat and comfortable deck looks an idyllic place to spend ones time.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5

We loved our stay - so idyllic and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay - so idyllic and peaceful! We loved the little verandah that caught the sun from morning coffee time to evening wine o'clock :) The bach was very well equipped and the kids loved looking at all the animals. We'd definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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5

The cottage is in a lovely location, well fitted out with everything you need to make your stay enjo

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a lovely location, well fitted out with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Friendly hosts and plenty of interesting animals on the property. Hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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5

Perfect country cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect country cottage. Loved having all the animals around. Kids really enjoyed collecting freshly laid eggs! Kate and Len were fantastic hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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5

A wonderfully comfortable cottage in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully comfortable cottage in a peaceful location. A great base to explore this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Very well equipped kitchen.

  • 3 of 5

Very well equipped kitchen. Nicely located for travel over the Takaka Hill and only a short distance by car to Kaiteriteri Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Nelson
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Riwaka Hotel
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Motueka
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Motueka
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Stephen's Bay, Kaiteriteri, Marahau
Car: necessary

A short drive or a 45 minute walk will bring you to the Riwaka Resurgence and Crystal Pool.The Resurgence is where the northern branch of the Riwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill and starts its final 15km or so journey to the sea. The water constantly spilling into the light of day has run within limestone cracks and passages from around the top of the hill, and it comes out just as pure as the crystal clear waters of the better known Pupu Springs.

The Abel Tasman National Park is a wilderness reserve at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a long trail winding over beaches and across ridges between Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north. The headland at Separation Point is home to New Zealand fur seal colonies. Little blue penguins, bottlenose dolphins and seals inhabit the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. The entrance to the Park at Marahau is a 15-20 minute drive away from the cottage.

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