Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 9)
I came from a dairy farm on boring flat land near Thames so when I married Zane, I was able to tramp and ride horses over this unique, exhilirating landscape where you never know what you'll see around the corner or over the next hill. I used to look after all the 5 accommo houses on the farm and took many generations of visiting families to do cow milking and animal feeding. But now with getting older and more tired, I have given a house each for our daughter and 2 daughters-in-law to look after. Just having one house to look after and no more animal activities, is much easier -- PHEW !!
NgaireE5 purchased this Farmhouse in 1945
Why NgaireE5 chose Colville
Our farmhouse was built in 1945 out of the best timber left over from the original homestead built in 1870. ..... After coming from Wales in 1864, the Evans' cleared the land of the lovely Kauri trees which were taken back to England to build ships. Then later they started farming -- sheep, milking cows and now Hereford cattle. The calves are sold when they are 6 months old for breeding and fattening further. Our grandchildren are the 7th generation -- 3 generations are still living on the farm. It is really special for all of us to be able to live here on our beautiful land and to have the opportunity to share it with others :)
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Take time-out. Relax. Listen to the birdsong. Be lazy. Unwind. Sleep OR be active with all the physical stuff available on the farm or in the local area
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Wonderful & homely
Thank you for an amazing place to stay. The house is a home away from home, with everything you need & more, situated on a stunning farm. Thank you Ngaire for your wonderful hospitality & great communication. Really appreciate you sharing all the things your farm has to offer. Thank you also Belinda for an awesome horse trek on the farm & down to the beach. We loved our stay & are already planning our next trip to return. Highly recommended place to stay.
These guests were the best guests ever -- lovely friendly helpful and super clean & tidy. It was so nice not having to wash and dry the bed linen -- all done by them and the house as clean & tidy as when they arrived. A huge thank you to them !!!
Relaxing and quiet
Had a very enjoyable stay. Beautiful views of the ranges and a quiet, relaxing time with family. Would love to stay again:)
Thank you for a lovely stay. A beautiful farm and a very confortsble home.
House was very clean and comfortable with losts to do on the farm. Loved it.
Homely cute farm house
Lots of room for kids to play outside. Ample room for large family,spacious kitchen. Very clean. Plenty of fridge and freezer space. Made holidaying easy with washing machine too
These people left my house so clean & tidy -- hardly knew they'd been there !!
Pity I never met them but was away for a very long weekend
A home away from home!
Always love staying here. Peaceful and everything one could want is here. Thank you to the owners for your care. Everything is so clean and tidy. We will be back next year again.
The property was great, had everything we needed.
The property was great, had everything we needed. The kids loved the swimming hole!
ALL ACTIVITIES on farm and off, are written about in blue info book situated on kitchen table.
Includes horsetrekking, bush walks, waterfalls, scenic Coromandel range-top views, glowworms, swimming in creek, walking through cows and sheep etc
Then off farm are fishing opportunities, beaches, Coromandel Walkway and other walks, iconic shops and cafes, tennis in Colville Village etc