We are at the southern-most point of the Heretaunga Plains, the heart-land of award-winning wines and fruit-growing with expansive views north up the sun-drenched valley toward Havelock North. While olive groves and vineyards are nearby there are no orchards close or associated sprays. On a favored circuit for cyclist training, the flat terrain is the choice for cycle racing, motorbike touring and a local stage of the yearly national 'Targa Rally' (October) for road racing cars. However most days we are surrounded by gentle rural sounds of the Louisa Stream, birds and farm animals and our own hens and rooster. The stream next to the cottage is fenced to develop as nature reserve with new planting of native trees and plans to develop access to the swimming hole by the bridge. Its clear water is currently home to fresh-water crayfish 'Kura', Eel and small fish and supports pairs of Kingfisher and Blue-faced Heron and occasionally a breeding Morepork (native owl) family. Seasonal fruit for guests to pick include apples, plums, peaches and peach-cot and field mushrooms. While it is possible to bike to Havelock North in about 30 to 45 minutes, 10 minutes drive will give access to many wineries with wine tasting and fine food, the Village Press for superbly fresh olive oil, the many attractions of Havelock North Village cafes, restaurants and boutiques and the Information Center for help, advice and booking tours.
Guests will be welcomed at the cottage by the host and provided with the key.
Groups of 2 or 3 couples or families preferred.
Please indicate child age when booking to enable appropriate bed or cot provision.
Smoking is allowed outside, away from open doors or windows.
Standard rate for is for 2 adults as a couple sharing a single bedroom and en suite.
2 single adults using both bedrooms, $110 per adult a night is the charge.
1 single adult is $140 charge per night
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Laundry: Machine and powder and drying rack (included); Child under 3yr free (included);