Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)
- English, Danish, some french
About Sarah Cross
Hi. We moved to NZ from UK in 1997. David is from New Zealand, and we met in Denmark where we lived for several years in the 80's. We have two grown up children and three grandchildren who visit often. We are family focused, we love our home and the West Coast ,but also enjoy exploring the country in our caravan ( finally upgraded from a tent) and the occasional overseas holiday. We like to grow vegetables and some fruit - although sometimes we are not that successful. We keep chickens - who provide all our fresh eggs, and some sheep who do a great job of mowing the lawns in our back paddocks and usually enjoy a visit, especially if you have a handful of sheep pellets. We are keen DIY'ers who love to up-cycle, and re purpose - We look forward to welcoming you to our place.
Why Sarah Cross chose Greymouth
Te Pahika was built on 1907 and crashed at Moana in 1963 - the brakes were not put on when it was uncoupled and 30 carriages and the guards van all ran away (hence the name) We relocated it here in 2012 and in 2017 we undertook a total renovation which included the addition of the "station " and "platform" which now house the modern kitchen and bathroom. Te Pahika is a truly unique property that offers total peace and quiet where you can enjoy listening to the birds and other wildlife - and the odd sheep and chicken
What makes this Cottage unique
You will be staying in a unique, historic accommodation. 15 minutes drive North to Greymouth and 20 minutes drive South to Hokitka. Our place is a semi rural location , Te Pahika is surrounded by native bush, nestled at the end of a pond secluded in the middle of our 4 acre property.If you are looking for somewhere close to town but peaceful and private where you can listen to the sound of bird song and nature,enjoy star gazing and the outdoor bath you will not be disappointed.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
What a brilliant place, like being in a dream. So romantic, naturel, fantastic, beautiful. Really tide and clean, also so welcoming.
Also the Black ship he's a gorgeous, friendly animal.
I can just recommend to every couple who really want a fantastic, romantic time in this beautiful hideaway.
Thank you to having us :)
Wonderful stay in a quiet and private nook with all the facilities we needed and a superb outside bath and night sky... loved it
Peaceful place with lovely hosts
We had a fantastic stay. The property is really peaceful and presented immaculately. We'd love to stay again.
Unusual and great fun
Property is bigger than it looks with two extra rooms and an outdoor bath
Fantastic expirience to stay in a trainwagon
Unique expirience, quiet and peaceful place, with a little lake, ducks and sheep.
Everything was super and well restored.
This has been one of our favourite places to stay in New Zealand. Very peaceful and the outdoor bath is a great feature. Thank you!
Shantytown Historic Village. Wilderness Cycle Trail.
Walks. On yer Bike.