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Downstairs lounge, dining area, kitchenette, and Bathroom
Come and escape at our Stunning 5 Star luxury farmstay! A place you will not regret visiting.
This beautiful Cottage is completely private and offers an exclusive stay - you are the only guests! The cottage is located on one side of our large country garden and has panoramic views over the Waipa River valley and mountains to the west.
It's great for relaxing, includes full gourmet breakfasts served whenever it suits you and is close to the Waitomo Caves. There's excellent trout fishing close by in the Waipa River and Otorohanga is only 15 minutes away.
Visit the world-famous Otorohanga Kiwi House and Kiwiana displays in town. An hour's drive west through the stunning King Country brings you to Kawhia on the West Coast, where you can dig yourself a hot pool on Ocean Beach (2 hours before and after low tide).
Essential Stay Info
Check in time: 2 pm Check out time: 11 am
Eating and Drinking
Fully-equipped kitchenette built into a large cupboard/armoire downstairs in the cottage - contains all crockery/cutlery, cookware (saucepans & fry pans) toasters, hotplates, microwave, fridge & coffee maker.
Queen bed upstairs, queen sofa-sleeper downstairs
Queen bed upstairs, queen sofa-sleeper downstairs
More info about the property
The cottage is fully self-contained with an upstairs queen bedroom, downstairs spacious bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, lounge and dining area, plus luxurious sofa that converts to a queen bed f...
The cottage is fully self-contained with an upstairs queen bedroom, downstairs spacious bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, lounge and dining area, plus luxurious sofa that converts to a queen bed for 2 extra guests.
There is FREE secure WiFi, a sound system & CD collection, TV/DVD, free mini bar & and hammock chairs on the veranda to enjoy the panoramic view.
Daily fresh home baking, specialty teas, freshly ground coffee and fresh flowers.
Full gourmet breakfasts are included in the rates - continental plus a large selection of cooked choices. Dinners catered by prior request - extra charges apply
Unique kiwi experiences for you
A wide range of glowworm cave tours and Black Water Rafting adventures at nearby Waitomo (30 minute drive)
The Otorohanga Kiwi House - the largest public collection of NZ native animals in Otorohanga (15 minute drive)
Personal farm tours of our sheep & beef farm (subject to availability and farming schedules)
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What we love about this property
Guests love the Cottage for its privacy, uninterrupted hilltop views and gourmet food (full breakfasts are included in the rates - continental plus a choice of 7 cooked options). The cottage is locate...
Guests love the Cottage for its privacy, uninterrupted hilltop views and gourmet food (full breakfasts are included in the rates - continental plus a choice of 7 cooked options). The cottage is located in a beautiful country garden and guests are always welcome to visit us in our own home nearby. Dinners are also available by prior request (extra charges apply). Guests often choose to have breakfast and/or dinner delivered to the cottage but are welcome to join us and have meals served in our dining room.
I'm Liz Cowan and my husband Evan and I have lived here at “Kamahi” since 1981. We returned to the Cowan family sheep and beef farm in 1976 after meeting at university and travelling. The plan was to come “home” for one year, but we ended up staying!
Until June 2006, Evan managed the home farm developed by his father Arthur in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Now the third generation is actively involved – our daughter & son-in-law farm the property and Evan is the honorary maintenance manager and hired hand.
Evan’s parents (Arthur & Pat Cowan) lived in the original homestead a short distance away and were very active in the conservation of our native forests. (Arthur passed away in November, 2014 and Pat in August, 2016 – we miss them….)
The 1120 acre (470 hectare) home farm has several hundred acres of carefully preserved native NZ forest and many beautiful walks with great views of the surrounding area.
You are most welcome to explore at your leisure or take a conducted “farm tour” with Evan as your guide.
Enjoy our large garden. (We also have BBQ facilities, if you’d like to do some outdoor cooking).
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