Dear Rosemary and John, Doug and I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful time we and the Donaldson family had last week end. It was a highlight...
Dear Rosemary and John, Doug and I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful time we and the Donaldson fami...
Idyllic Cottage Rental on a 400-Acre Farm in Taumarunui, North IslandTaumarunui, North Island (New Zealand)
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· Kid-friendly · Private Barbecue
Set on a peaceful, 400-acre sheep and cattle farm, this cottage rental is located in Taumarunui, North Island, and can accommodate five guests to the scenic countryside of the King Country region of the Ruapehu district. It has one bedroom and one full bathroom. In the bedroom, guests will find a queen-size bed flanked by nightstands with bedside lamps. The bathroom is fitted with a sink, a toilet, and a shower. Linens and towels are provided.
In the living/dining room, guests will find a divan, a sofa bed, a table for two, and French doors leading outside. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a stereo, and a library of books. Outside, guests will find a deck with an umbrellaed table for two from which they can feed the friendly alpacas that sometimes come right up to it.
During their stay, guests will enjoy free range of the farm's 400 acres, highlights of which include wide-open fields, paddocks filled with cattle, copses of trees, a food forest, a vegetable garden, a river, and a pond. Guests may go swimming in the river, and they can pick fruit from the food forest when it is in season. Read More
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Queen-size bed
- Private Barbecue
- Dining table
- Twin/Single bed
- Kitchen equipment
Inside the cottage, guests will enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, a television, a stereo, a library of books, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom. Outside, they will find a deck with an umbrellaed table for two and 400 acres of farmland to explore. Highlights of the property include wide-open fields, paddocks filled with cattle, copses of trees, a food forest, a vegetable garden, a swimmable river, a pond, and a couple of friendly alpacas that guests can feed by hand right from the cottage's deck.Read More
Breakfast, packed lunches, and smoothies are available for purchase from the host. Breakfast options include a continental breakfast, a "Kiwi special," and a full cooked breakfast.
Location + Surroundings
This cottage is located in the countryside of Taumarunui, North Island, where it is situated on a 400-acre farm. Exploring the grounds of the farm, guests will find wide-open fields, paddocks filled with sheep and cattle, copses of trees, a food forest, a vegetable garden, a pond, and a couple of friendly alpacas that guests can feed by hand right from the cottage's deck. With a swimmable river running right through the property, the Taumarunui Golf Club right across the road from the farm, and a variety of natural attractions and outdoor recreation venues nearby, guests will be excellently positioned to enjoy a getaway full of recreation and reconnection to nature.
Set in the King Country region of the Ruapehu district, the cottage's location is about halfway between Pureora Forest Park and Tongariro National Park, which are about an hour to the north and the south, respectively. At the former, guests will find 790 square kilometers of mountains and valleys safeguarding rainforests filled with 1,000-year-old podocarp trees. At the latter, they will find three active volcanoes, boiling mud pools, and a variety of wildlife, including brown kiwis and blue ducks. Other nearby attractions include the Whakapapa Ski Area, the Tuaroa Ski Field, the Wanganui River, the Timber Trail, and the Forgotten World Railway.
Guests will find a variety of shops and restaurants in downtown Taumarunui, which is just a five-minute drive to the south. The cottage is about three and a half hours from Auckland, where guests will find the nearest international airport. Read More
- Bird watching
- Feeding animals
- Winter sports
Guests can enjoy a variety of activities right on and around the cottage's property; they can go swimming in the river that runs through it, go golfing at the Taumarunui Golf Club right across the road, and go canoeing on the Wanganui River. Farther afield, they can go skiing at the Whakapapa Ski Area and the Tuaroa Ski Field, cycling on the Timber Trail, hiking at Tongariro Crossing, scenic railcart riding on the Forgotten World Rail Trail.
For the enjoyment of nature and wildlife viewing, guests can head to Pureora Forest Park and Tongariro National Park, where they can see rainforests filled with 1,000-year-old podocarp trees, active volcanoes, boiling mud pools, and a variety of wildlife, including brown kiwis and blue ducks
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No parties
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
Pets are permitted.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.