Our farm cottage with everything you need for a homely relaxed atmosphere in Pukekohe, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    Our farm cottage is the perfect retreat for guests and comes with everything you need for a homely relaxed atmosphere. Located on a 150 acre beef farm 6km from Pukekohe, we are close to a lovely rural town and within an hour from the rugged West Coast beaches and Awhitu Peninsula. Auckland city is less than an hour away.

    We have Hereford Cows and calves, 3 horses, a labrador dog called Paddy, and a cat that hunts mice in the haybarn! The farm is also the home for wild rabbits and hares, pheasants, pukeko, and native birds, has native bush blocks, streams and ponds.

    The cottage is 30 metres from our farmhouse, and in summer is listed on BnB sites, popular with wedding couples and people celebrating special occasions. We receive 5-star reviews from all guests and many come back again.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is an opportunity to stay on a farm, plus you are welcome to help with feeding hay to our cattle which is done every day over winter, and will be a great experience. We currently have 32 calves and 43 cows on the property. We can offer some local knowledge about the area too.

  • Help


    We can only take workawayers if the cottage is not already booked through online rental sites, and the weather is good enough for outdoor work. This means we will contact you only a few days before we need your help. Sorry for not being able to let you know sooner!
    What can you help us with?
    We need help with keeping our property tidy, and have some painting projects to be done. Also fixing fencing which will be working with Russell. Clearing brush and scrub, and burning wood.
    It would suit a couple who are happy to do outdoor jobs including painting fences/outbuildings, gardening, weeding, and other outdoor work. If you are fit enough to do physical work, then this is suitable.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The Cottage is boutique accommodation, with a large comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom, wi-fi, sky television, full kitchen and laundry facilities. The cottage also has a gas BBQ, indoor fireplace, sun lounge chairs, north facing decks and 4 seater outdoor furniture set. There is full privacy from our farmhouse, and we leave guests to enjoy the amenities and quiet.
    A breakfast hamper is provided that includes continental and cooked breakfast ingredients. Coffee/tea/juice/milk is provided. Guests will have to cook their own meals with the food supplied, but we can help with using the kitchen appliances if needed. We also request the cottage is left clean and tidy after the stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will need your own transport to get around

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 3 days a week

Host ref number: 621855925816