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.
Help in the house
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.
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.
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.
You will need your own transport to get around
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 3 days a week