The SpaceThis cute two bedroom cottage is set on 5 acres of gardens and farmlet. It is peaceful yet close to many attractions and facilities. Very nice decor and linens provided. Full kitchen facility, fridge and freezer, oven and stove. There is a highchair available and washing machine. Explore the property, pick orchard fruits, play petanque, croquet or swingball. There are kids dress ups in the barn, a lounging area and bar for all to use and darts. Kids can bounce on the netted, 14 foot trampoline, play in the sand pit or take a pony ride (by arrangement). Guest AccessGuests are welcome to explore the 5 acres and various outbuildings being sure to leave gates open or closed as they find them please. There are various four legged friends here; George the pony, Pesque the pig, Nascha the dog and Cookie the cat. Coming soon.....free range chooks so my guests may enjoy farm fresh eggs!!!!! There is a 14 foot trampoline, petanque, croquet, swing ball and a sandpit. There is a plastic ottoman on the deck of the main house labelled, "outdoor games gear" which has sandpit toys, petanque sets, croquet gear etc and guests are invited to use these. Wifi access also from here. Please supervise children near water troughs and ponds on the property. Interaction with GuestsI live in a house about 60 feet from the cottage with my young children, a tiny dog and a friendly tabby cat. Cookie the cat will interact with you more than us. We are out and about most days and like to let guests enjoy privacy. We are happy to help when asked. We love to see guests wandering round, soaking up the ambience, discovering garden artworks and looking at the fish in the pond. If guests come and sit on the house deck to use wi-fi, we are very relaxed about this and will just leave you to it. The NeighborhoodThe valley is beautiful. The property is peaceful but still very close to many amenities; beautiful Waiwera beach and estuary, a cafe / bar and the Waiwera Thermal Resort and pools are only a 5 min drive away. Horse trekking is just along the road and you can walk there. Wenderholm Regional Park, Orewa beach and shops and the Silverdale market, shops and outlet stores, Snowplanet indoor snow park, go carts, bumper boats an adventure park are just an 8 min drive away. The Hibiscus Coast has many beautiful beaches and parks. The River estuary is just across the road and is good for kayaking. Getting AroundThere is a bus park and ride facility at Silverdale, just an 8 minute drive away. You can catch buses to the city from here. Albany is just a 25 minute drive away. Other Things to NoteThe cottage water supply is rainwater. If you are a guest requiring >10 minute showers a day and wants to use the washing machine daily, this property is just not suitable for that level of water consumption.
The property is home to many ancient trees, birdlife, skinks and more. As well as this there are domestic pets and livestock on the property. Please treat all with care and respect during your stay.