Offering free WiFi, the Brown Cow is a stylish self contained apartment located 5 minutes' drive from Levin and the State Highway. Guests can hand-feed the property's pigs, sheep, goats and a friendly brown cow.
Beaches nearby include one that you can drive your car along and another deserted beach that is great for a sunset walk (Waikawa).
Fine dining available at a nearby cafe = 5 mins drive away. See (website: hidden)
An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry.
The apartment can accommodate 3 adults in comfort, with a king-size bed available in the bedroom and a single bed available in the lounge for the third person. Additional to that, a fold-out bed and another mattress & bedding is available if required for children's use.
The Brown-Cow is a stylish and comfortable 1 b/r apartment with the bedroom sliding doors opening onto a private veranda looking out over farm paddocks. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment lounge opens onto its own private garden courtyard . The bathroom offers a shower and a hairdryer.
Guests enjoy, lovely gardens and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and swimming. The property offers secure off-road parking.
Towels and quality linen are provided. The guest lounge features an extensive array of magazines as well as a selection of books to browse as one does while on-holiday!
The bedroom has a king-size bed with an electric blanket and looks out over a back-drop of paddocks with animals grazing.
At the back is a private veranda with seating to enjoy the afternoon sun.
At the front is a private garden courtyard with table and chairs. This area gets the morning sun.
Check-out time = 10 am
Check-in time = after 2 pm
Our standard rate is $110 p.n. for 2 persons
All children under 16 years are charged NZD 35 per night for extra beds.
All further older children or adults are charged NZD 35 per night for extra beds.
Verified Review score based on 20 customer reviews = 9.9 out of 10 (from another site we are listed with - details available on request)
+ Cleanliness = 10
+ Comfort = 10
+ Location = 9.6
+ Facilities = 10
+ Staff = 9.8
+ Free Wifi =9.7
Value for money = 10
Examples of Guest feedback about the apartment :
"Excellent accommodation. It is separate to the the main house so fairly private. There is a living area, well equipped kitchen/meals area, shower room. The bed was extremely comfortable! The bedroom has sliding doors which open out onto a paddock which has sheep, goats & a cow. Cathie left us some loafs of bread to feed the animals which was great fun :-) I would highly recommend this accommodation."
"Had the best time there. Quiet surroundings in a tranquil setting, Accommodation was first class everything you needed. All the animals are so friendly they come to say hello to you every morning when sitting out side with morning coffee. Highly Recommend. Quiet central location near shops, beaches, Wineries and hiking all within a 15 minute drive "
f you have time available and enjoy walking along a deserted beach then a trip to Waikawa Beach is a must-do. It is a 10-min drive from here. The beach is a hidden gem that only the locals really know about.
An alternative beach nearby is Waitarere beach where you can drive along the beach itself at low tide.
For dining-out > the Quarter Acre Cafe / Restaurant is worth considering for a meal and is 5-mins drive away. If you are looking for good value "real kiwi cook-up" than Raewyn's cafe (5-mins drive) offers good value & good tucker including super sized steak meals and great cooked breakfasts !
For any folk who are super fit and enjoy hiking than it is possible to climb Mt Hector (1500 m) in a long-day from here. It takes around 5-6 hours strenuous walking to reach the summit and the descent can take another 4 hours or so. It is a 35-min drive to the start of the walk.
Nearby, Shannon has the Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife park and 20 minutes south is the Southward Car Museum and Kapiti Island.
The local golf course is only a short drive away.
An evening stroll around the nearby Bishops Vineyard is recommended.
Nestled in a peaceful rural setting the apartment is clean, modern, fully self contained, with free WiFi access & a king-size bed. It is an ideal spot for those with a love of nature. Our mini-farm has goats, kunekune piglets, cow, ducks, flemish giant rabbits & sheep! If you have time and enjoy walking along a deserted beach then a trip to Waikawa Beach is a must-do.