"Accelerated relaxation" in a sunny climate and slow pace of life. Unlimited WiFi; Large screen free-view TV; Good mobile reception. The kitchen is well appointed with a microwave, dishwasher, bench top oven, toasted sandwich maker, and electric fry pan. The log fire and heat pump makes the house lovely and cozy in winter especially on the mezzanine (master bedroom) level; the house and forest is cool in the summer. Spacious with 2 toilets. Fine for young children: kiddie gate at bottom and top of internal stairs, port-a-cot and highchair provided. Four-person spa pool on the deck that is sheltered from the wind and undercover, so you can enjoy it in any weather. We supply duvets, pillows, sheets, shower and spa towels, tea towels, dish cloth, bath mat, rubbish bag liner and wheely bins. There is an assortment of food items: Baking Soda/Powder, flour, mixed spice, ginger, french herbs, salt, pepper, golden syrup, Tomato sauce,tea, including green, coffee, sugar. Handy Kitchen towel, fly spray. Dish washing liq, washing liq, cleaning products. Some food has been left behind by others and all food is for you to consume. The section has large Matai, Totara, Tetoki, Lemon wood, Lancewood, Rewa Rewa, kowhai trees and an understory of Kawa Kawa, and even some Ring Ringa that flower in season. Visit Barr-Brown reserve (100m), an inspiring example of old-growth Totara, Matai, and Titoki. Visit the neighbour's horses (100m); Swim in the river hole at the top end of Bucks Rd (6km). Featherston Golf Club is a short drive. Enjoy Featherston's three unique museums: Fell Engine Museum, Featherston Heritage Museum and Mainly Military Museum. Enjoy the local cafes or grab a bargain at the antique shop. Featherston railway station is a 10 minute walk. Masterton and Upper Hutt are 30 minutes by car. Greytown is 10 minutes drive for the boutique shopping and more cafes. Enjoy Martinborough with its wineries (20 minutes by car). Special conditions: Definitely no smoking inside. Some pets allowed with prior approval $100 bond for dogs, that will be paid back as soon as the cottage is checked. Linen and cleaning charges are mandatory. Since we do not live on site we employ a cleaner to clean and re-stock. All beds are made up, towels provided, firewood and other essentials are re-stocked in case of last-minute bookings.