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Uncle Bill's Cottage - award winning bach!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 9)

Uncle Bill's Cottage is a gorgeous country home on a sheep and beef farm in the Orautoha Valley, just 20 minutes from Ohakune. Originally the home of one of the valley's pioneers, it has been beautifully restored while still keeping its history and character. With decks around three sides of the house, there is always somewhere to sit and watch what is happening on the farm.

We live on the property so are there to assist you with any enquiries you may have.

This is perfect spot for a holiday with friends or family, it's away from the cares of the world, but close to all the attractions the Ruapehu region is famous for. We are only 20 minutes from the base of Mt Ruapehu with all the amazing walking tracks and Turoa ski area. Whakapapa Skifield is 45 minutes away.

From the time you step in the door of the cottage you can relax. The kitchen is fully set up with all the appliances you need, and a great espresso machine! We will supply some fresh free-range eggs from our hens, some jam made from fruit grown on the farm, and marshmallows for toasting on the fire down on the riverbank.

There is a washing machine and dryer in the laundry. And with plenty of quality linen supplied, and no cleaning to do at the end of your visit, all you have to do is enjoy yourself! The cottage is warm and inviting in the winter, with a great log burner and plenty of firewood at the door. Very cosy and comfortable! In the summer the deck lets you catch the breeze from the river, while you choose whether to sit in the sun or the shade.

With no wifi or mobile reception it's a great base for completely getting away from it all and enjoying quality time together.

Soak in the outdoor bath, under the stars, glass of wine in hand...or toast marshmallows over a warming fire down by the river - we supply the marshmallows!

There are plenty of farm activities for the children – helping to feed the horse, dogs and chickens; swimming or kayaking in your own private section of the river; feeding the eels; or riding a sled towed behind the quad bike. For the little ones there is a balance bike; a trike; a playground with swings and slide; a play hut; and even an old quad bike for all those imaginary adventures.

You can fish (in season) from right in front of the cottage, with an adult’s and a child’s rod available for you to use. The Manganui O te Ao River, world-famous for its trout fishing, is just 5 minutes away. We have one adult’s and one child’s fishing rod which you may borrow.

With 14 mountain bike tracks to choose from in the region, you are spoiled for choice. We are right on the National Cycleway heading to The Bridge to Nowhere Track, which winds through the 'Valley of Abandoned Dreams' to the Whanganui River, with 35km of spectacular scenery and wild beauty.

Come and experience the perfect family country retreat!

Special conditions:

One-night stays may be possible, please just ask. An additional cleaning fee of $50 applies.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Fresh free-range eggs, jams from the farm, and marshmallows are all included! (included);

More Details

Owner
jenner676
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Why jenner676 chose Ohakune

The farm has been in the family for over 120 years, with Great Uncle Bill being one of the original settlers when the valley was opened up to farming all those years ago. We consider ourselves very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of country, and love to share the farm with visitors.

What makes this house unique

Check out www.unclebillscottage.co.nz for more pics!

Amenities

Ohakune House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove your outdoor shoes when going inside the cottage.
  • Please be considerate and leave the cottage in a tidy state with the dishes done.
  • Any damage that occurs during your stay should be reported to us immediately so that we may repair it before the next guests arrive.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , 1 child bed , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Uncle Bill's Cottage - award winning bach!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 136 reviews
5

We love Uncle Bill's Cottage! We have been there a few times now and will definitely go back again.

  • 5 of 5

We love Uncle Bill's Cottage! We have been there a few times now and will definitely go back again. It's cosy and convenient, is well equipped, and a great place to make memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

Property was AMAZING! House was very well stocked, clean and warm.

  • 5 of 5

Property was AMAZING! House was very well stocked, clean and warm. Lots of games for the kids and all the farm activities was a huge hit with my family. We couldn't have asked for anything more. It was a super weekend away! Jenny and Gordie are amazing hosts and we will be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Located in a really nice spot with a stream just behind the house.

  • 5 of 5

Located in a really nice spot with a stream just behind the house..

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Most amazing long weekend away with our children and friends - good times, happy memories and very c

  • 5 of 5

Most amazing long weekend away with our children and friends - good times, happy memories and very comfy beds. Already planning our return trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Absolutely magical stay.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely magical stay. Wonderful for a weekend escape!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Great spot along the stream.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot along the stream. Very comfortable cottage. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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