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Farm Cottage with spectacular harbour/rural views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmstay, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Only one hour 20 minutes drive from central Auckland, Fig Tree Cottage is located at the very end of the South Head Road. You will need your own transport. There is NO public transport to our farm. Please make sure you have a full tank of petrol/diesel. We are a large working farm, farming beef, sheep, deer and crops. We have no immediate neighbours.

Local attractions:

The South Head Golf Course is only a 20 minute drive away.

There are Auckland Council Parks in close proximity for walking.

Lake Rototoa is a 15 minute drive away.

The Parakai Thermal Hotsprings are a 45 minute drive away.

Our nearest town is Helensville and is a 45 minute drive away.

Once you have arrived at Fig Tree Cottage, you will find many amazing walks with expansive views of the Kaipara Harbour and our private beach access brings you to the very northern tip of the South Head Peninsular. We have an ashphalt tennis court ,so bring your rackets. This is a great opportunity to observe from the cliff, Papakanui Spit, home to a variety of birdlife including the Godwit, NZ Dotterel, Oyster catchers and the endangered NZ Fairy Tern.

Once you are here you won't want to leave!!

Special conditions:

- This is a working farm and all health and safety rules must be adhered to. A list of these will be in the cottage and you can ask us any questions you may have.

- Please respect the owners privacy and property.

- No smoking inside only outside.

- Please remove shoes before entering cottage.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included); Minimum 2 night stay

More Details

Owner
SharonWa17
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Expansive views of the Kaipara Harbour from the very northern tip of the peninsular.

Remote and peaceful on a large working farm.

Private beach access.

Beautiful historic cottage that is comfortable and private.

Amenities

South Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - This is a working farm and all health and safety rules must be adhered to. A list of these will be in the cottage and you can ask us any questions .
  • Please do not remove towels from cottage.
  • Please respect privacy of property owners.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Truly no where else like it

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, down to earth hosts in a gorgeous cabin nestled in paradise. I can't say how much how I enjoyed this location and the head land below. Most mornings we catch glimpses of kaka's in the pines, I had only seen them at Tawharanui before, as well as farm and wildlife. If you're adventurous you may want to head down the headland and walk around the coast. The cabin itself was cosy, warm and homely and we found everything where it should be! Loved this place, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests who were great to host! We hope to see you again!!
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We chose the property as we wanted to stay on a farm in a quiet spot, and it fulfilled our expectati

  • 4 of 5

We chose the property as we wanted to stay on a farm in a quiet spot, and it fulfilled our expectations.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was private and really clean.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was private and really clean. If you want to get away from it all this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you for sharing your amazing cottage and property with us.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your amazing cottage and property with us. This is such a find and perfect for an easy weekend out of Auckland. The kids loved exploring the garden, fantastic cliff walks, the adventure of the walk down to the beach, finding starfish and crabs on the beach, and playing tennis. The cottage is fantastic, has everything you need, comfortable warm beds and a great fire; and sitting outside in the afternoon sun with a drink, the view and quietness was the best. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you're seeking a peaceful, secluded getaway from the rat race - without driving hours out of Auck

  • 5 of 5

If you're seeking a peaceful, secluded getaway from the rat race - without driving hours out of Auckland - then look no further.

Fig Tree Cottage is the perfect blend of character and comfort. From the moment we walked in the door we felt at home and started to relax and unwind.

No reason to leave the cottage really but you have to as the surrounding scenery is absolutely spectacular and just a stones throw from the door.

Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Your experience here will be like no other, as this is truly a unique part of New Zealand's rural coastal landscape. It's remote, private location offers the quietness of country living, a game of tennis, amazing farm walks, private access to beach and fishing, stunning views and the rare opportunity to observe Godwits,the endangered NZ Fairy Terns, NZ Dotterels and the NZ Fur Seal.

Fig Tree Cottage, a historic building built for the farm workers over a hundred years ago, is suitable for four people only. Our cottage is fully self contained and all linen and towels are provided. There is a wood burning fire for the cooler months. It has two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a luxurious king sized bed. The second bedroom has a double and single bunk bed and a single stand alone bed. There is a shower and bath and separate toilet, as well as a separate laundry space with heated towel rail. The lounge and kitchen are fully equipped and the TV has Freeview and a good supply of DVD's. We have books, magazines and indoor games for the rainy day! There is a BBQ outside and an outdoor table and chairs. Relax on the two wooden recliners with cushions, gazing at the picturesque view surrounding you.

There is an asphalt tennis court so bring your own rackets or you may borrow some.

A map of walks and location of beach and lagoon can be found in Cottage.

Owners property is out of bounds.

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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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