Annies Cottage is an original 130 years old cottage at Waiwhenua. Recent renovations make this farmstay cottage a warm and comfy place to relax and soak up the views. The three bedroom cottage is fully self-contained and offers extensive views over farm land and beyond to the cliffs of the trout filled Tutaekuri River. A special place to wind down, relax and enjoy your stay. Families are very welcome.
You are welcome to visit the historic Waiwhenua Homestead and explore the extensive gardens or take a swim in the cool pool on those hot summer days or a soak in the garden Spa. In addition to our wonderful swimming pool at the homestead we have an excellent swimming and trout fishing river on the property. We can guide you to the best fishing holes on the river (season October - June) Rental equipment and a local Fishing Guide for an exciting fishing adventure can be organised by prior arrangement.
Soak up the atmosphere of a working family Hawkes Bay farm. Enjoy the hospitality of your hosts Kirsty and Gary and family at the Waiwhenua historic homestead and garden for a swim, coffee, a beer on the veranda or just a chat.
Facilities at Annies Cottage Include:
- Fully equipped kitchen – fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, microwave
- Two Queen and one twin single bedroom- Three bedrooms
- All beds are made for you- all bedding and linen provided
- Fire place and free firewood
- Bath and shower
- Cot and high chair for the little ones
- BBQ- hirage charges apply
- Patio verandah and private garden
- Television and Ipod dock player
- Tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper etc
- Laundry facilities, automatic washing machine
- Garage carport
- Kids play house
Annies Cottage - Rental Rates
October to April
$175-$250 per night- extra guests $15pp per night. Weekly rates negotiable. Maximum 6 guests.
One night stay $200-$250 per night- negotiable. We recommend a minimum two night stay.
May to September
$150-$200 per night, extra guests negotiable, Weekly rates negotiable. Maximum 6 guests.
One night stay $200-$250 per night- negotiable
We reserve the right to apply surcharge for public holiday periods and credit card bookings.
Farm Tours and Meals
Our guests experience a genuine farmstay on our extensive sheep, cattle and deer farm. Informative tours of the farm in our 4WD vehicle are provided by either Kirsty, Gary or another member of the family. You will experience first-hand the intricacies and workings of a commercial farm and attain knowledge to help you explore the farm at your leisure. These tours need to be booked in advance of your stay with us and will incur relevant charges. Sometimes we are busy and can not offer the tour due to other commitments but we endeavor to provide you with the information to explore the farm at your leisure.
The cottage is fully self-contained but you will need to provide all your food and personal provisions for the duration of your stay as there are no shops or petrol stations near by. We can offer you farm meat packs for purchase during your stay. These need to be ordered in advance of your stay.