River Boat Cottage
About River Boat cottage
The River Boat Cottage was originally designed for the previous owner as a place to brew manuka beer but the charm of its recycled brick floor and macrocarpa interior ensured it soon became in demand as guest accommodation.
A recent make-over has seen this cottage renamed to commemorate the river boats which used to travel the length of the Whanganui river providing a life line to those living in the river valley and a transport link to the hinterland of the north island. Informative books, pictures and artifacts in the cottage tell the story for those who want to know more.
This cottage has a second story bedroom containing a queen size bed and has a small balcony overlooking the river. Downstairs there is a bunk room, making this ideal for a couple, small families or friends traveling together. The bathroom is accessed via an enclosed porch area which also houses a romantic wood-fired outdoor bath. The rear of the cottage has a covered deck with a view towards the citrus and avocado orchard and a backdrop of native bush clad hills. The outdoor setting is completed with seating both at the front and back of the cottage and a wood fired BBQ. Indoors, a fully equipped kitchen with hob and oven mean self-catering is easy and the eclectic mix of CDs, LPs and books make relaxing a pleasure. A wood burner turns this cottage into a cozy haven for the cooler months.
Available all year.
"We had a gorgeous time thanks to the hospitality of friendly and gentle Jane and Kelly and to mother nature welcoming us with open arms. An amazing and unforgettable place."
|Accommodates||2 min - 6 max|
|Bed type: Queen||1|
|Bed type: Single bed (bunk)||2|
|Bed type: fold out sofa||1|
|Kitchen: fully equipped||1|
|Check in time||2.30 pm|
|Check out time||10.30 am|
|Children must be supervised at all times|
Join us in July!
We re-open after our winter break on 8th July and will be running creative workshops and offering lunches right through July and August.
Have a look at our lunch menus and book now! Autumn & Winter menus 17
Why not get a group of friends together and book a Creative workshop (min number of two). Pick a date to suit you, come and learn how to carve, felt or make greetings cards. Creative workshop details