We chose to stay here after exhausting other options in the area and were pleased that we did. The location is delightful, with a pretty outlook and the cottage is basic but adequate. However, we had 2 problems with our stay, which need not put anyone else off! Firstly, a man in the house quite close to the cottages was doing some building work using a generator. A peaceful summer evening for us was greatly disturbed by this generator which went on until almost 10pm. I am sure once he has finished his work and the power is back on, this problem will be solved. Secondly, we came ill prepared to make our own dinner expecting there to be a local shop to buy things in. This was not the case so we decided to eat out. The only 2 options really are a very over-priced restaurant in an old school house in the next village (which looked lovely if you have the budget for it), or a 20 minute drive to the Tokanui tavern, which was ghastly. So, come prepared to cook dinner (the kitchen facilities are fine), or budget for a pricey dinner out.
Apart from that, it is a stunning part of the country and we loved our drive to Curio and Porpoise bays to see the dolphins and penguins. This more than made up for the small negatives we encountered. Don't be put off, just be informed - these are lovely cottages in a beautiful location.
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