We were initially wary because the road that leads us to the cottages did not look very promising. However 400m down the road , we were greeted warmly by the owner and her daughter. They showed us the cottages and all our reservations were alleviated straight away. We initailly booked for a two bedroom and a chalet but they were 50 m apart and the owner was kind enough to switch us to a one and two bedroom cottage which were next to each other. That was really thoughtful and we really appreciated that.
The cottages were charming , beds were good ,kitchen well stocked, toilets working well with enough hot water and heaters to keep us warm. You wake up in the mornings to birds chirping and ultra serenity looking at the ferns . The kids had a great time with the trampoline and hammocks . There was even a small stream where the kids could go swimming or kayaking with life jackets provided.
Altogether a very pleasant and unique get away which we will remember. We chose this place because we wanted to go for the coramandel fishing charters which were 40 min away. The owners also loaned us a ice bin for the fish.. There is a convenient store about 10 minutes away where we bought our bread ,milk ,eggs and ice for fishing but do stock up groceries at Thames (20 km) away before reaching.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in an idyllic valley, bordered by bush and stream, minutes from the coast. Quality reasonably priced accommodation - cabins, cottages and chalets. Quiet and peaceful, no road noise. Swimming, gold panning, rock/gemstone collecting, bush walks, kayaking, glow worm grotto - all free to guests. Friendly owners who are happy to help with trip planning. ... more less
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