We stayed for one night only as the place was already booked up so there was limited availability. Simon is a fantastic host. We had a bbq that he organised along with the other guests and we sat and talked into the night. The place is beautiful and well run. Frm the moment we arrived we were treated very well and encouraged to spend time with the animals- feeding, petting etc. This was great for my baby daughter. Her first experience getting close to farm animals. The room we stayed in was clean overall- sheets, towels, bathroom, kitchen but could have done with a more careful clean- skirting boards, behind the curtains, etc. This was the only downside (which I guess wouldnt have been if we didnt have a young Dora the Explorer with us as she kept exploring all the nooks and crannies)! Thanks Simon for a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "It's not just accommodation, it's a real interactive Kiwi experience !!". Get the kids out & let them do something they'll never forget !! Pet friendly. * Horse Trek 3 yrs - 70 yrs* Mountain & motorbike rides * Air rifle, golf/baseball driving range * Goat Island marine reserve * Reptile park * Beaches * Matakana wine trail/ vineyards * Hand feed all the animals * Farm adventure * Family time away from electronics. An ultimate farm adventure. Plenty to do even if wet !! Situated on a 5 acre block, 15 mins north west of Warkworth & an hour north of Auckland. You & your family/partner can interact with family friendly animals, have a romantic get-away or just totally relax at our rural retreat or on nearby beaches. Furthermore enjoy the tranquility & privacy of a rural retreat or participate in the local attractions. * Beaches- Omaha or Kaipara coast * Rabbit /possum hunting * Mountain/road biking * Horse riding * Fishing * Vineyards * Boating * Tramping * Swimming/diving/Snorkling * Matakana Cinema * Waiwera thermal hotpools * Golf * Winderholm regional park Have you own self contained guest house with bedroom, lounge, shower, toilet & kitchen. ... more less