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Farmers Cottage
Max 4 Available On Request Unavailable
The Cottage features 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge, shower room and a separate toilet. The Cottage is set in large grounds next to our orchard. There is also parking for 3 cars and a boat.

The kitchen includes a complete range of self catering equipment including a glass-top oven/cooker, a microwave, a rice cooker, an electric fry pan, kettle, toaster and fridge/freezer. You can also use the outside gas BBQ.

The lounge area has a wood burner fireplace, two leather sofas, and offers a 42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channel system, a Blu-Ray/DVD/CD player, plus a cupboard full of games.

The Farmers Cottage also comes with a HRV clean air heating/cooling system and complimentary WiFi.

Although there are beds for five guests, it's a small cottage, so we do not recommend more than four adults (and two children) stay in the Cottage.

Continental breakfast. Bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided as well as complimentary use of bathroom robes and slippers (also available for purchase).
If it gets wet we also provide gum boots if required!

Room 1 - 1 double (and a travel cot if required)
Room 2 - double & single bunk beds
   
Unavailable per night
Tipi / Teepee
Max 4 Available On Request Unavailable
How about staying in our 7 metre wide Tipi, with poles reaches 9+ metres to the sky? It's a single space with a double and 2 separate single beds, heating, lights and electricity, chairs and a table, a blanket box and tea & coffee making facilities.

It is set on a purpose built, raised and insulated wooden floor, and the walls are covered in a waterproof poly-cotton canvas with a thick second inner layer and some wool insulation, ensuring a warm and dry sleep.

Alongside, is a purpose built hexagonal toilet building, offering a private shower, toilet and wash basin (set into a gorgeous macrocarpa bench).

There’s also a fully-equipped barbecue shelter, with a gas barbecue, gas pizza oven, fridge, and all the pots, pans, plates and cutlery that you need to enjoy a home cooked meal whilst using the outdoor tables & seating.

Continental breakfast. Bed linen & towels are provided, as well as complimentary use of bathroom robes and slippers (also available for purchase).
If it gets wet we also provide Gum boots if required!

1 double and 2 single beds
   
Unavailable per night
House Truck
Max 2 Available On Request Unavailable
We are delighted to be able to offer you the unique opportunity to stay in our beautiful House Truck, also known as a Gypsy Caravan, or Gypsy Wagon

It is built on a 1940’s Bedford K series truck and was hand-crafted in New Zealand, taking seven years to complete. The Truck features beautiful ornate wooden paneling (inside and out). Stained glass windows and solar lighting.

On-board, it sleeps up to 2 in a double and single beds, and has a compact fully-equipped kitchen with gas cooker/oven, microwave, rice cooker, kettle, toaster, fridge, sink, plus a small seating area with flat-screen TV and DVD/CD player, plus a toilet and separate shower room.

Continental breakfast is left in your fridge to enjoy at your leisure.

Bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. there are towel robes and slippers you can use.

Alongside, is a barbecue shelter (shared with our Yurt guests), featuring a gas pizza oven, gas barbecue, washing sink, pots and pans, plates, etc, a range of outdoor furniture and solar lighting.

Please note that the truck cannot be driven away!

Continental breakfast. Bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. Complimentary use of bathroom robes and slippers (also available for purchase).
If it gets wet, we also provide Gum boots if required!

1 double (above the drivers cab) and 1 single (which doubles as the dining/tv seat)
   
Yurt / Ger
Max 4 Available On Request Unavailable
Why not try our HUGE 7 metre Yurt which is imported from Mongolia?

The single room space feels larger on the inside and sleeps up to four people on a double bed and two separate singles and has heating, lights and electricity, fridge, chairs and a table, a cupboard, a blanket box and tea & coffee making facilities.

The Yurt is set on a purpose built, raised and insulated wooden floor and the walls and ceiling are completely insulated with thick camel hair making it snug and warm in winter and cool and airy in the summer. The decorative central roof ring has an insulated cap, which can be opened if it gets too hot!

Alongside, is a purpose built hexagonal shared toilet building, offering a private shower, toilet and wash basin (set into a gorgeous macrocarpa bench).

There’s also a fully-equipped barbecue shelter (shared with our House Truck guests) with a gas barbecue, gas pizza oven and all the pots, pans, plates and cutlery that you need to enjoy a home cooked meal whilst using the outdoor tables & seating. Solar lighting and a range of outdoor furniture.

Both the Yurt and the toilet building offer easy wheelchair access.

Continental breakfast. Bed linen & towels are provided, as well as complimentary use of bathroom robes and slippers (also available for purchase).
If it gets wet, we also provide Gum boots if required!

1 double and 2 single beds.
   
Unavailable per night
Colonial Wagon + Sleep-out
Max 4 Available On Request Unavailable
Our luxurious, high-spec Colonial Wagon, sleeps 4 = 2 in the Wagon and 2 more in the Sleep-out

WAGON - Inside is beautifully stained wooden paneling. The outer wood is stained cedar and the canvas roof is double skinned and insulated with sheep’s wool. Main features: air-conditioning, automatic heat pump, basic cooking facilities, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, rice cooker, sink, lounge seating area, on-board shower, separate toilet and wash-basin, flat-screen full-HD TV and a Blu-ray/DVD/CD player. The super-king sized double bed can split into twin king-single beds (just ask when booking)

WAGON SLEEP-OUT - two bunk beds, electric heating. Guests share the facilities of the Wagon

Towel robes, slippers, bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided

A continental breakfast is left in the fridge for you to enjoy at your leisure

A companion barbecue shelter has gas pizza oven, barbecue, cooking facilities, wash-up sink, a range of outdoor furniture and solar lighting

Continental Breakfast
Bed linen, towels and toiletries
EXCLUSIVE access to our private collection of 40 farm animals during feed times

Large double (or twin singles) in the Wagon.
Two bunk beds in Wagon Sleep-out
   
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Train Carriage
Max 4 Available On Request Unavailable
1889 Train Carriage - sleeps up to four in two bedrooms. Fully restored, with gorgeous internal wood paneling. Open plan living room and fully-equipped self-catering kitchen. Shower room and toilet. HUGE outdoor deck. Spectacular views of the Kaikoura mountain ranges. Old antique double bed in master bedroom. Two single bunks in second bedroom.

Continental breakfast
Bed linen and towels
Soap and shampoo
Gas barbecue

Double bed in master bedroom
Two single bunks in second bedroom
   
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We proudly offer a NEW and UNIQUE collection of farm-stay B&B accommodation, just 4km from Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand.

Our options include: Colonial Wagon, Train Carriage, House Truck (Gypsy Wagon), Mongolian Yurt, Farmers Cottage, and a Tipi.

All our accommodation are fitted out to a high standard and include a range of modern comforts and conveniences.

Property Facilities

Our farm stay not only provides you with a peaceful and fun place to stay, but also offers you and your family a hands on experience with our 30+ farm animals, or even a llama trek tour (which is separately bookable).

General Room Facilities

All our accommodation includes bedding and towels; basic continental breakfast, complimentary toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities, plus many modern comforts, including heating and electricity.

Car Parking

Plenty of on site parking alongside each property.

Location / Distances

We're just 5 minutes drive from Kaikoura town centre. 4km from coast and beaches. 4km from Mt Fyffe mountain. 1km from nearest river and cycle trail. So all town services, whale watching office, supermarket, cafes and the i-site (tourist information) are within easy reach.

Check-In Time

Between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Check-Out Time

10:00 am

Reception Hours

8am - 6pm

Directions to Property

From Kaikoura town centre, drive to highway #1 intersection. Turn left and immediately right into Ludstone Road. Drive 4km. Kowhai Ford Road is a turning on the left.
GPS WARNING - if you are approaching from Christchurch or Hanmer Springs, your GPS will bring you the WRONG WAY. Please approach from Kaikoura town centre, Ludstone Road and Red Swamp Road. NOT via Inland Road (you will have to cross a river!)

Additional Information

Our Yurt and its companion buildings are completely wheelchair friendly. The rest of our site, while flat, can be muddy in places, following rain.

Dogs - you can bring you dog with you, but there are a few things to think through... not on the furniture, please clean up any mess, and some of our animals free range roam the site so your dog mustn't be the chase and hassle type. Also, we've a collie dog ourselves, so yours must accept other strange dogs easily! There are five medium sized dog kennels near most of our properties which you are welcome to use.

Payment Policy

10% (non-refundable, deposit) will be charged at time of booking. The balance will be requested at check-in, and can comprise either:
- cash, NZ debit or eftpos card, or
- credit card or foreign debit cards (at any time, at your request) + we add the 3% commission charge they take.
- paypal + we add the 4% they take from us.
You will be asked which you prefer at check-in.

Cancellation Policy

If we cancel for any reason = full refund (extreme or unavoidable 'acts of god' not included). If you cancel: (1) 30+ days before check-in = $20 admin charge, or loss of deposit (whichever is the larger); (2) 21-30 days before check-in = 20% charge; (3) 11-20 days before check-in = 50% charge; (4) Within 10 days of check-in, or no-show = 100% charge. We do not charge to change your booking, subject to alternate dates being available, and a fair change policy.

Child Policy

No charge for non-walking babies, not using a bed.

Check In Policy

Earliest check-in 2pm. Check-in closes at 9pm.
If we hear you arrive, we will come out to greet you. If we do not appear within a couple of minutes, please call: +6433195033. (During the day, we work outside on the farm and with our animals, so there may be a delay responding to you, please bear with us).
Alternatively, please approach the white farm house (at the centre of site), some sound their car horn which we might hear.
After 9pm = too late - please contact us in advance to decide what to do. We do offer a pre-booked late check-in, which costs $30 per half hour to have a member of staff available ($60 after midnight).