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The Cooks Cottage, Homewood Station

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Riversdale, Wairarapa                    Listed By Jan


This fully restored 1870's one bedroom cottage is waiting for you to enjoy. Located on a historic sheep and beef farm on a picturesque part of the Wairarapa Coast, this cute cottage was originally built for the Station cook. In later years it has housed the overflow of family guests until its full refurbishment in the last 6 months. Come and relax in its luxurious surroundings away from civilization. Bring your walking shoes or mountain bike to explore the many tracks over the scenic property, or bring your picnic basket, fishing rod and your book. Whatever you are looking for in accommodation away from it all this place is your answer. Walk 15 minutes to the beaches located on the farm, hike to the skyline to take in the panoramic coastal views, bike to the river for a picnic or simply enjoy being on a large farm. The options are endless. The cottage has a full kitchen with a large fridge freezer and contains basic cooking ingredients for you to whip up a feast after a day in the coastal air. A new veranda wraps around the cottage so there is plenty of outdoor space to sit and relax either in or out of the sun. The cottage also features a log burner to cozy up to on those chilly evenings. Breakfast supplies are included in the nightly rate for you to enjoy at your leisure. There is access to a swimming pool and grass tennis court in the homestead garden during the summer months. Riversdale Beach resort is located a 15 minute drive away which features a village store (providing coffee, takeaway meals and grocery supplies), a 9 hole golf course and a surf club patrolled beach (operating during the summer months). Castlepoint is a 50 minute drive away if you fancy a day trip, with a stop at the Tinui Cafe and Bar a must on the way.

Unique Experiences at The Cooks Cottage, Homewood Station

  1. Walking and biking tracks available on the property
  2. River and beach access on the property
  3. Experience of staying on an iconic farm property

Why You Will Love The Cooks Cottage, Homewood Station

Guests that have stayed with us over the years love the serenity of the property and the diverse number of things to do - walks, bike rides, beach excursions, river swimming and picnics, bush walks and or course enjoying the farm and its animals.

Accommodation Types

The Cooks Cottage

A one bedroom luxurious 140 year old cottage located on a historic sheep and beef farm on the Wairarapa Coast. The cottage has been fully restored to include modern day luxuries while retaining the original character of the wooden cottage. A modern kitchen has been installed, along with a spacious bathroom. Full cooking facilities are accommodated for in the kitchen hence stays of more than two nights are encouraged. While you stay you will have access to certain parts of the farm for walking and biking (please bring your own), and access to the coast and Kaiwhata river.

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$170.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)

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Property Amenities

18+ Adults Only
Family Friendly
Single Safe
Property Manager on site
Unsealed Roads

Extras Some handy things you might need that the property owner can supply


Whilst breakfast supplies are included in the rental of the cottage other meals may be arranged with the owner at the time of the stay e.g. dinner with the family, picnic ingredients etc. This will not be available all year round so should be discussed with the owner at the time of the booking


About the Landowner, Jan

Approximate Location

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