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The Woolshed, Cassie's Farm

Cabins & Cottages

Te Miro, Waikato                    Listed By Trisha


We welcome you to The Woolshed; a quirky, cosy, country cottage, ideal for couples romantic getaways or families who enjoy being surrounded by nature.

Cassie's Farm is a working drystock farm, running dairy grazers. The original woolshed on the farm has been converted into secluded and self-contained accommodation, using largely recycled materials.

- Walk on farm tracks and races to the end of the farm
- Enjoy the views and birdlife; Kereru (native woodpigeon), Tui, Kingfisher, Ruru (morepork), Piwakawaka (Fantail), Tauhou (waxeye) and more
- Explore our ponds and covenanted 40 acres of Native Bush
You are also welcome to enjoy time in our large native garden, and make use of the built in BBQ or Pizza Oven.

Unique Experiences at The Woolshed, Cassie's Farm

  1. Farm tour in our 6 seater Polaris
  2. Great tracks for walking / biking
  3. Explore our native bush blocks, ponds and new plantings

Why You Will Love The Woolshed, Cassie's Farm

It's unique and has character; cosy in winter; secluded and private; great views; wraparound deck. Have a go with our pizza oven!

Accommodation Types

The Woolshed

The aim of the renovation was to maintain the original character of the building, the history and essential Kiwi-ness of it, as well as making it as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. All of the fixtures, fittings and furnishings are recycled or pre-loved - except for the new bathroom, and bedroom carpet. Your stay will be surrounded by original woolshed features!
- The woolpress now houses the hot water cylinder
- A shearing plant graces the wall
- One wall is covered by corrugated iron previously cladding the outside of the woolshed.
- The living area floor is natural timber, and the remaining living area walls are clad with native rimu taken from the exterior of a demolished woolshed at Whitehall.

Outside The Woolshed you will have a large wraparound, north facing deck, with table, chairs and sun umbrella, plus a porch for shade or shelter, so you can enjoy uninterrupted views over the farm paddocks and bush, beautiful sunsets, or watch the horses being worked in the adjacent riding arena.

- Full kitchen with electric stove, oven, fridge freezer, panini press, microwave, coffee plunger and a full range of crockery and cookware.
- Comfy armchairs, a 32" flat screen HDD tv with Freeview, a dvd player (choose some movies from our large selection), and an ipod dock / cd player.
-a selection of board games and books to choose from.
- Wireless internet connection.
- Bathroom with shower, large hand basin, loo, and washing machine
- Quality linen and towels are provided.
- Iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner
- Eco friendly hand wash, shampoo and body wash.

The building is fully insulated, with a log burner which keeps it toasty warm in colder months. All beds have New Zealand wool duvets, with extra blankets and hot water bottles at hand if needed

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$185.00 per night
(up to 4 guests)

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Property Amenities

Family Friendly
Property Manager on site
-Sealed Roads
Unsealed Roads
Good mobile service
Rubbish bin
Power Available
Horse Grazing Available
Dog Friendly
Cat Friendly

Additional Amenities:
Riding arena, covered yards, round pen and grazing available. Come and ride on the farm!


Farm Tour Available


Farm tour

Experience a farm tour with Ian, in our 6 seater Polaris! - Go off road, and view our ponds, native bush, and regeneration blocks.

$25.00 per person

About the Landowner, Trisha

We are Ian Brennan and Trisha Wren, a Kiwi and a Scot, who moved to this farm from Scotland in 2005.

Cassie's Farm is a 220 acre drystock farm. We currently run dairy grazers - dairy calves and heifers that haven't started milking yet - plus a few beefies, and a couple of horses. (We don't have any horses for visitors to ride, but do enquire about bringing your own horse and riding on the farm!)

Before moving to this farm in 2005 we lived outside of Edinburgh where we planted six acres of mixed woodland on degraded land in 1997. Trees grow a lot slower there than here, but most of that planting is now closed canopy and has vastly increased the local bird population. Having spent so much effort to get those trees established, it is strange to think that most of them are considered noxious weeds in New Zealand!

Our dream is to reverse the damage that has been done to this land over the past 100 years. We are gradually fencing off, protecting, and replanting with natives all 7 of the streams that start on this farm, and all of the steep gullies that should probably never have been cleared of native bush in the first place, as well as creating shelter and fodder belts on each paddock.

We began revegetation planting in 2007 with the help of volunteers who were working on the Maungatautari project. Their knowledge and experience, not to mention their hard work and enthusiasm, got us off to a great start. Since 2009 we have done most of the revegetation work (fencing, planting and weeding) ourselves. To date we've planted 30,000 natives (mostly trees) and taken 12 acres out of production.

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