This charming semi detached farmhouse with European flair, is located in a peaceful, quiet, rural setting with mature gardens + plenty of lawn space for games like Pole Tennis, Petanque and Frisbee, just to name a few. A swinging tyre from a tree will entertain the kids for hours.
There are horses, alpaca, doves, aviary birds, geese + chooks to enjoy as well as a friendly dog, cat and goat.
The open plan living area opens up to a private verandah with comfortable outdoor furniture to enjoy a BBQ.
The place is self contained with a fully equipped kitchen + dining area and an exquisite lounge with Rimu floors and handmade rugs.
It truly is a home away from home, just walk in and relax.
We have a big selection of books, DVD's and CD's for those rainy days.
It provides a homely atmosphere with 2 spacious bedrooms + 1 bathroom.
An extra single bed can be placed in the lounge and or in the first bedroom if more than 4 people are staying.
Horse riding can be arranged on the beautiful beaches and forests. You can bring your own horse at your own risk to stay in our paddock during your stay. $10.00 per night per horse. After riding you can relax in the natural hot pools or spa nearby. There are stunning coastal + bush walks + exciting jetboat rides.
The exciting White Island Tours are very popular, you can walk up to the crater and might see some dolphins or whales on the way out.
Your hosts Harold + Charlotte will ensure that you are having a comfortable + enjoyable stay. Charlotte speaks both German + English. Fresh farm eggs , fruit, cereal, homemade bread + jam is complimentary on the first morning, if you stay more than 1 night.
On site is our wool craft boutique studio with beautiful hand spun, hand dyed wool, accessories, garments and felted products, an ideal New Zealand souvenir or gift.
Smoking allowed outside only.
Horses allowed with prior approval. $10.00 per horse per day.
10% discount of the total price is given if you stay more than 5 nights.
A deposit of 30% is required to confirm your booking.
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);
Friendly Alpaca, horses and other farm animals
This property is amazing, even better than we expected. Fantastic country experience in a cottage with so much character. A huge lawn to play cricket with the kids, animals to feed, incredible gardens, etc. We enjoyed staying out of town but being so accessible to everything the area has to offer. Easily the best holiday house we've stayed. Noticed it's won awards too - no wonder!
We loved our time at Awakeri Woolcraft and wished we had been able to stay there longer. The house is well located, ten minutes from Whakatane, but close enough to everything we wanted to do (beaches, hiking, shopping, hot springs, seals). The property is beautiful with spectacular gardens, friendly animals, and Ben, the perfect dog. Our kids (12, 14, 16) enjoyed the farm so much that they want us to move. The house was very clean and comfortable, just right for our family of five. Stay there!
A really great bach which suited us really well. It is attached to the owners house and there are animals around but neither of those things need interrupt your holiday unless you want to interact with them. My daughter loved the animals and would go and see them regularly. Great beaches only a short drive away
Property absolutely as advertised and spotlessly clean. Great location 10 mins from Whakatane. Quiet location and fine gardens to wander around in.
property, rooms,decor, amenities were lovely...but..* wifi was very bad...only 15% of the place we had had it!...* toilet, shower and basin were all in one bathrm!...maybe ok for 2/3 people...for more people its no good...one occupies the shower or toilet and all the rest 4 are devoid of use!...* there are 2 dogs who could be a no-no to people not happy to have dogs freely roaming around them!!...both are good dogs...they've to b reasonably contained...if guests are to be happy!!...else no-no..
Very very nice place with beautiful farm view and various animals. The house is spacious and tidy with an amazing kitchen. You should not ignore it if you like animals and a peaceful lifestyle.