About this listing
Only 15km from the Waitomo Caves and 2km from the Kiwi House.You will be staying at a 3/4 bedroom renovated farm house that has amazing views across farmland below. Shared modern bathroom down the hall, a relaxed and happy hideaway for you to enjoy.
Set back from the road, on the side of a hill is our farm house. 2.5km from the town, on an easy to get to road. Our place is just off the state highway, and 15km easy drive from the Waitomo Caves.
With views of road and countryside, we have two single beds available in a fairly large room.
Our Farm House is a great place for you to base yourself while you explore the Waitomo area and visit the world famous limestone caves and/or the Kiwi House. The kiwis are fed at 11.30 each day and its quite an experience to see this. Otorohanga has a few shops - a bar and bakeries and others. A good place for fish and chips is Sonnys or Dew Drop In which is beside the Westpac Bank. The Thirst Weta is a great bar with very good food.
There is a supermarket in town for provisions.
The animals on our property have dwindled lately but we have one white duck that comes around the house, an inside/outside dog and two cats as well as two beef cattle on our three acres. I sometimes have foster kittens and cats.
Two single beds with the bathroom down the hallway.
Breakfast is provided which consists of whatever we are having - cereal and fruit and yoghurt, and/or toast and spreads, and tea and coffee.
Wifi Internet is available and there is plenty of parking.
We do not provide dinner. You are welcome to heat something up for dinner.
Our Farm House is a casual home. It is clean, tidy and comfortable but we are not fastidious. We are non smokers.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Bedroom, bathroom down the hall, lounge, kitchen. Microwave, tea and coffee, fridge for storing food if required. Heat up your dinner meal if u would like to.
Interaction with Guests
Usually I wind down as the day goes by so by evening I am a bit quiet and ready for bed fairly early. If hubby is around then he is more inclined to talk in the evenings. I enjoy mornings so am up feeding the animals and making breakfast and more likely to chat then.
Country area. Alpacas next door, if u would like to meet the alpacas up close and personal, my neighbours are very happy to introduce them to you. There are many trees and green fields and nice views.
If you love to cycle through beautiful trees with the sounds of bird life above you, then it's only 30km drive to the Timber Trail pathway where you can hire a bike and head off along the paths with a variety of length circuits to take. It's signposted and maps are available at the start point in the Pureora forest.
Buses come to the town 2km away. Driving by car is easy and there is a longish driveway to the house but once you get to the house there is plenty of room to turn around.
Other Things to Note
If u r able to it's good if I know about what time you will be arriving. A quick email or text from you means I can plan my day around that arrival time. Sometimes Navman tells fibs in this area so it is important to read the itinerary that you receive when your booking is accepted and maybe you could put my telephone number in your phone.
Please note that NZ roads are not straight and they require more concentration than roads in other countries. It will also take you longer to go from A to B than (website hidden) maps says. Driving say from the Bay of Islands to here is probably a bit much for most drivers as is driving from (website hidden) looks small on the map but its not that small. Please allow plenty of time in your travels and drive carefully.
Just arrive, settle in, chat or relax in room or on the deck, discuss next days activities,go on computer to check out further plans. We go to bed at about 10pm.
Leave by 11am on day of departure.
The room is a bedroom only, bathroom down the hall.
Shirley was warm and welcoming. I much enjoyed her company and my brief stay in her lovely farm style cottage. Her kitties El Vira and Flower and her duck were adorable. The place is only 2 km away from the main Otorohanga strip.
We stayed 2 nights with Shirley in late June. Shirley was a great host - accommodating, helpful, and fun to talk to. We made ourselves at home, and Shirley didn't mind us using the kitchen and fridge. The place was tidy and felt like home, laid back and relaxed. We went out to visit Hairy Feet and the Waitomo caves, which was only a short drive from the house. Overall a nice stay and convenient location.
It was a good experience, all is clean et beautiful
The host is nice et welcoming
The house is near city centre or caves or the kiwi house
We want to thank you for the amazing stay we had at your beautiful house. Our room was super clean, luxurious, well equipped and comfortable. We also enjoyed listening about your life experiences, your farm animals and things in general about New Zealand. We wish we could have spent more time at your place and hope to be back one day. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality!
Shirley was such a great host! She was friendly and had such a nice chat in the evening. She is very knowledgeable about the area and very accommodating. Her home is nice and comfortable with great views of the surrounding countryside.
Warm and welcoming host and room. Everything was as expected. Thanks Shirley!
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About the Host, Shirley
Easy going and cheerful. I like gardening, horseriding, reading, spiritual learning, nature, health, animals, my computer and phone.
Husband: Car racing, car rallying, engineering, travel, hearing about other places and attitudes and cultures.
We have travelled ourselves and know how nice it is to meet local people and receive a glimpse into how the locals live.