Matuku Moana - named after the White Faced Heron that lives on our pond. Our cottage sleep out and new rustic outdoor bathroom is available for guests to stay in. Enjoy a glamping experience in Central Otago. Hot water shower and compost toilet situated near the cottage. Continental breakfast is included and free wifi. Enjoy the various animals on our farm, alpacas, kune kune pigs, chickens, ducks, horses and miniature horses.
“Cosy private unit separate from the main house. Toilet is a short walk and well lit at night. Shower is under the stars which are bright and beautiful out there. Comfortable bed and excellent breakfast of OJ, coffee/tea cereal, fruit, yogurt or toast. Enjoy 🙂”
A warm and cosy strawbale home built of natural materials, located in the middle of the rail trail. Beautiful outlook to the mountains and countryside. A few minutes walk to the village centre with store and hotel.
“Our family had a wonderful stay at Jillian’s strawbale house. The space is full of character with amazing artworks and books, the most tranquil bath ever (make sure you time your soak with the sunset - bliss) and all of the bits and pieces you could possibly need. The setting is incredibly peaceful and homey, which made for such a relaxing couple of days - sorely needed after a relatively rough year! Jillian was really hospitable and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed/wanted. She had great tips for us to explore the area and was really accommodating, going out of her way to organise things like a portacot for us. There are a couple of great little walks nearby if you are hanging around for a bit, including one on the opposite side of the creek bordering the house. The publican at the Railway Hotel a short walk down the road is incredibly friendly, the food is delicious and good value too. Oturehua is a fab base for exploring the Maniototo; villages like Saint Bathans, Naseby, and Ophir (home to Pitches - possibly one of the best cafes I’ve been to in NZ) are within 20/30 minutes by car, while the wineries of the Cromwell/Alex/Bannockburn area are just a wee bit further. We felt really privileged to have stayed in a house made with so much thought and care, and I am especially jealous of Jillian’s writing hut! We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Thanks so much, Jillian.”
This clean and modern larch cottage has 2 decks capturing all day sun in all seasons. Front deck has bifolding doors opening towards the tennis court which is approx 3m away. All on one level and a perfect spot for couples, families or groups. 2 minutes walk to cafe,restaurant, museum, historic precinct and pubs as well as next door to playground,
“A lovely house with all the things you expect in a holiday home - with the bonus of an outdoor hot tub. Great for kids being so close to the playground etc, walking distance to pub and cafe, close to biking trails and the curling rink. Would definitely recommend.”