Our beachside cabin is a secluded retreat with walks, safe swimming and gorgeous views. Suits couples, solos, families (roll out bed and space for a tent).
Full kitchen facilities. Fish by boat or from the beach. It's glamping - use the nearby meticulous public toilet.
With historic Batley House - and us - nearby, you'll be on a peninsula on a 1000-acre farm less than two hours from Auckland and 20 mins from Maungaturoto.
Retreat on the shores of the largest harbour in the southern hemisphere and in a cosy nook protected from the prevailing wind. Great walks, safe swiming and good fishing. The area is steeped in history - there's a nearby marae (you can walk there by road or beach), while at Batley there was once a wharf, fish factories, a flour mill, shop, post office, church and school - and lots of people. Our house was once a boarding house and hotel. My book, 'Love at the End of the Road' (Penguin), tells the area's story.
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You're welcome to wander through our garden and climb the hill behind the house for great views of the Kaipara Harbour. You can walk along the beach - upriver to Tanoa where there's a marae and downriver to the next beach, around the bluff.
This is a glamping situation - the cabin has no toilet - there's a rarely used public toilet very close by. Shower block currently under construction - you are welcome to use ours. You are welcome to bring tent for children or others - limited number, $10 a night pp.
Dogs by arrangement - must be vaccinated for sheep measles and not chase cats (we have two) or livestock. Sorry, but not inside the cabin. We have a pen they can either be tied to or enclosed in.
Smoking - only outside.
We'll be around to answer questions and chat.
I'm a writer and writing tutor. My husband is a beef and sheep farmer who likes fishing and bowls. I'm into horse riding and reading. We're involved in our community and live in an historic house that started life in 1866. We have two cats, two dogs, one hen and a horse here.