Ferry Mans Cottage: Charleston, West Coast #1322: From $350.00 per night

Ferry Mans Cottage: Charleston, West Coast #1322: From $350.00 per night

Ferryman's Cottage - for a romantic getaway...

Luxurious Self-Contained Cottage near Punakaiki, West Coast

Ferry Man's Cottage offers luxurious and romantic holiday home accommodation, set in its own private 12 acre section at the very end of Birds Ferry Road, forming part of our 33 acre property.

It is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend break or a family holiday. Located on the edge of a small Lake, 2 km from the highway and, with native Wekas, Pukekos and wild ducks as neighbours this is a most peaceful spot. The rare Kiwi can be heard at night here.

The luxurious bach (cottage) is finished to a very high standard and designed to take in the panoramic mountain and ocean views. All the luxury touches of Birds Ferry Lodge but with a fully equipped kitchen in your own very private setting.


There are two large bedrooms, 1 x four-poster Queen, and 1 x Superking which splits to be 2 singles.

There is a double sleep sofa in the lounge.

Cot and high chair are available as well as a wide selection of indoor and outdoor games plus DVD's.

The cottage is very cosy and warm at all times of the year - the bedrooms have oil filled radiators, electric blankets, the bathroom has underfloor heating and there is a 'Metro' wood burner in the lounge which packs a punch!

Tariff includes gourmet breakfast hamper. If you do not want to cook, we are happy to provide a Cottage Dinner.

WIFI now with boosted signal for Blackberry, Ipad and Iphone.

The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day. By the front deck there are TWIN OUTDOOR GARDEN BATHS with hot running water (One for you and one for your significant other - how romantic is that!) from where you can watch the sun go down in spectacular fashion with a glass of bubbles perhaps.

The Cottage Tariff includes:

  • Gourmet Hamper of locally produced and/or homegrown breakfast supplies, manuka smoked bacon, free range eggs, greek yogurt, homemade muesli and jam, fruit juice, seasonal fruit bowl, freshly baked bread, organic fair trade coffee beans
  • 2 spacious bedrooms. One of them with 1 queen four poster. The other one with a superking double bed which can be split to become 2 single beds
  • Electric blankets
  • Garden Bath with hot piped water.
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry facility.
  • TV, DVD (with NZ DVDs), CD player, magazines and games
  • Exclusive use of a 12 acre section including extensive landscaped gardens
  • A modern fully tiled bathroom with a shower and a bath. Under floor heating adds that luxury touch...
  • Large towels and luxury hand made toiletries from Marlborough. Hairdryer and heating throughout
  • An ample supply of hot water
  • Quality linens, feather/wool duvets
  • Cot & Highchair
  • Pets are allowed inside, but dogs need to be under control at all times as we have Kiwi on our property along with ducks, wekas, chickens, guinea fowl and pheasants.

2 night minimum stay on Friday and Saturdays.


$350.00 to $575.00 per night for 2 guests, and includes a breakfast hamper.   Each additional guest is $75.00 extra.  There are discounts for stays of more than 2 nights and in the off season.

Telephone: 0800 212 207 


Pamper Package - 2 nights at Ferry Mans Cottage

Retreat to the complete seclusion of the warm and cosy Ferry Mans Cottage. It its own private 12 hectare section with views over native bush and the ocean beyond your only neighbors will be Pukekoes and Wekas along with the Kiwi calling at night. 

What's included in this super 2 night weekend or mid-week break?

  • Two nights' luxury accommodation in Ferry Mans Cottage - Fine linens, feather/wool duvets and superking or fourposter bed.
  • Two 45-minute holistic Massage Therapy Sessions at Birds Ferry Lodge along with a soak in the lodge spa.
  • Chilled bubbly in the cottage fridge on arrival with champagne flutes
  • 'Cottage Dinner' for 2 on the one night of your choice. This quality homestyle meal will await you in the cottage on your arrival, needing only to be heated at your convenience. Dishwasher supplied!
  • Gourmet breakfast supplies for 2 including homemade bread and preserves, manuka smoked bacon and our own free range eggs.
  • Luxurious toiletries including bubble bath for the garden bath, fluffy robes, fresh flowers,log fire and quality DVD selection.


Go to the booking page for rates and booking information. 

3 for 2 midweek at Ferry Mans Cottage

Offer available off season only (May 2012-September 2012)

Visit the Cottage page for details about the cottage!

B&B at Birds Ferry Lodge with Cave Rafting package - luxury & adventure combined!

Stay in the beautiful newly renovated Grand View Room at Birds Ferry Lodge and experience an amazing Underworld (Cave) Rafting trip with Norwest Adventures.

About the Underworld Cave Rafting experience: 

A superb 4-hour Black Water Rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park.
Visitors are fitted out with designer wet suits, wet suit socks boots gloves and helmet at the NWA Ltd Charleston Base. A courtesy coach takes you to The Nile River Rainforest Train for transport through the primeval rain forest and towering limestone cliffs of the Nile River Canyon.
Once changed, a short climb is required to enter the enormous Nile River Cave System where you meander through a calcitic paradise of stalactites and stalagmites in the upper dry levels of the cave.
Down in the lower active levels of the Cave, you meet up with a slow moving underground river on which you float in your tube using only the natural light of a simply awe inspiring display of glow worms for navigation.
You emerge from the cave into a remote and untouched world before leaving its tranquillity for the rushing bubbling waters of the low grade Nile River Rapids.
This is an award winning adventure at its best. Discover why! 

(for more info on this trip, go to: http://www.caverafting.com/underworld-rafting/

B&B at Birds Ferry Lodge with Glow Worm Cave Tour package

Stay in the lovely newly renovated Totara Valley Room at Birds Ferry Lodge and experience a unique Glow Worm Cave Tour at Norwest Adventures.

About the Glow Work Cave Tour: 

You will explore an ancient wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites in the large dry upper levels and become entranced while under the galaxies of glowworms in the awe-inspiring Ananui entrance series.
Discovered only recently, the Metro cave is one of the few caves in the world you can walk through and see in its natural, unspoilt state, the way it was discovered.
This is a simply stunning soft eco tour in a very special place.

(For more info, visit: http://www.caverafting.com/gloworm-cave-tour/ )


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