Eco friendly accommodation
Our barn has been rebuilt completely with eco sensitivity to ensure the original essence remained the same, but it is now warm and cosy, very quiet and welcoming. It has double thickness timber walls (pine exterior and macrocarper interior) with insulation in between.
The one shearing stand has new flooring and the floor boards are wide and smooth - perfect for dancing. Alan's uncle created wonderful knarled teatree cupboard handles for us and all internal doors plus some of the windows, and curtains are recycled. The stained glass window was commissioned by Gill for her wedding gift to Alan - it reflects the view to the east.
Glass towel rails in the guest bedroom (for bathroom towels) and on the exterior for beach towels, came from Gill's sister's house in Marblehead, just north of Boston in USA. Alan built the bedhead for the loft bedroom to store additional linen, and he also fashioned all the loft railings from bamboo and old native totora porch uprights from the original farm house across the road.
Kitchen and bathroom use grey water systems - we harvest rainwater and use solar (with electrical backup) for water heating.
The Canadian composting toilet works brilliantly.
Western face scaffolding
Interior completely guttered, insulated, relined - new roof, new concrete floor to make both halves level, skylights and windows added
The curtains are second hand and have been reworked to fit the French doors; Alan made the bed upstairs; and the downstairs bedside table; the downstairs beds came from Hospice but with new mattresses, pillows and linen; blankets have been recycled and there are second hand shelving units or new made to match the interior walling.
Gill's mother collected the blue and white china for her - paintings are from Alan's mother and Gill's grandfather's collection as well as some of his crystal glassware. The Adirondack leather chair came from a Keri Keri antique store - it has an adjustable back - a low tech brass bar you move to change the rake to suit your frame.
Pet friendly accommodation
Four legged guests please note that there is Jake on the property - the resident standard poodle. He is friendly and active and wants to play all the time.
Other dogs who come to the property need to be mindful that he (and his brother, red tabby Leo the cat) reside here. Next door are sheep and these must be left alone at all times. The road gate is generally open and so visiting dogs must be kept in or near the barn. Flocks of sheep and cattle are driven down the road from time to time.
Your dog is welcome to sleep inside if their own beds come with them to keep them off the furniture for other non-dog owning guests.
We also have an unfenced stream near the barn. The beach is dog friendly all year but they must be kept on leashes near the protected Fairy Terns and Godwits which come to breed at Pakiri Beach.
Jasmine had a successful summer holiday with us and we welcome feline visitors.
Pricing for Queen bed in the loft (up to 2 adults) - $150 per night - 2 night minimum
Plus Twin Bedroom on ground floor (up to 2 singles) - additional $50 per night for the room - 2 night minimum
SPECIAL DEAL - Stay for 5 nights and pay for 4 OR Stay for 10 nights and pay for 8
Basket of produce to welcome you - free
If you are celebrating a special event, let us know in advance for a surprise gift!
Visitors to clean up and leave the property as found
+649 422 6959
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