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The Ploughman's Cottage - Bay of Islands Getaway

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In-room dining
TV, fireplace
2 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of The Ploughman's Cottage - Bay of Islands Getaway

Private host

The Ploughman's Cottage - Bay of Islands Getaway

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace
Pakaraka, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTe Waimate Mission House9 min drive
  • Popular LocationGinns Ngawha Springs14 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarsden Estate15 min drive
  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)17 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 child bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Ploughman's Cottage - Bay of Islands Getaway

Holiday home in Pakaraka with fireplace
Welcome to the Ploughman's Cottage - the original Ploughman's cottage on our farm. This delightful cottage is situated amongst a cottage garden, with over 30 fruit trees, and is charmingly decorated and restored.

Conveniently located on State Highway 1, use the cottage as a perfect base for exploring the Bay of Islands and Northland - with Kerikeri and Paihia 20 minutes away, and the beautiful beaches of Matauri and Te Ngaere Bay just 45 minutes away. Kawakawa and the rail trail to Opua is 20 minutes down the road.

Explore the stunning sand dunes and wild rugged beaches of the West Coast with Hokianga Harbour only 45 minutes drive from the cottage.

Just 10 minutes up the road from the cottage are the Ngawha Springs - natural rustic thermal springs which boast an array of healing remedies!

After exploring and adventuring - retreat to your cottage and while away the afternoon enjoying the cottage garden. Taste the splendour from the fruit trees, or an egg or two from the resident cottage chickens.

Come and enjoy Northland and the Bay of Islands - whilst staying in a beautiful historic cottage in one of the earliest settlements in New Zealand.
Special conditions:
You are welcome to harvest fruit from the trees and eggs from the chooks - please take enough for your stay, but leave some for our next guests.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces. Fridges and microwaves are provided.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

The Ploughman's Cottage - Bay of Islands Getaway Pakaraka

About this area


This holiday home is located in Pakaraka. Te Waimate Mission House and Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Omapere and Ginns Ngawha Springs. Hundertwasser Public Toilets and The Parrot Place are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding and hiking.

What's nearby

  • Lake Omapere - 9 min drive
  • Te Waimate Mission House - 9 min drive
  • Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway - 12 min drive
  • Ginns Ngawha Springs - 14 min drive
  • Marsden Estate - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 17 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 13 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Charming country cottage
We picked this accomodation due to it's proximity to Ngawha Springs and the Bay of Islands, also the log fire as ours was a winter holiday. It was certainly warm enough once the fire was going, with plenty of other heating options and electric blankets in addition. As the floors are not carpeted, I would recommend bringing slippers or ugg boots for inside wear if staying in winter. We enjoyed mandarins and feijoas, jonquils and the cute chickens and bunny rabbits in the garden. Unfortunately I did not sleep well as I found the queen bed very hard, but was able to bulk it up somewhat with a spare duvet. Linens were lovely, and lots of fresh towels available. Fee was easy to communicate with and kindly allowed us a late check out on our last day. Overall a good experience.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful stay in a beautiful cottage
My partner and I stayed at this gorgeous cottage for our honeymoon. Fiona was more than accommodating and allowed us to get ready there for the wedding and have some photos taken on the property. It was a beautiful stay and we are so keen to come back!

5/5 Excellent

Cutest cottage, incredible orchard and a personal tour!
We had the most fabulous time at Fee's place! The house is lovely, and has everything you need. The orchard was terrific, and we had eggs from the hens too. More than all that, Fiona gave us a great tour to the waterfall, and showing us interesting historical features too. We just had the best time, and look forward to coming back one day, with our friends!

5/5 Excellent

A quaint cottage
A lovely gentle farm stay in a delightful wee cottage. A step back in time. Good cooking and washing facilities. Comfortable beds. Delicious fruit trees and eggs from free range hens. We enjoyed our brief but charming stay here.

5/5 Excellent

Whānau Haven
The Whānau loved this whare - a super comfy home away from home with couches to die for! Fee is super accommodating with brilliant comms. Manaakitanga at its finest. Thanks very much Fee, ngā mihi nui.