BED & PROVISIONS AT THE ORCHARD COTTAGE
This little getaway has been revived from it's former life as croquet club rooms, embracing the lovely old features, the decor is open and light. With a 'shabby chic' quality, the style is relaxed while never compromising on comfort.
The open living space is bright and airy, making the most of the views across the bush valley and swaying gum trees where sunsets can be simply magical. Cushion-filled daybeds, vintage arm chairs and plenty of holiday reading complete this retreat-like space and may make it hard to leave. Enjoy your own music through the wireless speaker and if you do need to connect with the world, free Wi-Fi is available for your use.
Complimentary tea and locally roasted coffee are provided, we also recommend adding a basket of hand-picked local provisions when you book your escape (see below for details). The kitchenette is furnished with a small fridge and equipment for preparing delicious light meals, including some pantry basics (oil, seasoning, butter, milk etc.). Enjoy your home cooking at the lovely Kauri dining table or on the expansive verandah, which is almost always sheltered from hot summer sun or a breeze on cooler days.
The bedroom has a cozy queen bed with quality 100% cotton linen and picture windows take in views of the young orchard and native bush surrounds. In the roomy bathroom is a high pressure shower over a large bath, cotton towels and natural soap.
The Orchard Cottage is positioned atop 30 acres of regenerating native bush which borders a Department of Conservation valley reserve. There's a wide bush track on the property leading you down to a rocky bottomed stream and a small clearing with a picnic table. While the walk is steep, it makes a fantastic outing for nature-lovers of all ages. Be sure to bring some walking shoes and togs in the summer, the refreshing stream is perfect for a dip.
As your hosts we're just a phone call away to answer any questions or provide assistance if required, apart from this though, it's your escape and you'll be left to enjoy it as you choose. The Orchard Cottage is ideal for a single or couples. It can cater for up to four people if required with the living room daybeds providing two singles.
PRICING: Starts at $220 per night for up to two people. Extra people $25 per person per night.
A HAND-PICKED TASTE OF NORTHLAND
Complimentary local organic tea, locally roasted coffee and milk is provided. In addition, you may also choose some delicious personally chosen, local provisions. There are two options:
1/2 dozen free range eggs, freshly baked bread, fresh local fruit and vegetables, fruit preserves and homemade gluten-free granola.
1/2 dozen free range eggs, freshly baked bread, fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit, local organic cheese, relish and preserves.
PRICING: $30 PER OPTION IN ADDITION TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION
The Orchard Cottage is located at:
641 Owhiwa Road, Parua Bay
You'll find us perfectly positioned in the middle of Northland, a great base to discover the region:
30 minutes from Whangarei Airport
2.5 hour drive from Auckland
1.5 hour drive from Warkworth
1.5 hour drive to Kerikeri
3.5 hour drive to Cape Rienga
You'll need your own transport to and from the cottage as there is no regular public transport to this area. While the setting is rural, it's not remote and you're never very far from amenities and lots of attractions.
Just 10 minutes to Parua Bay village, 15 minutes to lots of beaches, walks and scenic activities, as well as Whangarei centre for shopping, art, restaurants and all other services.