We travelled just over a week ago in early Dec and stayed for 4 nights. Wonderful wonderful place and the hosts were very friendly and warm. The kids especially loved the animals and my son would faithfully wake up at 745am every morning to feed the sheep, goats, and the chickens and collect eggs with Debbie. The cottage is kept in tip top condition. Very clean and everything is well thought through by the hosts, from the variety of food and beverages stocked up in the fridge, the toys available for the kids, as well as the wonderful and yummy bread baked by Debbie every day. The croissants are just so lovely. It's lovely waking up in the morning and hearing the sheep bleat right outside the cottage. My son loves roaming outside the cottage and playing with all the different animals. My son cried so badly when he left the cottage because he missed the animals. We will definitely be back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awake to birdsong in this peaceful and tranquil self catering farmstay only 500m from the lake. You will feel welcome as soon as you arrive with special touches to make your holiday memorable. Savour the freshly baked bread, pastries, free range eggs and fresh fruit that you can enjoy at a time that suits you. Enjoy panoramic views over surrounding countryside and the lake from the privacy of your own cottage. Only a short walk to Lake Rotorua, trout fishing at Hamurana Springs, or a game of golf at Hamurana Golf Course. Conveniently situated to many of Rotorua's major tourist attractions including Agrodome, Zorb, Skyline Skyrides & Hells Gate. Amenities include a full kitchen with dishwasher, flat screen TV, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, DVD, iPod Dock, linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers, free wireless internet and BBQ. We have dogs and cats as well as assorted friendly farm animals, so you are welcome to hand feed sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits and the goats. We sometimes have other small animals that we are helping recover their full health before returning them to their natural habitat. We really listen to our guest's Trip Advisor comments and have installed a new comfy double sofabed and upgraded our Wifi for a better guest experience. ... more less