Just returned from our stay at Nightingale Falls Farmstay. We booked for 2 nights not knowing what to expect and stayed 4 nights. We would probably still be there if there was not a plane to catch.
The location a short drive from Thames is in the hills overlooking Tararu Bay and the Firth of Thames.Both of the cottages available for rent have fabulous views. Both cottages are appointed extremely well and Twickingham Cottage has full cooking facilities as well as a fireplace.
Cottages are quaint, clean and offer comfortable beds and the comforts of home in an exquisite rural setting. Our host family the Martins were warm, generous people anxious to have their guests be as comfortable as possible.Farm tours, swimming in the swimming holes or just sitting on the deck sipping a glass of wine and contemplating the universe,we did it all and loved it.
We would highly recommend this venue to anyone wishing an escape from the ordinary, or maybe just a well needed break from a hectic travel schedule or city life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •So you want to experience New Zealand?•Be sure not to miss this!•Be ready to be inspired by this amazing experience.Nightingale Falls Farm Stay Retreat is a unique property situated on 120 Acres of bush and pasture overlooking the Firth of Thames. From the very start of your retreat you feel the experience of adventure as you venture up to your accommodation. As you climb the hills you voyage through the farms various animals, most which are free range, grazing and doing as they please. A sense of adventure begins to tug at the heart whether you are an animal lover, enthusiastic for adventure, explorer and hiker or to get away from it all in total peace and tranquillity. There is something here for everyone, for every age group. Twinkingham Cottage features exquisite views from the comfort of your living room, whether warmed beside the wood fire or soaking in the warmth of the summer sun. The master bedroom has luxurious bedding and sea views, along with a second bedroom with single bunks. Twinkingham Cottage is fully self-contained with a kitchen gas cooktop and fridge making it easy to prepare a meal or snacks. Sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. Shantilly Cottage offers a luxurious queen sized bed with an en-suite looking out to the extensive bush and water views. It has facility for tea and coffee. Meals can be prepared in the main farmhouse kitchen for your convenience. It features a second bedroom, also with views with two single beds or can be converted into a large king. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. Nightingale Falls offers a selection of activities including guided river bed exploring and gold panning, feed the animals farm tour including a visit to Nightingale Waterfall and meet the horses and maybe even ride!. You will be made to feel at home with your hosts Scott and Karyn and their four children. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone wishing an escape from the ordinary, or maybe just a well needed break from a hectic travel schedule or city life. The panoramic view from the cottages and the peaceful atmosphere can rest the soul to anyone who needs to find peace and tranquility. ... more less
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