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Bush Hill Cottage Farmstay

SuperhostRaetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Entire cottage hosted by Cathy
5 guests1 bedroom4 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cathy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Bush Hill Cottage, on Bush Hill Farm, is the perfect place to take a break and forget the stresses of life or use as a base to try the many activities in our beautiful Ruapehu district.
We are close to Tongariro National Park and Whanganui River where your adventures can begin. Our place is great for couples, solo adventurers, and families with children.

The space
Bush Hill Cottage is a great place to take time out from your busy schedule, relax and enjoy rural New Zealand. Our little cottage has a good sized kitchen/dining room with an excellent wood burning fire to keep everyone warm and there are restful views out the kitchen window while doing the dishes. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge/freezer, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, bowls, pots & pans and baking dishes. We also have tea, coffee, sugar, milk, salt, pepper & cooking oil for your convenience.The bedroom has a single bed and a set of bunks(very popular with the younger guests!) while the double bed is in the lounge. All bed linen and towels are provided.

The cottage is in a paddock so the only immediate neighbours you may have are sheep, cows or a horse. There is a lovely bush walk near our house or, time and weather permitting, we offer a farm experience for you to see a small part of farm life. There is a charge for this experience.

Our local towns of Raetihi and Ohakune have fascinating histories – farming, timber milling, railway, 1918 fires, market gardening, ski industry development so hire a bike and check them out. Raetihi is about 10 minutes drive from us and Ohakune is 20 minutes away. Both have information centres and free Wifi at the libraries.

We are about half way between Mt Ruapehu and the Whanganui River and both offer plenty of options – hiking, camping, biking, jet boating, canoeing or skiing in winter. Pipiriki, on the Whanganui River, is 35 minutes drive away and from there you can take a jet boat to the famous “Bridge to Nowhere” in the Mangapurua Valley. Canoe trips can also be organised or cycle through the Mangapurua to be collected by jet boat at the river.

Explore in the Tongariro National Park with many treks for all levels of fitness and experience. The most famous hike is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, with “Mt Doom”, only 1 hour from us. In winter the Turoa and Whakapapa skifields on Mt Ruapehu can be enjoyed.



Opportunities for mountain biking in the Ruapehu region are many and varied from easy tracks for first timers to downhill daring rides.

If trout fishing is your passion, there are a number of magnificent fishing sites on rivers and streams including the Manganui o te Ao River and Mangawhero River.
There are also museums, art galleries, numerous cafes and restaurants for your enjoyment.

So what ever your preference when taking a break, we would love to see you at Bush Hill Cottage.

Guest access
You will have peace and privacy with the whole cottage to yourselves, although we are usually around across the paddock, in our own home/farm, should you need anything.

Other things to note
We are about 9 kilometres from Raetihi. The last few kilometres to the cottage is on gravel road.
Wifi is not available at the cottage.
Bush Hill Cottage, on Bush Hill Farm, is the perfect place to take a break and forget the stresses of life or use as a base to try the many activities in our beautiful Ruapehu district.
We are close to Tongariro National Park and Whanganui River where your adventures can begin. Our place is great for couples, solo adventurers, and families with children.

The space
Bush Hill Cottage is…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Hangers
Washing machine
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
High chair
Private entrance
TV
Smoke alarm
Laptop-friendly workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.91 out of 5 stars from 122 reviews
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Location

Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Our area is special with its stunning natural beauty alongside farming activities, Maori and European history that we are keen to share with travellers.

Hosted by Cathy

Joined in March 2016
  • 122 Reviews
  • Superhost
My husband and I have a deer farm, with sheep and cattle as well. I grew up on a farm and Mike lived in small country towns as a child so we greatly appreciate our rural heritage. We see it as a vital part of NZ and we enjoy being able to share it with visitors. I enjoy gardening - flower, fruit & vegetable - then bottling & preserving our produce. I'm also very interested in wool crafts, especially spinning & weaving.
My husband and I have a deer farm, with sheep and cattle as well. I grew up on a farm and Mike lived in small country towns as a child so we greatly appreciate our rural heritage.…
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If you have any queries, feel free to ask and we will do our best to help.
Cathy is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm