Secluded Haven Near River, Bush, Beach & Havelock

116 Matangi Rd, Havelock North, Havelock North
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Expansive views over Te Mata Peak and the Tuki Tuki River Valley. Extremely private and secluded for a perfect romantic get away. Near to trout fishing, safe sandy beaches, Hawkes Bay wineries & Havelock North restaurants. "This tiny hideaway scores major points for its location and style, with a fabulous alfresco bath thrown in", The Times (London). Tom’s Cottages an exclusive private hideaway nestled between the breathtaking scenery of the Tuki Tuki valley and the majestic ruggedness of Te Mata Peak. Wake up to the sound of Tui’s singing in nearby Kowhai trees, and breathe in the fresh country air. And enjoy some of the best views in Hawke’s Bay… Tom’s Cottage is a lovingly restored 1920’s farm cottage, brimming with country charm. It is a well appointed cottage that is warm and comfortable. It is an intimate and private setting, perfect for a couple. A cot is available. The kitchen is modern, as is the bathroom. The queen bed is also modern and comfortable., and the views from the bed out to Te Mata Peak are spectacular.. In the evenings fire yourself up a warm wood-fired bath outside, and spend a romantic evening together under the stars. All our guests enjoy a complimentary country inspired breakfast supply of free-range eggs, fresh bread, home-made conserves, milk, cereal, coffee, tea and fresh seasonal fruits. We deliver this on the first day, but after that you’re left completely on your own. Being at the cottage totally immerses you in nature, but for day excursions you have adventure and culture on your doorstep... Near the cottage you’ll have… World-class wineries Craggy Range, Elephant Hill, Clearview only a brief drive away. Trout fishing, picnics and adventures for teenagers at the Tuki Tuki river, at a walking distance. Havelock North’s outstanding restaurants are only ten minutes drive. Napier and it’s Art Deco are twenty five minutes. And the gorgeous, huge sandy beaches Ocean Beach & Waimarama are 15 and 20 minutes drive away respectively. The beaches are safe to swim in, and have surf breaks. So come and enjoy the charming cottage that so many of our guests return to time and time again. - Van & Linda

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
High Chair
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Cot(s)

Special Amenities

Located in the Tukituki Valley surrounded by beautiful Hawkes Bay farmland and just ten minutes drive to Havelock North. Featured in Metro, Conde Naste Traveller, English Bride magazine, English House & Garden and many more.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Wineries, restaurants, Tukituki River swimming, trout fishing and horse riding, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, Black Barn outdoor cinema. A beautiful beach 15 minutes up the road, walking by the river and the stunning landmark of Te Mata Peak.


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Geetha V
We absolutely loved staying at Tom’s cottage. The cottage is situated in the most idyllic setting & I think anyone who stays there will be very pleased they made the decision to do so. Tom is a great host & we would definitely like to return to stay at his great place in the future.
Thanks Van for a great stay Bacon, eggs, fresh bread loaf, yogurt (for the first morning, or two at a stretch) teas, plunger coffee, milk and other bits all provided.....awesome Beautiful view of Te Mata mountain and countryside.....the drive or walk up Te mata is a must to do. Very private and peaceful and a bonus to be able to bring our little dog she has enjoyed being free to roam around. Close to Havelock North and not far to Napier, also close to ocean beach and various vineyards. Very rustic cottage with everything you need even sky tv and a comfy bed. Definitely recommend enjoyed our stay so much we found it hard to leave and go do things. Cheers Nigel and Ana
Perfect spot for a quiet couples weekend gateaway to unwind. Great hospitality - we felt pampered with the provision of fresh free range eggs, fresh bread, etc. Thanks so much Van & Linda! Our four-legged bestie throughly enjoyed her stay too!



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
10 Apr - 12 Apr $275 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
23 Oct - 25 Oct $275 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
23 Dec - 5 Jan $275 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
Rest of year$275 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
10 Apr - 12 Apr
$275 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$275 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
23 Dec - 5 Jan
$275 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$275 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Special discounted rates for off season and longer stays by negotiation. School holiday weekly rates available




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