Blue Spur Farmstay

131 Humphreys Gully West Road, Hokitika
5
Max Guests
1
Bedroom
1.5
Bathrooms

About this Holiday House

An authentic NZ farmstay experience. Completely off-grid. Our house runs solely on solar power. The perfect place to base yourselves while exploring the wild West Coast. Great for families, groups and couples. The bedroom is huge so there is plenty of room for all. You can feed all the animals, walk the entire farm then sit and relax by the outdoor fire. The house sits on top of a ridge overlooking native bush and farmland with views of the Tasman Sea in the distance. The property is a 75 acre farm with sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and birds. If you are after peace and quiet and enjoy the tranquility of being in the country then this is the place for you. We are only 10mins from the town. We run an authentic NZ farmstay where you can get up close to all the animals. WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY * You can walk the farm and feed the animals * Tea & plunger coffee making facilities in your room * Plenty of helpful tips and advice about activities and where to eat out * Comfortable beds & pillows. All linen provided. * Huge, family or large group, sized room * Small refrigerator in your room * Free fast wifi. * TV with Chromecast (no cable TV) *Hot water bottles for each bed in winter. No electric heating. * Private bathroom with shower & bath. Fresh towels * Plenty of reading material about the West Coast * A warm, relaxing and friendly environment * Great memories EXTRAS ON REQUEST * Outdoor fire can be set & lit for you. Tell us at time of booking. * Toys & books for children * Help planning the rest of your trip Traveling with children? We have plenty of toys and books for them. A TYPICAL DAY FOR OUR GUESTS A tour of the farm after breakfast then off to see the Hokitika Gorge or Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. A picnic at Lake Kaniere or a walk along the stunning wild beach. Maybe wander the Arahura River to look for a piece of jade or visit the local art shops to buy a piece. Dinner in town at one of the many great restaurants then back home to relax by the fire, star gazing or chill out in your room.... Other options: Hokitika Tree Top Walkway, many local walks, Shantytown, Monteiths Brewery, Hokitika Museum, carve your own jade, scenic flight to the glaciers/Mt Cook and much much more! LOCATION The house sits on top of a ridge overlooking native bush and farmland with views of the Tasman Sea in the distance. The property is a 75 acre farm with sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and birds. You will need a car to make the most of our place. The property is 2mins from the Arahura River - an important source of pounamu (jade) on the West Coast. We are only a 5min drive to the beach which is a beautifully wild place filled with amazing driftwood and pebbles - a great place for a bonfire. IMPORTANT - WE ARE AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME ** Our house is completely off-grid. All our power comes from a solar panel array. All our water is rainwater collected from the roof. Many of the features in the house are from building recyclers. If you need microwaves, hairdryers and A/C etc, we are not the place for you. HOUSE RULES Please message us your arrival time as soon as you can. Don't wait till later in the day of arrival and try and get cellphone coverage. Most of the West Coast has little or NO coverage Smoking is permitted outside only. No Shoes inside. You must close all gates you go through when visiting the animals. For safety reasons, the power shed is out of bounds to guests. __Confirming the booking means you have read and understood the listing fully.__ **Make yourself at home - we look forward to meeting you!** ** Please note your bedroom is upstairs**. A recent review: "The property is exactly as described on the site - close to Hokitika however offering a unique combination of rural lifestyle, privacy, stunning views, and a sense of homely and comfortable living among many treasures collected over the years. This special property offers a chance for a genuine NZ experience often not accessible to most travellers. We will highly recommend this special property and its committed owners. Enjoy! "

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Kitchen
Fridge
High Chair
Bathroom
Bath
Shower
Laundry
Extra Bedding
Iron
Portacot
Parking
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
TV
Wifi
Other
Broadband
Cellphone coverage
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture
Phone
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Located in the peaceful Blue Spur/Arahura Valley. Next to the Arahura River, 5 mins drive to the beach and 15 mins to town. Guests have a private bathroom and toilet. The bedroom has a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. We have an outdoor fire area. If you would like to use it please inquire at booking.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Hokitika is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the West Coast. All the best attractions are only a short drive away including: Franz Joseph Glacier, Punakaiki blowholes, Hokitika Gorge (take insect repellent!), Lake Kaniere, Hokitika Treetop Walkway and Shantytown. Hokitika is famous for it's pounamu (jade/greenstone) carving and there are many local galleries showcasing the beautiful stone. There are many easy bush walks close to our house, the closest winds through an old goldmine site dating back to the 1800's. Take a walk through Hokitika town and see some of the sights mentioned in the Booker Prize winning author, Eleanor Catton's book, The Luminaries. There are lots of wonderful places in town to eat: grab a pizza from Fat Pipi Pizza, try some fine dining at Stations Inn or a beautiful pub meal at the Kaniere Hotel. Fish & chips on the beach is another great option. If you have a sweet tooth - try some homemade fudge from Sweet Alice's shop. Visit the local jade carving studios, gaze at the amazing jewelery crafted at TP Goldsmiths on Revell Street. Check out the massive eels at the Kiwi Centre and of course see the kiwi. You really need at least two days in Hokitika to see most of the attractions.

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Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
15 Apr - 18 Apr $130 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
1 Oct - 4 Oct $145 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
Rest of year$125 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
15 Apr - 18 Apr
$130 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 4 Oct
$145 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$125 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
We prefer a maximum stay of three nights.
Babies stay free if you provide your own portacot.

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