Mt Herbert farm cottage, Diamond Harbour

430 Bayview Road, Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula
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About this Holiday House

Mt Herbert Cottage is a homely, clean and peaceful 3 bedroom boutique farm cottage set on an elevated rural site. Enjoy the magical views of Lyttelton Harbour and Godley Heads in a beautiful private setting. Guests can relax and recharge at the cottage amongst the art and books, or for those who like to keep busy, there are plenty of local activities to fill your days. Breakfast is supplied. Beds are made with beautiful cotton bed linen and towels are supplied.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

3 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Mt Herbert Cottage is boutique farm accommodation. Offering homely furnishings, stunning views, plenty of art on the walls, lovely linen on the beds and towels supplied. The cottage is located on an elevated, private, rural setting and is part of a working farm. Built in 2012, Mt Herbert Cottage is beautifully clean, warm and cosy. There is a lovely outside dining area to enjoy the view from and a log fire for a rainy day inside. A gas BBQ is available and the kitchen is well equiped. There is an internal access garage for use or parking is available right by the front door. The grounds surrounding the cottage are level. Mt Herbert Cottage is a great location to recharge your batteries or to use as a base to explore and enjoy the wonderful Lyttelton Harbour and surrounding Banks Peninsula bays.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

From Mt Herbert Cottage it is a 15 minute walk to the central café area of Diamond Harbour and from there a short stroll down to the wharf where the Diamond Harbour / Lyttelton ferry departs regularly to the port town of Lyttelton. Lyttelton is a fun, dynamic town to visit and spend a day. There are plenty of shops to enjoy, great cafe's, restaurants and art galleries. Each Saturday morning from 10am-1pm Lyttelton hosts a wonderful Farmers Market, a must do. Diamond Harbour is a wonderful, peaceful, coastal community and a great place to relax and unwind. There is something for everyone. There are walks to enjoy (Mt Herbert walkway is a 3 1/2 hour walk and can be started from the cottage), gorgeous beaches for swimming or picnics, harbour cruises, Quail Island day trips (from Lyttelton), cafe's and restaurants in Diamond Harbour and Governors Bay and wonderful scenic drives around the neighbouring Banks Peninsula bays. For those gardening enthusiast, Sir Miles Warren's 'Ohinetahi Gardens' at Governors Bay is a must visit.


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

This cottage is so gorgeous with an amazing view! Cosy and peaceful. I'd love to come back here again.
This is the most stunning property with such breathtaking views. The owner has an incredible eye for detail - it’s like staying in a luxury hotel with all the exquisite bed linen and beautiful homeware, also the art on the walls is so divine and really makes the cottage something extra special. We visited the cottage after a rough few days with our wee baby and it truly was such a peaceful and healing place to be. The owner gave us complete privacy but was just a text away if we needed anything and the breakfast left in the cottage with fresh farm eggs for us to use for our breakfast over looking the bay as we sat in the beautiful courtyard was so magical, she even had fresh chocolate biscuits for us to snack on - hands down the best accomodation and host we have come across in all our travels. We can not wait to return. Thank you for sharing your magical cottage with us.
This is an absolute gem. For our long stay over Christmas visiting our family it was the icing on the cake. Rare to find a perfect mix of high-end furnishings and stunning decor in a exceptionally equipped self-catering property. Just wish it wasn't over the other side of the world! Thanks to lovely owners Sarah and Zac. Sandra & Ken Morgan, Bristol, UK PS. Missing the ducks.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$200 / Night for 2 guests$802 Nights
All year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
Minimum 2 night stay. Please contact for weekly rates as discount applies.


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