Milk and Honey Cottage @ Riverbend

881 Makakahi Rd, Raetihi
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Our idyllic 2 bedroom cottage-the perfect place for your country break OR travel-stop . The fabulous rural setting, nestled in the valley beside the Manganui-a-te-Ao River, expansive views,wonderful walks/river access, is a beautiful place to relax, unwind in comfort . You will find our cottage cosy, practical and comfortable, with all you need, we are sure. Come and try, for 'something special, a wee bit off the beaten track'. check out the reviews... PLEASE, feel welcome to check our reviews. Fully self-contained Milk and Honey Cottage has 2 bedrooms (one queen, one twin room), with new bathroom and kitchen facilities, including an induction cook top, oven, and fridge/freezer for your convenience. Delicious home baking and great breakfast supplies are included, with other meals available by arrangement also. From your comfortable bedroom, you look out over your private patio area across the picturesque Makakahi Valley. There are some great picnic spots, wonderful rural and bush walks, a swimming pool, trampoline and swings for (website hidden), DVD library and (some) internet available for your comfort. Sleeps 4, but if your group is larger, feel welcome to contact us. Extra accommodation and bedding for young children is easily available. The perfect place to come home to and relax, after a great day in the Tongariro National Park, or on our great local bike trails. Our farm-to-plate meals seem to be rather popular, also. IF YOU are looking for something special, a wee bit off the beaten track - you have found it! The beautiful Maunganui-a-te-Ao River runs through the middle of our farm, allowing exclusive brown and rainbow trout fishing, beautiful walks, whio sightings,or simply a relaxing setting to be in. We are a working sheep and beef farm, and you are welcome to take a farm tour, perhaps join us for seasonal farm activities, feed our hens, etc. There are a number of bush/farm walks, from your very door, soaking up the river and valley views, enjoying the farm animals,seeing some of the wild deer frequently sighted, and the varied bird and wild life of our area, along with the sheer beauty of our bush and hills. We are approximately 20 minutes drive from State Highway 4, 25 mins from Raetihi (nearest supplies, groceries, fuel, etc) and 40 from Ohakune and National Park. We are most often available to welcome our guests, then leaving you to enjoy your own time and space- although generally available for any queries or points we can assist you with. Should we not be around when you arrive, the cottage will be waiting for you, all ready and open... please make yourselves at home. Should we be away during your whole stay, as we sometimes are, we will welcome your email or phone contact at any time with any queries, and also - our lovely daughter Lucy, who lives next door, will check in that all is well for you. Along with the idyllic situation of our cottage, our delicious farm-to-plate food AND our 40 minute farm tours will add to your unique experience here. The baking and hearty breakfast provisions included, are a treat - cooked breakfasts and other meals are also easily available by arrangement. Meals @ Riverbend. Along with your included breakfast provisions, -a choice of our Riverbend Muesli and yoghurt, or farm fresh eggs and bread, to cook to your liking - we also offer our (rather popular) country meals by prior arrangement. These supplies come primarily from our own on-farm produce, including our meat, vegetables and fruit, as much as possible. Choices include: Cooked breakfast options: $20 per person - a choice of 4 meals. Light meals: $20 per person - also available as vegetarian or gluten free. 2 course meals: $40 per person - these meals are homemade in our farmstyle kitchen. We appreciate 24 hours notice, but we can often help with less. We hope you are able to have the opportunity to experience and enjoy. Our aim is to serve food of a standard to match our incredible views, and location - we hope you can perhaps even dine Al fresco, weather allowing. Just in Case - we also run a small pay-it-forward pantry in the cottage, which you are also welcome to make use of, and contribute to, as it suits you. FARM EXPERIENCE - weather permitting, we also offer the opportunity to have a farm tour with John on our side by side 4 wheeler, along with the possibility of joining us for any farm activities happening at the time. cost $25 per person $50 minimum charge, family rates available.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Heat pump
Washing Machine
Internet available

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

Aaron McGrath
Fantastic rural retreat! Loved it!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$160 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
All year
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights




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