Radcliffe Cottage at Waitapu Farms

683 School Road, Tomarata, Auckland
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Cosy and charming, our farmstay cottage is a tranquil home away from home for families, couples or work teams. Located just over an hour north of Auckland on a working dairy farm, the cottage is 15 minutes drive from the beaches and cafes of Mangawhai or a scenic 25 minute drive to Matakana wine country with Leigh, Pakiri and Te Arai all close by as well. On its own fully fenced section, the cottage is available to well behaved fur-guests. It has a queen bedroom and two twin single rooms plus a fully equipped kitchen with open plan dining and lounge area with a log fire. The bathroom has a shower over the bath and a separate toilet. The north-west facing deck provides a quiet spot to sit with beautiful views of the farm valley and hills. Our cows may pass by on their way to milking but otherwise the outlook is peaceful paddocks, trees and green hills. A restful retreat from city life. If you're keen to meet our cows, our friendly staff will be happy to host you in the milking shed or in our calf sheds when we're feeding calves (Mar-May and Jul-Nov only). For many of our younger guests, the chance to pat the calves is a real highlight! The cottage has a gas BBQ for your use and all firewood is provided. Make yourselves at home and enjoy our unique rural environment, surrounded by the ever changing colours and rugged beauty of country life - you may never want to go home!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 4 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Beautiful and peaceful rural views from most rooms and from the deck. Private, fenced section with lots of parking available. Cows passing by for milking and the opportunity to visit our milking shed and (particular times of year) see and feed our baby calves.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Mangawhai township and Mangawhai Beach with cafes, Bennetts chocalatier, wineries and kids play zone. Matakana village with Market, movies and galleries, Leigh - access to Goat Island and the marine sanctuary, Pakiri surf beach and camp ground plus Pakiri Beach Horse Rides, Te Arai Beach for surfing and Tomarata Lakes for safe family swimming, kayaking or walking. Wellsford 12 minutes for groceries, fuel and other necessities.


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Megan Tomkies
An excellent stay. Very relaxing, gorgeous cottage and the tour of the milking was fabulous! Thank you very much.
Response from Owner
Thanks for choosing to stay at Radcliffe Cottage. Appreciated your excellent communication and your care for the cottage - hope to see you again.
Sarah Pivac
Such a beautiful quiet place to relax in. Based right in the country side but only a 15min drive to mangawhai. Situated only minutes away from the best beaches in New Zealand. Clean facilities and spacious. Nicola was very inviting and a great hostess!
Julija Wilson
Lovely place, great condition throughout, awesome views. We loved our stay!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
4 Jun - 8 Jun $245 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
14 Dec - 28 Feb $245 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
Rest of year$185 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
4 Jun - 8 Jun
$245 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
14 Dec - 28 Feb
$245 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Please enquire about rates for stays of a week or more as we are happy to offer discounts for longer durations.


Stay 4 pay 3
Stay for 4 nights and pay for only 3 (standard nightly inc additional guest rate if applicable, plus cleaning fee)
Available from Wednesday, 07 April 2021 to Monday, 31 May 2021
Stay 7 pay 5
Stay for 7 nights and pay for only 5 (standard nightly inc additional guest rate if applicable, plus cleaning fee)
Available from Wednesday, 07 April 2021 to Monday, 31 May 2021




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