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Rock 'n Rata Cottage

Rocklands Road, Clifton, Golden Bay
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Rock 'n Rata Cottage is on the 7 acre organic property of the historic Rocklands Homestead. The cottage has its own private access and is set against a backdrop of limestone outcrops, nikau palms and mature rata and totara trees. These and the huge pohutukawa and puriri trees behind the homestead attract many tuis, bellbirds and woodpigeons. Rural and sea views across to the hills on the far side ...

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Rock 'n Rata Cottage is on the 7 acre organic property of the historic Rocklands Homestead. The cottage has its own private access and is set against a backdrop of limestone outcrops, nikau palms and mature rata and totara trees. These and the huge pohutukawa and puriri trees behind the homestead attract many tuis, bellbirds and woodpigeons. Rural and sea views across to the hills on the far side of Golden Bay. Very sheltered and private, yet only 3 mins drive to Pohara Beach and 7 mins from Takaka. Property is adjacent to Grove Scenic Reserve, a rock and rata wonderland with a panoramic view of Golden Bay. The perfect base for exploring the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Delightful, spacious, well-equipped cottage, woody and warm (log burner). Bath, shower, laundry and TV. A wonderful place to stay all year round.

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All year. Minimum 2 days stay.

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20 Jan-28 Feb
$160.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
5 Night minimum
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1 Mar-2 Jun
$140.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
5 Night minimum
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3 Jun-28 Sep
$120.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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29 Sep-30 Nov
$130.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Dec-15 Dec
$150.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
5 Night minimum
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16 Dec-19 Jan
$180.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
7 Night minimum
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Rest of year
$130.00/Night for 2 guests
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2 Night minimum
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Reduced rate for longer stays from February until mid December.
Stays shorter than the minimum will be considered if fewer nights available.
$10/night surcharge weekends and public holidays from May to November.
2 night stays will generally not be confirmed until a week beforehand unless they fit with other bookings.

Reviews (19 Reviews)
Al and Sue
Stayed September 2018
We stayed at Rock & Rata in September 2018 The property was situated in a lovely private rural setting surrounded by fruit trees and the fabulous Takaka rocks, The upstairs bedroom had views of the Grove scenic reserve which has the most... Read more
We stayed at Rock & Rata in September 2018 The property was situated in a lovely private rural setting surrounded by fruit trees and the fabulous Takaka rocks, The upstairs bedroom had views of the Grove scenic reserve which has the most amazing rocks I've ever seen. The cottage was clean and tidy with a cosy log fire and a well furnished kitchen, just five minutes down the road is the Pohara beach with great cafe's and views, John and Sue were lovely hosts, Rock & Rata is the best spot I've stayed at in a long time.
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Margot66
Stayed January 2017
We stayed at this lovely cottage in 2015 and had the most relaxed and peaceful time. We are coming back to NZ in 2017 and hope to stay there again. We loved the friendly owners who made our stay so wonderful. Leonie krieger
We stayed at this lovely cottage in 2015 and had the most relaxed and peaceful time. We are coming back to NZ in 2017 and hope to stay there again. We loved the friendly owners who made our stay so wonderful. Leonie krieger
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Brentv
Stayed January 2016
Lovely place to stay. Nestled in an orchard at the foot of a craggy hill, this is a great location to explore the top of the South Island. The cottage is clean and tidy, with interesting rock formations behind and a rural view at the front... Read more
Lovely place to stay. Nestled in an orchard at the foot of a craggy hill, this is a great location to explore the top of the South Island. The cottage is clean and tidy, with interesting rock formations behind and a rural view at the front. Only minutes from Takaka and several beaches.
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ozki53
Stayed December 2015
We had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage and will definitely be returning. It's in a great location, minutes to Pohara and Takaka and easy drive to the national parks. (There's a well stocked and reasonably priced supermarket at... Read more
We had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage and will definitely be returning. It's in a great location, minutes to Pohara and Takaka and easy drive to the national parks. (There's a well stocked and reasonably priced supermarket at Takaka.) The Grove Scenic Reserve which is next door to the cottage is not to be missed. The cottage itself has everything you need, we found it to be very clean and comfortable. There's two single divan/beds downstairs with a double and another single upstairs. (The stairs are quite steep so probably not suit a toddler or very elderly). It was a bonus to be able to take our two wee dogs with us, sitting outside having our morning coffee while watching the dogs run around and listening to the birdsong was the most relaxing way to start the day. The owners are fantastic, very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable while respecting your privacy. (Very grateful to Susan & John for their help when one of our dogs had a
reaction to a bee sting-we were at the vets within minutes). To sum up our stay: comfort of the cottage amenities, the idyllic country setting with the convenience of the location, the hospitality of the owners....absolutely one of our most enjoyable stays anywhere.
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LMRAT
Stayed December 2013
We stayed here for 4 nights in December 2013 and only wish we stayed longer. The cottage is private and secluded, yet close to the beach and The Grove. Susan made our stay so easy and perfect. This is a great base for folks wanting to... Read more
We stayed here for 4 nights in December 2013 and only wish we stayed longer. The cottage is private and secluded, yet close to the beach and The Grove. Susan made our stay so easy and perfect. This is a great base for folks wanting to visit Able Tasman, or just enjoy the Golden Bay beaches.
Three thumbs up from us!
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boudina
Stayed February 2013
A lovely cottage in a tranquil setting .We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and were sorry to leave. Loved waking up by the sounds of the native birds.
A lovely cottage in a tranquil setting .We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and were sorry to leave. Loved waking up by the sounds of the native birds.
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b j kennny
Stayed August 2012
we stayed at the cottage awhile back and we had a lovely time. Its warm clean and in a relaxing spot we would defiantly stay again.
we stayed at the cottage awhile back and we had a lovely time. Its warm clean and in a relaxing spot we would defiantly stay again.
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tashc
Stayed June 2012
We had a very relaxing stay at Rock n Rata, the location is great and it is a lovely cosy cottage. Plenty of firewood too. Enjoyed fresh whole milk from the local farm.
We had a very relaxing stay at Rock n Rata, the location is great and it is a lovely cosy cottage. Plenty of firewood too. Enjoyed fresh whole milk from the local farm.
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Hi Natasha
Thanks for posting your nice comments on our website. We don't ever ask anyone to do this so it's great when they do it unsoliticited.
Thanks
Susan
siandcath
Stayed May 2011
We loved our stay at Rock 'n Rata. It was quiet, warm and was in a great location. Our hosts looked after us very well and provided us with lots of information on things to do in the area.
We loved our stay at Rock 'n Rata. It was quiet, warm and was in a great location. Our hosts looked after us very well and provided us with lots of information on things to do in the area.
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Doreen
Stayed February 2011
This was an amazing place, very tranquil and a wonderful home from home. Very well placed for visiting the area. Not to be missed!!
This was an amazing place, very tranquil and a wonderful home from home. Very well placed for visiting the area. Not to be missed!!
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Doreen
Stayed February 2011
This was an amazing place, very tranquil and a wonderful home from home.very well placed for visiting the area. not to be missed.!!!
This was an amazing place, very tranquil and a wonderful home from home.very well placed for visiting the area. not to be missed.!!!
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jker
Stayed September 2010
We stayed at Rock 'n' Rata for two months, and enjoyed every moment. The cottage is nicely secluded, but the owners are near at hand and very generous with hospitality and information. The layout is charming, comfortable, sunny, with... Read more
We stayed at Rock 'n' Rata for two months, and enjoyed every moment. The cottage is nicely secluded, but the owners are near at hand and very generous with hospitality and information. The layout is charming, comfortable, sunny, with good bedding and handy kitchen. Beyond the cottage itself, we never ran out of places to walk to in the neigborhood -- orchards, rural roads, and the beach -- or short excursions by car to the Abel Tasman National Park, Takaka, and the rest of Golden Bay. Highly recommended!
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Zubba
Stayed April 2010
We used this cottage as a base to explore the Golden Bay. Fantasic wee cottage. Couldn't ask for better. Nice and quiet, peaceful and very private.
The owners were great to deal with and very helpful with information on the local area... Read more
We used this cottage as a base to explore the Golden Bay. Fantasic wee cottage. Couldn't ask for better. Nice and quiet, peaceful and very private.
The owners were great to deal with and very helpful with information on the local area.. I would recommend this to anyone that wants accomodation in this area. Will go back.
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Kelvin
Stayed May 2009
Thoroughly recommend this cottage. Close to beach and town yet very quiet and peaceful. The owners were a very nice couple who went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. If you are going to golden bay this is a great base... Read more
Thoroughly recommend this cottage. Close to beach and town yet very quiet and peaceful. The owners were a very nice couple who went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. If you are going to golden bay this is a great base to explore
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Dawn
Stayed April 2009
What a fantasic place to stay! Very well equipt and comfortable. Lovely hosts, I will stay again!
What a fantasic place to stay! Very well equipt and comfortable. Lovely hosts, I will stay again!
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carenw
Stayed February 2009
Lovely, romantic cottage, with a beautiful spacious feel and outlook. Flowers and birds all around. Rural and very peaceful and private, yet close to everything. Totally recommend it!
Lovely, romantic cottage, with a beautiful spacious feel and outlook. Flowers and birds all around. Rural and very peaceful and private, yet close to everything. Totally recommend it!
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cherie palmer
Stayed September 2008
great wee cottage in lovely private sunny location.
we really enjoyed the lovely feel of this cottage and enjoyed exploring the area around
great wee cottage in lovely private sunny location.
we really enjoyed the lovely feel of this cottage and enjoyed exploring the area around
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Linda Cardwell
Stayed December 2007
A beautiful setting for a very comfortable cottage. We really enjoyed the surroundings and the privacy.
A beautiful setting for a very comfortable cottage. We really enjoyed the surroundings and the privacy.
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Joelle Loomis
Stayed April 2007
What a great stay. Quiet, great amenities, far enough away, yet close enough for the great setting. Worth the stay!!!!! A must.
What a great stay. Quiet, great amenities, far enough away, yet close enough for the great setting. Worth the stay!!!!! A must.
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