Eco-Friendly Accommodation

Choose from Magic Cottage, a cosy and secluded studio perched on the river bank – the perfect romantic retreat complete with intimate alfresco claw foot bath overlooking the river; or Summer and River Cottages – private 2-bedroom cottages built with environmental sensitivity and set in the beautiful gardens a minutes walk from the riverbank. Each cottage has a cosy wood fire and its own private romantic alfresco claw-foot bath either perched on the cottage (River Cottage) deck or hidden away in the gardens at the beautiful Balinese-style Summer House (Summer Cottage). The Lodge offers spacious, luxury accommodation for a couple or those wishing to relax with family and friends. It has a lovely warm timber interior, log fire and spa bath; beautifully appointed kitchen and luxurious super-king and king beds; cathedral ceilings and uninterrupted north facing views across the lawns and lily ponds to the river. The Shearers’ Cottage is a sunny three-bedroom cottage, perfect for a family or couples looking for a peaceful and relaxing base from which to explore the Bay of Islands. The cosy wood fire and private outdoor bath add that romantic touch. Last but not least, our latest addition is a beautiful exclusive luxury camping or 'Glamping' site designed for a couple and nestled in a private corner of our 150 acre farm, overlooking the Takou River.

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ECO LUXURY at MAGIC COTTAGES

Enjoy a stay that is eco-friendly yet still indulgent, knowing that you will be leaving behind the lightest environmental footprint. Our 150 acre certified organic property (view our Organic Certification) surrounds the cottages and the wealth of native birdlife and abundance and diversity of native plants are a testament to the biodiversity plans and land management techniques implemented at Takou River. These include fencing all our riparian boundaries, planting over 40,000 native trees since 2004 and eliminating the use of all chemical sprays, pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Managing the Cottages, Lodge and our new Luxury Camping or 'Glamping' Site in line with our environmental action plan, we make every effort to ensure your stay has the minimal environmental impact, from solar power at our 'Glamping' Site; rainwater harvesting and use; chemical free water treatment; grey water recycling for irrigation; energy efficient appliances and lighting; waste segregation, recycling and composting; low toxicity, biodegradable eco-friendly cleaning products and toiletries; recycled and reclaimed building products; organic vegetable gardens, instantaneous gas hot water; Carbon offset programmes and more.

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Magic Cottage At Takou River
Bay of Islands • New Zealand • +64 (0) 9 407 8065 • takouriver@xtra.co.nz Facebook
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