Beautiful boutique self-catering accommodation for a family, The Shearers' Cottage offers boutique accommodation in a sunny 3 bedroom self-catering cottage sleeping up to 6. Overlooking our 150-acre organic farm and a few minutes walk from the river, the private cottage is the perfect base for families or couples wishing to relax and explore the Bay of Islands.

"We've had a fantastic week. The Shearers' Cottage has been a perfect place to stay; spacious and child friendly…" Shearers' Cottages guests, UK



Family Cottage Accommodation in the Bay of Islands

The Shearers' Cottage provides an indulgent family getaway for winter and summer. The cottage sleeps up to 6 guests and features a cosy wood fire, romantic alfresco bath, 3 sunny bedrooms, modern en suite and family bathrooms, spacious open plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen. The north-facing cottage overlooks large sun decks and lawns surrounded by native plants and pastures. Guests enjoy use of all the amenities at Takou River.

The Tariff:
$280 - $600/night (including GST) for 2 - 6 people.

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The lovely open plan living area features a cosy wood fire and opens onto a large north facing sun-deck equipped with table and chairs, sun-loungers, sun-shade and gas bbq. Steps lead from the deck onto the lawn.

The spacious kitchen area is fully equipped for self-catering with marble bench-tops, an espresso coffee machine, gas hob and oven, large fridge-freezer, microwave, cooking utensils and appliances, crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as ample storage making it ideal for a family.

Alfresco bathing in your own private bath

The master bedroom is light and spacious. It has a luxurious king bed, en suite shower room and opens onto its own private north-west facing deck, complete with relaxing outdoor bath; the perfect place to escape for a romantic evening under the stars!

A spacious hall leads to the sunny bunk bedroom perfect for children, family bathroom with bath and shower, and queen bedroom. Both the bathrooms feature hand-made wooden units, with modern white bench-top sinks and neutral tiles.

Super-comfortable beds, cotton linen, feather pillows and duvets, electric blankets, cosy throws, bathrobes, bath and beach towels together with complimentary toiletries, candles, fresh flowers, books and magazines ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.

The Shearers' Cottage is equipped with a TV, DVD, CD player, Wi-Fi and i-pod dock, relaxing candles, fresh flowers and magazines. It is free from mobile phone coverage, and a phone for local calls is available in the guest office. The cottage has its own laundry.

"…Thank you all for a truly wonderful 10 days – beautiful surroundings, river, swimming hole, & "the walk"…A truly relaxing time..." Shearers' Cottage guests, New Zealand

Guests at The Shearers' Cottage have access to all the amenities at Takou River with plenty for everyone to enjoy, including our free kayaks (including children's kayaks), canoes and fishing rods; beautiful private riverfront, secluded swimming spots, 5 acre sub-tropical gardens and Boat House. Let the children explore our 150-acre organic farm, meet Toulouse the bull and our herd of organic Hereford cows, free range ducks and chickens. Discover the myriad of bird life and native plants, wander through pastures and along the river bank on our marked walkway, play in the river, streams and native bush or take a kayak downstream to the beautiful deserted sandy beaches at Takou Bay. Come home and relax in the alfresco bath… or simply bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing!


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