Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1 | Ref.#: 9516
Set on our 5ha property in the beautiful Orinoco Valley and located well away from traffic noise this very tranquil and well appointed house looks out onto the Mt Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park. The house is carpeted throughout and is tastefully furnished. Aside from 3 bedrooms there is also an enclosed sunroom off the lounge with a double sofa bed. In the bathroom there is a large ball and claw bath, with a separate shower in the laundry. Free to air television with the choice of 15 channels is available in both the lounge and dining room, as well as an extensive library of books, magazines and over 40 DVDs and VCR tapes. For outdoor living the paved patio with views around the valley has a twin plate gas BBQ and outdoor furniture. The water supply is the purest of spring water sourced from an underground spring. 2 minutes to the Motueka River, 15 minutes to Motueka, 35 minutes to Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park walking tracks, 50 minutes to Nelson and just over an hour to Golden Bay and Nelson Lakes National Park. Excellent trout fishing, picnic spots, swimming, art and craft outlets, vineyards and restaurants are virtually on the doorstep. Numerous bike riding trails, both on and off road. Low traffic volumes in the Motueka Valley area. The Orinoco stream meanders through the property with picnic sites and safe playing areas for children. Feed the tame eels. We have a large hedge maze to challenge your navigation skills and also ‘Meadowbank` Art Studio and Gallery, exhibiting a visual feast of colourful paintings in all media, etchings, and a number of World of Wearable Art entries. ORINOCO COTTAGE IS A TRULY MAGICAL PLACE TO STOP AWHILE.
Thank for a wonderful stay! it really made a good holiday great. The idyllic setting was just what was needed to settle earthquake frayed nerves, the home was beautiful, the peace very welcome. Mike and Anne, you were the perfect hosts and we will definitely come back and stay again. Absolutely recommend to all.
zeffin Stayed February 2011
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your slice of heaven. Our whole family enjoyed the peace and serenity offered by this lovely home away from home. Will definitly be staying again. We have 2 little ones and they loved the wide open spaces. Weather wasnt the best but still had a great time.
shbnga Stayed March 2011.
Well equipped and very clean cottage. Kids loved the maze, creek and the eels and we enjoyed the birdsong, the lovely outside area for eating and the supply of reading material. Ideal family accommodation and Mike and Anne are great hosts. Orinoco Valley a great spot to explore Motueka, Abel Tasman and the Nelson area from.
Sharyn Stayed December 2010.
A wonderful rural retreat set in a beautiful part of New Zealand. Great location for a base to explore and experience the many local outdoor activies. Mike & Anne were lovely hosts and have created a comfortable and well set home for a travelling family or friends. Would definitely recommend!
becmorris Stayed September 2010
Amazing, our 3 kids my wife and our black lab loved staying in your country hideaway. The eels were awesome. Looking froward to staying again in 2011.
rosebuck Stayed January 2010
A great rural retreat with peace, privacy and a beautiful outlook. The house is very comfortable and well set up. A handy location for a base to explore this scenic part of the country, with plenty of outdoor activities close by.
Amanda M Stayed March 2010.
My wife, I , my two kids (age 8 and 10) and our German Shepherd all had a wonderful, comfortable stay at Orinoco Cottage. Both kids and dog were exhausted by day`s end. Thanks Mike for all your advice! We will definitely be back!
ianbw12 Stayed April 2010.