Perfect for a family getaway, The Shearers’ Cottage is a sunny, self-catering home sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms. Overlooking our 150-acre organic farm and just a moments’ walk from the river with swimming holes and kayaks, this secluded sanctuary is the ultimate base for families or couples wishing to relax and explore the Bay of Islands.
An indulgent family escape; little ones will love the organic farm at the back door, while adults can escape to the master bedroom with private deck, complete with alfresco bathtub for a romantic evening under the stars. Snuggle up by the cosy wood fire or grab a kayak from the boat shed and head down the river; luxuriate in bed with cosy linen, feather duvets and blankets; cook Farmers’ Market finds in the perfectly appointed kitchen or sun-deck with BBQ; and wake up to the sun rising over the native bush, the sound of birds and absolute peace and tranquility.
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 our herd of organic Hereford cows, free range ducks and chickens and ponies Skye and Izzy. 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!
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, bean bags, sun-shade and gas bbq. The spacious kitchen area is fully equipped for self-catering with 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.
The master bedroom has a luxurious king bed, en suite shower room and opens onto its own private deck, complete with relaxing outdoor bath. The spacious hall leads to the queen bedroom and sunny bunk bedroom perfect for children, family bathroom with bath and shower.
The Shearers' Cottage is equipped with a TV, DVD, music player, Wi-Fi, 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.
Portacot, highchair & toys available on request
Kayak, star gaze & explore the gardens
Overlooking the farm & walk to the river
Master suite with private al fresco bath
No mobile coverage. WiFi available
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