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“Perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula”
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Cathedral cove 15 minutes drive
Hahei Beach 15 minutes drive
Horse and pony rides on adjacent farm.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato Region, North Island

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Jennifer...
Melbourne
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula”
Reviewed 4 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Orchard Cottage is an elegant retreat with huge windows overlooking a beautiful rural vista where attention to detail is second to none (you'll even find a beach spade to dig yourself into the sand at Hot Water Beach). We were welcomed with a fruit platter, a bowl of garden flowers and a fridge full of top quality breakfast goodies. Though you'll travel slightly further to visit all the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer, the quality of this cottage in a beautiful setting more than offsets a few extra kilometres. The hosts, Anne and David, are charming and professional. This place is a hidden gem!

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Liked best: Beautiful cottage in beautiful rural setting
Liked least: Nothing we didn't like!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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james m
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Paradise”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Together with my wife and two young kids we had the pleasure to stay here in mid February 2015. After arriving in the dark on a Friday night we settled in. In the morning we woke and pulled back the curtains to reveal the most glorious rolling country views. The apartment was extremely well appointed with all the mod cons you could expect and wonderfully clean. The kids had a fantastic time exploring the farm itself and with day trips to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach only a short drive it made for some exciting & relaxing times. Beautiful sunsets to be enjoyed from the Cottage deck. Would highly recommend and would definitely come and stay again.

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“Superb!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in February 2013

My wife and I with our daughter (in her 20's) stayed here Feb 13 (over a year ago - just catching up on stuff I should have done long ago!). Stay was 3 nights and it was fabulous in all dimensions. The cottage itself is fantastic and the setting is just beautiful, and very private despite being adjacent to the main house. And our hosts Anne and David could not have been more welcoming (and managed that without being in the least intrusive). This was the best of 5 places we stayed at for 3 or 4 nights each and we hope to be back some day.

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Gary_n_Kr...
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Superb, far exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed 23 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Stayed here for 5-nights Jan 2014 whilst on holiday from the UK - it was the first accommodation that we had used on our holiday (having driven from Auckland airport - approx. 2 hours) and it got our holiday off to a great start. The remaining properties have a lot to live up to!

Difficult to add anything really meaningful to the glowing reviews of others. Suffice it to say that the house is beautifully appointed, well equipped and has superb views. Anne and David were great hosts in the main house next door but only seen when needed, so you are not overlooked at all. Lovely breakfast provisions upon arrival e.g. bread, butter, eggs, bacon, honey, orange juice, yoghurts, home made marmalade etc - all 'topped up' as and when needed. My wife has significant walking difficulties (but not a wheelchair user) and the house presented no difficulties - the entrance is directly from the car port,then just one step in. Then flat surface throughout, level decking, just one step down from the decking to the gardens.

As said, approx. 2-hours drive from Auckland which was fine as we had an overnight break en route but if flying long distances (e.g. from Europe) maybe consider stopping overnight somewhere first. Depends on driver etc. Good roads all the way, fairly straight for the first hour or so, then the second half is undulating and 'twisty' in parts - great driving roads. The house is just a few hundred yards off the main road with just the last short stretch on a good gravel road.

Information pack in the house (much appreciated) giving ideas for shopping, eating, beaches etc. Good supermarket (New World) about 20-mins away in the town of Whitianga.

In short, don't hesitate - the Coromandel is beautiful, far more scenic than we expected (even for NZ). Topped off by a superb house and hosts! Our biggest mistake was only staying for 5-nights!

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Liked best: House, views and hosts
Liked least: Leaving was hard!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dominique...
Montreal
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“Room with a view...to paradise”
Reviewed 4 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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This place is simply wonderful. It is a good size appartment with large windows instead of walls. You are surronded by a lovely garden and orange trees. The bed is very comfortable and wide. After sleeping like a lord, you wake up to the sound of beautiful birds.
Everything in the design and decoration of this place is well thought and well placed. It is a place of calm and peacefulness. If you like landscapes and animals, there are horses, sheep, huge trees and nice landscapes. The owners also have a kiwi plantation which is very interesting to see.
One of the best places we stayed in new zealand

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Liked best: The general peacefulness
Liked least: It was not possible to pay by credit card
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