Perched on the cliffside of a 700 hectare coastal farm with unimpeded ocean views, these former shearers quarters (now fully renovated) are located on the Mahia Peninsula, just one hour south from Gisborne on the North Islandís east coast.
Ideal for those seeking a remote and secluded hideaway, The Quarters has a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, one double bedroom and a designer bunkroom (with two sets of bunks) - sleeping a total of six guests.
The living areas take full advantage of the expansive views enjoyed from this elevated site - large glass doors open out on to a panoramic sundeck where you can spend lazy days enjoying the stunning vista of the peninsula and spectacular coastline. Freshly baked bread and complimentary crayfish (when available) awaits your arrival and you are also invited to join the owners, June and Malcolm Rough, (who live nearby) for a convivial barbecue (extra cost locally).
Mahanga Beach (known for its great surf) is a mere two minute drive away and the owners are happy for you to join in the farm activities or you can hire mountain bikes and explore the farm or the neighbouring forest. A rugged track from the cottage leads you down to a renowned fishing spot where you could well be rewarded with kingfish or snapper off the rocks as well as paua and crayfish (hand crayfish pots are available for your use) - weather and season permitting.
A Farm landcruiser trip can be arranged to the top of the farm and back, offering both dramatic coastal scenery and native bush, and Farm Life will be explained whilst driving through paddocks of sheep, cattle and goats. Other trips include an after dark visit to a local creek to spot freshwater crayfish and glow worms; a scenic river trip great for swimming; a trout fishing trip or even pheasant shooting.