Hodd Cottage

The perfect place for family or group holidays, or just a secluded get-away for a couple. Set in a cottage garden, Hodd Cottage is completely self-contained with three bedrooms, three bathroom areas and a separate lounge with open fire. The country-style kitchen and dining room has everything you need, and opens onto a private deck at the back of the house.

A cosy “home away from home" where you can simply walk-in, unpack and enjoy this relaxing location.


Bedroom 1
1 Queen

Bedroom 2
3 singles (incl bunk)

Bedroom 3
Option A: 1 King

Bedroom 3
Option B: 2 Singles

Lounge Room
1 Double Sofa Bed

  • Three bathroom areas offering two toilets, two showers, three basins, and a deep bath
  • Sunny deck with outdoor furniture, leading from a fully equipped attractive country kitchen
  • Towels and kitchen linen supplied
  • Panel wall heater in all rooms, and electric blankets on all beds
  • Home-baked biscuits on arrival
  • Bring your own food supplies, or take advantage of the several catering options (please enquire with Virginia). Tea, instant coffee, milo and sugar supplied. Plunger coffee pots.
  • Daily newspaper for stays of two or more nights (excludes Public Holidays and Sunday)
  • Laundry with automatic washing machine
  • Separate lounge with open fire and flat screen television, DVD player and stereo
  • Gas BBQ
  • Secure, lock up car garage
  • Hens to feed - and collect their eggs!
  • Private access to secluded river for exploring and swimming
  • Three adult bikes, with helmets, available for your use on the roads
  • Table tennis table, bats and balls
  • Petanque terrain and boules, and croquet set
  • Night possum shooting by arrangement – please enquire about guidelines and costs
  • Marked trail around the farm for self-guided walks or mountain biking (please bring your own mountain bike and helmet)
  • Head into Mangaweka for your café coffee fix; either walk along the picturesque road (approx. 2 hours), cycle (approx. 45 minutes) or drive (10 minutes)
  • Selection of books, magazines, games and jig saw puzzles
  • Safe fully fenced section
  • Plenty of Activities to do during your stay!

Hodd Cottage Rates


$75 per night

Children (1 to 14 years old)

$45 per night

Baby in Cot (Cot provided, supply own linen)

No Charge

Minimum Charge

$175 per night


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 Beautiful cottage, very homely. Love the fresh flowers, and games and fire!
- S Family, Australia

 Thank you lots Neil and Virginia for the farm stay. I enjoyed absolutely everything from the possum shooting to Trivial Pursuit in Hodd Cottage. It was an EPIC experience and I am going to miss this place a lot.
- T, Wellington

Thank you Virginia and Neil for a wonderful time in this lovely Hodd Cottage. We loved to look for eggs in the mornings and to join you mustering sheep.
- R Family, Germany

A wonderful birthday surprise from my partner. A lovely warm cottage to stay in, a glass of wine and an open fire. What more can you ask for?
- A&L, Taupo

Wonderful peaceful place. The five kids loved it. Fantastic to see a working farm. Loved to meet Neil, Virginia and Emily who were great hosts.”
-R&D Families, Hanoi and Jakarta