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Welcome to the Awatere Cottage, which is nestled in a rural setting on Awatere Station near Waikaia. This is a modern, well appointed cottage with its own entrance and magnificent views of farmland and the bush clad Argyle hills. Wake to the chorus of bird song and the sound of a nearby stream. The undercover veranda has outdoor furniture plus a BBQ. Perfect for a rural getaway with world class fly fishing on the Waikaia or Mataura Rivers which is an easy drive away. 


We also have a private room available in our main home. Please enquire.


The space

This is a spacious modern self contained cottage, with thoughtful touches. It has high ceilings, all day sun and is fully insulated, doubled glazed, own access, fully fenced & plenty of free onsite parking. It is well appointed (new carpet) All the beds have luxurious feather & down duvets, quality pillows, wool blankets and underlays, electric blankets.
Well appointed kitchen/laundry with washing machine, a full cook top, oven, microwave, new crockery and cutlery, pots, pans, coffee plunger, assorted tea's and BBQ outside.
The bathroom is modern with a new vanity, heated towel rail, large sink area, and shower. Plenty of towels available.
The living area has free WiFi, TV with Sky, heating. It has large sliding doors to admire the view and let the sun in.
Awatere is a 3000 ha sheep and cattle station, so this also is a perfect spot for families, couples, hunters and fishermen and offers visitors a refreshing change from the more tourist orientated centres.
The cottage provides a private space where you can retreat and relax in comfort. A local fishing guide can be arranged. Come and enjoy.


Guest access

Access to our farm tracks, streams and hunting with permission. A fishing guide can be arranged.

Waikaia: restaraunt, cafe, store, post shop, museum, church, fishing, river recreation. For more information visit their website.

Piano Flat and it's numerous DOC tracks. 

Mandeville: Croyden Aviation  Heritage Centre, Miss Cocoa Cafe. For more information visit their website.


Other things to note

As this is a working property, NO pets are allowed.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1 - 1 queen bed

Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds


☐ Wi-fi

☐ Washing machine

☐ Clothes line, rack (access to electric dryer if required)

☐ Essentials - Towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper

☐ Heating

☐ Iron

☐ Laptop-friendly workspace

☐ TV


☐ Free parking on premises

☐ Ample storage for fishing gear

☐ Single level home, no stairs


☐ Well equipped full kitchen

☐ Cooking and Pantry Basics

☐ Pots and pans

☐ Dishes and cutlery

☐ Microwave

☐ Refrigerator

☐ Oven/cooktop

☐ Coffee plunger

☐ Freshly ground local coffee

Guest Access

☐ Private entrance


☐ Long-term stays of 28 days or more allowed

Bed and Bath

☐ Bed linen - quality down duvets, wool underlay

☐ Extra pillows and blankets

☐ Electric Blanket

☐ Hair dryer

☐ Hangers

☐ Shampoo

☐ Quality toiletries


☐ BBQ grill

☐ Patio/verandah

☐ Outdoor furniture

☐ Garden/backyard

☐ Fenced garden

Safety Features

☐ Fire extinguisher

☐ Smoke alarm

☐ First aid kit



"Awatere Cottage is a great place to stay. It is in an idyllic location and is well suited as a base for fishing or just relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our four day stay and it will be our go to place for future stays in the Waikaia area."


"Great place to experience New Zealand farm life.

Denise is super host. Cozy and warm place to spend few days in main land. We enjoyed time at Denise’s farm. We got a lot of fun"


"This place is seventh heaven! Quiet, superb location if you like seclusion, as we do. Stunning views and beautifully appointed accommodation with thoughtful personal touches. We cannot recommend it highly enough."

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