James K. Cottage

Reconstructed from its original life as a barn this cottage has recycled native totara floorboards and stunning beams.

The cottage was named in memory of New Zealand’s famous poet James K Baxter, who spent time in the small community in nearby Hiruhārama (Jerusalem) and the Ahuahu valley commune. It houses our collection of James K Baxter’s poetry and literature along with a collection of artifacts donated by the nuns from the convent at Hiruhārama for those who have an interest.

 On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen and lounge with comfy seating. The fully equipped kitchen with hob and oven mean self-catering is easy and the eclectic mix of CDs, LPs and books make relaxing a pleasure. The downstairs bedroom area is located up two steps from the lounge. Here you will find a queen size and a single bed. The second-story bedroom can be configured as a king size bed and one single or as three single beds, providing flexibility to suit your group. From this vantage point you can relax on the balcony and enjoy the stunning views across the river to the hills opposite.

A private bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet comes complete with a range of toiletries which are friendly both to your body and the environment.

The porch and overhang keep this cottage cool in summer and the pot belly stove in the lounge makes it an ideal, cosy retreat for the cooler months.

Available all year.


"We had a fantastic time at this place, where time stands still."


Accommodates 2 min - 6 max
Bathrooms 1
Bedrooms 2
Bed type: King or two singles 1
Bed type: Queen 1
Bed type: single 2
Kitchen: fully equipped 1
Lounge Area 1


  • BBQ
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  • Heating
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  • Music
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  • Log burner
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  • Books
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  • Essentials
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  • Wireless internet
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  • Hob
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  • Outdoor furniture
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  • Oven
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  • Shower
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  • Fridge/Freezer
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  • Dryer
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  • Coffee
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  • Chair
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House rules

Check in time 2.30 pm
Check out time 10.30 am
Smoking No
Parties No
Pets No
Children must be supervised at all times




Get the children out for the school holidays……..bring a coat and boots, there’s plenty to do and see!

28th Sept – 15th October (inc)  – Book the James K or Riverboat Cottage and just pay for two adults –  two children up to 15 yrs stay for free.

$240 for one night or $200 per night for bookings of two nights or more (extra adult/child $40 pp/pn).

(must quote “Web kids go free” when booking)






Prices for James K Cottage:

2 people:  $240 for one night or $200 per night for bookings of two or more nights.

Extra adults $40 pn, children under 12yrs $30 pn


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