It is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend or mini break or a family holiday. Located on the edge of a small Lake, 2 km from the highway and, with native Wekas, Pukekos and wild ducks as neighbours this is a most peaceful spot. The rare Kiwi can be heard at night here.
The luxurious bach (cottage) is finished to a very high standard and designed to take in the panoramic mountain and ocean views. All the luxury touches of Birds Ferry Lodge but with a fully equipped kitchen in your own very private setting.
Stay two nights in June or July in Ferry Man’s Cottage and receive a complimentary cottage dinner for two or one 30 minute Holistic Massage
There are two large bedrooms, 1 x four-poster Queen, and 1 x Superking which splits to be 2 singles.
There is a sleep sofa in the lounge.
Cot and high chair are available as well as a wide selection of indoor and outdoor games plus DVD’s.
The cottage is very cosy and warm at all times of the year – the bedrooms have oil filled radiators, electric blankets, the bathroom has underfloor heating and there is a ‘Metro’ wood burner in the lounge which packs a punch!
The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day. By the front deck there are TWIN OUTDOOR GARDEN BATHS with hot running water (One for you and one for your significant other – how romantic is that!) from where you can watch the sun go down in spectacular fashion with a glass of bubbles perhaps.
Tariff varies seasonally from $300-$450 for 2 guests, additional guests $60 per night incl. breakfast up to maximum 5 guests.
Ferry Man’s Cottage is named after Mr William Bird who operated a ferry across the Totara River during the gold mining years around 1869. This is a great base from which to explore the local gold mining history for which Charleston is world famous..
2 night minimum stay on Friday and Saturdays unless you are booking last minute in which case ask us! Tel 0800 212 207. Ferry Mans Cottage is not assessed by Qualmark as Guest & Hosted accommodation.Please be aware that our unsealed road is owned by all the residents that live here and your speed and actions directly affect them. We ask that you keep to the left, keep your speed to no greater than 30 km per hour, and be aware that you may encounter other road users ranging from children walking or on bikes to heavy machinery.