The Brown-Cow is a stylish and comfortable 1 b/r apartment. Hand-feed our ducks, kune-kune pigs, sheep, goats and a brown-cow! Beaches nearby include one that you can drive your car along. Fine dining avail @ cafe = 5 mins drive away.
The apartment has its own private spa pool :-)
100 Km north of Wellington, the Brown Cow is a private rural apartment.
The apartment sleeps up to 3 in comfort, with a king size bed in the bedroom and a single bed available in the lounge for the third person. If required a fold-out bed and another mattress & bedding is also available for additional children's use.
An ideal stop over, we are located just 5-mins off State Highway 1, 5-mins from Levin and just over 1 hour & 20 mins drive time from Wellington, an ideal stop over on the way to the Ferry.
WiFi > complimentary internet access. :-)
The apartment is nestled in a tranquil and peaceful farm-like setting. Clean and modern the apartment is fully self contained.
It is an ideal spot for those with a love of nature to relax and unwind or as a base to explore the attractions of the Horowhenua and the nature Coast.
The apartment bedroom looks directly out over paddocks inhabited by our goats, sheep, kune kune pigs, chickens and a brown-cow not to mention a visiting flock of ducks or stray rabbit or three. All of our animals are friendly and can be hand-fed from the fence at the rear of the apartment.
Fully self-contained with secure off-road parking you will enjoy the relaxing and secluded atmosphere the Brown Cow can offer you with privacy, comfort and independence.
Your room includes a king-size bed, laundry facilities, self-cater kitchen facilities, lounge area with HD TV, a private garden entertaining area (great for breakfast outdoors) plus a veranda overlooking paddocks (gets the afternoon sun).
The apartment lounge has a selection of magazines and books to browse (Forest n Bird, National Geographic, North and South, Woman's Health etc etc).
From September to October organic daffodils are harvested making for a spectacular backdrop.
The Horowhenua area is the food basket of the nation with many local market growers producing in the region. Only minutes from your accommodation you can enjoy farm-fresh produce from the local vegetable/fruit stalls.
If time allows, enjoy the beauty of a walk or ride a bike around the nearby vineyard. A walk along Waikawa Beach is also recommended and it is a short 10-min drive to this hidden gem only really frequented by the locals.
We are a family-friendly facility with outdoor playground and cot available on request.
For dining-out > Quarter Acre Cafe / Restaurant is worth considering for an evening meal and is 5-mins drive away. See (URL HIDDEN)
Brown Butter Cafe is 2-mins drive from the apartment and has good coffee and provides good light meals. See (URL HIDDEN)
If you are very fit and enjoy hiking, a strenuous trek up Mt Hector (1500 m's) is recommended and can be accomplished from here in a long day. To reach the summit and return takes around 10 hours hiking time from Otaki Forks which is a 20-min drive away. See (URL HIDDEN)
If you are looking for good value "real kiwi cook-up" than Raewyn's cafe (5-mins drive) offers good value & good tucker including super sized steak meals and great cooked breakfasts ! See (URL HIDDEN)
For guests considering a longer stay in the area, please contact me to negotiate a long-stay room-rate to suit.
Guests have full access to:>
>the apartment's private spa pool
>private garden courtyard at front of apartment
>private covered veranda at rear of apartment with seating
We love meeting new people but the apartment is set-up to ensure the privacy of guests and the level of interaction can be as little or great as is desired.
No smoking indoors / Smoking outdoors only.
When feeding the brown cow please remember that while it is a lovely creature it is very large animal and we recommend that you remain behind the fence for your own safety when you are feeding her. Again children need to be supervised and could become frigtened if they were to open the gate and go into the paddock with potential that animals could react by running towards them (the animals would be hoping to be fed something yummy no doubt)......
I am Steve. I am something of a "healthy living" fanatic (coffee and beer are health foods aren't they ?) :-) and walk most days and work out in a home gym all in the forlorn hope of trying to keep in shape! Apart from keeping fit, my interests include travelling, photography, eating out & meeting new people.
I love our life feeding out hay to sheep, goats and a brown cow ! ('Brown Cow BnB').
On Saturday mornings I walk around the nearby vinyard. I also love sometimes just "hanging-out" !
In my younger days I climbed on Everest and trekked in places like Pakistan, Kasmir and Nepal. I work in Wellington in a managerial role in a government agency.
We are proud to offer you a lovely self-contained apartment and extend a very warm welcome to you. Kind regards