The Shearer’s Cottage used to be a dormitory for visiting shearers, but we’ve converted it into a charming two bedroom cottage with fitted kitchen and bathroom. From the master bedroom and sitting room, which both open on to a large veranda, the cottage commands views over our vineyard and main truffière, and looks down into the Waipara river gorge. It’s a perfect place to relax after a hard day wine-tasting in the exciting Waipara Valley wine region.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the extensive gardens of the Limestone Hills homestead and to swim in our pool (summer only), and if they wish, can have a guided tour of our truffière, vineyard and olive grove. Visitors in the autumn/winter truffle season may be able to join a truffle hunt, or purchase fresh white, black or Burgundy truffles. An interesting hour walk/splash up the river from Limestone Hills is the beautiful White Gorge, with fly fishing (for wily old trout) possible in all the larger holes. If you don’t want to fish, swimming is also possible, especially in the gorge itself, and further upstream there are the wonderful “God’s marbles” concretions to clamber over.
The master bedroom has a double bed, and the second bedroom can be configured with one or two single beds. The cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen and there’s a bathroom with separate toilet.
The cottage is available for rental all year round. Please contact us for more information, or visit our page at HolidayHouses.co.nz. The calendar below shows our current bookings, but please email or phone (details on the contact page) to make sure the dates you want are available. Cottage rental is NZ$300 per night. If you’d like to book the cottage for more than a few nights, please contact us for a quote.