Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Farm Stay Bach - Hicks Bay

I came across on the internet via google (I love google!) - a wonderful farm stay bach in Hicks Bay - as this was our destination and I'm not partial to tenting/camping - I thought this the perfect fix :)

Here is one view from the verandah...

This is the day bed - perfect spot for stitching, reading, sitting with a cuppa absorbing the view and peace & quiet...

Now the very silly me didn't take any photos of when we arrived (aargh) these photos are after I had stripped off the beds and packed up everything to head home. The beds were covered in white cotton spreads, and the fake fur comforters were at the foot of each bed. There where white egyptian cotton sheets and huge pillows on the beds. DD1 had one of the beds, DD2 decided a squab on the floor was her perfect spot, and DH and I had the other bed.

The view into the bathroom, it was an old style bath and a modern sink. Note all the bed pillows stacked up by the cupboards! We had brought our own pillows so needed somewhere to store them :)

A great little kitchen - tucked out of sight was the wood fire/oven - that we had going each morning to heat up the hot water - didn't take long and kept hot for 4 showers, dishes and all day. Gas hob, microwave and bbq (on the deck) for cooking.

Another gorgeous view from the deck - was a huge deck and had the most comfy very trendy outdoor table and chairs - perfect spot for dinner and breakfasts.

The outside shower - completely private - a canopy tree overhead, brush-stick fence around - very hot water and a bit of fun.

The DD's nemesis - the outdoor long drop - no front door - wonderful view to admire as you go about your business - funky old fashioned basin to wash your hands (water from spring).

View of the verandah.


Your wonderful hosts are Steve and Beverley you can contact them via email: bevsandoy@xtra.co.nz it is truly a fantastic bach to stay.

8 comments:

loulee said...

Looks like a beautiful place to stay.

Our Red House said...

Wow, what a fabulous place to stay. New Zealand is a very beautiful country.

Kate

Shiree said...

looks spectacular, no wonder you are all rested and ready for the year ahead!

Deb said...

Looks lovely and serene Julz, now to show my ignorance, where is Hicks Bay?

Julz said...

Hicks Bay is located on the East Cape - look on a map of the North Island - where the Bay of Islands are (Whakatane etc) look to the right (east)... then look down to Silverstream (Wellington) - and that is how far we drove along SH2 & SH35...phew it was a long drive.

Dolores said...

It looks like an absolutely wonderful place for a little bit of "R & R" (rest and relaxation.)"
Sorry, but being Canadian I have not come across the word "bach." What does it mean? Also, I am taking the phrase "the outdoor long drop" as meaning that the structure is an outhouse?

carole brungar said...

Hey Julz do they have a website for this? Looks ideal! I am loving your seagulls! We went up to Hastings today and it was 34 and beautiful and sunny, it was only 24 and dingy and wet here at home.

Julz said...

Here is the link to Beverley & Steve's Farmstay cottage:
http://www.bookabach.co.nz/holiday_homes/dsp_listing.cfm?bachId=9898

Totally recommend as a holiday retreat, wonderful surroundings, fantastic hosts :) Julz xx