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Welcome to our visitor accommodation, where rustic charm meets modern comfort. This unique landmark is nestled on the edge (just 3 minute walk to the village centre)  of the lovely Havelock North village, a recent winner of New Zealand's most beautiful suburb. A quaint township in the sunny Hawkes Bay offering boutique shopping, a thriving café culture and a gateway to a superb adventure playground. Immerse yourself in our stunning self contained cottage that features 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen for your convenience. 

Relax on the patio overlooking a the beautiful Karamu Stream stream, or soak up the evening sun on our spacious deck and watch the world go by.  If you prefer to head into the village to the restaurants, cafes or bars a short stroll will have you in the centre of it all. 

Stay worry-free with full amenities that include a washing machine, two air conditioning units, iron and board, BBQ and everything in between. Enjoy the comfort provided by double glazing and modern insulation ensuring you are warm and cosy in winter. During the summer months you can enjoy your desired temperature with our two air conditioning units or open the bifold doors and allow the air to flow through.  Enjoy a restful sleep in our quality beds and experience the perfect blend of luxury, relaxation and convenience during your stay with us.

The story of the Black Cottage building

The heart of the Black Cottage is an original farmhouse built in the late 1800's. The building was moved from its original site (two paddocks over the back fence) around 1960 and added to the side of the majestic white villa on the neighbouring property. In 1997 Jim (the Neighbour) pulled his then bedroom off the side of his villa, with his tractor, and it sat in a paddock until he got around to chopping it up for kindling. In 2015, when Pete moved in next door,  he spied the building,  fell in love with it and did the deal with Jim to save it from its dismal destiny. The cottage was moved by crane onto the front of Pete's property and he eagerly invested countless hours ( and sweat and skin) on the renovations,  alterations and additions. A stunning shop for his Wine Country Craft products was the result. Eight years later when he sold the business the cottage was transformed, again, into the existing masterpiece for treasured guests to enjoy. 


As you pull into the driveway you will be excited by the rustic beauty of a unique cottage nestled amongst mature oak trees. The farm style gate will be your entrance into your own secure space that is yours to enjoy. As you step onto the deck via the main entrance stairs you will take a second to admire the space and make a mental note to return once settled in. You will enter the cottage via the stunning native French doors and take a moment to gasp at the beauty and history of the original Rimu lining on the walls of that was once a farmhouse. The modern kitchen with old school charm will leave you excited about what more there is to be offered.

As you pass through the fully equipped kitchen and dining area you will step down into the relaxing living room. The timber walls, comfy sofa, reading chairs and big screen TV will put you at ease as you pass through the ideal setting for many memorable evenings.

You will be drawn to the bifold doors in the corner of the living room and as you open them and step outside you will be met with an outdoor entertaining area that is second to none. Secure, covered, and with rustic charm overlooking the Karamu Stream you will want to make this your favourite spot.

But... it will be time to check out the bedrooms.

The master bedroom is equipped with a must have King size bed, reading lamps and smart TV. The stunning barn doors lead you into a beautiful ensuite with a shower, toilet and basin.

The second bedroom has a Super King size bed, reading lamps and smart TV. Access to a second bathroom equipped with shower, toilet and basin is only a door away.

If the King size bed does not suit, just let us know and we will configure the room to accommodate two long single beds.

The cottage is fully wheelchair and disabled friendly and has fire alarms and emergency exit lighting that is commercially approved and audited every 6 months.

There are endless options, and we can’t wait for you to experience them all!

It immediately feels like home! Cuddle up on the comfy couches, grab your favourite snacks and drinks, and spend precious moments in this cosy open space.

  • Comfortable three seater and two seater Sofas with Pillows and blankets if required
  • Smart TV
  • Stylish Coffee Table
  • Reading Lamp

Access to the Porch

This kitchen is fully equipped with cooking appliances that make it suitable for preparing any meal, whether a simple breakfast, quick snack, or a three-course gourmet dinner. Spacious granite countertops provide plenty of room to work your MasterChef magic.

  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Sink - Hot & Cold Water
  • Trays
  • Glassware
  • Silverware 
  • 'Pots & Pans

The lovely dining area sits right next to the kitchen. Serve your delicious meals at the breakfast bar if you choose to stay in and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Breakfast Bar with Seating for 4 (extra stools are on the outdoor patio if required)

The superb cottage features two luxurious bedrooms offering high levels of comfort and convenience.


  • King-Size Bed with Premium Pillows, Linens, and Sheets
  • Smart TV
  • Shelving and suitcase holders
  • Bedside shelves and Reading Lamps
  • Ensuite


  • Super King-Size Bed with Premium Pillows, Linens, and Sheets - Can be configured to two long single beds if required
  • Smart TV
  • Shelving and suitcase holders
  • Bedside shelves and Reading Lamps


The inviting bathroom is accessible via the kitchen / dining area. It is entirely stocked with essential toiletries and fresh towels, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own.

  • Walk-In Accessible Shower
  • Vanity
  • Mirror
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heated Towel Rail
  • Essential Toiletries
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Board


  • Private outdoor spaces where you can relax, enjoy the natural ambiance are readily available.
  • Soak and unwind in the 4 person spa
  • Covered BBQ shack amongst the trees
  • Front deck - covered area with leaner and bench seat
  • Lawn area for chilling


Guest access is via a keypad, the code will be emailed to you prior to your arrival. 

Free High-Speed Wi-Fi and secure parking are also available

    The cottage is exclusively yours, without interruption for the duration of your stay, so relax, unwind, and make yourself at home.

    We look forward to you enjoying your stay in the rustic cottage.

    Let us know if you have any questions; we're locals; we have the answers. Happy Travels!

        Black Cottage - Where Rustic Charm meets Modern Comfort


        Heath, safety, and well-being of our guests are of utmost importance. For this reason, we use a thorough and extensive cleaning process after each check-out.


        Our cottage provides access facilities for the disabled, elderly or infirm and include wider doors, wheelchair access and bathroom railings

        We love those little (and not so little) furry bundles of joy. Sadly, our home is not suitable to accommodate them. If you sneak in a pet, you will be charged an additional cleaning fee and asked to leave.

        Please refrain from smoking or vaping  inside the home! Any smoking or Vaping evidence will result in a $800 fee for Oder removal, Duct Cleaning, and furniture cleaning.


        Meth detectors are installed and monitored by a security firm.


        The nightly rate includes accommodation for up to 4 people.

        Configuration can be

        1. King bed in one room and a Super King bed in the other room

        2. King bed in one room and two King single beds in the other room

        Please advise your requirements when making your booking

        We kindly ask you to treat our home as your own to preserve its pristine condition for future guests and your return visits.

        Thank you for your understanding.