Havelock, New Zealand
Tukituki River Valley Cottage
Our cottage is located in a breath-taking and very special part of the world. Tucked away in the Tukituki valley it offers views, peace and a tranquility not often found.
On our doorstep is world class fly-fishing, golf, hiking, biking and swimming. Visitors who stay at our cottage often remark not only on the high standard of interiors and facilities, but also on the stunning setting and the peace they find there.
The Amphitheatre has been described by internationally recognised singers and musicians as probably the best outdoor venue in the country. Renowned for its acoustics, sitelines and atmosphere it is a truly memorable location. Rather than simply being an uncomfortable slope on a hill, the Black Barn Amphitheatre was carved out of the hillside and purposely built from scratch. Black Barn Vineyards went to a lot of trouble to ensure the space was the perfect outdoor concert venue taking careful consideration of acoustics and views and burying everything from lighting, sound and even eftpos cabling underground. Large flat grassed terraces mean concert-goers sit in comfort with close uninterrupted views of the stage and the whole of Hawkes Bay as their backdrop. Every terrace is fairy lit for concerts and the entire amphitheatre is surrounded by a circle of 50 year-old muscatel grapes. The Black Barn Summer Concert season is restricted to a very limited number of events over Summer and bookings can be made via the winery and website.
During the winter enjoy the intimacy of an Underground Cellar concert, with the warmth of the braziers and New Zealand's best artists, the limited tickets never last long.
Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons.
The Growers’ Market (reopening November 30th) has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through Summer.
Open from 9 till Noon every Saturday of summer just follow the line of cars down Black Barn Road to the carparks and you’ll see the market under the trees beside the underground cellars. Under a big ring of Plane trees the canvas covered market has its own place nestled in the heart of the vineyard. Local growers, bakers and producers are either to bed late or up early getting the very freshest and the best produce ready for Market to open at 9am. The market season opens with the new season’s asparagus, strawberries and artichokes and finishes as summer comes to an end with stonefruit peppers and beans. As well as all the seasonal produce, the market is crammed with fresh baked breads, locally roasted coffee, flowers, meat, pickles, olive oil, organic veggies, lavender products etc. etc. etc.
Black Barn Vineyards are proud to host second round of the Hawke's Bay Cyclocross Series this winter, also being the first round of the National Cyclocross Series. They have a great course incorporating vineyards, an olive grove, limestone roads and it wouldn't be cyclocross without some mud.
We have many visitors who return again and again because of this. It is truly special.
Single Family Home with 1 level
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2500 square feet
King, King, and King
6 guests maximum
Hawke's Bay Airport - NPE
30 Minutes by car
Black Dog Cottage is also located in the beautiful Tuki Tuki River Valley, situated just above the river with spectacular views across the river to the entire ridgeline of Te Mata Peak.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Fly-fishing on the river below our cottage
- Golf at world famous Cape Kidnappers
- Hiking up TeMata peak and other trails
- Stunning golden sand Ocean and Waimarama beaches nearby
- Horse riding on the river
- Biking on newly developed bike trials throughout the valley and river
Places of Interest
- Blackbarn Vinyard - Frommer's 2012 Top 10 Vineyard Visits of the World
- Local Blackbarn weekend market
- Concerts and Cinema at Blackbarn Outdoor Amphitheatre
Immaculate and peaceful!
What a beautiful peaceful location - the attention to detail that you have put into the house, the interiors and gardens is one of the best we have experienced anywhere in the world and helped make our stay feel very homely and welcoming and quite hard to find….! Loved your guest amenities and presentation was to such a high standard with everything so immaculate. We have very much appreciated you sharing your beautiful property ”
Restore , Retreat, Rejevunate
A Home away from Home , This cottage is stunning in its proportions and scale . The design and use of materials is brillantly conceived to ensure your comfort and privacy .The owners have thought of everything including a fabulous kitchen .The cottage is on the doorstep of many stunning walks, beachs, boutique wineries and fantastic local produce .Eateries are diverse from fine dining to organic award winning cafes . Havelock North a short drive, is a quaint village that offers opportunity for purchasing New Zealand designed wares . We loved it. ”
Fabulous stay at Black Dog Cottage
What a wonderful time we had at this charming house in the gorgeous Tuki Tuki River Valley! Both the owner and the property manager were eminently available, helpful and courteous. The rooms were spacious and lovely, and the kitchen was beautifully appointed. We prepared a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner with local ingredients, and gave thanks in toasts with delicious local wines! The spectacular location was a perfect starting point for tours of numerous wineries, Te Mata Peak, Cape Kidnappers, Waimarama Beach, Napier and Hastings. We all will share fond memories of the special time we spent together here, and we all share a strong desire to return.”
Tukituki River Valley Cottage
Had a very relaxing stay, would highly recommend!”
Relaxing Stay in Hawke's Bay
We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Black Dog Cottage. The setting is beautiful and the area rich with wonderful day trips. Thanks for making this property available through 3rd Home! ”
Absolutely loved our stay here. The home is practical for either a family or two couples plus a couple of kids, an in-law, out-law or nanny! The layout is superb with a contemporary yet rustic feel to the home, with big high stud ceilings and lots of wood / beams to give in the "barn" ambiance, which is just delightful. Also within easy reach of Havelock North (only a 10 minute drive), and all the best wineries as well - we sampled Black Barn, Craggy Range and Elephant Hill - all exceptional. My loves of trout fishing (I walked to the river bank only a few minutes away where 4-6lb trout lurk !) And golf at Cape Kidnappers is within easy reach as well as Bridge Pa is not too far either. Fantastic array of books, CD's and some DVD's on offer as well. Also has wireless access, if you find yourself wanting it....but I didn't as this was 100% time-out! Highly recommended! Thank You. (PS - There is an all weather tennis court with a couple rackets and balls to use as well, so to be honest a week wasn't really enough). ”
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- High Speed Internet
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo