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Post Office Cottage - Historic Rural Charm

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Entire cottage
hosted by Charlotte
  1. 4 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Escape to the country only 10 mins from New Plymouth. Relax and unwind in our historic and idyllic, self catering studio cottage located in Egmont Village at the base ofTaranaki Maunga and Egmont National Park.

Stay in comfort; heatpump, wifi, Queen bed, fold out sofa (for the kids), enjoy a wine or al fresco meal on the deck, there's a well stocked kitchen, nespresso coffee, herbal tea, introductory breakfast, DVD's, games, local tips, off street parking & super hosts living on site.

The space
Post Office Cottage is the perfect base for;
- a romantic getaway
- walking Mt Taranaki
- visiting New Plymouth and exploring the Taranaki region
- getting up close to our pet sheep (Wallace) and chickens
- relaxing on the verandah at the end of the day
- star gazing at night and listening to the birds singing at dawn

Relocated to Egmont Village in the 90's, the cottage has a studio layout with living / bedroom in one space, a separate kitchen, bathroom and toilet.

Relax and sleep well in the studio bedroom;
- heatpump for heating or cooling
- queen size bed
- professionally laundered linen
- electric blanket, quilt and hot water bottles
- fold out sofa bed for children
- portacot and highchair available on request for babies or toddlers (please just ask)

Cook your own meals in the small but well equipped kitchen;
- full oven
- microwave
- small fridge
- nespresso coffee machine
- pots, pans and utensils
- basic pantry supplies including milk, tea, coffee
- bread, cereal, bacon and free range eggs provided for your first breakfast

If you find you’re missing anything you can always borrow it from your hosts located just across the lawn.

Extra touches to make your stay more enjoyable include;
- Unlimited WIFI that is generally reliable and fast
- TV with basic TV channels and a DVD / BluRay player
- Books, puzzles and board games if you want to stay in and relax

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Kitchen
Wifi – 21 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
TV
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed

Accessibility features

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Where you’ll be

Egmont Village, Taranaki, New Zealand

Egmont Village is close to Inglewood and New Plymouth and is known as the gateway to Mount Taranaki. From the cottage it's 16km staight up the road to the North Egmont Visitors Centre and an easy 10min drive into New Plymouth for dining or events. We think it's the perfect balance of a country location in close proximity to the city.

The Village is small with a local school, petrol station, "Simply Divine Cafe" and some commercial businesses. The village is mainly residential - there is no retail shopping except for a small selection of "basics" at the petrol station. If you plan to make your own meals, we suggest you bring supplies with you from home or stop off at a supermarket to do your shopping on your way. Guests who dine at "Simply Divine Cafe" receive a 10% discount.

There is always plenty to do in Taranaki, named 2nd best Region in the World by Lonely Planet in 2016 -

WOMAD - held annually in March
The world acclaimed Len Lye Centre
Pukekura Park
Festival of Lights
Driving Surf Highway 45
Visiting Dawson Falls on Mount Taranaki
Driving the Forgotten Highway and Visiting the "Republic" of Whangamomona
Powerco Garden Festival
Concerts at the Bowl of Brooklands

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 123 reviews

Hosted by Charlotte

Joined in February 2012
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I'm a New Zealander living in Egmont Village with my family. Before moving to Taranaki, my husband and I spent almost 7 years in The Netherlands working and travelling and our two sons were born there.

When we travelled overseas, we were drawn to character properties, apartments and self catering properties that gave us the flexibility to do what we wanted when we wanted. We also enjoyed staying in bed and breakfasts where we could chat with the owners and get their tips and local knowledge.

Now we have listed our own property and I hope that over time we'll develop our hosting experiences and develop a style that will meet your expectations.

I studied French at school and University (it was a long time ago now though) and after living in The Netherlands my Dutch comprehension is ok (speaking not so much :-)
I'm a New Zealander living in Egmont Village with my family. Before moving to Taranaki, my husband and I spent almost 7 years in The Netherlands working and travelling and our two…

During your stay

We're happy to help when required, but work and the boys activities means we're not always around. Usually, we will greet you on arrival or soon after, but then leave you alone to relax and enjoy your own space.

It's easiest to contact us through the airbnb app or If we're home, just come over to the house.
We're happy to help when required, but work and the boys activities means we're not always around. Usually, we will greet you on arrival or soon after, but then leave you alone to…

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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 123 reviews.