Black Dog Cottage
At a GlanceBlack Dog Cottage is a two bedroom property with a friendly cottage feel and lovely homely interiors. Outside is sheltered and great for barbecuing in the west facing BBQ area that grabs the late afternoon sunshine. A stone's throw from the Poplars Upstream tennis court and a short walk down to the Tuki Tuki river.
LocationKahuranaki Road, Havelock North.
Please note, this retreat is in close proximity to a private residence.
CapacityUp to four people in two king bedrooms, one with ensuite and one additional bathroom.
Rate1st February - 14th December:
$4,500 for 5 nights
$5,500 for 7 nights
Additional nights charged at $900pn
15th December - 31st January & Easter:
$5,000 for 5 nights
$6,000 for 7 nights
Additional nights charged at $1,100pn
Check in/outCheck-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am.
Minimum Rental5 night minimum stay
PaymentVisa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.
Terms and Cancellations
Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.
Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.
Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.
Two king bedrooms, one with en-suite and one additional bathroom.
Stereo with CD player SKY TV/DVD LCD Flat screen TV Wireless Broadband Internet Connection/no charge IPOD connection
A fully equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher, gas hob cooktop, electric oven and microwave. Gas BBQ
Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.
Located within easy walking distance is an all-weather tennis court with lighting for night use - as a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay.
Separate outdoor verandah. Flat sheltered grassed areas. Please note, this retreat is in close proximity to a private residence and has a friendly black dog called Luna.
Open indoor fire
$25 per porta-cot
Black Dog Cottage is located in the beautiful Tuki Tuki River Valley. It is up a private driveway on farmland above the river with spectacular views across the river to the entire ridgeline of Te Mata Peak. It is just 15 minutes drive from Havelock North, situated 4 kms upstream (west) from the Red Bridge which crosses the Tuki Tuki River.
During your stay you can also enjoy a premium selection of Black Barn wines.
We have a selection of mini bar items stocked in the retreat for your convenience. If there is a Black Barn wine we don't have in your retreat just let us know and we will have it ready for your arrival.
- BBV NV Brut
- BBV 2020 Pinot Gris
- BBV 2020 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
- BBV 2022 Rosé
- BBV 2020 Syrah
- Garage Project Beer – Pale Ale & Hāpi Daze
- Antipodes Still and Sparkling Water
There is great trout fishing right at your doorstep - or we can provide a guide to take you a little further afield. You can also enjoy river swimming, kayaking and extensive walking trails. Cape Kidnappers, recognised as one of the worlds great Golf courses is 20 minutes down stream. The beautiful Waimarama and Ocean beaches are 20 minutes to the east. There are wineries and restaurants all within minutes of the gate. Havelock North with its great shopping, delis, antiques and food supplies is 10 minutes away. A full compendium to local restaurants and attractions will be in the retreat when you arrive, we also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf. You can also view our compendium below.
Black Dog Cottage sleeps up to four people using two kingsized bedrooms with one ensuite and one additional bathroom. One room can be split for twin occupancy. The sunroom can have an additional bed added to it. First mornings breakfast provisions supplied. The minimum stay is five nights and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors. No fireworks are permitted.
'Black Dog cottage had every home comfort you could wish for, fabulous views, and very prompt response when making any queries with Black Barn Vineyards. Probably the best place we have ever stayed. Wine was great too. We'll be back....next time we go to NZ.'