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Full of History

It's a great day out to visit this historic cottage was built from local stone around the 1870's by... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
DiscovertheChathams
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Waitangi, New Zealand
Inspiring to visit

While the cottage is indeed a treasure, it's the tenant who is the real gem. Helen is nothing short... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
LornOrder
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

It's a great day out to visit this historic cottage was built from local stone around the 1870's by the German Missionaries. Helen has a lot of knowledge about the house and the area, she makes you feel welcome. The gardens are an absolute credit...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

While the cottage is indeed a treasure, it's the tenant who is the real gem. Helen is nothing short of inspirational. Friendly and welcoming and a font of knowledge, with stories to share. I am blown away that in winter she can stay tucked up...More

Thank LornOrder
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Interesting owner, amazing what you can do without in the way of mod cons, no power, has generator but doesn’t like the noise, has water but only to laundry, needs the kitchen taps hooked up, ,has just brought a coal range no sure if it...More

Thank WellingtonNzSue
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

My visit to the remote stone cottage, with access over rough farm tracks, blew me away. A lady, Helen Bind, lives there alone and quite primitively, no electricity, no power at all, not even a fridge. She just makes do and tells the most amazing...More

Thank Rhonda N
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This cottage is well worth a visit. It is how life used to be I am sure. Built in 1866 there is no power. As it is occupied you need to pre arrange a time but the hotel staff can do this for you

Thank tractorgirl56
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Maunganui Stone Cottage is situated in an isolated bay in the Chathams. It was built between 1866 & 1868 as a farm house. The present owner Helen Bint showed us around this historic cottage which is mostly in its original condition.. Access is across a...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 April 2017

One the highlights of the Chathams. The current owners let the granddaughter of the previous owner live there, She is in her 60's.She is a book of knowledge of the place, and will take you on a walk through the house and show you all...More

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