Glenfern Cottage

The newly refurbished, self contained Glenfern Cottage is positioned overlooking Pt Fitzroy and is set in a private location among mature gardens and lawns.

Access to day and overnight walking tracks within Glenfern Sanctuary.
Private wharf, floating dock and boatshed 50m from cottage.
Boat club/restaurant and store just 10 mins walk, set among mature gardens and lawns

You have immediate access to the private wharf, floating deck and boat shed down the path in front of the cottage, where kayaks are available for your use. The Pt Fitzroy store and boatclub/pub are a brief 10 minute walk (or kayak) away, and other day and o/n walks are easily accessed from the property.

This is an ideal holiday home for those with a boat for fishing and exploring the harbour and coastline, or as a base from which to explore the island on foot or by vehicle. Glenfern Cottage and Fitzroy House are both located within Glenfern Sanctuary; a 240 ha fenced, pest controlled restoration project where you can experience some of New Zealand’s wildlife at its best. Guided or self guided walks are available which include access to the crown of a Kauri tree via a swing bridge.

Special conditions: Glenfern cottage is situated immediately next to Fitzroy House. Fitzroy House is the original homestead on the property and has been extensively renovated and refurbished; offering spacious living areas, functional modern kitchen, 5 large bedrooms (2 with ensuites) and separate bathroom. This homestead sleeps 8+. Available for holiday rental summer, or rent both the cottage and homestead for large family get togethers, weddings or corporate functions.

All water supply is either via spring or stream fed to tanks, then to the houses. All tap water in the house is drinkable, but do boil if you are concerned. Please conserve water.

Excellent views across manicured lawns and gardens to Port Fitzroy from the front and side decks. Two excellent, easy access viewpoints providing 360° night sky views – Sunset Rock or Coopers lookout, or simply relax in style and view the stars from the numerous decks surrounding the property, or venture onto the expansive lawned areas.

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  • Max people6
  • Beds3 bedrooms: 1 queen, 1 twin, 1 set of bunks.
  • Power24 hour solar with generator backup.
  • WaterWater: spring or stream. Tap water is drinkable, but boil if concerned. Please conserve water.
  • Toilet1 toilet within bathroom
  • ViewSea views of Port Fitzroy
  • Stars360° night sky views
  • DistanceClaris ¾ hours drive (approx. 30 km).
  • KitchenGas hob and oven. Electirc fridge/freezer
  • PaymentOnline payment, direct credit.
  • Set within pest managed Sanctuary
  • stroll to own wharf, catch a fish or go for a kayak
  • BBQ facilities provided
  • Easy access to other DOC tracks
  • All linen provided
  • Kitchen with fridge/freezer
  • Wifi
  • Woodheater