Our own private courtyard
ahh this made me feel at home - the besom is even up the right way.
View from backdoor of the Coach cottage
Hows that for ventilation after your morning constitution
Looking from the kitchen...Taken with all our bags brought in and dumped - So rather messy, but you get the idea.
Fresh flowers was a really lovely touch - a vase in the lounge on fire mantel
Another flower arrangement in the bathroom
And... A vase of parsley in the kitchen.
The pantry and fridge was stocked chocker block. Fresh farm eggs, bacon, tomatoes and an apple cucumber from the potager garden. Home made lemon cake, a bowl of sweets, fruit juice, yogurt, a great choice of different cereals, tinned fruit, bread, jams, spreads and a full pantry of staples. Plus the bathroom had sanitary items, first aid kit, toothpaste, soap, shampoo you name it it was there, Totally incredible. We really appreciated the first aid kit - Brent had a very nasty burn on his shoulder, we had brought bandages etc ....But some how the tape got lost between the shop to the car, so we would have been caught out without all this.
On the welcome note left on the table it shared the history about the property and encouraged you take a walk around their land. Signs were posted of which way to go. This is the Valley Walk
Oh my if I could draw what a place to set up an easel
We saw a sleek black cat which I couldn't capture on photo. We found out he is a resident wild cat and at present is rather miffed ... Jacqui and Alistair had caught him in a trap and he had just been to the vet to have his jewels removed, plus de-fleaed, wormed, vaccinated - the works and just returned from the vets.
Jacqui put tucker out for him but he hadn't eaten it - she said jokingly the vet bill will probably arrive and the cat will never come back.
One of many old quince trees which has fallen over but are still producing
We loved our stay at Whangimoana Coach Cottage and highly recommend it. It was beautifully presented and extremely clean. We hope to be back in spring to see all of Jacqui's daffodils out in flower. She grows them for the Cancer society where ladies bundle the daffodils up for Daffodil Day. Special lady aye!
As we like to visit as many different places as possible we will stay at their Crab Apple Cottage next time.