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Punehu Stream Cottage is a picturesque cottage set in 5 acres of land on a working lavender farm just a short distance south of Opunake in South Taranaki. It is part of the complex which is the Old Pihama Dairy factory. It is bounded on two sides by Punehu Stream, hence the name. The dairy factory has a rich history going back to 1897. The cottage was built more recently and offers a good level of warmth and comfort. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry as well as conservatory and BBQ area and private access to the stream. It offers idyllic surrounds and privacy. This is perfect for family holidays, wedding accommodation,girls weekends away, couples romantic breaks.

At Pihama Lavender we grow a small amount of lavender and distill the oil for further process. The situation is idyllic. The stream flows on two sides of the property, the surf coast highway is at the gate, and the view of the majestic Mt Taranaki is evident from many parts of the botanic gardens. Whether you are in to hiking, surfing, skiing, fishing, gardening,  art retreat weekends, or rest and recreation, this is the place for you.


Bedroom 1

This bedroom is located overlooking the living room. It has its own ensuite with toilet, handbasin and shower. There is wardrobe space. The bed is a queen size comfortable innersprung. There is level access to this bedroom from the garage or up stairs from the ground level.

​Bedroom 2

This is the main bedroom and is located off the main living area. It has direct access to the main bathroom and has plenty of storage space. I has a very comfortable queen sized innersprung bed. 


This location offers the best of all aspects of Kiwi life. It is close to some of the best surf breaks in NZ, it is also close to some of the best freshwater and salt water fishing available in NZ. There is limitless opportunity for outdoor pursuits for young and old. There is also unmatched opportunity of photographic and artistic pursuits. This is a small corner of NZ that has been untouched and, as such, is a well kept secret. 

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