Enjoy a taste of rural life on a sheep and beef farm in the peaceful Orautoha Valley, just 20 mins f Enjoy a taste of rural life on a sheep and beef farm in the peaceful Orautoha Valley, just 20 mins from Ohakune at the base of Mount Ruapehu.
Relax on the decks of the fully equipped, self contained house, with beautiful views over river and farmland
Operating as usual
After 15 busy years of welcoming guests it is time to close the doors of Uncle Bill’s Cottage.
When we started renovating Uncle Bill’s old home, who knew that it would turn into a life-changing adventure? We’ve had such great times, met so many wonderful people and shared lots of special moments with you and your families on the farm.
Thank you for being part of our lives. It has been a privilege to have met you. We will miss your smiling faces but treasure the memories - especially those of mud splattered kids at the end of a sled ride!
Have a wonderful Christmas, and may the New Year bring you good health and happiness.
Love Gordie and Jenny
Love this time of year, when the garden springs to life again!
Happy birthday Dylan - so old you qualify for meals on wheels ❤️
Still lots of snow and slush on the roads around the Central Plateau, and it’s bitterly cold (glorious sunshine down in the valley of course). A truck carrying 17 tonnes of chocolate tipped over just out of Raetihi - disaster! I rushed out to help as soon as I heard
This ex-pet still not convinced she should join the flock
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mums working so hard to keep the wheels turning and their families happy! You are doing an awesome job ❤️
Love those crisp autumn days...
Gardening With Gordie Lesson 1: trimming the hedge
Poppy and Josie’s family are spending lockdown at the cottage, so the girls spent a sunny afternoon creating this Anzac Day tribute - didn’t they do well!
Someone’s discovered he loooves feijoas!
Failing miserably at this social distancing thing
Rain at last! It might not be much, but we’ll take it thanks
Love making jam...🍒
Merry Christmas everyone, may your day be filled with sparkly carrots and glittery broccoli stalks! 🥦🥕
Not everyone appreciates Spring...
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads enjoying quality time with their children! 😁
The Carrot Carnival is on in Ohakune this Saturday! 🥕🥕Celebrating all things carrot with stalls, competitions, growers’ games, sponsors displays, music, entertainment and heaps of family fun. These stunners may or may not make an appearance 😂
Pushing it, Dylan...
So much beauty in this valley
Great day for flying
We're looking for a talented rain dancer...
Happy Christmas from our family to yours! 😃
Time to make the Christmas cake, but 47 years after my mother wrote the recipe down it’s getting harder and harder to read! 😄
A year on from our win in the Bach of the Year competition and we've met so many wonderful people - thank you everyone who has visited and shared the Uncle Bill's Cottage experience!
Old habits die hard...
Milky chops :)
TimeOut is such a worthwhile organisation that deserves all the support we can give it!
Rainy days call for board games with family and friends and most importantly it creates timeless memories.
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These little babies snuggled up warm, in beautiful jackets knitted by the talented Elaine Max. 😀
August 1st - the birthday of all horses in the southern hemisphere. Happy birthday Dylan!!🥕🍎
Time for the girls to come in for pregnancy testing!
Love Winter - the chocolate eclair shop opens!
Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mothers out there! 💕
First frost of the year - brrr!