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The Carriage House

Come to our self catering Farmstay in the warm Bay of Islands New Zealand on a waterfront horse breeding farm.

The Carriage House Northland Farmstay

There are two ensuite bedrooms with sole occupancy for 2 or 4 persons. A large comfortable living room with well appointed kitchen and all appliances for a comfortable stay.

We are a horse breeding farm with horses working daily pulling vintage wagons, drays and gigs.

The boutique accommodation is in The Carriage House, which is a self contained cottage. The 25 acre property grazes Clydesdale and Shire Heavy Horses and also some Piebald Gypsy Vanners.

Bay of Islands Farmstay

You have the choice of staying at a weekly rental or a rate per day (minimum 2 nights). There is plenty of interest on the farm, in Kerikeri, and exploring the Bay of Islands.

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The Heavy Horses

The Grey Shire Horses formerly worked for the LION BREWERY in NZ and we have the Brewers Dray built in 1886.

Shire Horses are an endangered species and we are the only breeders of the rare Grey Shires in the southern hemisphere.

Some are 18-19 Hands and when 5 years old they turn white. We have nine trained to pull waggons.

Clydesdale horses of 16-17 hands are the Scottish Heavy Horses and they pull a New Zealand Settlers Waggon or an 1880 Adelaide Express.

Even more interesting is the Gypsy Bow Waggon, a horse drawn caravan all beautifully carved and brightly painted. We are breeding black and white
Irish Draft Gypsy horses to pull this as a Gypsy would. These are called Piebald when black and white.

Practical Experience

If staying for the week you may be able, at an extra cost, to receive some training in caring for the horses, harnessing them and driving.

Country Farmstay Bay of Islands

Even if you are not a horse person you can get away from the crowds and enjoy the open spaces of a small farm in a waterfront location with views of the boats on the Kerikeri Inlet, Bay of Islands.
It is only 2 miles to the restaurants and shops of Kerikeri.

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