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3 Days at The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed 

The Potting Shed comes complete with everything you need to truly enjoy your stay. From a fully equipped Miele kitchen, Nespresso machine with capsules, Weber BBQ, an open fire to curl up beside on those cool winter evenings, and a sumptuous en-suite. Just outside the bedroom is the hot tub set at a relaxing 38°C for you to enjoy, morning and night.

The Potting Shed is one of only two properties with riparian rights and access to the 700m of white sandy beach, safe and quite private all- tide swimming, and fishing.

The beach is very private with views of the Hen and Chicken Islands. Complimentary water sports available on request kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards, body boards, life jackets. Other facilities include an astroturf tennis court, pétanque court, and heli pad (approx 37mins travel time from Auckland Airport to The Potting Shed).

Day 1 | Arrival in Northland

Set on the edge of native bush just below the working farm paddocks, The Potting Shed is completely private, being hidden from the view of any other building, far from any man-made noise, enhancing the peace and quiet.

Once you’ve arrived in paradise, sit back with G&T on the terrace and sink into that feeling of complete escapism.

Tonight a private chef will prepare for you a delicious three-course gourmet dinner. This is cooked off-site by the chef and delivered to you ready-to-eat – bliss!

Finish off your evening with a glass of bubbles under the stars in the outdoor hot tub in complete privacy. 

Day 2 | A day at leisure on your private beachfront

Rise and shine to a delicious breakfast (either prepared by the chef or yourself). Breakfast ingredients are provided for your full stay on arrival. Choose between sitting in the garden, on the terrace, on in the comfort of The Potting Shed.

After breakfast enjoy a walk in the gardens and bush that The Potting Shed is set in - a haven for native birds and plant life.

From the gardens to the beach. The Beach is only a short 300m stroll away and offers views of the Hen and Chicken Islands. Complimentary water sports equipment is available on request including kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards, and body boards.

In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at one of the great cafés in Mangawhai or Waipu or stay on the beach all day long with a delicious picnic for two.

For dinner tonight we suggest you dine in, self-catered or a 3-course gourmet dinner prepared by the chef.

Day 3 | Homeward bound

Time to embark on the journey home.

Awake to a final breakfast by the ocean and perhaps enjoy a final wander along the beachfront before preparing for your journey home feeling relaxed, refreshed, and recharged.

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  • Accommodation for up to 2 people.
  • Daily breakfast provisions.
  • Chef prepared dinner for two nights. 
  • Daily servicing. 


Easier than a hotel stay and you don't have to lift a finger!

The (not so) small print

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