• French-styled cottage accommodation
  • Uninterrupted sea and landscape view
  • Secluded and private
  • Less than 15 minutes drive to Napier CBD, Ahuriri and the Airport 
  • Mission and Church Road Wineries only 6 minutes away
  • Cooking facilities, including BBQ
  • Bird-watch from porch
  • Laundry facilities at house
  • Sleeps 2, Queen-sized bed.
  • WiFi internet access

Tarrif:  $180/night with minimum of two nights

Hosts: Katrina and Richard Horrocks. 

Please email your enquiry to rbhorrocks@hotmail.com or view the cottage at https://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/9562.asp

Alternatively please call 021 660058 or 0274 840544


The 180 view over estuary, farmland and sea is unique to Hawk Hill Cottage, which sits on a small bluff, facing towards Napier City and the Pacific ocean. Looking east, the sunrises are sometimes spectacular yet always fascinating - just open the curtains, slip back into bed and see the new day arrive. These views are from your bed, your table, the bath and even the loo. In the distance, watch shipping entering the port of Napier or aircraft moving in and out of the airport.

Named Hawk Hill due to the commonly seen Australasian Harriers that hang on the thermals before you, the cottage affords a great vantage point for bird-watching. From the porch the many species of water fowl that live on the estuary below the cottage can be observed. Native revegetation is attracting Tuis, Bellbirds and other New Zealand birds to the area, and they bring with them their song. 

The flavour of France

An easy stroll takes you from away from the main house to the cottage, which is nestled in an olive grove.

The cottage has been built in a Mediterranean French style; textured with thick plastered walls, heavy beams and authentic furniture, creating a charming and unique atmosphere. By night or day, relax in the even temperature and soak up the ambience of Provence.

It is a place where you can relax without effort. It is ideal should you wish to "get away from it all" yet be so close the all that abounds in the district. If you are travelling to Hawkes Bay, you are probably already aware of what the district offers the lover of food, wine and scenery. The Hawkes Bay Information website is a good source of information if you want to know more about the region.


The Cottage has a microwave and bench top oven for cooking, and a barbecue is available if you wish. Continental breakfast provisions are provided; sufficient for two days. A laundry is available at the house but ironing facilities are in the cottage.

TV and DVD player and WiFi internet access.

"What as peaceful cottage, wonderful sunrise. Thank you for offering Napier's best lookout. Next time we stay for longer for sure.Joelle and Jen. Switzerland. 23.1.2016

Getting there

Full directions and a map will be provided to guests but getting there is easy. From the roundabout where Puketitiri Road and Prebensen Drive meet it is 5 minutes to the property. Uphill on Puketitiri Road right into Poraiti Road and drive 2.4 k to Ballantyne Rd. Hawk hill is the last house, number 148.


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