What is a Bach…

A “bach” also called a bachelor pad, or a crib in the South Island of New Zealand, is a small, often modest holiday home or beach house. We were fond of the many bach’s we saw whilst travelling the South Island and emulated the concept here in Kenilworth.

Little River Bach is a small yet comfortable holiday cottage located adjacent to our sister property – River Oaks on the Mary – yet sufficiently removed to offer privacy. It overlooks green fields, Kenilworth Bluff and fronts the Mary River (100m from the door). Words cannot describe the serene views, so do look at the photos.

The cottage is lovingly restored and furnished in a country farm house style, with sleeping for up to 4 people, one bathroom, lounge | dining | kitchenette and a deck with private garden. The Little River Bach makes for a great base to explore the Mary Valley, enjoy water pursuits on the river, visit the rainforests, waterfalls and Kenilworth Village.

Feature list

Cooking

  • Gas stove
  • Barbeque

Car Accommodation

  • Covered carport for 1 car
  • External parking for 2 cars

Comfort

  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fans
  • Fly screens
  • Walk in shower

Linen

  • Pillows and blankets supplied
  • Bath towels supplied
  • Ironing facilities
  • BYO beach towels and sheets

Entertainment

  • DVD player
  • Large screen TV
  • Satellite TV

Activities

  • Board games
  • River access for swimming

Other

  • Non-smoking
  • Gated house yard
  • 2 Queen beds

Room Description

Little River Bach is located in a short country laneway with only 4 houses. The cottage offers an open plan living/eating area with pot belly fireplace. It has one bathroom with an easy to access walk in shower. The river makes for great swimming, lying around the sandy shores or paddling your kayak or canoe. The quiet country lane and the lush paddocks make for enjoyable walks… even at night, when the moon and stars will impress beyond belief.