This is the largest unit on offer at Appledore and is a one-bedroomed cottage. It is totally self-contained with open plan lounge, dining and kitchen. Facing due north, the warmth and light streams in making this a cosy and delightful place to be. As the cottage is so spacious, it is the ideal place to stay for a longer visit to the Bay of Islands.
The huge, floor to ceiling circular windows in the lounge allow uninterrupted, panoramic views up and down the river and with its architecturally beamed ceilings, this room affords a tranquil spot to enjoy the vista that opens out before you.
The dining area contains a round table and 4 chairs, and also has a similar view of the river. In the fully fitted kitchen, there is a microwave, 2 plate electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer as well as washing machine and dryer. A wide variety of teas, coffee and hot chocolate is provided daily. The small central kitchen island provides extra workspace, drawers and storage, and place to sit if desired.
The cottage bedroom is spacious and luxurious with superior bed linen including electric blanket for those chilly winter evenings; a large chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe with shelving and hanging space aplenty. The King sized bed can be split into twin beds as required. Provided for your use are soft bathrobes which can be used at the pool as well. The en suite bathroom is cleverly built so that access is gained from either the bedroom or the dining room, ensuring that guests do not have to walk through the bedroom all the time. It offers luxury fittings with a large double shower, basin and vanity unit, heated towel rails and ceiling heater.
High-quality toiletries are provided as well as a hairdryer for your use, and we follow an Eco-friendly policy as far as possible. Ranch sliders off the lounge and the bedroom lead onto your own private, covered deck where you can enjoy a sundowner or your early morning cuppa whilst taking in the tranquil beauty. The lounge has ample comfortable seating and a coffee table upon which is an information file to help you in your decisions about what to see and do in the area.
One of the sofas converts into a double bed, should there be two extra guests. There is a flat screen tv which offers free-view channels, and a hi-fi with a selection of CDs. Appledore Lodge also provides a large homemade continental breakfast for every day of your stay. We use pure and natural New Zealand ingredients for you to enjoy: freshly baked homemade bread, muffins and croissants; fresh fruit; fruit salad bowls; cereals; homemade jam and marmalade; fresh orange juice; plenty of milk; butter and homemade yoghurt. A scrumptious start to your day in the Bay.