Hinahina House, This could be your summer !

As a family we have been discussing the awesome things that we can do with our house in the attempt to keep it. While we are not able to live in it now, we have had the best Christmas holidays with friends from all over the world staying and in my greediness to keep this home for summer christmases I did put the pressure on the family to try and think of alternative ways of keeping it over the year.  This is all well and good for me to suggest but I currently live in London, so below are the great benefits of this property and some of my own ideas. 

Timeshare, split among your extended family and escape to the south! 

Hunting seasons – deer, duck, the annual boar hunt take place here! 

Bird watching, Horticulture, Surfing and Kayaking  and Outdoors Escape – Organise groups of people to come stay and access all that the Catlins has to offer. 

Fishing and Seafood, there is plenty of it, if you love it, why not live near it. 

It has the size and accomodation to function as a Wellness center, Day care centre, Bed and breakfast, Recording studio. Air BnB Destination with all the above activities to enjoy. An Arts and Craft community stop. 

Tiny house construction on the end of the property would be amazing! Using the orchard and the veggie garden, setting up chickens and getting off the grid.

I wanted to set up semi permanent Tee pee or Yurt for ‘Glamping’ in the summer. Space to park up a camper van or two and make it a space to welcome international travellers who are in the south,  WOFing nearby or making the drive around the south.  To drop in, contribute and enjoy the space!

There are local artists, craft shops, food connoisseur and local festivals ( Shout out to Mr Dreavers hot sauce + pies and the Catlins Cafe!



Hinahina house for us, amazing.

For us, we are a large, loud and social family. This place has been amazing for gathering us together but giving us our space from sitting under the trees in the orchards to chilling on the porch and listening to the fantails and wood pigeons to sitting in the dining room on my laptop while the family cuddles up and watches movies in the lounge.

This place has the ability to accomodate without feeling stacked. I could yell through the house and have a conversation with my sisters or tuck up with a book around the corner next to the hammock and ignore them all.

Having people around and being able to set up a space for them to chill or sleep, to eat as a group and share and pass a plate. To set up activities for the kids while we all have a gossip outside. All the cars parked out the front and the bandies in the barn playing their instruments while I watch a documentary inside. Still able to listen or walk out and be a part of it without having to be in it.


The House on Hinahina road.



3933 metres      (around 1 acre)

3 titles  allows the owner to build  on the land

2 access ways to the property

A well maintained cottage  centrally heated through a coal range – radiators in rooms and wetback hot water cylinder.

The original  barn – lining needs finishing   power is on, floor and french doors are in.

Septic tank last cleaned october 2016  –   town connection is an option

Clutha Council  annual rates – 1141. 28

Otago Regional Council  annual rates – 49.00



Flat front section,  sloping back section towards the barn    – lawns

Established gardens

Mature Trees and hedges

Apple, pear, quince and plum trees

Established Flower gardens

Native birds resident Tui’s, Fantails, Bellbirds and Kereru

Wood stand for Firewood- 20 plus trees

Property has no sandflies or predators