The Old Dairy Factory has garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Norsewood. There is a fully equipped bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the bed and breakfast. The Old Dairy Factory offers a sun terrace. There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go hiking and fishing nearby. The nearest airport is Palmerston North International Airport, 80 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


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Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.

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  • Felicito
    United StatesUnited States
    Room was very nice and comfy, the breakfast was excellent and having the kitchen things was very handy. Bathroom was nice and shower was good.
  • Margaret
    very personalised lovely peaceful country stay wish we had had more time only stayed for a night would come back for at least 3
  • E
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I loved the renovated building and original artwork and treasures in the rooms and the heat pump warmed the space up well.

Hosted by Kirsten Selfe

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Kirsten Selfe
The Old Dairy Factory is an original butter making facility. Opened in 1897, by a co-operative of local Scandinavian farmers! They used to be all over New Zealand. All made of local timbers and with state-of-the-art technology, for the late Victorians. Power was from the waterwheel (belts and pulleys) or from the 8Hp coal-fired steam engine. These days it has all been modernized, but retains its unique character as a family home and the No1 Live Music Venue in New Zealand!
Hello, I am a New Zealand school teacher, on a break from the classroom, doing restoration on this historic building, The Old Dairy Factory. I live here with my family of four children, husband and parents, where we look after each other in this friendly village.
The little village of Norsewood is friendly and welcoming. With only 350 residents, it still has: A Pub (that does great food), A Café (with great coffee), A Museum (all about the early settlers), A Famous Norsewear Shop (opposite the Old Dairy Factory), which sells the world class knitwear, A Wetlands (called the Wop Wops), with eels over 100 years old! (which you can feed). If you are a keen tramper (walker), you can drive the the Ruahine's (within minutes and do the DOC walks!)
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of The Old Dairy Factory
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
    Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • CD player
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Sun umbrellas
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 15:00 to 18:00


From 07:00 to 10:00



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Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.