The Gamekeeper's Cottage, Longwood

Cottage | Featherston | #11166

9.7/10 (11 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Built in the 1870's, this historic self-contained cottage was the first building on the Longwood site and was where the builders of the original homestead resided while it was under construction.

The architecture is classic colonial and it has been furnished in keeping with the period.

The dining/living area is heated by a potbelly stove, and the kitchen has a modern stove, microwave and fridge. The bathroom has a clawfoot bath.

There is a small verandah with chairs and an enclosed garden.

We are situated 3 kms from Featherston on a 43 acre farm up a long tree-lined drive. It is about 7 mins to Greytown and 10 mins to Martinborough and the vineyards. Lake Ferry is about half an hour, and Cape Palliser, one hour.

Special conditions: Basic tariff is for one bedroom either single or double.


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Toddler safe

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
25-Sep-17 to 31-Dec-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
Flat rate
01-Jan-18 to 25-Mar-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $20/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (14)

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  • Nice quiet place to stay

    Nice quiet place to stay

    JulianGo1 new member Apr 2017

  • A very enjoyable stay at a historical place

    A very enjoyable stay at a historical place. And a wonderful host and beautiful setting!

    JamesKi9 100%|5x Dec 2016

  • Stunning in summer

    Stunning in summer

    SarahCo70 new member Nov 2016

  • We had a wonderful stay at The Gamekeepers Cottage

    We had a wonderful stay at The Gamekeepers Cottage. The cottage is in a beautiful setting and has a wonderful rustic charm - we loved the luxurious claw foot bath and open fire. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway close to everything Wairarapa has to offer :)

    JarrydA2 100%|5x Nov 2016

  • Fantastic little cottage

    Fantastic little cottage. Set in a beautiful farm area with plenty of wildlife and fresh air. Great place to go if you are looking for peace and quiet.

    LyzzyK58 100%|2x Apr 2016

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