Peaceful farm cottage nestled in private valley

Farmstay | Woodville | #13412

9.7/10 (75 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Ideal retreat on 180ha farm
  • Large private ponds for kayaking and bird watching
  • Clay Target shooting by arrangement

Ruffit Lodge is situated 5 minutes from Woodville in a private valley on a working farm. We are 5 minutes from fly fishing rivers and 15 minutes from the Tui Brewery as well as tramping in the Ruahine or Tararua Ranges.

Leisure activities include golf chipping into pond, bird watching, kayaking, table tennis and darts. Clay Target shooting is available by arrangement.

Hosts Neil and Julie Candy are enthusiastic members of Ducks Unlimited and Wetland Care New Zealand. They share an avid interest in wetland conservation and the preservation of this country's native bird species.

Special conditions: • Smoking allowed outside only • Families welcome • Limited Telecom and Vodafone cellphone coverage


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Canoe(s)
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Back Room

    4 single beds, with shower room

    4 x Single bed

  • Front Room

    Queen bed. Windows facing valley.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen Room

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $20.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: March to November - Stay at Ruffit Lodge for three nights and the third night is half price!! Excludes Public Holidays.

*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 (84)

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    cherie888 100%|2x May 2018

  • After a long journey from the UK, Ruffit Lodge was a rural...

    After a long journey from the UK, Ruffit Lodge was a rural oasis of peace & tranquility providing all we needed to recover and relax. A beautiful setting with a lovely garden. Many thanks.

    grahtt239 100%|27x Apr 2018

  • Easy to get to

    Easy to get to. Great location.

    DanielMc11 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Very peaceful with a fully equipped house, clean

    Very peaceful with a fully equipped house, clean

    andrpp200 100%|10x Feb 2018

  • Ruffit Lodge provided us with a nice quiet rural location ideally located...

    Ruffit Lodge provided us with a nice quiet rural location ideally located for exploration east and west of the Ranges. While the Lodge doesn't have an oven, a grilling pan in the hooded BBQ worked a treat, especially with the home-grown veggies provided by Julie. Otherwise the Lodge provided all that we needed. Julie's jam, made from plums growing right outside the Lodge, was also great too.

    RolandGi1 100%|2x Feb 2018

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