Peaceful farm cottage nestled in private valley

Farmstay | Woodville | #13412

9.7/10 (57 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 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

Availability & rates*

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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
01-Mar-17 to 31-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (66)

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  • We stayed here last month and it was wonderful , great rural...

    We stayed here last month and it was wonderful , great rural setting but only a short drive from town. Kids loved being able to run around and explore while the adults enjoyed a few "quiet' ones on the deck....Comfy inside and will definitely stay here again.

    DarrelAshcroft 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • This property provided us with the ability to leave the group and...

    This property provided us with the ability to leave the group and take a walk to clear our heads of the days play. It was also nice to socialise outside and take in the beautiful views.

    BonnieJo2 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Great little cottage, super clean and comfortable

    Great little cottage, super clean and comfortable. Amazing outlook onto rolling hills and sheep. Quite and peaceful. Would book again if in the area.

    Rod.schick 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Its very nice well looked after batch

    Its very nice well looked after batch.

    MikeDo19 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • very nice house with everything you might need

    very nice house with everything you might need

    JackSlot 100%|13x Jan 2017

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