Peaceful farm cottage nestled in private valley

Farmstay | Woodville | #13412

9.6/10 (45 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: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • 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
05-Dec-16 to 05-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 (54)

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  • Beautiful views

    Beautiful views. No WiFi. It feels like a holiday. Perfect!

    RachaelAs1 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Lovely, cosy, quaint cottage with 1940s/1950s features in a beautiful, relaxing setting...

    Lovely, cosy, quaint cottage with 1940s/1950s features in a beautiful, relaxing setting surrounded by countryside. Very peaceful hearing nothing but birds and calves. The kids loved being able to see the young farm animals out front and go for walks on the farm, while hubby enjoyed wandering around the surrounding fruit trees and vege patch (being a keen gardener!). House was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our short stay. Great place if you want to get away from it all!

    PaulV765 100%|3x Nov 2016

  • This cottage is amazing, and in such a beautiful spot, we all...

    This cottage is amazing, and in such a beautiful spot, we all could have stayed there longer just to enjoy it. The girls out out on the pond for a paddle around even though the weather not the best but then warmed up by the fire. Thanks so much for an enjoyable stay. We want to come back again for the same weekend next year.

    susanmc5 100%|10x Oct 2016

  • If you want country with no hassle

    If you want country with no hassle... Ruffit Lodge is the place to go. Julie is awesome and the cottage has everything you need. Shall be back again next year. Loved the sound of the bird life in the evening and morning. Brilliant.

    SuzanneOm1 100%|12x Sep 2016

  • Clean, warm and comfortable

    Clean, warm and comfortable.

    Olivia85 100%|3x Aug 2016

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