Peaceful farm cottage nestled in private valley

Farmstay | Woodville | #13412

9.7/10 (52 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
24-Jan-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 (61)

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  • Everything we were looking for and more

    Everything we were looking for and more. Definitely on our list of places we'd like to visit again!

    guyer580 new member Jan 2017

  • Ours and another family (4 adults+4 kids) had a great time staying...

    Ours and another family (4 adults+4 kids) had a great time staying with Julie & Neil on their farm. The bach was comfortable, spacious, tidy and had all the conveniences we needed for our 2 nights there. Not quite as rough as the name (Ruffit Lodge) implies :) We highly recommend staying there.

    KrisD795 new member Jan 2017

  • Fantastic place to stay

    Fantastic place to stay. Lovely quiet location coming from the hussle and bussle of city living.

    marike298 new member Jan 2017

  • Lovely quiet 'getaway', the surroundings were beautiful and despite the weather the...

    Lovely quiet 'getaway', the surroundings were beautiful and despite the weather the children loved the lake and kayaks, and eel spotting. Ping pong challenges and fun in the woolshed and a quick walk up the hills when the sun came out. Very clean, although no oven the BBQ worked a treat. thanks

    LianH33 new member Jan 2017

  • Great place to stay, loved the rural outlook

    Great place to stay, loved the rural outlook. Nice and peaceful with lovely bird sounds. Clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

    olivey443 100%|2x Dec 2016

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