Take a step back in time

Bach or holiday home | Masterton | #17393

9.6/10 (80 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • Studio
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Experience the romance of life a hundred years ago in our little pioneer cottage.

Just 8km from Masterton, the cottage sits overlooking our private lagoon and the workings of our sheep and beef farm. In summer the lagoon dries up but there are still the 360 degree views of the mountains, hills and Wairarapa plains.

Built entirely of recycled materials the cottage is now home to many precious heirlooms gifted by family and friends, beginning with its beautiful stain glass front door.

No television or microwave but you have the convenience of a gas hob and latterns.

The cottage is very cosy and warmed in winter by a little pot belly. The flush loo and the bath under the stars are both one step off the deck.

The icebox will cool your wine for a drink on the verandah and if you don't wish to cook dinner on your night away then it's a short drive into town where there is a rich array of restaurants.

Upon deposit I will email you an information sheet with driving directions.

Two night stays are preferred but a single night can be booked for $150.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only.


  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    Combined living/sleeping area

    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
26-Jun-17 to 19-Oct-17
$100/night $130/night
High demand
20-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
23-Oct-17 to 24-Dec-17
$100/night $130/night
High demand
25-Dec-17 to 31-Dec-17
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Jan-18 to 05-Feb-18
$100/night $130/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 (92)

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  • Great spot, fire was cosy on a cold night, comfy bed, bathtub...

    Great spot, fire was cosy on a cold night, comfy bed, bathtub was great and nice view for breakfast.

    MichelleM21 100%|6x Jun 2017

  • Loved my stay again, will be back

    Loved my stay again, will be back. Needed the whole stash of firewood cos it was so cold - the cosiness the fire gives is awesome

    jennay981 100%|4x Jun 2017

  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot. Our second stay here and we will be back.

    pollon646 100%|3x May 2017

  • perfect location and setting -

    perfect location and setting -

    mikaelash1 100%|1x May 2017

  • Amazing little cottage with everything you need and more

    Amazing little cottage with everything you need and more. Very cozy on the inside, with that wood stove for a nice crackling fire to warm you up at night, and gorgeous from the outside, with its bath tub and the table with a view. Will be back!

    Albi 100%|3x May 2017

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