Rustic 1800's cottage set on a sheep and beef farm

Farmstay | Martinborough | #18756

8.6/10 (31 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Soak up the atmosphere of the rural surrounds complete with the singing of native birds
  • On site lawn tennis court for your enjoyment
  • Only 16km from the rugged Pahaoa coastline

This rustic little 1800's cottage is set on an 1800 acre sheep & beef station, 25mins east of Martinborough and only 16km from the Pahaoa Coast. It has a lawn tennis court and great sandpit for the children. Guests are welcome to enjoy a walk on the farm, where there are animals to feed especially around springtime. The river is nice and close complete with a lovely swimming hole. There is also seasonal fruit available, and our water is sourced from a natural spring.

We also offer guided hunts for both wild pigs and deer. Please enquire for more details.

We also have Aotea Homestead which sleeps 11. Please see our other listing.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Master suite

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Singles room

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season tariff
21-Mar-18 to 30-Apr-18
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
Low season tariff
01-May-18 to 30-Sep-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
Shoulder season tariff
01-Oct-18 to 30-Nov-18
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
High season tariff
01-Dec-18 to 28-Feb-19
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Mar-19 to 21-Jun-19
$105+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/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 (37)

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  • Great little rustic bach

    Great little rustic bach. We loved being away from it all, with no reception or internet. Loved the slightly wonky floors, and the feeling of living in a little slice of history. Comfy beds and cosy lounge area. A few little changes would be nice - some more relaxed outdoor seating for out the front, a lamp in the second bedroom. We had a great weekend away. Thanks very much!

    saptarshim 100%|23x Mar 2018

  • This rustic cottage was so peaceful and relaxing

    This rustic cottage was so peaceful and relaxing. If you want to escape the frantic pace of modern life, Aotea Cottage is the place to go!

    marile649 100%|7x Feb 2018

  • The cottage is an iconic farm dwelling

    The cottage is an iconic farm dwelling. The floors are not particularly even and the decor is not like a flash hotel, but it was what we were looking for. The beds are comfortable, and the evenings under the veranda with the sunset and view across the fields were beautiful. We enjoyed a mountain bike ride across the farm and to the river swimming hole. Some minor improvements could be: fold-out chairs for the veranda, a smaller sharp knife for the kitchen, and a better frying pan.

    PatT6136 new member Jan 2018

  • Blissfully simple, peaceful and relaxing

    Blissfully simple, peaceful and relaxing. Loved the break from screens.

    janeay728 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • A beautiful and peaceful stay! We loved just resting in the quietness...

    A beautiful and peaceful stay! We loved just resting in the quietness and not having any cell reception - the best way to see in the New Year!

    SophiaGrace new member Jan 2018

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