Peaceful retreat on working farm,

Farmstay | Martinborough | #24152

8.8/10 (28 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Cottage is at the end of a private one km. long drive, nestled amongst oak trees and roses.
  • Close drive to Martinboroughs wine and food cafes. The cottage has its own private garden,
  • Fab walks or mountain biking over a farm of contrasts. Return , jump in the pool or play tennis!!

Our guests return time and time again. This is a real working farm that you can enjoy or just hide away in the cottage and private garden .At the back of the farm over hills and spectacular views is a wee old working mans cottage that is yours to enjoy. Boil the billy , have a cuppa, then find your way back! In the summer enjoy the pool , sit on the verandah, cook on the barbeque and just chill. Some of our guests have found it too dark at night !!

You may hear the moorporks and during the day the quail and turkeys run freely around. Our 3 legged Burmese may annoy you , tell him to go home!The wood burner has plenty of wood and there is freeveiw TV. The kids love it , they hang out at the pool in the summer all day. This is a place to relax and just get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We are only a 7 minute drive to town , so the fish and chips stay warm all the way home ! We have very reasonable rates for stays longer than 3 nights. Children under 5 are free. Tea and coffee is complimentary. So send me an email and just get a way from it all at Oystershell Country Retreat.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval.. Smoking allowed outside only. Living area not large.. Working farm, so there may be working dogs around at times. Cheaper rates for longer stays.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    3 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 1
21-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/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 (28)

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  • Beautiful farm, wonderful garden, lots to explore

    Beautiful farm, wonderful garden, lots to explore. Very good value!

    MaryH593 new member Oct 2016

  • Great little place to get away

    Great little place to get away. Quiet & peaceful. Easy to find. Woodburn made the cottage warm & inviting.

    AngelaWa10 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Loved being on the farm

    Loved being on the farm. We had a great time thank you.

    Jason2511 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • A simple cottage with no pretension and a lot of history, which...

    A simple cottage with no pretension and a lot of history, which is exactly what it claims to be. Beautiful setting, stunning farmland, you are left in peace with an occasional welcome visit from a farm dog. Clear skies and fresh air, lush green hills, a perfect escape.

    BarbaraLe7 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Great cosy cottage close to fab marrinborough

    Great cosy cottage close to fab marrinborough

    JasonPo2 100%|4x Aug 2016

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