Rustic Shearing Quarters

Bach or holiday home | Masterton | #30451

7.7/10 (9 ratings)
  • 19 people
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 14 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Property is situated in the middle of an active sheep farm.
  • A swimming river curls around the boundary.
  • A peaceful and quiet environment to unwind with friends and family.

The Space

A rustic, comfortable former shearing quarters in the middle of farm land, surrounded by forest and open green pastures. The property is nestled among mature trees and sits on an acre of land, with a stream running along one side of the property.

are plenty of bedrooms, with queen, single and cot beds available, a main living area, separate dining, and plenty of outdoor space – three verandahs, a large back section, and outdoor dining for twenty people. Swim in the stream during the hot Wairarapa days, and cosy up by the open fire in the evenings.

This 8-bedroom property is the perfect location for groups of family and friends. There


Bedroom 1: two single beds, one cot

Bedroom 2: two single beds

Bedroom 3: one queen bed

Bedroom 4: one queen bed, one bassinet

Bedroom 5: two single beds

Bedroom 6: one queen bed

Bedroom 7: one queen bed, one cot

Bedroom 8: one queen bed

Guest Access

Guests have access to all shared spaces, the whole property, the river alongside the boundary of the property, and all bedrooms they have booked. The property is surrounded by working farms, so while guests can of course stroll along the road, they cannot enter any surrounding buildings (e.g. wool sheds) or paddocks.

Interaction with Guests

This is our holiday house, so when you're there, we're at home in Wellington.

The Neighbourhood

The best thing about the Quarters is that it's in the middle of nowhere – here you can truly escape the real world. There are a handful of neighbours (mainly farmers) and generally all you can hear is the babbling creek, the native birds, and an occasional flock of sheep being moved along the main road. There's no mobile coverage, and no internet.

Getting around

You'll need a car to get from Masterton, the nearest town, which is a 45 minute drive away. Wellington is just over two hours away by car.

NB the last fifteen minutes of the drive out are on shingle road.

Special conditions: The most important thing is that our water supply (rainwater) is shared with the neighbouring farm and this is a fairly dry part of the country, so please use water sparingly. New Zealand countryside rules apply: mainly, if it's yellow, let it mellow. Given the nearby working farms, it's advisable to not bring dogs (or any other pets) unless they're accustomed to such things. And if you do bring animals, please not indoors. No smoking indoors (and please remove any butts from outdoors).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Cot
    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 5

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 6

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 7

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 8

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (optional)
  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 8 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
28-Jun-17 to 30-Sep-17
$190+/night $290+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $25/night;
Shoulder season tariff
01-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$190+/night $290+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$290+/night $390+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-18 to 31-May-18
$190+/night $290+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Jun-18 to 28-Sep-18
$190+/night $290+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (9)

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  • This is an excellent place for those who just want to spend...

    This is an excellent place for those who just want to spend quality time as a group cooking, talking, reading, playing board games/cards and who don't expect all the mod cons. The kitchen is well set up and the main dining/living room with the fire (which we had going almost every night) is a great place to gather in the evenings. If you can't put up with spiders and flies don't go.

    adamvy987 100%|7x May 2017

  • The house is in a very rustic style and in a beautiful...

    The house is in a very rustic style and in a beautiful setting. There are lots of different living areas and a large outdoor space to relax and play a bit of sport.

    KateJ-L 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • A lovely rustic property away from it all

    A lovely rustic property away from it all. We had a great time

    Alistair_Jenkin 100%|6x Jun 2016

  • Property great for enjoying the last of the summer days

    Property great for enjoying the last of the summer days. It was lovely and peaceful and therefore great to catch up with our friends together. We just didn't venture far due to the fact it was the start of the hunting season and lots of forestry around!

    JOANNEWA5 100%|4x Apr 2016

  • The location was beautiful and peaceful

    The location was beautiful and peaceful. Be aware for large groups there is only one toilet, and access to some bedrooms is through other bedrooms or through doors to the outside. It is a shearers quarters after all. Unfortunately when we arrived sheep had been in the garden around the building and it made the outside unusable for a day or so, as lots of sheep poo around! Up the road there are lovely friendly horses and the kids we had (aged 5 - 10) were able to roam free safely.

    SJM 100%|1x Oct 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Cheers - so glad you enjoyed your stay despite the sheep poo (they busted through the fence from the neighbor!). Bathrooms facilities include: one internal bathroom off the lounge with a toilet, bath and hand basin, second bathroom has shower and hand basin only. There are two additional toilets accessed with the back of the house (no internal access) - both flush but are in the process of being upgraded.

    Caroline Beech 100%|8x

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