Peaceful river cottage

Cottage | Gladstone | #31358

9.3/10 (16 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A romantic hideaway or relaxing family retreat
  • Rural and quiet but close to all the Wairarapa has to offer
  • Friendly and welcoming hosts

This cosy and private cottage provides an opportunity to enjoy Gladstone's beautiful countryside and relax amongst the surrounding chestnut, walnut and olive trees. Take a short stroll down to the banks of the Tauweru river with a picnic and do some trout spotting, or just simply sit under the willow trees and forget about the rest of the world.

The local attractions of the Wairarapa cater for all tastes and interests, such as the vineyards and restaurants of Martinborough (about 25 mins drive), the seal colonies and rugged coast of the South Wairarapa (about 1 hours drive away), and the cafes and boutique shops at Greytown (15 mins drive). Other activities include horse trekking, 4-wheel driving, bush walking, canoeing, golf, or just simply relaxing.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Note that our spa bath is outside under the stars (not indoors)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
26-Oct-16 to 23-Jan-18
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (16)

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  • Had an absolutely lovely time at Riverlee Cottage - we were delighted...

    Had an absolutely lovely time at Riverlee Cottage - we were delighted with the location, the setting and the house, we loved it so much we hardly left! The kids loved the loft area and the outdoor spa bath was a definite bonus - we weren't expecting it at all. Really enjoyed the yummy breakfast treats and juice left for us - such an amazing lovely touch! We felt extremely welcomed, extremely relaxed and grateful to be staying in such a lovely, well maintained and clean house! Thank you!

    hayley_lowe 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • 5 min walk to the Gladstone Pub- great place for dinner

    5 min walk to the Gladstone Pub- great place for dinner. Lovely location and well set up for privacy. Summer would be awesome with the BBQ and sun chairs and table.

    HemiT693 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • A pretty cottage, modern and clean

    A pretty cottage, modern and clean. Beds were comfortable and warm, even when the temp dropped below O the one night. Impressive to have wifi here. We ate a tasty dinner at the Gladstone pub with the open fire, I bought jeans in Masterton I couldn't find in Wgtn, the girls had fun at the playground in Martinb'a, on the trip home we visited The Baker in Featherston and brought some delicious treats. The highlight was our visit to Stonehenge Aotearoa; Richard Hall is a local treasure.

    SoniaV1 100%|9x Jul 2016

  • Top notch cottage - very well equipped and comfortable with quality furnishings

    Top notch cottage - very well equipped and comfortable with quality furnishings. Cottage is very secluded and peaceful. The eggs, bacon, sausages and cereals were a lovely touch as there are no shops in the area - the pub however is fantastic. Perfect place to wind down.

    EmmaR388 100%|4x Jul 2016

  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location. Walking distance to the Gladstone pub. Warm, clean and very comfortable. Would recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the area. Fabulous - thank you

    stevon18 100%|4x Jun 2016

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