WOODROYD ESTATE Holiday sanctuary 15 mins from CBD

Bach or holiday home | Lower Hutt City | #34310

8.8/10 (19 ratings)
  • 18 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


Be the lord or lady of this remarkable estate, one of the best-known properties in Lower Hutt. It is very private yet only 15 minutes away from Wellington CBD. You will love every bit of this beautiful estate. From the spacious and full of character house that was built for entertainment to the lovely ground settings. You will find yourself among the birds, the trees, your family and nothing else. This is truly a magical spot and will be the highlight of your holiday.

Your grand tour of this magnificent spot begins at the grand gates and takes you one km up a paved scenic driveway, passing 2 sparkling waterfalls on the way. The main house has been greatly enlarged and upgraded by its the previous owners. Tudor-style, it features five generous bedrooms, including an upper-level master suite, many living and lounge areas, both formal and informal. At every step, this home exudes quality: carara ceilings, jarra/matai floors, timber wall panels, inbuilt seating and lovely leadlight windows. The four bathrooms are situated internally, along with a games room with its own bar. The wine cellar and the huge farm-style kitchen is an entertainer’s dream. Well-insulated, the house is warm and comfortable.

In addition, the plantings on this property have been celebrated for almost a century. Tree ferns, cabbage trees, rhododendrons, avocados, walnuts and nikau palms are all well-established. Birdlife abounds, with tuis, fantails, wax-eyes and kingfishers, while monarch butterflies flutter by. The outdoor entertaining area is welcoming with a fireplace and a built-in barbecue in your own private piece of paradise.

**Please note that it is a minimum of two night stay on weekends

** For special events such as weddings, corporate retreats, family celebrations, different rates apply. We also offer full catering options.

**The advertised price is for 10 people. Any additional person incurs a fee of $50 each.

Special conditions:

No open fire inside of the house

Smoking outside only

A bond of $500 (up to 4 nights) and $1000 (4 nights and over) is required.

Please clean up after yourself (ie: wash and dry your dishes, pick up rubbish and general clean of all surfaces and furniture). The cleaning charge is only for cleaning the place to bring it back to the standards as when you arrived.

We take bookings for special events such as weddings, corporate retreats, family celebrations with full catering options available.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$115.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$105.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x King bed

  • Out bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Out bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    1 x King bed

  • Piano room/extra bedroom

    2 x Double bed


Maybe booked

*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 (20)

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  • A fairytale come true

    A fairytale come true. As close to royalty as we will ever get. Only downside is we never saw Wellington because we couldn't bring ourselves to leave this dream.

    Sandra B. Jul 2018

  • The location and building is beautiful, however the kitchen/dining area is run...

    The location and building is beautiful, however the kitchen/dining area is run down with poor quality cutlery, crokery, and utensils, that was also of insufficient quantity. A poorly functioning dishwasher also reduced the enjoyment of our stay.

    StephenMc14 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • What an amazing accomodation

    What an amazing accomodation.

    JamesMa68 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • A Beautiful setting and a well presented period homestead

    A Beautiful setting and a well presented period homestead. We had an amazing time and enjoyed being nestled in our very own nature reserve for the weekend. Some of the kitchen appliances were a little "tired" with no instructions on how to work them but this was a very minor issue which we navigated around without too much problem. Absolutely want to return, a great way to get all the family together in one fairy tale like spot.

    DebSpill 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Property is in a great location

    Property is in a great location. With a lot of space to walk around. Could do with the kitchen having more cups etc..

    AndrewMu12 100%|1x Nov 2017

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