Little Owl Farm - self-contained accomodation

Farmstay | Masterton | #34423

9.7/10 (11 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Newly renovated, modern farmhouse style, child friendly
  • Full kitchen with gas hobs, oven
  • Wood fire for rainy days -- outside dining, hiking and river swims on sunny days

Welcome to our family farm!

Our Farm is home to hosts Emilie, Phil, Theo and Jonah, as well as our highland cattle (Lola, Steffi, Effie and Fluffy McTuffy) and an ever growing flock of chickens. Nestled in the foothills of the Tararuas on the Waingawa River, our newly renovated accomodation will let you unwind in a gorgeous setting!

We offer charming boutique accommodation - family friendly and affordable - with packages and extras to suit all needs. We are happy to supply seasonal local produce and vegetables from our farm and surrounding producers. We can taylor cleansing weekends, give private yoga lessons on request and arrange therapeutic massages on site. Go for strolls down to the river, cycle to local wineries or embark on beautiful hikes in the Tararua Forrest Park. Or just unwind in a hammock.

The accomodation is decorated with mainly reclaimed materials to give an authentic yet modern farmhouse feel. The main bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, walk-in wardrobe, and on-suite bathroom with a large bath. The Kitchen has been designed around existing elements by a friendly french carpenter, and provides all you need to cook lovely meals from amazing Wairarapa produce. The living room looks out onto our olive grove and provides a cosy spot to relax by the wood fire. The kids/extra bedroom features a bunk-bed (180cm long) and a single bed. The porch is enclosed to provide shelter, and an outside dining area lets you enjoy hot summer nights with a Wairarapa wine - you are welcome to dine in the olive grove, too!

We are a working farm among other working farms, so although quiet and tranquil much of the time the country has its own repertoire of farm noises such as chainsaws, strimmers and tractors. Other noises include animals such as chickens, cows, sheep and roaring deer in the season. Please ask us to turn off electric fences if you are venturing down to the river with small children :)

Special conditions: No smoking on property, please. No pets (we have too many animals already!) Please advise of small children/toddlers, we are happy to put crockery etc out of reach :)


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Kids/extra bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $35.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Last minute bookings: 15% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
24-Oct-16 to 24-Jan-18
$95+/night $105+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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 (11)

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  • Very nice place- friendly owners, cute highland cows, fun river, and good...

    Very nice place- friendly owners, cute highland cows, fun river, and good location for walks in the Tararua NP. We had a lot of fun, highly recommended.

    RichardSa11 100%|2x May 2016

  • Wonderful location batch very comfortable quite

    Wonderful location batch very comfortable quite. Loved the art work and craftmanship that had gone into making the batch memorable. Would highly recommend staying there, we will be back but next time with the grandchildren as its a safe environment.

    mags2hoots 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Great


    olivat117 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Fantastic accommodation, really family friendly

    Fantastic accommodation, really family friendly. Our kids absolutely loved it and have been asking to come back! They esp loved the chickens and exploring and swimming in the river.

    hotkimbo 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Little Owl Farm was perfect for our Easter stay, both for two...

    Little Owl Farm was perfect for our Easter stay, both for two nights of solitary 'recharging' for one of us and then three nights of family holiday for five. The cottage was comfortable, scrupulously clean, with all we needed, and set up and decorated by Emilie and Phil with a lovely aesthetic sense. The kids loved the stroll down over the paddock and through the bush to the 'private' beach and swimming in the river, and the property is ideally situated for walks in Tararua Forest Park nearby.

    DonL2212 100%|1x Apr 2016

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