Colonial Cottage - historic and fully renovated

Bach or holiday home | Martinborough | #35886

9.4/10 (29 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Colonial Cottage is believed to have been built in the 1880s and is reputedly the second-oldest house in Martinborough.

It's close to all the vineyards, cafes and restaurants of the village, the wine capital of south Wairarapa.

The character features, including two wooden ceilings, have been kept while the cottage has been renovated to offer a relaxing stay.

It is flooded with light with French doors leading out from the dining room to a private, rear garden.

The dining room features beautiful leadlight doors, a large period mirror and an old wooden table for entertaining.

For when you want to crack open a bottle of wine, the large living area opens up from the dining room, and has a wood burner when the cold nights hit, with all firewood supplied.

The kitchen is fully equipped if you feel like cooking or good for stocking the cheeses, dips and sourdough bread you've bought.

The pretty bathroom contains a shower, a bath and a toilet.

There's also another toilet in the adjoining laundry.

The cottage sleeps two couples or a small family.

There are two double bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, both with queen beds, and a smaller bedroom with two singles.

The narrow, steep stairs may mean the cottage is unsuitable for small children.

It is smokefree, and we prefer two night bookings at weekends. There is a minimum three night stay at long weekends or for special events, i.e. Toast Martinborough.

Whether you want to visit a number of wineries, all close by, take advantage of the cafes and restaurants, go shopping or go for long walks in the countryside, this cottage is a wonderful base to check out all that Martinborough has to offer.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • downstairs beedroom master

    1 x Queen bed

  • upstairs children

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • upstairs double

    1 x Queen 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 (29)

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  • Loved it

    Loved it. Gorgeous cottage. Cosy. Well located.

    janeon297 100%|21x May 2018

  • /we really enjoyed the property

    /we really enjoyed the property. It is open plan andgreat space for the kids and our small dog. Lovely cosy fire and plenty of books and dvds and board games for the cold nights in. Close to the shops also. There is a dog door for a small dog but the property is not fully fenced so you just need to be confident your dog will stay close to home as the house is on the main road. We would love to stay again.

    Mtvicgirl 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Great place to stay, very roomy! Clean and tidy

    Great place to stay, very roomy! Clean and tidy. Big backyard and only a short walk to the town centre. We loved staying here!!

    LisaCa18 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • 91 jellicoe was a lovely house to stay in

    91 jellicoe was a lovely house to stay in. Well appointed, private, clean and very spacious with a lovely large garden that we enjoyed being in. As well as this it's in easy walking and/Or cycling distance to the village. No need to use the car!!

    winnan478 100%|4x Jan 2018

  • Period property in Martinborough

    Period property in Martinborough

    LizzyTizzard 100%|4x Jan 2018

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