The cottage is a well designed 1 brm accommodation which is double glazed, insulated, and has air con/heat pump, and a full kitchen.
The cottage is peacefully nestled in our back garden, well away from the street with beautiful mature trees nearby & enjoyable birdsong.
There is a private, covered outdoor deck which extends the living space during warmer seasons as it is accessed directly through the living room french doors.
Beyond the verandah is garden & lawn to assist your relaxation.
Off street parking is on our double entry U shaped drive (we leave it available especially for guests). Guest access to the cottage is via a concrete pathway just past our front door.
The only extra charge is for additional people (more than 2). Please read house rules before booking.
If you’re a new ‘traveller/guest’ with ‘Home Away/Bookabach’ and have not yet set up a profile to introduce yourself -please note, we’d like to know something about who is requesting to stay, including who is travelling with you, where you are from and what brings you to the area. We'd also appreciate an approximate time frame (after 3pm) for your arrival.
Our property is a 5 min walk from Carterton's shops, cafes and restaurants, and only about 10 mins walk to the railway station. There’s a New World Supermarket, chemist, petrol station, laundromat, Library/Info Centre and numerous other shops and Carterton’s Event Centre.
A 10 min drive south will find you in lovely Greytown which has popular cafes, restaurants and boutique style shopping.
Masterton is 15 mins north. Wellington city is approx 1 & 1/2 hrs drive by car.
There are rivers for summer enjoyment and beaches further afield at Castlepoint (the walk to the lighthouse is a major attraction) and Riversdale (both over an hours drive away). Then there's the south coast's Palliser Bay with its rustic fishing village of Ngawi, Palliser Bay's iconic lighthouse which are both worth visiting. Not so far away - Martinborough and Gladstone's many wineries and cafes are a popular feature of this area. Pukaha Wildlife Centre (well worth a visit) is at Mt Bruce (20 mins north of Masterton). Tramping/hiking in the Mt Holdsworth (Tararua Ranges) area. Remutaka Cycle trail. Fell Museum at Featherston. Lake Wairarapa, Lake Onoke, Henley Lake Park (man made lake in Masterton -good to walk around) Queen Elizabeth Park and Aratoi museum in Masterton. Cobblestones museum and the popular Schoc Chocolate shop in Greytown. The Woodside Rail Trail is a pleasant 5 km walk or bike track from Greytown to the Woodside Train Station.
There are information brochures available, in the cottage and at our local Information Centre located on Holloway St at the Events Centre /library showing other attractions in the area.
Children as guests:
We are willing to have a baby/infant, or mature/quiet teen or young adult with parents but sorry not suitable for active young children because of the setting, except perhaps for a single night stay.
Guests to do own dishes and leave the place clean and tidy please.
No guests/visitors other than those who've booked the accommodation and smoking not allowed on the property.
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included)