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Fareham historic homestead

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Fareham historic homestead

14 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
2.5 shared baths
14 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
2.5 shared baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

1896 Historic homestead with upper and lower verandas and small pool set on beautiful wooded and open grounds. The decor is dated as we continue to bring our home back to life. Use this as your homebase for Wairarapa adventures with Rimataka Rail Trail and Lakes Wairarapa and Ferry nearby. Tararua Forest Park is 3 km down the road. Close to popular wedding venues. Only one hour from Wellington by car or train.


Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
3 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM


33 Reviews

Nellie User Profile
February 2017
The room was clean and the bed comfortable however the building has a run down appearance and is under construction all day. The interior upstairs rooms are sufficient to meet your short term needs. There is a very nice bathroom with plenty of hot water and a small kitchen with s…
Kirstin User Profile
June 2018
We enjoyed our stay, they were very helpful including offering to drive us to town and apples to take home
Azaria User Profile
March 2018
Although there are other people onsite, there is a large upstairs area we were allowed with private bedrooms and a fabulous deck. Maureen and Jenny were very hospitable and accomodating to our needs.
Nancy User Profile
March 2018
We stayed at Fareham house with a large group at the start of a family road trip up to the East Cape. There was plenty of room for us to fit in around the activities of the residents on the property. Although this stay may not be for everyone, it is a fascinating place. Make su…
Nardine User Profile
January 2018
A historic homestead with tons of potential. Maureen was a fabulous host and nothing was too much trouble for her. Be aware that there are a number of people living on-site and if you book the entire space there will still be people living in your space.
Lewis User Profile
January 2018
Maureen's place is a wonderful spot just outside of Featherston. It was perfect for the large group we had for a wedding. Please be aware that Maureen, some family members, and some other workers also live on the property, albeit in a separate part of the house.
Peter User Profile
December 2017
The house and grounds are amazing and the hosts are very flexible and accommodating. Breakfast was provided which was lovely and unexpected. However, you do need to be aware that there are other people using the home and facilities (WWOFers and maintenance people etc) and that …

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Wellington, New ZealandJoined in December 2016
Maureen User Profile
117 Reviews
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