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Queen room in historic homestead

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Queen room in historic homestead

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2.5 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 queen bed

House Rules

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


23 Reviews

Tom User Profile
July 2017
This is a truly magnificent historic homestead. It's not "restored" but is comfortable! Our room was very large, warmed nicely by a two space heaters though I think the second was probably not necessary. The shared bath and toilet are separate rooms and are large. If it's your fi…
Raeburn User Profile
May 2018
We’re warmly welcomed, and the room was spacious and comfortable. The adjacent kitchenette and bathroom were perfectly adequate, and it was good to have a few things supplied for our breakfast. The house itself is an interesting old relic from the past, and its faded glory didn’t…
Sharon User Profile
January 2018
Lovely historic house in beautiful surroundings and a good half-way point for the Rimutaka cycle trail. Our room was spacious and the shared facilities worked out fine. Communication was very quick which we appreciated having decided to do the Rimutaka trail the afternoon before …
Sandra User Profile
January 2018
Lovely old historic home currently being restored. We had the Lucy room very spacious clean comfy bed. Shared bathroom close by very clean. Specially prepared for Prince of Wales at one time but he didn't make it.
Clare User Profile
January 2018
We stayed here on the Rimutaka rail trail - absolutely ideal. The house is super interesting and full of details, the hosts are lovely, and the rooms very nice. Looking forward to seeing how the place transforms over the coming years. Great cheese shop and bakery in town to fuel …
Scott User Profile
January 2018
A gorgeous work in progress. Jenny welcomed us in the pouring rain and gave us a tour and brief history of this fabulous estate. While the renovations are far from complete, our room (William) was bright and cheery, with original art on the walls and a thoroughly luxurious bed. T…
SaBine User Profile
September 2017
Maureen was very nice and greeted us in our native language :) The house - mansion - was absolutely breathtaking. It felt like spending the night in a different era. Our room was beautiful and had two heaters to keep us warm. We also got info about the history of the building whi…

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