535 Clifton Grove Road, Gladstone, Masterton
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Fantastic property set in 50 acres of native bush, the perfect place to relax, let your hair down and get rid of the post lock down blues. No charges for children under 18 - only put in adults when submitting quote request. Come and experience the real rural New Zealand, without compromising on accommodation. Great for peaceful tranquil break away from the restrictions of the city, where you can turn the music up without disturbing anyone. A great place for a family holiday with lots of fun and adventure for the kids. Set at the edge of a spectacular 35 acre totally private native bush block it offers relaxing walks down to the Wainoui River amongst ancient trees and bird song. Kids can run wild and feral, whilst exploring, having adventures, feeding the very tame sheep or even hunting for fossils in the creek. Over the last 18 months River Valley Cottage has been substantially extended and renovated to provide high quality, exclusive accommodation. Whilst retaining the understated flavor of traditional rural New Zealand, this gloriously light and airy property offers spacious living accommodation, with timber floors throughout. Bi-fold and French doors give direct access onto extensive decks and BBQ area. Shade sails provide perfect areas to sit and relax out of the sun and festoon lighting makes for fun, festive evenings. Switch all the lights off on a clear night and gaze in awe at the stars and the Milky Way, we are in one of the few dark zones in NZ where there is absolutely no light pollution. The kitchen dining area has been designed and fitted out with the most discerning of cooks and entertaining in mind. A brand new 6 burner delonghi freestanding stove, stainless steel benches, butlers sink and a views to die for make the kitchen a perfect place to cook and bake. The adjacent fully fitted scullery with dish drawers, Kenwood mixer/food processor, tea/coffee facilities and toaster is perfect for all the messy jobs and washing up. The fully vaulted living room has plenty of seating and a fantastic fireplace with woodburner. Perfect to sit and relax in front of with a book and a glass of red. MySKY recordable, with full sports, movies and Soho channels. Wide flat screen TV. Upstairs there is a hideaway single bedroom/den, which is hidden in a cupboard and accessed via a fixed ladder. Hugely popular with children and where all the board games and DVD's are stored. Camp bed available which can be put in any of the 3 main bedrooms. For larger parties a tent is also available free of charge which can be pitched in the cottage garden. Bedding not supplied with tent. Check out our Google Earth link, to see what a beautiful setting the cottage is in. https://earth.google.com/web/@-41.19731594,175.67001297,98.95200187a,774.13622236d,35y,65.48982296h,60t,0r/data=KAI?fbclid=IwAR13mV2p4FflTES1POnd8_9eVBDAfaog5FznYKixSex_272MUd1agWSo7m4 COVID-19. As a vulnerable person myself with other health problems, I always take particular care with cleaning. Cleaning and disinfecting of cottage will continue. We will also be leaving 4 days between each booking. Hand sanitizers will be provided. In the event of bookings having to be cancelled due to an increase in the Covid-19 alert level a full refund, including deposit will be made.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Food processor
Cot Available
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 King(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Fold out bed(s), 1 Queen(s)


Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

HF Ong
We had a fantastic stay. The surroundings is very beautiful and the house very cosy, clean and comfortable. The kids had a great time and it's fun to have the sheep up close and feed them. Thanks too for the hand drawn map to the coast, we wouldn't have found our way to the remote beach without it and it was nice to drive through the scenic countryside. Would love to go back again.
Jackie Curtis
Our favourite farm-stay is now even better, with more space inside & huge decked area outside to enjoy and relax. The sun-shade over the outdoor furniture is perfect, and means you can sit outside even on the hottest days. The sun loungers are great and can be moved around the deck to catch the sun, or to take in the night sky without the light pollution that comes with being in big towns. The kitchen is amazing with everything that you would want to enjoy a break away from home.
Melanie Swallow
A beautifully restored cottage with plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing, restful setting away from it all. Perfect place to escape and replenish. Take your supplies in as you won’t want to leave. Stunning area, rural and picturesque.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
17 Jan - 20 Jan $350 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
9 Apr - 12 Apr $350 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
29 May - 1 Jun $350 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
5 Aug - 5 Sep $200 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Sep - 30 Sep $250 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
23 Oct - 26 Oct $350 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
24 Dec - 27 Dec $550 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
28 Dec - 30 Dec $300 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
31 Dec - 1 Jan $400 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
Rest of year$250 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$1500 / Week for 6 guests1 Week
Rest of year (Weekends)$250 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
17 Jan - 20 Jan
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
9 Apr - 12 Apr
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
29 May - 1 Jun
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
5 Aug - 5 Sep
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Sep - 30 Sep
$250 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
24 Dec - 27 Dec
$550 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
28 Dec - 30 Dec
$300 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
31 Dec - 1 Jan
$400 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$1500 / Week for 6 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Rest of year (Weekends)
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights


Outside of peak holiday season, no charge for children under 16
Available all year
Last Minute 25% off Full Rate
Book within one week of stay and get 25% off full rate. Ex Pub Holiday Weekends
Available all year


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