Aotea Homestead & Cottage

Aotea Farm - 67A Bush Gully Road, RD4, Martinborough
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Aotea Homestead & Cottage are the prefect place for a getaway with family and friends. Located on a working sheep & beef station in the Hinakura Valley, approximately 1 hour and 15 mins from Carterton. With no cell phone reception and limited wifi, it is the perfect place to enjoy quality time with each other. Linen and towels are provided so all you need to bring is your food. There is an unmarked lawn tennis court, great sandpit for the kids and outdoor games. Guests are welcome to enjoy a walk on the farm, where there are animals to feed especially around springtime. The river is nice and close complete with a lovely swimming hole and the rugged coast line is only a 20 min drive down the road. There are also horse treks 40 mins away. If the weather isn't great there are board games available and sky tv to watch. There is also seasonal fruit available, and our water is sourced from a natural spring. Aotea offers two types of accommodation that are approximately 50m apart. Homestead The self contained wing of the Homestead has its own entrance & privacy, Sky TV, and two separate lounges, one with fire. Homestead can sleep up to 13 over 3 bedrooms 1st Room- King and 3 singles 2nd Room - Queen 3rd Room - Double and single Extra beds: fold out sofa bed and single roll away bed Cottage The rustic little 1800's cottage has two bedrooms and can sleep up to 5. 1st Room - Double and Single 2nd Room - 2 Single beds We also offer guided hunts for both wild pigs and deer. Please enquire for more details.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sand pit
Sky TV
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
iPod Dock
Night Store heating
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Queen(s), 8 Single(s), 2 Double(s)

Special Amenities

Great rural views, guest welcome to walk on the farm. Farm animals to feed especially in the springtime. Tennis court is available in the summer. Close to river access, swimming hole, 20mins to the coast. Martinborough Wine Village 25mins drive


Average Rating: 5
5 total reviews

Melissa Wilkinson
This was a great place to stay for a family 70th birthday celebration. The owners were onsite and very friendly and happy to answer our questions and take the kids to feed the chooks. The owners were happy for us to have a professional photographer on-site to get some special family photos taken. Thank you. There was plenty of space for 11 of us. The beds were comfy. Having no cell phone coverage and limited wifi was a great way to get some proper downtime. The kids loved playing tennis. We enjoyed a trip to the river mouth and coast. The 25min drive on shingle road was worth the visit. Booking the cottage as well, gave us some extra space and flexibility. We really enjoyed our stay.
We had a lovely long weekend - nice and relaxing, fantastic to have no cell phone coverage, lots of room and very comfortable beds. We are hoping to visit again in the summer.
We had an awesome time at the homestay - the owners were accommodating and helpful with directions to our destinations, and the house was very comfortable and has lots of living space - I do recommend getting the cottage (as we did) for that extra room and separation from the main house. There is lots of room to run around and enjoy the sun, with the river close by and activities close by (check the glowworm caves, claybird shooting, etc). Fully recommended and we hope to visit again soon!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 31 Aug $130 / Night for 2 guests$352 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb $150 / Night for 2 guests$352 Nights
Rest of year$150 / Night for 2 guests$352 Nights
1 May - 31 Aug
$130 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
We have two places (Homestead & Cottage) available so please contact to confirm availability


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