Little Tora Homestead (Tora Outstation also available for extra large groups)

460 Tora Road, Martinborough
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Little Tora Homestead is unique. It is a 1 1/2 drive from Wellington, 10 minutes to Tora beach and has something for every member of the group to enjoy - there is currently nothing in the Wairarapa offering a package like we do! And with the addition of the Tora Outstation Villa we can offer accommodation for up to 29 people. The much admired Little Tora Homestead has been a very special family home for over 40 years to the Elworthy family. We are excited to make available the homestead for other families and friends to create the same magical memories that we have been so fortunate to have experienced in our 40 years of living in this magnificent slice of paradise. The spacious 7 bedroom Homestead is set in over 3 acres of park-like landscaped grounds on a 2500acre sheep and beef farm. It is a fully self contained stunning country home situated 34km SE of Martinborough and a 8 minute drive from the spectacular Tora Beach and coastline. **For groups greater than 18 people we offer, alongside the Little Tora Homestead, the enchanting and historical 110 year old Tora Outstation; a fully self contained, tastefully decorated, 4 bedroom cozy villa situated 50m across the lawn from the Little Tora Homestead. Little Tora Homestead boasts: * a private swimming pool (operational from the 1st October - 31st April) * a near new asphalt tennis court * Children's play park including: trampoline, swings, slide, sea-saw, * A fantastic 'man-cave/games room' - an old barn which has been converted into a games room with pool table, bar, dart-board and table-tennis table. * A magnificent Wedding venue With all that the Little Tora Homestead has to offer this makes it a unique and idyllic location for friends and family to spend quality time together, business/team-building workshops, family reunions etc. LITTLE TORA HOMESTEAD (includes a sleep out immediately beside Homestead): Stunning open plan spacious modern home with kitchen/dining/living room, open fire, freestanding fire, kids TV area - perfect setting for large groups. 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms: Bedrooms in Homestead: Bedroom 1 - King + 3 x single Bedroom 2 - 2 king singles Bedroom 3 - Queen Bedroom 4 - Queen Bedroom 5 - 2 king singles Bathroom 1 - bath/toilet/basin Bathroom 2 - shower/toilet/basin SLEEP-OUT - large 2 bedroom sleep out with shared ensuite - situated immediately beside main homestead - (sheltered walkway between the two) consists of: Bedroom 5 - Queen and 1 single Bedroom 6 - Queen Ensuite - Shower/toilet/basin TORA OUTSTATION VILLA + 2 small sleep outs directly beside the Villa: Bedroom 1 (inside the Villa) - King + 1 single Bedroom 2 (inside the Villa) - 3 singles Sleepout 1 - Queen Sleepout 2 - Queen + 1 single Bathroom 1 - Shower/claw-foot bath/toilet/basin Bathroom 2 - Shower/toilet/basin

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Pool Table
Swimming Pool
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 King(s), 9 Single(s), 6 Queen(s), 5 King single(s)

Special Amenities

Plenty of room for children to run and play (and scream!) Bring along your own DVD's for the TV/DVD player, swimwear, tennis racquet and balls. A fantastic games room with pool-table, dart-board and table-tennis - great fun for everyone. All linen is provided except for towels. Please bring your own bath and beach towel.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

8 minute drive to Tora Beach - seal colony, shipwreck, great fishing, surfing and diving. 35 minute drive to White rock beach. A breathtaking environment well worth a visit! Heavenly Horse treks 25 minute drive. 1/2 hour drive to the Martinborough village and vineyards. 45 minute drive to the extremely popular Greytown village - great shopping and cafes.


Average Rating: 5
12 total reviews

Rachel Rogers
I rented this property for 3 nights for our wedding. The hosts Kathryn and Tom were amazing. We were allowed to place a marquee on the lawn, get a chef in (could use their kitchen) and hold our ceremony on the grounds. I can't thank you enough. It was beautiful 😍
Te Puia Whānau
We stayed here with a large family group over the New Year break, with kids of various ages. It is so difficult to find a house close to Wellington that can accomodate so many families so comfortably and Little Tora was PERFECT. Everyone had their own space and peace and quiet was easy to find when needed. The pool and the huge lawn got heaps of use, and the kids loved collecting the eggs every morning. The hosts were lovely and easy to deal with. We will definitely be back!
We rented this house for a family Christmas. It was perfect, unlike the weather :). The main house is spacious with a few different areas for everyone to hang out.Lots of bedrooms as well as one with lots of beds for the kids to sleep. The kitchen and scullery were awesome for preparing Christmas lunch. When the sun did come out, the kids had a great time in the pool and playing tennis. We enjoyed Tom's games shed and had a great night having pool and table tennis competitions. Despite the unusual weather, the house was warm and cosy. We would love to come and stay again. Thank you.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$1200 / Night for 10 guests$602 Nights
All year
$1200 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 2 Nights
The Little Tora Homestead can be rented alone or if additional beds/space is required the Tora Outstation can be rented alongside the Homestead. Renting both houses allows you to increase your group size to 29 people (the Tora Outstation can not be rented unless rented alongside the Homestead). Renting both houses will give you a total

NB: MAXIMUM 29 guests

The maximum numbers will strictly apply. Tora Homestead sleeps 18 and the Tora Outstation Villa sleeps 11.

There is a minimum charge of $1200 per night (for first 10 guests) to rent the Little Tora Homestead. If the Tora Outstation is also required there is an additional minimum charge of $600.00 (first 6 guests)
MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS AT ALL TIMES, Christmas/New Year 5 night minimum; school holidays/public holiday weekends MINIMUM STAY 3 NIGHTS.
Extra adults $60 per night, Children under 12 $50 per night, Under 1's are free (bring your own bedding for under 1's)

Bookings will only be confirmed when the deposit has been received. Bookings can be held for 1 week but failing to pay a deposit in this time can result in the loss of your preferred/requested dates.

Please note, the pool is not available from the 1st April through to the 1st September (the winter months)


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