The Borough

8 Barlow Road, Martinborough
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Situated in park like surroundings, adjacent to the Martinborough Golf Course, and walking distance to 'the village'. The Borough is a beautifully appointed urban country retreat. Whether you are looking for a escape for two or more (sleeps up to 12), this self-contained 320 sq metre luxury home stay will provide you with the quiet, relaxed accommodation you are looking for. Please note absolutely: * No animals * No parties * For paying guests only

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
Sky TV
Spa Bath
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture
Under floor heating

Bed layout

1 King(s), 3 Queen(s), 2 Double Bunk(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)

Special Amenities

The laundry facilities are available for long term guests. You will need to liaise with the Property Manager to have access to the locked garage. Fire wood is limited to one wine barrel and one wheel barrow. Additional wood may incur additional charges.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Walking distance to 'the village' Close to popular wineries (Luna Estate, TK, Ata Rangi,etc.)


Average Rating: 4
9 total reviews

A fantastic place to stay with a group of friends. Lots of space and we’ll equipped. A great location and very handy to town and wineries. Look forward to staying there again.
We stayed here with a group of friends and had a great time. The Borough is clean, well maintained, and in a central position, with an easy walk into town and to the wineries. Plenty of heat pumps and an open fire meant it was very warm, and the cooking facilities were excellent. We're looking forward to staying in the summer and using the BBQ. Highly recommended.
We stayed in this property with our family in early January and while it had the potential to be good, the attention to detail in preparing it for us was very disappointing. For example the BBQ gave us an electric shock when we turned it on (and we've now been told the owners have no intention of fixing this because modern BBQs are of inferior quality!), the fridge froze everything solid, the oven was too filthy to use, there was brown broken beer bottle glass and bottletops left around the outdoor fireplace (a danger to our children) and one heat pump could not be used as it leaked down the wall. This led us to return home a day early, as we had no practical way of keeping food cool or cooking it. While we accept that things cannot always be perfect, when you pay a premium price, chattels need to be in excellent condition, regularly checked and thoroughly cleaned. On the plus side, the property's location is quiet, the outdoor grassed area is lovely, we appreciated being able to use the garage and the extras like children's books and DVDs were wonderful. The inside of the house is very dark, but large and suitable for groups. It could be a great house - it just really missed the mark for us in significant ways which were hard to overlook!
Response from Owner
Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to outline some items we can now address. It’s important that we hear from our guests, so we know of issues as they arise. We have had thousands of people stay at the Borough who love their experience with many being repeat guests. On the odd occasion if there is an issue (there have been very few), we’ve always been able to solve it with them during their stay and make it right either via the Property Manager, her team or speaking to us directly. Unfortunately, our property manager did not hear from you over the five days your party stayed as she would have tried to resolve your concerns. In reply to some of your comments, we’re sorry to hear some of your food was spoiled with the fridge too cold, it may be that the previous guests turned it down? We are also sourcing some replacement parts (ignition button) for the barbeque and yes, we intend to keep the BBQ as it’s a high-quality stainless steel unit which they don’t make to this standard anymore. Thanks – The Borough Owners
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
19 Oct - 22 Oct $450 / Night for 2 guests$503 Nights
16 Nov - 21 Nov $500 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
20 Dec - 5 Jan $450 / Night for 2 guests$504 Nights
Rest of year$450 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
19 Oct - 22 Oct
$450 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
16 Nov - 21 Nov
$500 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 5 Jan
$450 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$450 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
** Please note we do not take a 1 night booking (you can stay for one night but 2 nights will be charged).**

• minimum 2 nights stay*
• available for short or long term stays
• Payment is by internet banking
• Check out is 11:00 am

* For Toast Martinborough $500 refundable deposit after property inspection.

The above rates are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

* The following holidays/events have a minimum night stay as follows:
Wellington Anniversary – 3 nights
Easter – 4 Nights
Queens Birthday – 3 nights
Labour Weekend – 3 nights
Christmas/New Years (21 Dec – 6 Jan) – 4 nights

Cancellation Policy
A 20% deposit is required to confirm and secure the booking. Deposits will be refunded for cancellations with at least four weeks notice before arrival date. The balance is due 14 days prior to arrival and is not refundable after this time.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

House Rules

The Borough is a family owned home which is let out by the owners. It is also part of the wider Martinborough Estate which has strict rules and covenants which must be adhered to. Therefore, the following rules apply:

- Check Out. Unless otherwise agreed, is 11 am.
- No Smoking. There is no smoking permitted in the house. If you smoke outside please put your cigarette butts in the rubbish before you leave.
- No Pets thanks. There are to be no pets brought to The Borough either indoors or tied up outside the house at any time.
- Please leave the house in a clean and tidy state e.g. It would be great if you could place dirty dishes in the dishwasher with it turned on when you leave.
- Keep the fire to a reasonable size. The flames are not to escape the firebox at any time (whether you are using the indoor fireplace or outdoor fireplace). Only use newspaper and the wood provided in the fireplace. If the wind is blowing, please do not use the outdoor fireplace in case of blowing embers.
- Fire ban - If there is a fire ban, it is illegal to use the outdoor fireplace and do not use.
- The house is for paying guests only. While we don’t mind if you have friends around for a visit or lunch etc., this house is not to be used for parties or big gatherings.
- The noise from the house is to be of reasonable level. The Martinborough Estate Covenants state that there should be no disturbing noise from 10pm to 8 am. Outside of those times, please keep noise (e.g. music) to a reasonable level. Do not move the Bose SoundTouch systems from their current location.
- Umbrellas – only use the umbrellas in low wind conditions. Please lower them each night and before you leave.
- Chattels and furniture are to remain where they are found. Outdoor furniture is to remain outdoors and indoor furniture is to remain indoors.
- Rubbish and Recycling. Rubbish is to be placed into the burgundy coloured wheely bin provided. Only, cans, tins, cardboard, and paper and plastics 1 and 2 are to be placed in the black bin with the yellow lid. Only wine and beer glass bottles are to be placed in the green and maroon bins. Please keep all rubbish and empty bottles off the carpet.
- Damaged items are to be replaced with like items and be brought to the attention of the Property Manager. The Property Manager will liaise with the owners on replacing the item and recovering funds. Inspections are carried out on the property after each guest’s stays.
- Mind the Children. Children are welcome at The Borough and should be supervised as required. They are not to write on walls, break toys, jump on the furniture, mess the beds (mattress protectors are supplied, etc.)
- If you use the BBQ – Please wipe and clean the BBQ after use with paper towels while it’s still warm.
- The Neighborhood is to be treated with respect. Most of the houses are owner occupied and have the name of our property manager should they have any problems.

This home should be treated with respect for its owners and future guests.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy your stay!


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