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)


Average Rating: 4
8 total reviews

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
March 2014 - Family weekend 8 adults 7 children. Absolutely amazing everyone had such a great time, only saw the children when they were hungry. Back yard cricket and open fire place just the boom. Beds great, actually everything was great. Thanks
Response from Owner
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Vacations are enjoyable when the kids are happy. Cheers The Morley Family
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
19 Oct - 22 Oct $350 / Night for 2 guests$503 Nights
16 Nov - 21 Nov $450 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
20 Dec - 5 Jan $350 / Night for 2 guests$504 Nights
Rest of year$350 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
19 Oct - 22 Oct
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
16 Nov - 21 Nov
$450 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 5 Jan
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$350 / 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

* 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.


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