Colonial Cottage is believed to have been built in the 1880s and is reputedly the second-oldest house in Martinborough.
It's close to all the vineyards, cafes and restaurants of the village, the wine capital of south Wairarapa.
The character features, including two wooden ceilings, have been kept while the cottage has been renovated to offer a relaxing stay.
It is flooded with light with French doors leading out from the dining room to a private, rear garden.
The dining room features beautiful leadlight doors, a large period mirror and an old wooden table for entertaining.
For when you want to crack open a bottle of wine, the large living area opens up from the dining room, and has a wood burner when the cold nights hit, with all firewood supplied.
The kitchen is fully equipped if you feel like cooking or good for stocking the cheeses, dips and sourdough bread you've bought.
The pretty bathroom contains a shower, a bath and a toilet.
There's also another toilet in the adjoining laundry.
The cottage sleeps two couples or a small family.
There are two double bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, both with queen beds, and a smaller bedroom with two singles.
The narrow, steep stairs may mean the cottage is unsuitable for small children.
It is smokefree, and we prefer two night bookings at weekends. There is a minimum three night stay at long weekends or for special events, i.e. Toast Martinborough.
Whether you want to visit a number of wineries, all close by, take advantage of the cafes and restaurants, go shopping or go for long walks in the countryside, this cottage is a wonderful base to check out all that Martinborough has to offer.
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (included);