The Cook’s Loft is a premium, peaceful, self-contained two-bedroom apartment which offers genuine country hospitality. With its own separate access, it is attached to the Te Puhi farm house – a beautiful colonial home built in 1868 – and set in a rambling garden. The surrounding 35 acres of farmland has gradually been covered in native, deciduous and fruit trees, including a lemon grove, over the last twenty years.
The Cook’s Loft is 50 minutes from Wellington by train or car, three minutes from the township of Featherston and is strategically placed for guests to enjoy all that the South Wairarapa offers. We are five minutes from the Tarureka Estate wedding venue and is also close to other local wedding venues including Longwood, Little Branches and Tauherenikau Race Course. The Cook’s Loft is ideally placed to enjoy the attractions of Greytown and Martinborough, being only 15 minutes’ drive from each. The Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Ocean Beach, Lake Ferry, Lake Wairarapa and the Tararua Forest Park for walks and bird watching – all are within easy reach.
We offer two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, and a modern bathroom with separate shower and bath. The Loft has an open-plan lounge and dining area with a fully equipped cook’s kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher facilities. The beds are super comfortable with electric blankets, feather mattress toppers, handmade quilts and lots of pillows. Furnished with country antiques, the Cook’s Loft is light and airy with lots of recipe books, magazines and novels to browse or board games to play for a night in.
While you’re staying in Featherston on the weekend, pop down to the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market, indulge yourself in artisan baked goods from The Baker or explore the culinary delights of fromagerie C’est Cheese.
The productive kitchen garden supplies organically grown ingredients for The Country Cooking School which operates from the farm kitchen.
The Cook's Loft is an adult only retreat. Access is via a flight of stairs, so unfortunately it is not suitable for wheel chair access.
Smoking is permitted outside the building only - please dispose of butts carefully.
We have five very friendly farm cats who live outside, so please keep the entrance door closed at all times.
Please note that the Cook's Loft has a no party policy.
Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;