Are there restaurants nearby?

Masterton is only fifteen minutes drive and has a great variety of eateries from Thai, to Tex Mex, Turkish and A La Carte options.  We are also in the same region as Martinborough, which is renowned for excellent eateries and world class culinary experiences.

When can we book?

Bookings are open for Autumn currently for the Glade Cottage and Bankside Cottage will  be available from Easter 2022.

Can we bring our pup?

We currently have a no pet policy as we have other animals on the property. 

Frequently Asked


Can we eat in?

The Glade has a small kitchenette and Bankside has a kitchen. Both have BBQ's. Why not treat yourself and order one of our delicious hampers, or picnic packs, showcasing local fare and onsite produce? Enquire and order upon initial booking.

What time can we arrive?

Arrive from 2.00pm and please head out by 10.00am. You will need to let us know when you are arriving so we can prepare to meet you at the entrance.

Help! The dates I was looking at are no longer letting me select them.

Just wait 10/15 minutes and try to book again. The system holds them in the background to stop double ups. Or try on another device. 

Do you provide breakfast?

A light breakfast is optional as an extra when checking out. We can also offer a yummy nutritious packed picnic hamper. Please arrange within your initial booking. 

Can children stay at The Glade?

Due to the nature of the accommodation, the loft bed, and the surrounding riverside peninsula we don't allow small children to stay at The Glade Cottage. Bankside Cottage allows children and is now available to book.

Is there phone reception?

Yes you have full 4G cell reception at both cottages across all networks.

How far away from the airport are you?

Kapiti Coast Airport | 133 km
Palmerston North Airport | 186 km
Wellington International Airport | 119 km

Is it possible to get there
on public transport?

Yes it is - from Wellington. We are only 15 minutes from the nearest train station, which takes around one hour 45 from the CBD. It's a really lovely trainride and at the city end there is a supermarket for your convenience. If you require a pickup we can come and collect you. View train timetable.

If coming from Palmerston North airport you will need a hire car.

What do you mean, off-grid?

Our cottages run their lights , water pumps and power points from the sun, so are on solar instead of electricity. You still have gas hot water, with short hot showers and flushing toilets. You can charge small devices such as phones and tablets, however you can't run a hair dryer or anything that draws significant power. Bring your computer fully charged - or leave it at home altogether and relax. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Your booking is confirmed when you book and pay via our website. We reserve the right to retain 100% if given less than 7 days notice and 50% if given less than 14 days notice of cancellation.

What's the occupancy?

The Glade Cottage accommodates two people and Bankside Cottage, four. Bankside has a queen bed and a double/single bunk bed which accommodates a family of four, or two couples.