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 currently open for late spring and into summer. 

Can we bring our pup?

We currently have a no pet policy as we have livestock on 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. It is essential for us to know prior,  exactly when you will be arriving, so we can prepare to meet you at the entrance.

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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 accommodates for children.

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Is there cell coverage?

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

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?

We are a low energy accommodation provider. Our cottages run their lighting, water pumps and power points from solar energy. There is gas hot water, 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 or affiliate site. 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 in a superking loft bed. Bankside Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a queen bed and a double/single bunk bed.

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