Martinborough Connection - Martinborough
Lorraine & David invite you to share our beautifully restored country style bed & breakfast and to enjoy our warm hospitality in a relaxed environment. Our interests include wine, art, travel, bridge, and sport...especially rugby & cricket.
ABOUT OUR HOME:
Our home was originally built in 1889 as a boot store and home for Alexander (Sandy) McLeod, and was known as Ross' Store (named after Sandy McLeod's brother in law).
Up to nine workers were employed manufacturing footwear at the rear of the building. The building was lovingly restored by Margaret Coney in 1992-1993 retaining all its original character and charm.
The property is part of the Wairarapa heritage trail.
Warm and friendly hospitality
Four queen size bedrooms designed for privacy and comfort opening onto a verandah and sunny garden. Each has its own ensuite. One bedroom has a divan which rolls out to an additional bed if required.
Experience the warmth and character of the spacious guest lounge/dining room with its open fire, original timber wall panelling/ flooring and original NZ artworks. Books and Sky TV available to assist in filling those quiet moments.
Sip a wine in the sunshine on the deck easily accessed through French doors from the guest lounge, or in the shade of the tortured willows on the garden swing.
Start the day with a scrumptious breakfast which can be served in the guest dining room or on the deck.
Off street parking, petanque, and barbecue available
Guest lounge/dining room provides a relaxed environment for small meetings.
Marquee available for small functions.
Spend an afternoon tasting Martinboroughs internationally acclaimed wines. Personalised tasting tours arranged. A visit to an olive grove could be included.
Martinborough was founded by John Martin, an Irish immigrant. He purchased farmland and from this he developed 593 town sections with the first of these being sold in 1879. He planned the street layout in the form of the Union Jack and the streets are named after places he visited during a world tour in 1875 - such names as New York, Cologne, Strasbourg, Venice, Suez. The towns economy was based on traditional sheep farming with some dairying, from original settlement until the 1970s. Since the planting of grapevines commercially in the the late 1970s the economy of Martinborough and the surrounding region has become considerably more diversified. Martinborough has become internationally recognised for its Pinot Noir especially and its other award winning wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Reisling.
Martinborough is approximately one hours drive from Wellington, and the town and surrounding area offer many activities besides its vineyards and wine tasting. Some of those activities include - trout & sea fishing, canoeing, kayaking, jetboating, horse trekking, glowworm caves, 4 WD quadbikes, Cape Palliser lighthouse & furseal colony, Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre, hotair ballooning, 18 hole golfcourse, tennis courts, claybird shooting, antique, art & craft shops.
- Full Breakfast
- New Zealand Goods & Services Tax