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An Exclusive Romantic Retreat

SuperhostUpper Plain, Wellington, New Zealand
Farm stay hosted by Cathy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
Clean and tidy
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cathy is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Let us make your dream getaway a vivid reality. Nestled in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges in North Wairarapa is a hidden property waiting to be shared with guests. A short drive from Masterton and only an hour and a half from Wellington, this tranquil property has a range of oases to make a dream day, weekend, or special event a reality.

This is a LGBTQ+ friendly family and home! Guests of all sexuality and race are welcome.

www.the540lodge.com
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The space
Attached to the Main House is the gem of the property—The Coach House. This quaint and cozy fully-equipped ensuite is most suited for couples looking for a weekend getaway or solo travellers looking to get to know Wairarapa locals and explore the region. Filled with eclectic art and treasures collected locally and from around the world, this unique space offers everything you need to enjoy a tranquil getaway: luxurious canopy king-size bed, fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining room, open fireplace, and private access to the swimming pool and gardens.

This property is also suitable for ‘work warriors’ who might be looking for a weekend getaway to focus on a project or seeking to escape the hustle of Wellington for a night or two. For this reason, the space is laptop friendly; featuring a dining table suitable for work - looking out onto the garden and pool along with free high-speed wifi.

The main house attached includes, a billiards room, large ball room (capacity 70 - 80 standing, seats 12 in formal dining), baby grand piano and catering size kitchen. Guest are free to use all facilities on the property and are encouraged to explore the gardens.

Complementing the natural beauty of the exterior is a cozy and eclectic interior filled with treasured art and objects gathered both locally and from around the world.

Additionally, we provide two unique Bed & Breakfast Rooms available in The Main House. These one bedroom spaces provide ample room for one person or a couple to stay while also still offering all of the luxuries of the property including: pool access, tennis courts, and garden walks.

Guest access
The property is best reached by car – onsite parking is available. Guests have their own private access to the Coach House.

Guests may also travel to Masterton by train – transport to and from the station - property can be arranged with us. We’re happy to collect you and bring you to the lodge!

Other things to note
Basic breakfast food is provided and in the fee of the stay, (tea, coffee, orange juice, oats, eggs, bread, bacon etc). Guests are welcome to prepare at their leisure. Please advise us of dietary requirements prior to arrival.

Dinner at an additional fee can also be provided and served in the main dining hall. - Please advise us prior to 2:00pm of each day should you require it. Most vegetables and fruit are grown onsite – while we aim to source most ingredients locally too. While we do our best to eat healthy, we also like to share with guests a range of Wairarapa wines with evening meals.

This Upper Plain escape is also home to a cat, dog and three chickens! They’re all friendly and enjoy playing in the garden when the weather is nice.

Lastly, if you’re looking at staying for a week or more please enquire for further details on pricing. The property is also suitable for day or weekend work functions / seminars.
Let us make your dream getaway a vivid reality. Nestled in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges in North Wairarapa is a hidden property waiting to be shared with guests. A short drive from Masterton and only an hour and a half from Wellington, this tranquil property has a range of oases to make a dream day, weekend, or special event a reality.

This is a LGBTQ+ friendly family and home! Guests of all sexual…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

Amenities

Washing machine
Laptop-friendly workspace
Wi-Fi
Essentials
Hair dryer
Dryer
First aid kit
Pool
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Upper Plain, Wellington, New Zealand

Leave the city and enter a contemporary style of country life that fully embraces the pleasures of fine wine and good food. Drive through the scenic hills and roadside orchards to embrace the true beauty that is the Wairarapa.

Wairarapa is about one and half hours drive north from the capital city of Wellington. The region is bordered by the rugged Tararua Mountains to the west and the wild Pacific Ocean to the east.

Known for its hot, languid summers, the Wairarapa provides a relaxing, refined country break away from the pressures of urban life.

In and around Martinborough wine village, famed for its award-winning Pinot Noir, you'll discover a host of welcoming vineyards. Continue the trail through Gladstone and Masterton—the home of The 540 Lodge.

The 540 Lodge is nestled in the foot hills of the beautiful Tauraru ranges. There are stunning bush walks in the area and wineries around, as well as fishing at Castle Point.

Masterton is the closest town and only an 8-minute drive away. In Masterson you will find cafes, a movie theatre, super markets and pharmacy's.

Check us out online, www.the540lodge.com
Leave the city and enter a contemporary style of country life that fully embraces the pleasures of fine wine and good food. Drive through the scenic hills and roadside orchards to embrace the true beauty that i…

Hosted by Cathy

Joined in May 2018
  • 25 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We purchased the property two years ago with the dream of escaping the everyday hustle and bustle for the tranquility of the Wairarapa—and we wanted to share this treasure with like-minded guests. The property is absolute magic from the moment you enter the bush clad driveway until you wander through the tranquil and peaceful surroundings. We know for you, like us, it will not take long to fall in love.
We purchased the property two years ago with the dream of escaping the everyday hustle and bustle for the tranquility of the Wairarapa—and we wanted to share this treasure with lik…
Co-hosts
  • Allanah-Alexandra
During your stay
We love entertaining and meeting new guests. On most days you are likely to find us either tending to the garden or working in our onsite hair salon.

We hope you will join us in this special place and indulge in the wonders of The 540 for yourself.
We love entertaining and meeting new guests. On most days you are likely to find us either tending to the garden or working in our onsite hair salon.

We hope you will j…
Cathy is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm