Bonnieux Cottage
Hosted by Matthew Linden
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5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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Bonnieux Cottage (pronounced “bon yur”) is an historic early Wairarapa cottage built in about 1878. It's five minutes walk from Martinborough's Square and opposite one of the village’s earliest wooden churches. Three minutes walk from the town swimming pool.

Fully self contained with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite). Sleeps 5 in two queen bedrooms and a single bedroom. Wood panelled lounge and two attic rooms to explore and relax in.

The space

The cottage contains many original features including old totara and matai floors, wood paneling in the lounge and hallway, exposed wooden feature walls in the front bedrooms and a narrow, hand carved totara staircase.

The kitchen includes microwave and a full range of crockery, cutlery, glassware, cookware, serving dishes and an espresso coffee machine. The dining table seats six.

The lounge, kitchen and the main bedroom have widescreen TVs with Freeview and Sky TV, including movies and sport. The lounge also has a blu-ray DVD and an inbuilt woodburner. A heat pump looks after the temperature in the open plan kitchen-dining room.

There's a CD player in the dining room and bedside radios in the two queen bedrooms.

The main bathroom has a clawfoot bath, toilet and separate shower. The ensuite bathroom has a shower and toilet.

Other facilities include a washing machine, ironing board and iron, and heaters in every room. All beds have electric blankets and Egyptian cotton sheets.

French doors from the dining room open onto a private sheltered deck with outside table, seating for six and a gas BBQ. This area is surrounded by jasmine and wisteria and is perfect for outdoor entertaining at most times of the year.

Further outdoor areas include seats on the front verandah and a seating area at the back of the house with table and chairs. The gardens at the front and the back of the house are full of flowers and climbing roses. There is also a petanque court and a set of boules.

Continental breakfast supplies are included.

Free Wi-FI is available throughout the cottage

The narrow, steep stairs to the attic and the historic nature of the cottage might mean it is unsuitable for small children.

If Bonnieux Cottage is not available you can also stay next door at Lacoste Cottage

Other things to note

The pricing shown is the first night price for one couple. We reduce the price for additional nights.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 1PM

We're happy for people to host quiet parties and events. We own the neighbouring cottage (Lacoste Cottage) too so the two cottages together can sleep 10 people.


12 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
July 2017
If you ever come to the North Island you have to come to Martinborough NE of Wellington and this cottage. Great turn on the century cottage with all the comfort you need. A short walk to shops and restaurants and great boutique vineyards. A must stop before you get to Wellington or heading north from the capital. Helpful hosts, accurate information and good value

Jacqueline User Profile
October 2017
Lovely cottage, very well appointed and comfortable, lots of additional thoughtful touches and a delightful garden. Very interesting and informative host, took time and trouble to show us around and made sure we had all the information we needed. Highly recommended.

Alex User Profile
August 2017
Loved our stay. Awesome house

Christian User Profile
June 2017
We had an awesome time. The cottage is so beautiful.

Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
Lovely big cottage with everything you need. Very well maintained gardens. Excellent very helpful host. Would definitely stay here again. Great for families.

Barbara User Profile
April 2017
This is a delightful cottage oozing charm and history, well equipped and surprisingly spacious inside. Close to the shops and restaurants and in a beautiful area of the North Island.

Vanessa User Profile
April 2017
Matthew's cottage is absolutely beautiful! We had a lovely Easter weekend in Martinborough...the cottage is only a few mins walk from the town centre and very central for visiting wineries and restaurants. The cottage was very clean, the beds were warm and comfortable and there was everything in the house we could possibly need. Matthew was a fantastic host and very easy to communicate with. Thanks for a great stay, can't wait to come back!

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Martinborough, New ZealandJoined in April 2014
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