We booked the Peppers "Gourmet Trail Package" which included accommodation, breakfast and a tasting platter of local delicacies. Lovely surrounds, vineyards right next door and only 15 minute walk into town. We stayed in a "Winemakers' Cottage" and these are scattered around the property, all very private, peacefully and quiet. The cottage itself was fabulous, fitted with a push-button fireplace (didn't need it as it was an unusually balmy 30 degrees when we arrived), bi-fold doors leading onto a little patio, great bathroom with a deep spa bath and a fully equipped kitchen. The property also has a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. Martinborough is lovely with a number of places to eat or you can get some provisions at the local supermarket, a nice bottle of the local pinot and enjoy it back in your Winemakers' Cottage. Make sure you visit the Martinborough Wine Centre where the knowledgeable staff will put a tasting of local wines together for you. Or you can visit the individual vineyards by foot or bike.
PS. Considering that the day tours visiting the Martinborough region from Wellington are quite expensive, we could hire a car and stay for a couple of nights for just about the same cost. This way you can really experience everything this fabulous region has to offer, including a side trip to Greytown (15 minutes by car), a cute little town ideal for spending an afternoon.... lots of quaint and quirky shops and a fabulous French Patisserie .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary and chic, Parehua Country Estate is in the world-class Wairarapa wine region; a short stroll from Martinborough Village. Set amongst park-like grounds with willow-fringed lake, the estate overlooks a panorama of countryside from the Martinborough Terraces to the Tararua Ranges. Uncompromisingly spacious and stylish, luxury cottages, suites and villas have been thoughtfully positioned to provide the very best of privacy and views. Parehua Country Estate is the perfect place to retreat, escape, relax and unwind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parehua Country Estate Hotel Martinborough