A comfortable, double room in a private, country house, on twelve acres of rural paradise in the heart of the world-renowned Ruakokoputuna Valley. We are ninety km or an hour and a half's drive from New Zealand's beautiful capital, Wellington. Only 15 km from the famous Martinborough wine village with its award-winning restaurants and wineries, Old Waipuna is a gateway to quiet country walks, gorgeous scenery, rugged adventures, wine tours and sophisticated dining. Affordable accommodation in a family home with a shared bathroom, the rate includes self-service continental breakfast, wireless broadband, linen, and NZ-wide landline calls. Gourmet meals are available by arrangement, at a modest additional cost. Old Waipuna is home to a family with one easy-going child, one very friendly dog, a rather old cat and 11 chickens who provide us with fresh eggs! Our spray-free herb and vegetable gardens and heritage orchard provide us with fresh produce year round, and we bake our own bread daily. The established gardens provide several areas to relax and enjoy the birdsong. On any given day you are likely to see Pheasants, Tui, bold, friendly Piwakawaka (Fantail), families of Quail, flocks of chattering Rosellas, pairs of Kereru (Wood Pigeons), the glorious aerobatic swallows who nest in our potting shed, and of course Magpies and Sparrows. You are welcome to relax here with the family, find a quiet corner of the property to get away on your own, or use Old Waipuna as a starting point to explore the beauty of the South Wairarapa. Beyond the charms of the wine and foodie haven that is Martinborough itself, our own Ruakokoputuna Valley boasts spectacular attractions, among them, the world-famous Glow Worm Caves and Patuna Chasm, Horse treking and farm walks, eeling, fishing, swimming and picnicking at the Ruakok River, Golf Cross, Quad Bike Adventures and the Pole-to-Pole course, clay-bird shooting and the Te Maunga Safari Park. (Please note teh accommodation we offer is a bedroom only. Your room is comfortable, well-appointed and private, but there is no bathroom ensuite. The bathroom, although clean and pleasaant, is modest, and is shared with the owners). There is plenty of scope for privacy and solitude, but you will be encouraged to make yourselves at home throughout the house and grounds.