We came to Martinborough with heads full of dreams looking to buy a family home with enough room to accommodate Peter's Vintage car collection. A friend suggested we look at a place in Dublin Street that had been run as holiday accommodation. The idea of running a holiday home wasn’t on our radar but when we went down the drive and saw it, we fell in love with the place….
The peace and tranquility was bewitching and being avid bird lovers, the beautiful singing birds was a priceless addition. And that was the beginning of an idea and Everland Retreat was born.
Instead of the family home we set out to find, we now live in the separate studio alongside the garage and main house. We have been working hard to upgrade the facilities and turn our dream of Everland Retreat into a place our guests will fall in love with like we did and create memories of a lovely time away in the beautiful village of Martinborough we are lucky enough to call home.
We may have missed out on the family home for now but Peter’s car collection is well accommodated in the purpose-built garage at the front of the section. Peter loves nothing more (apart from his wife and family of course!) than being able to go out and show off `the Ladies…’ Bex the 1930’s Chrysler 66 Sedan or Ivana, a Willy’s Overland Whippet model 96A sedan are just a couple of the other women in Peter’s life.
We also manage two other properties just a few minutes away from Everland Retreat in Cologne Street… Martinborough Mews offers five 1- bedroom units and Olives at 45 is a 3-bedroom home, both just a few minutes away from the Village.
After living here in the region permanently for 8 years and so many years more of coming over the hill from Wellington to explore its wonders, we continue to love the Wairarapa and can’t wait to share our love and knowledge with our guests.
Should you be fortunate enough to glimpse him, dog-lovers will just adore our magnificent hound, Basil. He is a gentle giant and is the perfect big brother for Rosie, a Shiatsu cross puppy who is adorable but a little rascal!.
We look forward to helping you fall in this love with Everland Retreat and our little town we call home.