This premium 1900s villa, nestles deep within a secluded olive grove outside Featherston in the Tauherenikau district of the Wairarapa, an hour by train or car from Wellington and within 15 minutes of the vineyards of Martinborough and charms of the valley’s other villages.

For newly weds from nearby Tarureka Estate or from one of the many other lovely wedding venues in the district, this is an ideal private hideaway for the first night – or many nights – of your honeymoon (free bottle of bubbles to be found in the fridge once over the threshold). It’s a wonderful place for those who want to relive their wedding with a second honeymoon.

For weekenders, mid-weekers or those who just want a secluded getaway, In The Grove offers a quiet, sunny, warm and luxuriously appointed retreat, where moreporks, tui and their various tone-perfect friends can be heard the year around. The large bedroom with its king-size bed, crisp white linen and views of the olive grove is perfect for couples wanting comfort and privacy.