The Shearer's Shed

The Shearer's Shed

Masterton, Wairarapa

The Shearer's Shed is an easy 7-minute drive from Masterton in the Wairarapa.

The converted woolshed is rustic, stylish, and perfect for families or friends who want a country-themed escape with all the bells and whistles.

The woolshed has three bedrooms each with a king-sized bed. There is one ensuite, a main bathroom, an outdoor shower, and a total of four toilets. A fully equipped kitchen has a large island, connected to a spacious lounge area. Large sliding timber doors and materials used from the original woolshed bring a wonderful 'woodsy' scent to the living space. Click here for a glimpse inside!

Designed as the ideal hang-out space, there's plenty do to. Lounge on comfy leather couches, head to the games room for a game of pool or soak in the twin bathtubs with a glass of bubbles in hand.

Admire the countryside views across the nearby lake as the swans float past or lambs - bounce away in the Spring!

FROM $600 p/n

Flat rate for up to 6 people per night

  • Sleeps 6
            Children welcome
      Children welcome
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

The Shearer's Shed has a standard minimum stay period of 2 nights with no exceptions.


157 Masterton Stronvar Road, Te Ore Ore, Masterton 5886


The Shearer's Shed is 7 minutes from Masterton in the Wairarapa.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    The Shearer's Shed is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the electric cooktop, oven and BBQ provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    Fancy a bite to eat in Masterton? Saint Sebastian, Trocadero and The Screening Room (also a cinema!) are fantastic options. Venture out further to a wider selection of restaurants and wineries in Martinborough 40 minutes away, definitely worth your while!

  • things to do

    At The Shearer's Shed soak in the twin outdoor bathtubs, enjoy a cuppa on the deck with a view, or get competitive with a game of pool. If you feel like getting out and about, Masterton and its surroundings have plenty to offer.

    Hop on the floating pontoon and bask in the sunshine covering the lake (lifejackets are provided!). Enjoy an evening meal or just relax in the outdoor surroundings. 

    Visit the tuatara, kōkako and kiwis at the Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, 30 minutes away. Mt Holdsworth Rocky Lookout track, Riversdale Beach and Castlepoint (includes a walk to the lighthouse!) are also a 30-40 minutes drive away.

  • Your hosts

    Your hosts at The Shearer’s Shed are Emma and her father, Henry.

    Henry is a retired farmer and self-taught handyman and builder. Having lived on the property for five years, he originally renovated the woolshed as a temporary home for the kids - who came home during covid lockdowns and holidays. 

    With the unique and historic vibe of the woolshed, Emma, Henry's interior designer daughter had the idea of sharing the space as guest accommodation so it could be enjoyed by others. They look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of the country!


  • "

    I cannot express how perfect this weekend was at The Shearer's Shed. The place is gorgeous and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Emma was just the most wonderful host, and I would not only recommend it to anyone but will absolutely be coming back. Thank you, thank you!!


    Emma Clapperton - 16 Jul 2024

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  • "

    The whanau had a great Matariki weekend stay in this lovely converted shearer's shed. The shed is large and kept warm by the biggest heat pump I have ever seen. We loved the island bench - great for communal cooking and playing lots of games. The outdoor baths under the Milky Way were incredibly special. The added bonus was being able to bring our dogs - I was a little worried about the sheep being so close, but the section is well-fenced, and the city dogs preferred the pond! Thank you.


    Sonya Wikitera - 06 Jul 2024

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  • "

    The Shearer’s Shed provided the perfect environment for a weekend catch-up with friends living in the Wairarapa. Super comfy beds, great lounge area, and spacious cooking facilities. The outdoor shower was very popular!


    Colleen Smith - 21 May 2024

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    Great spot, and the setting was amazing. Everything you needed to have a great stay. Highly recommend!


    Taryn Brouwer - 07 May 2024

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    We loved our long weekend stay at The Shearer's Shed. Such a peaceful, beautiful location. The living area was so lovely - spacious and full of light. Beds were very comfy too. Outdoor baths and shower were greatly enjoyed. Great proximity to Wellington, and such a bonus that the dog was welcome too!


    - 29 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

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    Unique large property that comfortably would fit six people. It’s in the centre of CastlePoint, Patuna Chasm and Cape Palliser. It has a TV, two baths, full kitchen, lots of seating, pool table, three king beds, the list just goes on and on.


    - 01 Apr 2024

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    We had a wonderful weekend away with two other couples. We felt right at home in The Shearer's Shed. It's a beautiful renovation that maintains a very welcoming vibe. We enjoyed all the different options for dining, and we could move around depending on the wind and the sun. The baths were lovely too on a beautiful starry night.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    7 / 12

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    The setting of the property lived up to all the information provided. Handy location to all vineyards and great shopping. The hosts were there if needed but totally unobtrusive. The check-in was smooth, and the surprise you get when first entering the property of the warmth and spaciousness was amazing. We would highly recommend this property.


    - 20 Feb 2024

    8 / 12

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    Perfect place for a weekend getaway. Relaxing and stress-free. Enough activities and games to keep us entertained too. I would highly recommend this place to all. 10/10.


    - 19 Feb 2024

    9 / 12

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    We absolutely loved our stay! Our friends raved about it and we will definitely all be back. We have already told our friends and family and will continue to recommend.


    - 29 Jan 2024

    10 / 12

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    Loved our stay!


    - 24 Jan 2024

    11 / 12

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    We had the most magical wedding here. We were so lucky.


    - 06 Nov 2023

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