Welcome to The Orange Door
Located in the wine producing village of Martinborough in the South Wairarapa District near to Wellington, our small cottage offers the perfect holiday getaway for those who love olives and wine!
This renovated 2-bedroom, 2 bath cottage is thoughtfully furnished with everything you need for a peaceful escape among the olive trees.
For cooks and anyone who loves to entertain, the open plan living area includes a well-equipped kitchen with large island bar offering plenty of space for cooking (or just eating and drinking) with family & friends.
The home is oriented towards the grove and features a large set of patio doors that open completely to the deck that allows you to take in the view of the 431 olive trees.
Pull out a couple of deck chairs and sink into a good book or enjoy a soak in the bath as you gaze out to the grove. For those chilly evenings open up a bottle of one of the village’s amazing Pinot Noirs and warm up by the outdoor fire pit or indoor wood burner.
And if you’re outside in evening on a clear night – don’t forget to look up and take in the stars. Martinborough is part of the Dark Sky Society and even though we’re a short 10 min walk to town, the Milky Way will take your breath away.
Another reason to feel good about your stay in nature is that the Orange Door has recently turned even greener with the addition of a solar system and house battery. Though not entirely standalone (so you don’t run out of power) – the system produces far more energy than is consumed under normal conditions.
This house sleeps up to 6 (with a convertible sofa bed in the living room) and can be booked exclusively through Jackie at Go To Martinborough: https://www.gotomartinborough.co.nz/orange-door/
A deeply held principle for us is that we do not own the land we farm and build on, but merely
guardians of Mother Nature’s gift on earth. The native flora and fauna that surround our olive grove offer lessons of resilience and adaptability of life. We take it upon ourselves to always root the experiences we create to the land and surroundings where olive oil comes from, where things are not always picture perfect and can be truly challenging.
People We Meet
We learn most from people and their stories. We love questions from our customers, seeing it as a way to create mutually beneficial experiences. We love it when our neighbours drop by at our olive grove in New Zealand – their farming wisdom always leaves us smarter. Above all, we draw our deepest inspiration from olive growers working their land around the world. Their pride and passion embody the spirit of who we aspire to be at Olive Oil People.
Food brings people of various walks of life together in a way that’s personal and intimate. Our
personal food philosophy is shaped by our life experiences having lived and worked in diverse cultural settings in North America, South East Asia, East Asia and Oceania. Instead of seeing differences, we often find similarities in ingredients and flavours across cuisines. We bring this inclusive approach to the way we present our olive oil learning experiences. We believe great olive oil has a place in every cuisine, some just waiting to be revealed.