Tucked in a Renwick olive grove, just ten minutes from central Blenheim, in the heart of Marlborough’s majestic Wairau Valley, The Courtyard Cottage at Hillsfield House offers guests a haven of seclusion and serenity.
This peaceful, rural, self-contained hideaway is aptly named, found nestled in a pavilion, separate to that of your hosts, with a private entrance all of its own so you can make yourselves at home and come and go as you please.
Tastefully and elegantly furnished, The Courtyard Cottage boasts a cosy lounge and dining area on the ground floor, along with a country-styled kitchenette, overlooking a sheltered garden filled with roses and lavender. Upstairs, a romantic master bedroom awaits you with a four poster bed, quality brocade bed linen and its own bathroom, stocked with beautiful hand-made soaps and bath toiletries, by Jeymar Soap & Body.
Allow yourselves to indulge and be pampered, and awaken each morning to a continental breakfast served in your room at a time of your choosing, to suit your relaxation or travel plans. Alternatively, if preferred, we can bring you a basket of breakfast goodies the night before, to be enjoyed in the morning, at your leisure.
During your stay, if the idea of gently cruising around Renwick's gorgeous boutique cellar doors takes your fancy, where you can take your time to delight in seasonal fare and some of the tastiest wine you could ever hope to try, we would love to make it happen for you.
Here, you will find yourselves right in the heart of Marlborough’s wine region and so our package also includes a complimentary bike tour with Wine Tours by Bike where you will have over a dozen or more cellar doors and restaurants to choose from, all within easy cycling distance away, via flat roads and bike paths and we promise you don’t need to be super fit or confident on a bike to reach them.
Why not use Hillsfield House as your base to go on day trips to:
Picton & The Queen Charlotte Track (25 minutes drive away)
Havelock & Cruises to the Mussel Farms (20 minutes drive away)
Rotoiti Lake at St Arnaud for tramping (1 hour’s drive away)
Kaikoura for the Whales & Dolphins (1hr & 30 minutes drive away)
Nelson for the crafts (1hr & 30 minutes drive away)
It means you can just settle in and not worry about packing your bags up to leave …
Please note: 2 night minimum stay.
Our thanks to Jo and Steve for a spectacular three nights in your beautiful “Loft” where we thoroughly appreciated every extra you provided – bikes, tips on where to go, breakfasts, treats, flowers, the drive to dinner in your awesome car, the night sky you “ordered” for us was out of this world!! You provide an Eden for your travellers! – Dianne and Brad, Ontario, Canada
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Phone: 03 572 7570 (NZ) or 0064 3 572 7570 (from overseas) or
Hillsfield House is also the home of Wine Tours By Bike, premier vineyard bike tour company which has been operating in the Marlborough wine region for 18 years, based at Hillsfield House in the heart of the Marlborough wine region just 10 km from Blenheim.
We will help you plan your time out on the bikes based around your individual tastes and abilities, showing you the best routes to get to your chosen cellar doors so you know that you will be making the most of your time whilst out.