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Walnut Block Cottages

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43 Blicks Lane, RD2, Blenheim, New Zealand
Walnut Block Cottages
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing location! 2 beautiful, outstandingly equipped and spacious cottages overlook the Walnut Block vineyard - a very picturesque setting. The cottage itself was outstanding with comfortable lounge area, excellent kitchen, large shower room and lovely comfortable bed. The owners were very friendly and helpful in providing tips about what to do in the local area. One of our... More 

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amersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first contact with Clyde & Helen (owners) by email we were excited. They were quick to respond and nothing was a problem. We booked relatively last minute after finding them on the internet by chance. So glad we did! The cottages are beautifully placed to look out over the vineyards, so nicely decorated, the bed was huge and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Walnut Block Cottages during our honeymoon. We had initially booked Cottage #1 for three nights, but we loved our cottage and Blenheim so much that we ended up staying for a fourth night. Clyde, the proprietor, was incredibly friendly and very helpful with regard to places to visit and and local dining options.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were so spoilt to get to stay in one of these fantastic cottages. Oozing quality from the moment you pull in, from the heated floor in the bathroom to the sumptuous bedding, it was the perfect way to end our trip. As unique as it gets, set IN a working vineyard which surrounds a huge walnut tree, you could... More 

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Wantirna, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Large, modern cottages have everything you could need. Large, beautifully appointed bathroom with underfloor heating and heated towel rack, large comfortable bed and a barbecue for each cottage. Fabulous breakfast provisions, with fresh bread, yoghurt, fruit, jams and spreads, juice and cereals. Cooking supplies also in cottage, such as oil and salt and pepper. Made very welcome bu owners and... More 

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Kingston, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An amazingly beautiful cottage set right in the vineyards with views of a giant oak tree and the mountains. So comfortable and kitchen well stocked. Delicious Sauvignon Blanc wine with Walnut Block label. I would highly recommend staying here and would stay here again. The owners, Clyde and Helen, are extremely welcoming and have made this place an oasis.

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The cottage is exactly like the webpage shows it. Set among grape vines with a great view over the Richmond ranges. In the morning you can lie in bed and watch the sheep nibble on the vine leaves. We visited during a cold snap and found the cottage was cosy and warm and the bed was comfortable and the duvet... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was clearly the best of all places where we stayed during New Zealand trip. The experience of staying on the vineyard was simply incredible. The owners were very welcoming and friendly, advised us on the places to go and even how to get there. Later in the evening we just sat on the porch, enjoying wine and an amazing... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Walnut Block is a Fabulous Place to Stay. We were two couples and had both units for 3 nights --Extremely Large Units --Very Comfortable King Beds --Great Kitchen and outside BBQ for cooking --Large Private Dressing Area, Closet and Out of the Way Place for Luggage --Nice self catering breakfast provided with excellent cereals, breads, yoghurts, fruits, coffee and juices... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had 3 nights in Walnut Block Cottages and it was just perfect. Really well appointed in the vineyards and tastefully decorated with all the amenities we needed. Very close to the vineyards for a day of wine tasting by bicycle as well as kayaking in Queen Charlotte Sound.

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