We stopped at the Foxes for a 3-night stay, having been traveling at a lively pace for about three weeks. What a lovely, restful place to just take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The hilltop location looks over peaceful farmland, the shoreline below and the sea beyond, while the house and its extensive gardens are absolutely gorgeous. You will find your room decorated in the best of taste, with the finest linens and an amazing bathroom. Margaret was a wonderful hostess, anxious to meet your every need and always to quite willing to help out with any questions or services you might need. Our breakfast was always delicious and served in a lovely breakfast room with wide-open doors looking out over the valley below.
There is plenty to see and do in the area. The Able Tasman park is nearby and there is an endless list of activities to keep the active and the more leisurely inclined quite busy. If that's not your thing, there are plenty of wineries to visit and of course, there are several worthwhile attractions that one can visit in Nelson as well.
Thank you Margaret....we had a wonderful time and thank Horton for keeping a close watch on things. It's winter here now, but it's nice to remember enjoying a good glass of wine while sitting on your lovely balcony and watching the sunlight fade away.
Very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax, unwind and enjoy the inside and outside living and the panoramic views at this luxury rural retreat in Ruby Bay, Nelson region at the top of the South Island. A contemporary, architecturally designed house, light and spacious, appointed to the highest standard and natural hues reflecting a calming ambiance. The property offers two luxuriously appointed, spacious suites, each with their own entrance, private balcony and en-suite bathroom. There is also a private guest lounge which opens onto a wide balcony offering spectacular views over Tasman Bay and Nelson harbour. Outside enjoy a walk around the extensive,landscaped, two acre gardens and explore the rich diversity of the exotic and native trees, shrubs, flowers and cacti. Follow the garden path down to the three ponds linked by gently cascading waterfalls and surrounded by grassed areas where you can relax, have a picnic, read a book in the shade, enjoy a glass of New Zealand wine or doze off to the gentle sounds of water. Why not treat yourself to a massage by the pond, leaving you totally refreshed and restored? The Foxes Luxury Boutique B&B is also the ideal peaceful base from which to explore the many activities offered in the Nelson Abel Tasman region. ... more less