We stayed recently in the Barn. We absoutely adored the place. Peter and Trish are a delight - they kept giving us fruits and veggies from their garden, which we devoured daily. The Barn itself is gorgeous - the decor is excellent, the apartment very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked for your vacation cooking. Trust me, I am not one to cook on vacations, but the New Zealand lamb and the grill at the house were just too big of a temptation. Pair that with fresh salad and tomatoes from the garden, along with some corn and wine fmor the next door winery and you can pretty much picture the perfect idyllic vacation. The estate is very child friendly - our toddler had a ball running around the lawn, getting wet under the sprinklers or riding the tractor with Peter. The house is surrounded by tens of wineries, which we went exploring every day. The house also has all modern amenities, including wireless internet and cable TV.
The Ryland is a place to return to every year. We left it with heavy hearts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ryland Estate offers self contained accommodation set within our cherry and stone fruit orchards and overlooking our large garden. A tranquil retreat 15 minutes from Blenheim we're in the midst of Marlborough's finest vineyards and a short walk/cycle to many of our best cellar doors/restaurants. Enjoy breakfast prepared from our seasonal fruits and free range eggs. Trish would also be delighted to prepare a traditional New Zealand meal of local produce and wines to match. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ryland Estate Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand