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Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation
Ranked #1 of 3 Bronte B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Madrid, Spain
1 review
“First class quiet B&B”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

You can tell Sarah and Ian have thought of every little detail: The room was modern, spacious and immaculate clean, opened to a balcony with stunning views to the estuary and provided all kind of complimentary amenities such as coffee&tea, evening home-cooked brownies and free wi-fi access. The bathroom had one of those feel-at-home showers, an automatic-operated velux window on the roof and was staffed with nice toiletries and fresh towels. And the garden was so well looked after, it had the look of a fairy-tale garden with beautiful roses and peonies.

On top of this, Sarah and Ian were perfect hosts, cautiously providing great company and chat during breakfast as well as guidance and indications for the different activities around the area.

A place I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely and quiet retreat

Room Tip: I would recommend any of the rooms on the first floor, with amazing views to the estuary and unforge...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Wish we'd been able to spend longer here. Modern glamorous ensuite bedroom with fantastic views over the estuary. Sarah and Ian were great hosts. Very helpful with recommending and booking a restaurant for us ( turned out to be the best meal we had in NZ) .Sarah produced cup cakes for us to have with our tea on arrival -much appreciated! Gorgeous gardens and a swimming pool.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed November 21, 2011

A little slice of paradise with views to capture your heart and mind for hours. A home away from home. 1 night not enough and a repeat visit will happen 1 day. Everything thought of and anticipated for you. Sarah is just a delight who sent us on our way with a beautiful breakfast. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

Ian and Sarah have built the most beautiful B&B in New Zealand. Situated on a curved shoreline of Tasman Bay, sloping lawns to the dock and saltwater tub, the gardens lay before your windows while the sun rises to awaken you with golden tones. The rooms have balconey, all electronic connections needed, and great bathroom and bed. Breakfasts and social time is conveniently in grandroom off kitchen with, again, the views of the bay at a glance to the east. Both Ian and Sarah were consumate hosts and our 3 days, 2 nights there were made most comfortable. While Ian and Sarah were absolutely top notch, they have outdone themselves on the facility and it is worth a trip by itself to see. Architectually the most modern home we have seen. Curious? Go see and you'll be smitten....

Room Tip: Rooms are up stairs, but views and privacy are unbelievable. Very good restaurants nearby. Do not...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed two nights at Atholwood, was a great location, fantastic accommodation.
there are great restaurants near by and Sarah was great at recommending and booking for us :) we loved out stay and will recommend Atholwood to our friends and family :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Such a great weekend spent at Atholwood. Even though the weather was poor the B&B was beautiful and the hospitality was fantastic..not to mention yummy breakfast!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Strassen, Luxembourg
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

The location is great as it's at the intersection of many interesting sites like wineries, off-site restaurants, Nelson and national parks (of course a car is compulsory). Accommodation is excellent as we actually expected a simple B&B, but it was far above our expectations (large sized room; A/C; home made bakeries in the room; full equipped TV and stereo, etc.) and the view is just stunning.
Well, about Sarah & Ian...to put in an objective way: they are friendly, polite, talkative, helpful, but never intrusive, disturbing or annoying. Personally we like them both very much, because Sarah was so nice, calm and helpful and Ian such a great entertainer and sincere person. We hope very much to visit them again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation
Address: 118 Bronte Road East | RD1 Upper Moutere, Bronte, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua > Bronte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bronte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Atholwood Luxury Counrty Accommodation is a unique five star luxury retreat, offering you serenity in comfort and style with two B&B suites and a self-contained apartment, all with their own balconies and views over the Waimea estuary,at the entrance to the grounds is the self-contained Gatehouse cottage. Set in 2.2 Acres of park-like grounds with native trees and hidden pathways that border the estuary, and ideally situated between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 
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