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Brookby, our Head Girl. Gentle, highly affectionate, long-suffering pal of Guinness's. Food freak.
Guinness. Chief Hooligan, major smash-n-grab artiste & Sock Thief Supremo. But adorable.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island

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RMKNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Peaceful location with great views”
Reviewed April 7, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We had a very nice stay at Brookby cottage. The location was perfect, very close to the airport and not far from town either.
It was very quiet and private, with great views from the veranda down over the valley, and it was a nice way to start the day after preparing a good breakfast in the well stocked kitchen.
As well as meeting the nice hosts operating the property we also had the pleasure of the well behaved and friendly dogs popping down for a visit whenever we called out to them.
We made good use of the log burner on one night, as it was a bit unseasonably cold, and that warmed the cottage well.
We found this a very good base for our weekends exploration and would definitely use again next time in Blenheim.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2018
Thank you so much for the lovely review, Rosanne. Glad to hear the log burner kept you warm and cosy, in spite of having had the hottest summer on record there is always an occasional break in the weather that has everyone scrambling for jumpers and a roaring fire. The dogs love everybody although, being Labradors, I'm sure the only reason they come when called is they assume there's food involved!
Would love to see you again the next time you're down our way.
Mary-Jo
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Karen D
UK
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed March 6, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

One of our favourite places we stayed in New Zealand. Very comfortable, well located and equipped, with lovely views over Brancott Estate next door from the sunny terrace. If it gets too hot, there is the deck on the other side to relax on.
The owners told us they lived here themselves for several months while the main house was being built so it was furnished and equipped to a high standard for them.
Very quiet peaceful location but close to all the vineyards and Renwick. We enjoyed the barbecue after a busy day touring the vineyards.
Booking with Mary-Jo was easy and she and Richard were very welcoming and helpful. The dogs were very friendly too!
We have no hesitation in highly recommending this Cottage as a great place to stay when visiting Marlborough!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Jane E
1 review
“Wonderful location, lovely cottage, great hosts!”
Reviewed February 22, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

This is lovely cottage set high above the vineyards. It was a great base for our four day exploration of Marlborough. We enjoyed the opportunity to have some great home-cooked meals with the BBQ and then just sit and savour a glass of wine on the balcony while watching the falcons fly down below. Mary-Jo and Richard were great hosts and we appreciated their suggestions for outings. Our wine tour was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the green mussel cruise. This is a great location for touring and close to the ferry in Picton.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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zoarblue
Salinas, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wine Country with a Great Cottage”
Reviewed February 14, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

The cottage is so relaxing and charming. Mary Jo and Richard are such great hosts as well as Brookby, looking for some attention ....
We were sorry to leave, but we will be back!

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Management Response
Feb 15, 2018
Sorry to see you go too. So little time but so much fun, just wait until you come for longer!!
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Mark H
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing wine country getaway”
Reviewed December 31, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Great location in the heart of Marlborough wine country within 10 minutes of Renwick. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on the porch overlooking the vineyards. Fully equipped cottage including a Tardis.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2018
Thank you, Mark. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, not to mention using the all-singing, all-dancing shower Tardis, it's quite a feature! Hope to see you again one day, but in the meantime travel safely. Mary-Jo
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GringoAng...
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Stay”
Reviewed December 16, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Mary Jo & Richard’s cottage is an excellent place to stay near Renwick & Blenheim. Clean, comfortable and well located near many wineries. They’re exceptional hosts as well.

The only issues we encountered were tge WiFi signal was very weak (our mobiles did work from the cottage so not a major issue) and the mattress was extremely soft and wobbly.

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Management Response
Dec 18, 2017
Hi Mike, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. Am sorry if you had any issues with wifi, we’ve spent quite a lot of money tying to improve it and it does usually work. However, the internet round here can be unpredictable at times but usually works, so we might do some investigating.

Re the mattress , am sorry, but yours is the first negative comment we’ve ever had. It is a hotel grade mattress, and most guests have declared it was difficult to get out of because it was so comfortable!

Hope you enjoy the remainder of your stay in this beautiful country.
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Petsnelso...
Sheringham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay in Marlborough ”
Reviewed November 20, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

So glad we booked a 3 night stay at Brookby Ridge.
Wonderful views and so peaceful
The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable and is a good location for touring the vineyards
And many thanks to Mary Jo and Richard our lovely hosts for such a warm welcome and giving us lots of advice about the area
A real highlight of our stay in Marlborough

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 24, 2017
Such a lovely review! It was great to meet you both and if you come back to NZ we'd be delighted to see you. So would Brookby :0)
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