Location: We found this property to be just what we were looking for, located 15 minutes from Blenheim and 30 minutes from Picton, and on the door step to the Marlborough wine region South Island of New Zealand. We visited Blenheim, Picton, and Nelson townships, we also visited the Omaka Aviation Centre. The Highlight of the trip was the Picton Float plane out to Lochmara Lodge and Water Taxi return trip.
Accommodation: Marilyn and Phillip our hosts were very accommodating. We chose to stay in Adelaides Barn, converted to accommodate one couple, self contained and private. Decor is stylish and comfortable, gardens beautifully maintained. Wireless internet was available. Would recommend for those who wish to stay somewhere semi private, wanting to spend some quite, peaceful time together and still have access to the hosts for recommendations and assistance.
Wine Tour: We undertook a wine tour with Phillip our host, and appreciated his local and wine knowledge. We recommend tastings at Bladen and Seresin with lunch at Hans Herzog.
Other things of Interest: Travelling from Christchurch to Blenheim is about a 4 hour trip but allow 5 to 6 to enjoy the ride, we suggest you stop at Waipara Springs Cellar Door for lunch and Kekerengu The StoreCafe for coffee and views. Also The Mud House Winery is well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An 1877 historic home set in 7 acres with tranquil park-like gardens and meandering stream. Quiet luxury, either in-house B & B or self-contained accommodation. Just 5 minutes drive to Marlborough wineries and 15 minutes to Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.Choose either the Garden Suite with private entrance off the wisteria-clad veranda, delightful ensuite bedroom & sunroom; or charming self-contained Adelaide’s Barn with romantic ensuite bedroom, lounge, kitchen and sunny, private courtyard for indoor/outdoor living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marlborough Bed & Breakfast Blenheim, New Zealand