This is the only review I've ever felt compelled to write because of how perfect our stay at the Hillsfield House was. Jo & Steve are just outstanding people, the nicest and most accommodating people you will ever find. The rooms are perfect (we stayed in the Loft), their breakfast (the croissants are pure heaven) are perfect, their alpacas are the cutest thing ever (I feel like we bonded with Twiggy, their most social alpaca), and Jo is literally the nicest person ever. Bike rentals are their side business and they come free with your stay at the Hillsfield. So we rented bikes each day and went out to the nearby wineries with ease, ate at spots they recommended (Hans Herzog Bistro is a must). Our stay in Renwick was superb with almost all thanks to Jo & Steve at the Hillsfield House. When I think of the perfect B&B, the Hillsfield House is it. Thanks for making our honeymoon's last few days perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Cottage is a peaceful, rural, self-contained hideaway, aptly named as it is found nestled in a pavilion, separate to that of your hosts, with a private entrance all of its own so you can make yourselves at home and come and go as you please. Tastefully and elegantly furnished, The Courtyard Cottage boasts a cosy lounge and dining area on the ground floor, along with a country-styled kitchenette, overlooking a sheltered garden filled with roses and lavender. Upstairs, a romantic master bedroom awaits you with a four poster bed, quality brocade bed linen and its own bathroom, stocked with beautiful hand-made soaps and bath toiletries, by Jeymar Soap & Body. Allow yourselves to indulge and be pampered, and awaken each morning to a continental breakfast served in your room at a time of your choosing, to suit your relaxation or travel plans. Alternatively, if preferred, we can bring you a basket of breakfast goodies the night before, to be enjoyed in the morning, at your leisure. During your stay, if the idea of gently cruising around Renwick's gorgeous boutique cellar doors takes your fancy, where you can take your time to delight in seasonal fare and some of the tastiest wine you could ever hope to try, we would love to make it happen for you. Here, you will find yourselves right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region and so our package also includes a complimentary bike tour with Wine Tours by Bike where you will have over a dozen or more cellar doors and restaurants to choose from, all within easy cycling distance away, via flat roads and bike paths and we promise you don't need to be super fit or confident on a bike to reach them. ... more less