The cottage is very old but clean and with everything we needed. Two bedrooms, comfy bed, lounge with fireplace, kitchen, dining room, BBQ. The shower looks old fashioned but has great water pressure and there are loads of towels. There is a separate outbuilding across the yard with laundry facilities and bicycles. There is a small garden and views over the vineyards and to Napier in the distance. Wifi was free and fast but limited to 100mb per day. The only slight complaint is that the grill pan needed cleaning before use.
Oh, and the Sauvignon Blanc is so good, we ordered a case to be sent home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Black Barn Vineyards in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand offers fourteen unique properties for nightly rental. Each is fully self contained and exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. Each is selected for its prime location, unique character and original style. They are all luxuriously appointed to reflect their individual character with the very best in furnishings, bedding, fabrics, kitchenware and amenities. From an eight bedroom luxury retreat to a two bedroom turn-of-the-century cottage in the heart of the vineyard, for a truly unique holiday experience, these properties are recognised as amongst the very best available in New Zealand. As we do not wholesale or advertise our properties all bookings are directly with the winery. Therefore you will not find us in travel shops or discount brochures and 80% of our guests are either repeat visitors or personal recommendations through word of mouth. So which-ever one you choose, you can be assured of a discrete, private, luxurious stay. ... more less