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“Excellent views, cottage, hosts and dog”

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Clayridge House and Cottages
Ranked #2 of 2 Ruby Bay B&B and Inns
Brisbane
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent views, cottage, hosts and dog”
Reviewed 16 January 2010

The most expensive place we stayed at but worth every cent. Well positioned for easy drive to Abel Tasman, wineries, Nelson, etc. Every detail thought of in the cottage, super-friendly dog and very helpful hosts. Felt like coming home each night.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Port Douglas
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Reviewed 18 November 2009

We arrived at Clayridge and were warmly welcomed by our hosts Peter and Marion who directed us to our accommodation "Apple Cottage". Once settled in we sat back with a glass of wine and were captivated by the extraordinary view: snow capped mountains to the south and glorious views over the apple orchard out to the coast. The petanque strip has the best views of any we've played on - most distracting! Scrumptious homemade muffins were delivered each morning with our breakfast order. After sightseeing each day we would wander through different parts of Marion's beautiful garden with Pete's wonderful sculptures and artwork featuring at every turn. Clayridge is a 'must stay'.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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London
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2009

Marion and Peter go out of their way to ensure that we had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Clayridge. We staryed in the Apple Cottage and it had everything we could have needed from a dishwasher and laundry facilities to surprising extras like freshly pressed apple juice and good quality coffee. We views over the bay are stunning and it is a real WOW place to stay. We left feeling that we had picked up a real bargain and so lucky that we could stay there.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2008

For comfort and convenience we very much recommend Clayridge. We stayed a couple of nights recently in the room in the house, and what luxury and spaciousness. Wonderful hospitality and convenient location. We certainly plan to stay there again for a longer visit.

  • Liked — Tasteful excellence in facilities
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 1 June 2008

The rooms are wonderfully appointed with fantastic views of the surrounding beauty. Hosts are wonderful and we loved the resident Lama Henry and dog.

The cottages had its own - well everything. Internet connection, washer dryer, BBQ and basically all modern and new equipment.

Lovely couple hosts.

Beds are wonderful and everything was perfect!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Germany
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Reviewed 27 April 2006

Wow this is some place to write about! Its all about location, and here you have fantastic 360 dgeee views of the sea and surrounding hills. Clayridge is standing alone on top of a hill. AHH peace away from a road, their long drive is private. The accommodation is of a very high standard, you get the views sitting on your own private patio, onto the garden and beyond to the sea. The bathroom is lovely, spotless and spacious with huge shower. Tea and coffee provided neatly laid out with either bone china or colourful mugs to drink from. Free internet use from the lap-top in the guest lounge was also much appreciated as we were able to catch up on our emails.

Clayridge is close to the Abel Tasmin National park about half an hours drive, with its expanses of golden beaches, walking and canoe hire facilities. Its also close to loads of arty crafty places and driving distance to Nelson.

We stayed in a lot of Bed and Breakfast places in NZ, touring for 2 and a half months and usually staying 2 or 3 nights in each place. Clayridge ranks in the top 3 !!!! for us, the views, the bedroom, attentions to detail, the breakfast on the patio, the friendly inobtrusive hosts, I could go on ( I caught up on my washing here -- fantastic washing machine! )

Worth booking in advance.

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Additional Information about Clayridge House and Cottages

Property: Clayridge House and Cottages
Address: 77 Pine Hill Road, Ruby Bay, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua > Ruby Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ruby Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning setting - Choose from our Mt Arthur Suite in the homestead or one of our two self contained two bedroom private cottages. With 360 degree views, we are on one of the highest points close to the coast halfway between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 

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