We still dream of Cob Cottage at Spraypoint Station, Waihopi Valley - its the most unique experience we've had. The cob cottage lovingly restored by Jen and Roland is just wonderful, from the comfortable bedroom, the kitchen with its open fire, the veranda where we enjoyed a drink in the setting sun looking out over the mountains to the delicious meals enjoyed with our friendly hosts and their kids. It was all just pure magic. But the most memorable of it all was watching the sun set over the mountains then climbing into the hot foaming outdoor baths where we lay sipping wine, gazing into the heavens at the stars - priceless! The whole package has been so well thought out by the hosts, right down to the picnic bench overlooking the gorge on the walk en route to the hut higher up the valley. Every necessity and comfort is catered for including hot showers and all kitchen mod cons - but you feel you have stepped back in time when you arrive at Cob Cottage in its secluded, peaceful location - its just wonderful. We most highly recommend anyone to stay there - from a tent to the Ritz, this is the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a hidden conservation wilderness, a high country playground, an historic station, an exceptional retreat. Host Jenny Mapp invites you to step 'Off the Mapp' and follow in the footsteps of the old musterers from a bygone era on the banks of the River Spray in the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand. Enjoy the historic high country merino station, stay in our lovingly restored Cob Quarters, full of mementos from the past, explore the station from our Kiwi bush retreat, Boundary Creek or relax in the comfort of The Cottage. Hike on the tracks, swim in the crystal clear Spray and Waihopai rivers, explore our conservation wilderness, help with our predator control programme, go bird watching, hunting or fishing... you'll discover peace, privacy, adventure and rugged natural beauty all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Off The Mapp Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand