Our stay at Ryland estates couldn't have been more perfect! We arrived and were instantly greeted by Peter, who led us through the amazing gardens and to our above-barn cottage. The accommodations were cozy and it felt like we were staying at my uncle's farm. There was fresh fruit waiting for us on the table. And fixings for coffee and tea. But that wasn't all. The small fridge was stocked with farm-fresh bacon, homemade jams, and there were fresh eggs, too. Peter gave suggestions on which wineries to go to the next day. And he helped make dinner reservations for us at Herzog & The Vintners Hotel. At night we sat on the deck and looked up at the billions of stars in the night sky. I couldn't recommend this slice of serenity more highly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ryland Estate offers self contained accommodation set within our cherry and stone fruit orchards and overlooking our large garden. A tranquil retreat 15 minutes from Blenheim we're in the midst of Marlborough's finest vineyards and a short walk/cycle to many of our best cellar doors/restaurants. Enjoy breakfast prepared from our seasonal fruits and free range eggs. Trish would also be delighted to prepare a traditional New Zealand meal of local produce and wines to match. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ryland Estate Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand