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Walnut Block Cottages
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

We stayed at the Walnut Block Cottages for 2 nights in November 2010. I spent ages on tripadvisor looking for somewhere to stay in blenheim and was extremely pleased that I came across this place.

Absolutely stunning location surrounded by the vines with views of the surrounding hills. The cottage was furnished and done up to an extremely high standard - it's even better than it looks on the website Very private and quiet. Own decked terrace. Well equipped kitchen and we took advantage of the gas BBQ outside the cottage.

If you're looking for a relaxing comfortable stay amongst the vineyards in blenheim - this is it!

Oh and they make a great sauvignon blanc too.

Would love to come back here again one day

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

Stayed here in early Nov and have to say it was excellent. Only wish we had more time to spend a few nights. The bed was one of the best and most comfortable during our trip in NZ and the shower fantastic. Its clear the owners have given real thought to the guests comfort and it works extremely well. We relaxed on the deck with a bottle of their Pinot Noir and enjoyed a fantastic evening overlooking the vines. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

A great place to stay for two nights during a hetic trip around NZ. I would recomend Walnut Block Cottages for anyone looking for comfortable,clean accommodation with the most beautiful peaceful outlook. The furniture, fitting etc for lovely and the cottage has been very well planned.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

We stayed in October last year for two nights and had a great time. The owners were wonderful and very helpful. The accommodation was fantastic, the beds are super comfy and I loved the heated floors in the bathroom.
It's very close to all the wineries, on the first night we went to a wine down at Herzog, after that we had take away from the local pizza place which was FAB!! The second night we had dinner at Herzog which was amazing… If you’re looking for some where to have Lunch then Wither Hills is the place and you have to try the wine.

So if you’re thinking about staying in Blenheim Walnut Block Cottages is the place you will LOVE IT!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

Simply put, a fantastic place to stay in the vinyards. Not a full service hotel or B&B but the design and decor was first class. The views are lovely, and the location is ideal as long as you have a car. I'm surprised there aren't more options of accomodation on vinyards in the region, but this one is superb. The Pinot Noir was the best we tasted in the region as well. A great combination.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank mnab
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

We stayed at Walnut Block for 5 nights as a part of our honeymoon. We chose it for the location between Blenheim and Renwick in the heart of Marlborough, and because we really wanted to stay on a vineyard!
The cottages are easy to find and well positioned within the vines. We were in the front house which appeared to be more shaded from the sun but more private as it is at the front.
It's a 5-10min drive into Blenheim and 10-15 to Renwick. You do need a car really - or to be quite fit and cycle everywhere :)
The bed was very big and very comfortable, it was lovely to wake up and see the vines each day. The bathroom was spotless and spacious - and the under floor heating was fab! I'd forgotten houses in NZ don't tend to do central heating (you don't really need it!) but we got used to the fan heater as it was a little cool in the morning.
It was well equipped though we maybe expected more than a microwave and a plug-in hot plate in the kitchen. The breakfast provisions were regularly replaced with fresh items - very nice bread and great coffee! Maybe if we were there in the summer when days are longer we would have just cooked on the bbq but it got a bit dark too early - but we got to see some great sunsets over the vines and surrounding Marlborough hills.
We got round this with some great lunchtime meals at the surrounding vineyard restaurants and then snacking on bread, cheese and olives and the sampling the day's wine finds in the evening!
Clyde and Helen live in the house nearby and were really helpful and friendly, checking we arrived ok and booking taxis etc. They also make a good, well priced Sauvignon Blanc (we didn't try the Pinot Noir).
Walnut Block is a very nice unit, quiet and secluded in a beautiful location. Quite luxurious, yes, but not quite the full luxurious escape.
PS a hot tub in front of the house with a view of the vines.....now that would make it luxurious!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

We stayed two nights here at Walnut Block - it was such a great place to unwind - very peaceful, serene and private - looked out over the grapevines and oriented for beautiful sunset views. It is well located for wine tasting and visiting vineyards in the region.
Hosts have got all details right to make for a very comfortable stay.
High recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank funder3
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Additional Information about Walnut Block Cottages

Address: 43 Blicks Lane, RD2, Blenheim, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Blenheim
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two luxurious one bedroom cottages set amongst the vines, Walnut Block Cottages offer a haven of seclusion and comfort in a relaxed and inspiring environment. ... more   less 
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Walnut Block Cottages Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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