We stayed at Hillsfield House during March 2013 and Jo has certainly set the bar for all B&Bs……we are ruined forevermore, in a good way.
Both cottages are absolutely gorgeous and beautifully appointed. Jo and Steve are incredible hosts, nothing was too much trouble & we appreciated the overview of the area as well as recommended local restaurants & tours upon arrival to help get our bearings and make our plans. Jo helped us out with restaurant and tour bookings and I think I want to marry her, she is that charming.
Breakfast is served in the room each morning and it is an extravaganza. Jo pops her head in to check all is ok – my goodness, how could it not be. It’s the little touches like finding a sprig of rosemary on your pillow before bed that makes you smile as well. The bathrooms are also lovely and stocked with organic, local shower gels and shampoos which are lovely. It’s so lovely to wake up & look out your window and see the miniature horses in the paddock and visit the alpacas as well.
A big thank you to Jo for dropping us at a local winery for dinner and to Steve for showing us his fantastic vintage car, very Downton Abbey *swoon*
If you’re after a beautiful and relaxing Marlborough stay, look no further, just book in. And if Hillsfield House is already booked out, change your travel dates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Cottage is a peaceful, rural, self-contained hideaway, aptly named as it is found nestled in a pavilion, separate to that of your hosts, with a private entrance all of its own so you can make yourselves at home and come and go as you please. Tastefully and elegantly furnished, The Courtyard Cottage boasts a cosy lounge and dining area on the ground floor, along with a country-styled kitchenette, overlooking a sheltered garden filled with roses and lavender. Upstairs, a romantic master bedroom awaits you with a four poster bed, quality brocade bed linen and its own bathroom, stocked with beautiful hand-made soaps and bath toiletries, by Jeymar Soap & Body. Allow yourselves to indulge and be pampered, and awaken each morning to a continental breakfast served in your room at a time of your choosing, to suit your relaxation or travel plans. Alternatively, if preferred, we can bring you a basket of breakfast goodies the night before, to be enjoyed in the morning, at your leisure. During your stay, if the idea of gently cruising around Renwick's gorgeous boutique cellar doors takes your fancy, where you can take your time to delight in seasonal fare and some of the tastiest wine you could ever hope to try, we would love to make it happen for you. Here, you will find yourselves right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region and so our package also includes a complimentary bike tour with Wine Tours by Bike where you will have over a dozen or more cellar doors and restaurants to choose from, all within easy cycling distance away, via flat roads and bike paths and we promise you don't need to be super fit or confident on a bike to reach them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hillsfield House Bed And Breakfast Marlborough Renwick, New Zealand