I think Jo & Steve are the perfect hosts! We arrived late after misjudging how long it would take us to travel from Christchurch & they were so concerned that we get settled in & then called into town to make sure we could still find somewhere to eat. Great breakfast in the AM served with a smile & nice conversation too. The loft room we stayed in is very cozy & decorated beautifully. Although we could only stay one night we took advantage of the bicycles they provide to do a wine tour. I like that Steve just gives you everything you need to know, including a map & phone # in case they need to come get you! I think this is the absolute best place to do the cycle tour as it is so close to many great vineyards that you can just take your time & still see a lot. Hillsfield house definitely deserves the perfect rating that it keeps getting. Thanks Jo & Steve!
- 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