We (family of 4) stayed here over Christmas in 2008 and it really is hard to fault.
Minor issues out of the way 1) bath/shower/toilet is downstairs so if you are older you might have to go up/down in the night as the beds are upstairs. 2) some might find it a little drive from Richmond / Nelson. Apart from these I can think of no reason why anyone would not want to stay if they are looking for beautiful, quiet, quality accomodation in the Nelson region.
Major plusses are the beauty and ambience of the house which is very pleasing to the eye both in and out along with the quiet garden with no neighbours or roads nearby. The house is also bigger than it appears in the photos; the outdoors is major plus with a small brook, lawn, outside dining, and lots of play areas and toys for children. The quality of the furnishings is high and the owners are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The owners also threw in a free horse riding session and visit to a local farm for the kids. Everything worked and it was all kept to very high standard.
Rabbit Island, Aniseed Valley, Richmond are all close and Nelson, Mapua, Ruby Bay and Kaiteriteri not much further.
Owervall one of the best places I have stayed in worldwide. I unreservedly recommend it.
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