The house has beautiful mountain and pastoral views. The mature hedge maze is a challenge, feeding eels is fun, and the art gallery inspiring. 15 minutes drive to Motueka, 35 minutes to Abel Tasman & Kahurangi National Parks, 45 minutes to Nelson.
Set on our 5 ha property in the beautiful Orinoco Valley, and located well off the road and away from the sound of traffic, this very tranquil and well appointed 3 bedroom house has pastoral views, and looks out onto the Mt Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park. The house is fully configured for comfortable and relaxed living, and is of a high standard. All linen, towels, toiletries etc are provided. Your only requirements will be your personal effects and food. The Motueka River is less than 5 minutes away and 1/2km of the Orinoco Stream meanders through the property, with picnic spots and small swimming holes. TRULY A MAGICAL PLACE TO STOP AWHILE.
The house is carpeted throughout and is tastefully furnished. Aside from 3 double bedrooms, there is also an enclosed sunroom off the lounge with a double sofa bed. In the bathroom there is a large ball and claw bath. There is also a separate shower room. Free Wifi available. Television is provided in both the lounge and dining room. There is also an extensive library of books and magazines, well over 100 DVDs, and some VCR tapes. For outdoor living the paved patio, with extensive and peaceful pastoral views of the valley, has outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ. The water supply is the purest of spring water sourced directly from underground. Exploring our 5 ha property with the stream, eel feeding, hedge maze, artist studio and gallery etc is encouraged.
Interaction with guests
The house is located on our property. For our guests convenience we have compiled a comprehensive clearfile of information and maps on activities, arts & crafts, vineyards, sightseeing and eating out in the Nelson region, with recommendations and directions on how to find them. As we live on the property we are available to answer any further questions most of the time.
No smoking inside the house.
A paradise for well behaved dogs.
For your comfort our focus is to present the accommodation to the highest standard. For departing guests we do take care of the laundry, bed making and rubbish collection, and whatever needs to be done. However as we do not request a cleaning charge, we would appreciate you leaving the house in a similar state to that in which you find it in.
From Dec 28, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Together with my wife Anne, we have lived in the Motueka River Valley now for twenty five years. For many years prior to this we dairy farmed in the North Island, not far from the Waitomo Caves tourist attraction. Since living here in the Top of the South I have been involved with the local Information Centre, and then for 6 years until 2003, together with one of our sons, owned and operated one of the major Sea Kayaking companies in the Abel Tasman National Park. Anne is an extremely talented artist, who works in an amazing range of media and styles. She has just completed an advanced art degree. She has a studio and gallery on our property which guests are welcome to visit. Our interests are wide and varied, with a great love of nature the outdoors. This area, with its diverse range of flora and fauna from the mountains to the sea, being the perfect place for us to live. We feel very privilaged.