|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located in the heart of New Zealand's premier wine district, this beautiful Historic Homestead, overlooking vineyards, is the perfect holiday base to explore the top of the South Island (Marlborough, Nelson, Kaikoura and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds) . Hawkesbury was built in 1883 and has been tastefully restored to its former glory. Set on 13 private acres, in a quiet valley neighboring the famous Marlborough wine trail and cycle route, Hawkesbury is one of the oldest character homesteads in Marlborough. The history of the property and park like grounds with century old trees, create a timeless romantic setting from a bygone era. Ideal for just a couple or as a luxury recreational retreat for an entire family or group. It is complete with its' own private swimming pool, full size tennis court and bicycles, for cycling through the vineyards.
Further Description: There are 4 large double bedrooms, (3 and 1/2 bathrooms) including a grand master downstairs with carved 4 poster bed, fireplace and en-suite with luxurious tiled shower, over sized claw foot bath and its' own private entrance. Upstairs,there are 2 bathrooms and 2 of the 3 bedrooms open onto a spacious tiled veranda. There are beautiful views overlooking the rose gardens, horse paddock and vineyards, through to the distant surrounding mountains.
The lounge features 12 foot ceilings, a large open fireplace and library. Directly adjoining this room is the sun-drenched dinning room which flows directly onto a covered veranda with additional alfresco dining. This area overlooks the tennis court and magnificent eucalyptus trees. The sunny pool and courtyard area features another large covered veranda with circular table and barbecue. Ideal for evening alfresco dinning with views to the lighted pool, fruit trees and park like grounds.
Detailed Amenities: Come home each day to the huge farm house kitchen after exploring vineyards, beaches, golfing, trout or deep sea fishing, hiking, biking, cycling, horse riding or just relax by the pool after a game of tennis. There is an 18 hole golf course 5 minutes away and bicycles are provided to ride through the vineyards. Numerous wineries ( over 60), producing Marlborough's world famous Sauvignon Blanc and other excellent wines, are only minutes away from this unique property. e.g. Villa Maria, Highfield, Cloudy Bay, Alan Scotts, Wither Hill, Montana and Hunters,just to name a few. Many fine restaurants are also close by and you will soon see why Marlborough is considered NZ's 'Gourmet Province'
I stayed at Hawkesbury Homestead with four friends for a long weekend, and it was fantastic. The Homestead is set on amazing grounds, and truly feels you've escaped the city. It is simply huge - 4 large bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms, large kitchen and open-plan lounge areas, we really enjoyed our time here. Also offers some good old-fashioned 'comforts of home' and kiwi hospitality, we were made to feel very welcome, and the booking was simple and easy, no dramas at all. Location is great to access a wide variety of vineyards, a short drive (5-10mins) from both the airport and Blenheim, and nothing is too far away.
Definitely recommend Hawkesbury to any group for a great Blenheim escape.
Our family (parents plus 2 adult children and husbands) spent Christmas at Hawkesbury Homestead. We were looking for something special and were not disappointed in anyway; the Homestead, the location and the welcome and hospitality shown by Lynda & Charlie was all outstanding.
Hawkesbury is beautiful, it has a wonderful homely feel where we all felt instantly comfortable and relaxed. We loved all that Hawkesbury offered; beautiful home, gardens plus swimming, tennis, bikes, BBQ and the wonderful quiet rural / vineyard surrounds.
Marlborough is a wonderful location to holiday in; the endless vineyard vista's or the waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Hawkesbury Homestead location is perfect to enjoy it all.
And if that is not enough and you are lucky enough to stay here, don't forget to step outside and night and take in the night sky - outstanding.
A special place; loved it.
During our recent New Zealand vacation, three couples, all from the US, stayed at the Hawkesbury Homestead for a few days. Hawkesbury is an old farmhouse that has been updated and is located among vineyards in the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand. The 3 bedroom, 3-1/2 baths were more than adequate for the 6 of us, and the kitchen and dining area are quite spacious. We enjoyed the large sitting area also. Hawkesbury comes with a very good WiFi system at no extra cost, and there is also a desktop computer that is hardwired with broadband, and internet speed was excellent.
The house was clean, well stocked with cooking utensils, and the kitchen pantry contained adequate supplies of spices, salt, pepper, etc. There is a small supermarket less than 5 minutes away in Renwick, and a larger supermarket and many other amenities in Blenheim, approximately 10 km away. There was a Gala apple tree loaded with apples in the back yard for our enjoyment, and we picked several to take with us upon our departure for the North Island. There was also a grapefruit tree and lots of walnuts for our use. The owners met us upon our arrival with a delicious cheese board and their private label Sauvignon Blanc, and gave us a good tour of the house. The Hawkesbury and First Landing Sauvignon Blanc that they provided (rent for a week and you get 6 bottles) was as good if not better than any other Sauvignon Blanc that we found.
The location is wonderful. There is one winery within easy walking distance, and numerous wineries, some with outstanding restaurants (the restaurants at Brancott and Rock Ferry were particularly good), within a few minutes by car or bicycle (four bicycles are available at Hawkesbury). The Marlborough area reminded us of the Napa Valley in the US with the outstanding wineries and beautiful vineyards.
Hawkesbury's location is convenient for day trips to nearby attractions such as Picton, Queen Charlotte Trace, Nelson, and others.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hawkesbury and recommend it to anyone planning a New Zealand vacation. If we are fortunate enough to vacation again in New Zealand, we will certainly include a few days at Hawkesbury in our plans.
We arrived at Hawkesbury Homestead after a long day in the car. We were so pleased to see a beautiful heritage home in the middle of the vineyards. Our hostess Lynda Marie was waiting for a with a beautifully prepared dinner and some selections of wines from her vineyard. There were five adults in our party. We had several areas to sit outside at with a variety of views. One day we enjoyed swimming in the pool after an intense game of tennis. The tennis court was set up with the best ofa ball retrieval landscape. The interiror of the house was extremely inviting. We prepared our dinner every evening of the four that we were there in a well-stocked kitchen. We enjoyed comfortable beds with convenient bathrooms. Towels and toiletries were provided. We also appreciated access to a computer that allowed us to stay in communication with our families in the states. It also allowed the interislander ferry to alert us to a change in itenerary. The location of the home gave us access to a variety of regions. However, the home was so lovely and enjoyable we spent one of our days lounging. Fortunately, a scrabble game was available for our evening entertainment. Yes, sometimes we are easily amused. Lynda Marie was generally available and gave us plenty of information for seeing the sights in the area. Should we return to New Zealand. The Hawkesbury Homestead would definitely be on our list of locations.
Three of us stayed here in the middle of a two-week tour of New Zealand. The overall trip was packed with all kinds of activities and excitement. However, my favorite part of the trip was relaxing at Hawkesbury House. The kitchen is wonderful, the patio is a delightful retreat, and the neighboring vineyards are fantastic. LInda and Charlie are extremely gracious hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed their company on the first night of our stay. If you stay here, you will not be disappointed.
Six of us used the Hawkesbury Homestead for a long weekend the back-end of a business trip in Sydney. The night we arrived, Charlie and Lynda greeted us with some of their local wine (First Landing, the Sauvingnon Blanc, was sensational) and a cheese plate that were over the top. Making the evening more special was the great conversation we enjoyed with our hosts.
The next day we went fly fishing in gin clear water (you could drink the water right from the stream) and finished up the night telling stories in front of the fire place at the Homestead. The following day, we had a leisurely outdoor lunch at a local winery followed by some touring and tasting of the local wines (fantastic reds and whites). Inspired by the local wine, we played tennis before settling in for dinner. Again, we ended by telling stories in front of the fire.
For us, this was the best business trip ever. But it easily could have been the best couples weekend, boys weekend, girls weekend or family getaway. We highly recommend the Hawkesbury Homestead if you want to get away and be surrounded by vineyards and nature. Yet, it's just 15 minutes from the airport and downtown Blenheim. Five Stars!
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in November 2010. It was a dream for both of us. Beautiful wine country, lovely historic home and the amazing owners (Lynda and Charlie)... made it a dream vacation for both of us. It is so peaceful and the gardens are stunning. We spent hours on the patio watching the birds; other days we took the bikes out for rides to the vineyards. If you want to stay in a beautiful home in a prime location this house is perfect for you.
Located in a peaceful rural valley, you are ideally situated to explore the upper half of the South Island. You are only 5 minutes from a small market town (Renwick), 15 minutes from Blenheim, (Marlboroughs main centre), 30 minutes from Picton and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. To the South is Kaikoura, with world class whale watching and swimming with the dolphins, to the west you are 90 minutes from the arts and crafts of Nelson and to the south west is excellent trout fishing in the high country. The airport is only 8 minutes away and there are many daily direct/short flights to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. This Historic Homestead, with its full facilities and surrounding acreage is an excellent place to come home to each night, ensures a long lasting memory of peace, privacy and timeless tranquility.
Other Activities: parasailing, shopping, kayaking, boating, antique aircraft museum.
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Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest|
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest|
$600/night USD (3 night minimum) for 4 guests, $60 pp extra guests Dec, Jan, Feb, March, .
$3800/week USD for 4 guests (7 nights), $300pp/week extra guests. Dec, Jan, Feb, March,.
$550/night USD (3 night minimum) for 4 guests, $50 pp extra guest all other months
$3300/week USD for 4 guests ( 7 nights), $200pp/week extra guests all other months.
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