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HISTORIC HOMESTEAD ON 13 PRIVATE ACRES, MARLBOROUGH N.Z. WINE COUNTRY

Lynda Marie

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lynda Marie

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015
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HISTORIC HOMESTEAD ON 13 PRIVATE ACRES, MARLBOROUGH N.Z. WINE COUNTRY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Marlborough Estate Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8.

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'

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Lynda Marie (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
May 2014
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Historic Homestead on 13 private Acres, Marlborough N.Z. Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Christchurch, New Zealand
5

Christmas 2014 at Hawkesbury

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tennessee
5

Hawkesbury Homestead Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northern Michigan, USA
5

Hawkesbury Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mountain View, CA
5

Perfect Wine Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Berwyn, PA USA
5

Great for Family, Friends and Business

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Denver, Colorado, USA
5

Honeymoon in Marlborough

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Marlborough
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Renwick
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Picton
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Fairhall 18 hole Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Blenheim
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Highfield Estate Winery
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Rainbow ski field
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Rarangi

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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Rates & Availability

From $580 Per night

Marlborough Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$610
$3,680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
off peak
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$580
$3,480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes $550-600/night,$3300-3800/week
$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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Amenities

Marlborough Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms feature high ceilings with old fashion woodwork, all brightly lit with large opening windows. Downstairs is the Master suite features a 4 poster bed, fireplace and tiled en-suite, with glass shower and oversize claw foot bath.. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. Bedroom 3 and 4 both open onto the tiled verandah and share a tiled bathroom with heated floors, claw foot bath, large glass shower and pedestal basin. Bedroom 2 has its own en-suite with shower and separate staircase to the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Mountain and vineyard View, Covered Parking, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Exclusive use of the 13 acres of park like grounds set amongst century old trees. Full size private tennis court with rackets provided. Sole use of the swimming pool. Located in a beautiful valley, bicycles are provided for cycling through the vineyards, on the 'wine tour' cycling route.

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