My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and we had the most incredible stay at St Leonard’s. We have been traveling for 4 months and this has been our favorite accommodation. Would highly recommend for any couple or family! Most importantly, the hosts Marcus and Michele are the kindest people we have ever met and truly make you feel like you are staying with family. Cottage: Our place was charming with the feel of an old farm cottage outfitted with clean modern conveniences (heat, AC, kitchenette, etc.) The kitchen had everything we needed and bed was extremely comfortable. Property: The cottages are nestled in vineyards so they are very private and from the property you always have views of the vines. The property also has a small farm with fruit trees that you are…
We stayed here for 2 nights after travelling the North Island and staying in large chain hotels. This little gem was just a breath of fresh air with very comfortable self catering accommodation, very clean, well appointed in a beautiful location and the most wonderful hosts in Michelle and Marcus. A perfect base for exploring Marlborough and the vineyards. They are full of local knowledge and gave advice on sights to see and the fresh eggs provided in their breakfast hamper from their small holding are the best! Highly recommend!
Rather unusual with 5 separate cottages all of different size and accommodation. We stayed in “the dairy” which is the smallest of them, perhaps a little too small, but we had a look at some of the other rooms and all were well presented and maintained the quaint feel that pervades. Breakfast in the fridge included ultra fresh eggs and the rooms provide cooking facilities so fried eggs on toast it was. With a lovely outlook it was breakfast al fresco. Dinner was more complex as it is a 3 km walk to the nearest hostelry - or a taxi ride. Marcus and Michele were great hosts and clearly care about their guests.
Stayed a couple of nights in one of the self contained cottages, The facilities were excellent, the ambience was wonderful and the set up is very environmentally responsible. Delicious free range egs and yummy bread and preserves
In short excellent, some highlights for us were in no particular order - fresh eggs from the hosts own chickens with homemade spreads from their own fruit trees for breakfast outside, despite being Easter our son and I used the pool and spa :), very friendly, helpful and informative hosts, Beautiful green grounds with sheep (that eat lemons!) Alpacas, chickens. Only a few minutes from Blenheim town and vineyards (for lunch) I could go on. Definitely where we will stay when back. We stayed in the Cottage