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Kippilaw House

Traveller (19)
Dining (28)
Room & Suite (24)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Feel relaxed, warm and comfortable at Kippilaw House our guests often mention that they have walked in as guests and left us as friends. We are just a few minutes stroll to the waters edge of the Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. Margaret is a professional chef/caterer of many years standing and loves sharing her recipes and experience in food. Bill is excellent passing on knowledge of the region things to do and see. Originally from the borders of Scotland he spent all his school holidays at Kippilaw Estate where his grandfather was the groom. We also operate a very well stocked deli Trailer at the Marlborough Farmers Market in Blenheim on Sundays where guests are most welcome to enjoy their breakfasts if staying Saturday night with us. We pride ourselves on good southern hospitality and place equal importance on the breakfast and the comfortable beds. Our point of difference is providing freshly sourced food with menus changing daily. Complementary afternoon tea is served at 3pm if you have not arrived this is left covered in your room. We make tasty interesting packed breakfasts for early travellers to take away.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Great View
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Had a fantastic 2 night stay in Kippilaw house. Room was beautiful and very spacious. Above all else the food was to die for. The hostess was a chef and she catered for us; despite my being vegan there was a new dish every day. Would definitely stay again
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The food is the best thing about this place. The hostess is a Chef! This is a comfortable home - you have a comfortable and very niceky outfitted room and ensuite and nice outdoor area . Close to all amenities
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What a unique B&B! The rooms were huge with updated washrooms, in an antique furnished home surrounded by gardens with 50 fruit trees or bushes. The breakfast reflected the garden harvests and the skills of the hostess, a professional caterer. Delicious! Location is a 10
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My husband and I feel quite privileged to have stayed at Kippilaw House before and after completing the Queen Charlotte Track. Our hosts Margaret and David were the epitome of hospitality, upgrading us to the room with its own lounge - and views - upstairs. They allowed us to
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Response from kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House
Responded 26 Sep 2018
Thank you for your kind words you were both delightful in the house. Thank you for the photos of the Wahu meat appreciated that. I hope you enjoyed your cycling wine tour.and loved looking around the country side. Best wishes and very safe travels.
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From the minute we walked in we knew that we had found a absolute gem. Margaret and Bill are the most wonderful hosts. The rooms are lovely and the house has a great homely feel about it that makes you feel so welcome. We have never had such a wonderful breakfast - 3 courses.
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Response from kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House
Responded 26 Sep 2018
It’s was lovely having you both stay with us at Kippilaw House. Bill and zi enjoy meeting and hosting guest who are always friendly and interesting. I hope your strawberry cooking was very successful and your enjoying the roasted strawberries. Fascinating your wish to do BnB in Edinburgh I hope your dreams come true. . Best wishes it was our pleasure meeting you both. Kind wish
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Picton View Suite relaxing and peaceful
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cooking school kitchen
Upstairs bedroom.
Room with a view!
Ground floor room
"Non stairs"
"Private large room with huge ensuite and sitting room upstairs"
"Both rooms are truly beautiful and fully appointed. See attached photos including our room upstairs."
"We were upstairs in a comfy room. Our daughter was in the study in a sleeper (which she said was a bit creaky)."
"The suite has lovely views, good sun and privacy."
US$163 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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