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Harris Hill Cottages
Ranked #10 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

There were four of us (two couples) who stayed at Maggie's cottage. It was such an enjoyable experience. When we arrived Rachel was very helpful in getting us settled and told us we could go to the "bread shack" the next day and retrieve some goodies for the sheep and goats--and since it was a rainy, wet day, we did just that. What a hoot it is to be around a true farm family and setting. And the setting is gorgeous. Small canyons behind and a panoramic view of the Tasman Bay over to Abel Tasman in front of you. Very small kitchen and "quaint", so don't plan on a nice big luxurious suite. It was a highlight of our trip. We will remember that family and their animals for a long time!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Our family of 3 stayed for 2 nights after arriving off the ferry from North Island.
We stayed in great places throughout our holiday, but this had to be the best.
Sunshine cottage just felt like a little home: well equipped, cosy and comfy, outstanding views. The best thing for me was to be able to walk out of the cottage and go for a lovely walk without even getting in the car.
Great hosts.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is the 5th year in a row that we have rented Grandma's Cottage on Harris Hill. (This time it was for 2 1/2 months). Obviously we love it here. We keep coming back because the setting is beautiful and exquisitely peaceful, it is very conveniently located for trips in to Nelson, Sue, Mike, Rachel and Wayne are delightful, cheerful and extremely helpful hosts and the cottage is very comfortable and well appointed. .... we are looking forward to year 6.

Room Tip: We keep renting Grandma's cottage ... but all of the others are equally lovely
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our cottage had a really beautiful view and was well-equipped apart from the very worn out dish cleaner which we quickly replaced. We stayed a week and really enjoyed the feeling of being away from the hussle and bustle of the centre of Nelson. It was also pretty special have the dogs and chickens visit us each day. We'd definitely go back ... next time I would however double check the cost as there was a little confusion about that.

This is a great place to stay if you want to be within a 10 minute drive of central Nelson but also want to be somewhere quiet with panoramic views.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were late arriving due to the recent earthquake causing a delay in the ferry arrival to Picton. We ended up arriving at 10 PM. Sue was very considerate and welcoming. She drove down from the hill to meet us at the turnoff from the highway (SH 6). Upon finding out that we haven't eaten, she brought us bread, biscuits, butter, honey, jam and tomatoes.
The next morning, we woke up to see the most beautiful view we can imagine. You can see the ocean, bay, the town below, and the rolling hills with all kinds of farm animals.
Sue helped us fed the friendly and cute sheep, pig (one), horses, cattle and even chicken.
The one bedroom cottage we stayed at is called "Suntop". It has amazing view. Bed was very comfortable. It is in excellent shape, and the bathroom has a washing machine.
Walking around the property around dusk is a wonderful experience. The sunset is wonderful.
Later on we met Rachel, who is also super nice. We would highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 23 Wastney Tce | Atawhai, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Ranked #10 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Number of rooms: 7

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