Retreat at Historic Hillwood - a large room


Private room in villa hosted by Noon

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 shared baths
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Hillwood is a grand old house that has been lovingly restored over the last 20 years. Native trees & shrubs have been planted on the extensive grounds so it is a favourite place for birds, including tui, keruru, weka and Californian Quails. Plenty of different spaces to relax, including on the front verandah, which is an afternoon suntrap, not far from the pool. This historic house has always been a private home (i.e. not previously commercial B&B) so it is a hidden gem to be discovered.

The space
A large private bedroom upstairs, at the front of the house, overlooking an green grounds surrounding the house. This room has a comfortable California king bed, which can be set up as twin (2 x king singles) if required - please let me know well in advance. An additional king single can be set up for a third guest.

A big bathroom is next door to the bedroom. It has a beautiful a clawfoot bathtub, a separate shower, a sink and a toilet. If there are no one else staying, you are likely to have this bathroom as yours alone (i.e. we don't use this bathroom).

GROUP TRAVEL: Please see my other listing if you are interested in booking adjacent rooms. Happy to have the rooms booked for a group of up to 6 guests.

Please see our social media account on Instagram and Facebook for recent photos - @hillwood.nelson

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer – In building
Dryer – In building
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand

Hillwood is set in a lush green valley. It is in Wakapuaka, which is 10 minute drive (north) of Nelson city. It is just off SH6, on the road towards Blenheim from Nelson; near Hira. We are not far from the coast, including lovely walks in Glenduan and Cable Bay. It is a handy location if you are coming from or going to catch the ferry in Picton.

Hosted by Noon

  1. Joined in April 2016
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We are lucky enough to be living at Hillwood, a large beautiful historic house in Nelson. We would like to share our spare rooms and the extensive grounds with guests. There is so much serenity to be shared.

During your stay

Happy to show you around the property on your arrival. We will give you space but please note that we share the kitchen (but not the bathroom) with guests. Let us know in person or via online messaging if you need help with anything.

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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 1:00 PM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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