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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Atholwood is a great option for touring the Abel Tasman region. The Cowdrey Apartment had a great bed and bathroom and we loved the balcony, and it was nice to have our own private spot. The views of the estuary and mountains were beautiful--it's a very peaceful place to spend a couple of days!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Having completed a long drive from Christchurch, we were welcomed by Ian and Sarah at Atholwood, a haven of peace and tranquility. The Cowdrey apartment was beautifully appointed with a superb view from our balcony of the Waimea estuary and its local kingfishers. Our hosts provided us with very helpful advice and information of the area over delicious breakfasts. The...

Thank Fiona T
Speen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2014

beautiful location, great rooms with great views over water to distant mountains. sarah and ian most helpful hosts. loved Mapua ( 5 mins drive away).micro brewery serving super beers, two good restaurants and fish and chippie. great treat to eat fish and chips outside brewery with a nice pint !

Thank charles p
Conwy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Outstanding position, with stunning views, extremely well appointed and comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for Sarah and Ian and they were consummate hosts! Mapua and its wharf are only 5 minutes away and have a range of eateries suitable for most tastes (and wallets). We spent Christmas Eve on a boat trip to Able Tasman canoeing, swimming and trekking...

Thank JohnNorthWales2014
Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Atholwood is an absolutely first class B&B in a great location, combining luxury accommodation with extensive views over water to the mountains. We stayed for two nights in January 2014 in the Cowdrey suite, a purpose built apartment separate from the main house and featuring a lounge, bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen and a balcony deck. Every detail was perfect,...

Thank Glyn R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014

My wife and I stayed at Atholwood for 2 nights (in January 2014) as part of our Honeymoon trip around the South Island. We stayed in one of the apartments overlooking the bay/sound and the views were stunning. The apartment itself had all mod-cons and finished to a really high standard. Finally the hosts/proprietors were lovely people. They were very...

Thank Mark H
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Great location with fabulous views, spotlessly clean and very friendly hosts. Much better than staying in a hotel and we could not find any fault whatsoever. Breakfast was excellent. We would recommend Atholwood to anybody. Jan and Paul

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 27 January 2014

During our six weeks' holiday in New Zealand this was the most luxurious. Originally we had booked the gatehouse (which also looked very nice) but the hosts offered us one of the rooms on the first floor with a great view of the lush and well-kept garden and the bay with plenty of birds. We truly enjoyed everything (best bed...

Thank Anne I
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

A superb find in a great location with a warm welcome. We stayed in the gatehouse with our 2 kids. We were welcomed with a walk around and a fridge full of lovely local supplies. The rooms were clean, tidy and well appointed. The location perfect in lush gardens and well located midway between Nelson and the Abel Tasman. Highly...

Thank DJB98
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Atholwood is the most brilliant place to stay. The hosts, Sarah and Ian were so welcoming. Our king-size suite, with a balcony which overlooked the garden and estuary, was stunning. It sparkled with cleanliness and the bed was so comfortable, with linen as smooth as silk. Everyday we arrived back to find a delicious homemade cake in the very spacious...

Thank Ann A

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Atholwood Luxury Counrty Accommodation is a unique five star luxury retreat, offering you serenity in comfort and style with two B&B suites and a self-contained apartment, all with their own balconies and views over the Waimea estuary,at the entrance to the grounds is the self-contained Gatehouse cottage. Set in 2.2 Acres of park-like grounds with native trees and hidden pathways that border the estuary, and ideally situated between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation

Address: 118 Bronte Road East | RD1 Upper Moutere, Bronte, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua > Bronte
Price Range: $236 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All are excellent - depends if you want view or self containment”
 of 5 bubbles Cassie2808, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best views are from the main inn, but the cottage offered the ability to cook lunches and dinners and provided lots of privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles jannieweisfeld, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles virginia371, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs Cowdrey Suite was exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles 723debraa, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles J3879QFjesseb, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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