Driving down a country lane in Blenheim the last thing we were expecting of our accommodation was an approach reminiscent of an English country manor, it is a stunning building and quite unlike anything I have seen in New Zealand until now.
Hillsfield House is one of the best B&Bs I have stayed at in New Zealand. The owners offer just two rooms; ‘The Courtyard’ or ‘The Loft’, both of which are in separate accommodation to the owners, allowing you to come and go as you please.
The rooms are so beautifully designed and put together, this is certainly a labor of love and it was clear that our host Jo loves what she does. The gardens are beautiful, our room looked out over unspoilt scenery. The attention to detail put into the accommodation is faultless.
The continental breakfast featured some of the most delicious croissants I have ever tasted and being able to enjoy the breakfast in the privacy of our own room was something we appreciated.
Hillsfield House is also the home of Wine Tours by Bike, even if you aren’t staying here you can rent bicycles, which is in my opinion the best way to get around the vineyards.
I am returning to Blenheim for the Saint Clair Half Marathon in May. I only wish Hillsfield House wasn’t already booked out, I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather rest my weary bones after jogging around all those vineyards!
33 Blicks Road, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand
Phone: 03 572 7570 (NZ) or
0064 3 572 7570 (from overseas)
Mobile phone: 021 432 950