Corru Gate - arty 3bdrm eco-cottage on 7 acres

Cottage on lovely lifestyle farmlet near Mapua seaside village, Ruby Bay. Enjoy country SPACE.

9.3/10 (14 ratings) 38 Guest Comments

#1334 - Mapua (Ruby Bay) - Bach or holiday home - Listed Aug 2004


  • 6people (max)
  • 3bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Quiet rural designer cottage beside Great Taste Trail yet close to Nelson and Abel Tasman.
  • Close to stunning Mapua seaside village (cafes, beaches, art studios, wineries, fishing). Cycle hire
  • Lovely farmlet with tame sheep, chickens and places to explore. Rural, sea, mtn views from farm.

Sunny, private, architecturally-designed, quiet, children-friendly cottage - 3 bdrm Corru Gate feature a distinctly 'arty' NZ flavour on 7 acres of grounds with sea and mountain views. The Gates Accommodation is stylish and different - city chic meets country style. Set in 7 acres of paradise beside Mapua seaside village, Corru Gate has a real NZ flavour - stained board and batten, and corrugated iron. Barn red detailing, sunny colours, flax, ferns and koru add to the kiwi styling.

Corru Gate is built with sustainability principles. We value our natural environment (open spaces, birds and native trees). We have a spray-free orchard – grab a lemon for your G&T on the deck, or enjoy a delicious breakfast grapefruit. Children are welcome – both places are fenced and there is a playground, treehut, chickens/sheep, pond swimming and SPACE. Owners nearby for advice/must-dos. Babysitter list too!

Welcoming and comfortable, Corru Gate Cottage has a zany kitchen, a sunny, open plan lounge/dining area, and French doors opening onto a deck and private garden - all with creative design in mind.Check our other listing: Copper Gate is a brand new high-spec 4bdrm Hybrid Homes eco-home themed around heritage NZ domestic life and both feature local/NZ art. Tariff is $100/night extra for Copper Gate. 1 or 3 bdrm option for Copper Gate off-peak - see listing 23621. Calendar is for Corru Gate.

The Gates is central for exploration and adventure. Wander our gently sloping farm taking in the view of Ruby Bay. Cafes, studios and shops 3 mins away in the seaside village of Mapua. Nearby - beaches, inlet, fishing and boat ramp, wharf jumping, Rabbit Island ferry, cycle trails (cycle hire available for Great Taste Trail). Many vineyards just up the road. Art studios and most Nelson potteries 20 min away; Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri, Nelson 25min; superb rivers 10 min.

Space, birdsong, stillness, starry skies ... The Gates – your gateway to a great local lifestyle.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom - 2 singles. Can be made dark for children to sleep. Toybox, Free-standing wardrobe.

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    Other sleeping area - Queen double in mezzanine accessed via screenoffable ladder. Suitable for 8 yrs and older.

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Master bedroom

    Bedroom - King double. Amazingly comfortable according to all feedback. Wardrobe. Emergency door exit.

    1 x King bed

Service level

Linen: Linen can be supplied. Additional charge of $15.00 per night applies.

Cleaning: Cleaning can be provided. Additional charge of $65.00 per stay applies.


Cleaning (Optional, $65.00 per stay) ; Linen (Optional, $15.00 per night) ;

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Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights!

  • Fleet of standard + electric-assist bikes for the Great Taste Trail beside us. Child trailer/seat, wine carriers. Complimentary half-day cycle hire for standard ones. Free route guides + advice.

Special conditions

Prices are for Corru Gate. Copper Gate (4 bdrm/2 bthrm listing 23621): $100 extra/night. Enjoy quiet rural life yet close to city or 4 min to cafes, vineyards, studios, village, beaches. Safe/fenced property with that desirable country and coastal lifestyle. Check blog for happenings/videos/photos. Bikes/electric bikes/bike baby trailer, babysitting available. Xmas booking must be before 25th. $20 extra public holidays. Considering pets - please enquire.

Guest Comments (38)

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 The property was GREAT ! The wood fire was a hooper addition to the cottage and as the weather was not great kept us all warm and snug. The property was in a very good location and anyone visiting must go down to the Apple Shack for a great view and incredible food. The owners were attentive to our needs and made us very welcome. The facilities were clean and very comfortable, the kids loved the treehouse style upstairs bed. I would highly recumbent this property and the others they have. 

 Great location. Lovely property, tastefully decorated, private courtyard, well equipped kitchen. Very child-friendly. 

  •  Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the farmlet and the Mapua seaside village area as well. 

 Perfect location in terms of how quiet, fun for kids and within easy reach of the sea, wineries, breweries and national parks. Accommodation was in a lovely wee cottage with a good little fenced garden that led into a farm. Our two year old loved the trampoline, sheep and chickens! Great stay. 

  •  Thanks Briony! Glad you enjoyed everything the region has to offer - as well as the delights of Corru Gate of course! 

 Really nice, well kept property. Quirky lay out that is fun to explore. Beautiful grounds with sheep and chickens for the kids to visit. Really friendly hosts. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again when we are in the area. 

  •  Thank you very much. It was a pleasure having you stay and it was rewarding to see you enjoy the 7 acres and the beaches, wineries, artisans and wilderness nearby. 

 CorruGate is a very peaceful, tidy, bach. The surroundings are gorgeous and our 4 year old lived the tree hut and playground! 

  •  Thank you for your lovely comments! 

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