Corru Gate - 3bdrm cottage on 7 acres beside Mapua

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

9.2/10 (13 ratings) 37 Guest Comments

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


  • 6people (max)
  • 3bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Quiet rural designer cottage + home 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 sheep, chickens and places to explore. Stunning rural, sea, mtn views from farm.

Sunny, private, modern, architecturally-designed, quiet, children-friendly cottage and luxury house - 3 bdrm Corru Gate + 4 bdrm Copper Gate feature a distinctly 'arty' NZ flavour on 7 acres of grounds with sea and mountain views. Corru Gate 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 and Copper Gate are 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 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. Copper Gate is a brand new high-spec 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.

Corru Gate Accommodation 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 ... Corru Gate – 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 (37)

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 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! 

 Corrugate was exactly as described. It was a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing location in a cool little township (too much Jafa condescension? it was not meant as such). We ate at the Jelly Fish Cafe which was fantastic and borrowed our host's bikes and rode on Rabbit Island. Roger dropped in to make certain that everything was as it should be; he needn't have worried, we were snug and warm and comfortable. I'd love to see the place in summer. 

  •  Lovely comments thanks. And now (Jan 2015) it is really fantastic with swims in the local rivers and beaches and lots of ice creams to be had down at the wharf. 

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$145-$225+ NZD per night

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Things to do

  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries