Corru Gate - 3bdrm cottage on 7 acres beside Mapua

NZD per night

Cottages on 7 acres of park-like grounds near Mapua seaside village Ruby Bay. Enjoy country SPACE.

8/10 (3 ratings)

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

Listed since August 2004. Shortlisted by 265 members. 27 guest comments.


  • 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
  • 7 acres park-like grounds with sheep, chickens and places to explore. Stunning rural, sea, mtn views

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
  • Broadband Internet
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • 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 King single bed

  • Bedroom 3

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

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Master bedroom

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

    1 x Super king bed

Service level

Linen: Linen can be supplied. Additional charge of $5.00 per night applies.

Cleaning: Cleaning can be provided. Additional charge of $50.00 per stay applies.


Cleaning (Optional, $50.00 per stay) ; Linen (Optional, $5.00 per night) ;

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

  • 15% off for stays over the next 7 nights!

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.

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Guest comments

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  •  Corru Gate was lovely, clean and comfortable with a relaxing quiet setting to unwind. The house has lots of character and was very well equipped with every thing we needed. And good location for Mapua and Motueka. 

    •  Thanks Alan. It was great to have you stay at Corru Gate. 

  •  We had a pleasant and relaxing stay in Mapua and at Corru Gate. The bach was possibly not the best fit for us though. The 3rd bedroom being a mezzanine (only accessible by a vertical ladder) was a surprise and negatively impacted the predicted sleeping arrangements. Could also be more child-friendly for the younger ones (2 ½ year old among our guests). 

    •  We sent the email below prior to the guest booking and apparently it wasn't passed on to person who later posted above comment: "the mezzanine bedroom (accessed via a ladder) has a ... (see photos attached and check video tour here)" Our listing clearly shows/talks about ladder and screen. Corru Gate is TOTALLY child-friendly - this is our niche. Bolts on playground equip + no lock on loo are normal. Is very child-safe - this is the first complaint since opening in 2001. View all other feedback. 

  •  The property was well set up & furnished. It has a distinctive retro style which has been tastefully and artistically constructed and decorated. It is located in an area with access to lots of activities. Guests can indulge at their leisure. 

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  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries


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