Corru Gate:arty childfriendly cottage.7acre Mapua

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

9.1/10 (16 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quiet rural funky designer cottage beside Great Taste Trail/beaches + close to Nelson/Abel Tasman.
  • Near Mapua seaside village (cafes,beaches,art studios,wineries).Check Copper Gate listing.Cycle hire
  • Lovely farmlet with tame sheep, chickens and places to explore. Rural, sea, mtn views from farm.

Corru Gate: Sunny, private, architecturally-designed, quiet, children-friendly cottage - 3 bdrm Corru Gate features 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 organic orchards – 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, tame sheep, pond swimming and SPACE. 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. Check our other listings: Copper Gate is a new high-spec 4bdrm eco-home themed around heritage NZ domestic life and both feature local/NZ art. Tariff: $100/night extra for Copper Gate. 1 or 3 bdrm option for Copper Gate off-peak - see listing 23621. Or stay at Kissing Gate - luxury glamping with lovingly restored retro caravans + kitchen/bathroom block beside pond/glade.

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, fishing + boat ramp, wharf jumping, Rabbit Island ferry, cycle trails (cycle hire for Great Taste Trail). Many vineyards close by. Art studios + 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.

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.


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

Bed layouts

  • 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

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (optional); Linen $15.00 per night (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter 2016
31-May-16 to 15-Oct-16
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
16-Oct-16 to 15-Dec-16
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer PEAK 2016 2017
16-Dec-16 to 09-Jan-17
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $15/night;
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Jan peak
10-Jan-17 to 24-Jan-17
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay
Summer autumn 2017
25-Jan-17 to 17-Apr-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
18-Apr-17 to 31-Aug-17
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (40)

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  • victte939
    100%|7x May 2016

    We really enjoyed the characterfulness of Corru Gate, the fun of the farm, and the facilities. The location was ideal for us, nice and quiet and well off the road, close enough to Mapua to get there easily for dinner, supplies etc and for the whole family to cycle back and forth.
  • HilaryHu5
    100%|1x Oct 2015

    An interesting property, and a good location for Mapua and the region.
  • philipjbedford
    100%|1x Apr 2015

    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.
  • jold58
    100%|3x Jan 2015

    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.
  • BrionyS
    100%|7x Jan 2015

    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!
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