Corru Gate: Arty Childfriendly Cottage.7acre Mapua

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

9.2/10 (22 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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. Corru Gate 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 cottage 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) and Kissing Gate glamping (rated in world's top 14 by TripAdvisor) also available. 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 Facebook for happenings/videos/photos. Bikes/e-bikes/bike baby trailer, babysitting available. $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 - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    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

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

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: End-of-stay cleaning $75.00 per stay (optional); Linen $15.00 per night (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Fleet of standard + electric-assist bikes for the Great Taste Trail. Child trailer/seat, wine carriers. Free cycle hire for standard bikes; small 'charge' for ebikes. Free route guides + advice.

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (46)

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  • Lovely and well maintained little cottage in a beautiful sun drenched location

    Lovely and well maintained little cottage in a beautiful sun drenched location. The cottage was clean, well provisioned and welcoming.

    MarkT381 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Enjoyed staying at Copper Gate

    Enjoyed staying at Copper Gate. Very clean spacious house. Beautiful view too. Lots of essentials provided. Even had toys for our children to play with. Had meals outside on a beautiful deck. A little orchard with apple trees in the back, large citrus area too. Feeding sheep was the highlight of our stay. Lots of fun. The whole property was very interesting with several good options of accommodations. Even glamping (glamorous camping) site, which was very charming. Thank you Roger and Adele!

    LarisaS 100%|3x May 2017

  • Lovely quiet and charming place for families or couples, very clean and...

    Lovely quiet and charming place for families or couples, very clean and cosy bach, with a lot of activities around....and even around the bach for the kids.... a warm welcome from the hosts.....

    PHIL&FRED 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • This is a fantastic property for those travelling with small children -...

    This is a fantastic property for those travelling with small children - so much to see and do on the property, but also very drive to great cafes, orchards, galleries, beaches and vineyards. A bike with trailer supplied by the accommodation was another great way to explore the area with young children.

    AnnaR733 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • The main living area was slightly smaller than we had expected, but...

    The main living area was slightly smaller than we had expected, but the rooms were clean and tidy, and in a great location for exploring the surrounding countryside. Roger and Adele were welcoming and friendly and we had a lovely stay.

    HenryH 100%|2x Mar 2017

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