Hart Cottage - Delightful Rural Setting

Cottage | Richmond | #32020

9.9/10 (50 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Tasman's Great Taste Cycle Trail 1.5km (links to Nelson, Mapua/Kaiteriteri and Wakefield)
  • Quiet rural surrounds yet just a 5 min drive to Richmond. Wineries, cafe's and beaches nearby.
  • Three National Parks within 1 hour's drive (Nelson Lakes, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi)

Situated 2 km from Richmond and 1.5 km to the Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail, Hart Cottage offers accommodation of a high standard in a delightful setting. The cottage has 2 bedrooms each with ensuite. An open plan kitchen and spacious lounge both lead out to the garden with outdoor dining areas. The cottage and surrounding fully fenced garden catch all day sun. Ideal for summer BBQ's. Children are welcome and can play safely in this rural spot.

This sunny spot is ideal for exploring the Nelson/Tasman district with its beautiful beaches, lakes, mountains, wineries, cafes, skifield and bike trails. Three National Parks are within a 1 hour drive of the cottage.

The neighbouring vineyard, Fossil Ridge, has a charming cafe.

Hart Cottage is the perfect hub for those wishing to have a varied biking holiday without having to change accommodation each night. Nelson City is a 14km bike ride. Brightwater and Wakefield to the South are worth a visit for the day as is Rabbit Island, Mapua and Kaiteriteri to the West.

There are a number of walks which can be easily accessed from Hart Cottage, taking you up into the Richmond Hills with amazing views over Tasman Bay. Enjoy the birdlife and fossils along the way. There are also some amazing swimming holes to explore in nearby rivers, great for cooling off during the summer months.

With plenty of award winning cafes, restaurants, wineries and fruit growers locally, this area is a great destination for foodies.

The cottage is equipped with heat pump, heated towel rails and electric blankets.

2 bikes

There is parking for 3- 4 vehicles.

Cottage will be thoroughly cleaned before and after your visit.

A selection of toys, books and tourist information is included.

Highchair and travel cot available.

Drive Times:

Nelson 20 min

Airport 15 min

Beaches 15 min (Rabbit Island & Tahunanui)

Mapua 20 min

Kaiteriteri (Abel Tasman) 45 min

St Arnaud (Lake Rotoiti) 45 min

Rainbow Skifield 1.5 hr

Golden Bay 2 hr

Special conditions: There is a fold out bed in the lounge for a 5th guest if required.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Queen

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin room

    1 x Roll-away bed
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • 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.

  • Gifts & giveaways: A bottle of local wine with stays of 4 nights or more

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
17-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
My Tariff
01-Feb-18 to 30-Nov-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
01-Dec-18 to 31-Jan-19
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Feb-19 to 17-Mar-19
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (50)

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  • The cottage itself was very well appointed

    The cottage itself was very well appointed. However the bedrooms and en-suites were par excellence both in the quality of the fittings and bedlinen.

    WilliamRo6 new member Dec 2017

  • Property has all the comforts of home and everything you need

    Property has all the comforts of home and everything you need. Richmond mall and wineries a short drive. Property is well fenced and down private driveway. Was a joy watching the bird wildlife in semi rural setting. Spacious rooms, nice decor and quality furnishings. Bedding and towels were excellent, good range of books and dvds. Our 20 month year old slept really well in portacot provided and had fun riding her bike in the courtyard. A good base for travelling around the region.

    Jenleeles 100%|2x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a positive and detailed review. It is great to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay at the cottage and we hope that we may see you all back again sometime.

    rmalcolm 100%|51x

  • Hart Cottage is a peaceful haven

    Hart Cottage is a peaceful haven. It's thoughtfully laid out, with each bedroom having its own bathroom. The decor is very tasteful. I would definitely stay here again.

    JuliaWa16 100%|1x Oct 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you very much for your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you here again.

    rmalcolm 100%|51x

  • Beautiful cottage and location! Fully fenced garden area meant our children were...

    Beautiful cottage and location! Fully fenced garden area meant our children were safe and added family friendly touches like toys, kids DVDs, plastic plates and cups made our stay more relaxed and enjoyable. Our son enjoyed visiting th pigs and spotting the mama duck with her ducklings and the pukekos every morning. We had a great time and would highly recommend!!

    Rickyladuk 100%|3x Sep 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, it's lovely to hear that you and the children had an enjoyable stay and great to receive such positive feedback. The ducklings and piglets are still doing well! It was a pleasure to host you and the family and hope that you will be able to return sometime.

    rmalcolm 100%|51x

  • Absolutely beautifully presented!

    Absolutely beautifully presented!

    RachaelBullard 100%|1x Sep 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you very much!

    rmalcolm 100%|51x

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