Hart Cottage - Delightful Rural Setting

Cottage | Richmond | #32020

9.9/10 (62 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 which is open during the summer months.

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 a heat pump, oil heaters, fan heaters in the bathrooms along with 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 and 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.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Queen

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (62)

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  • Excellent location

    Excellent location. Handy to Richmond by car or a pleasant walk if you are inclined to. The cottage is just delightful. Beautifully presented with a lovely atmosphere. Very comfortable with everything we needed. It was just perfect and I really hope I have a reason to book again in the future.

    vikkne689 100%|2x Jul 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you so much for all your positive comments, much appreciated! So glad that you had a comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime.

    rmalcolm 100%|64x

  • Very warm and comfortable well kept property

    Very warm and comfortable well kept property. Luxurious linen. Perfect location for our needs

    JudyMo12 100%|1x Jun 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    So glad that you were happy with the accommodation and thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you all back again next year!

    rmalcolm 100%|64x

  • The property is in an excellent location with a short drive into...

    The property is in an excellent location with a short drive into Richmond via Wensley Rd. The cottage is thoughtfully appointed with style and comfort in mind and leaves nothing wanting for a perfect stay.

    JimC8662 100%|4x May 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this great feedback - much appreciated! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the cottage.

    rmalcolm 100%|64x

  • Glad I chose hart cottage would stay again

    Glad I chose hart cottage would stay again

    lorrainepo2 100%|5x May 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you - that is great to hear and we’d love to have you back sometime.

    rmalcolm 100%|64x

  • Beautiful cosy cottage with very aesthetic interior design

    Beautiful cosy cottage with very aesthetic interior design. Perfectly equipped - we stayed there as a family of four for several weeks and didn't miss anything. Awesome and very peaceful location of the property. We would always come back to this place and recommend it to everybody.

    AnneG265 100%|1x May 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    We look forward to having you back sometime! Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to have you stay.

    rmalcolm 100%|64x

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