Hart Cottage - Delightful Rural Setting

Cottage | Richmond | #32020

9.9/10 (55 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


Maybe booked

  • 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
My Tariff
21-Mar-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 21-Jun-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 (55)

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  • Brilliant location as located down a long driveway in its own surroundings

    Brilliant location as located down a long driveway in its own surroundings. Comfortably equipped with two ensure bedrooms, spacious lounge,open plan diner kitchen area and good outdoor seating too. Four adults stayed in comfort and we experienced no issues at all

    Nosmo 100%|2x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for the great feedback. We’re happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay!

    rmalcolm 100%|55x

  • The property and the location are a delight! We are experienced travellers...

    The property and the location are a delight! We are experienced travellers and have stayed in a lot of self catering accommodation and without doubt this is one of the best we have ever stayed in. It is very tastefully decorated, well equipped and has a nice outdoor seating area. It is very handy for Richmond and Nelson if you have a car. A quiet location. I could go on. You will be hard to please if you don't like this

    BarryWa3 new member Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Wow, thank you so much for the lovely comments and taking the time to give feedback. Great to hear that you were pleased with your accommodation at Hart Cottage.

    rmalcolm 100%|55x

  • The location was perfect for us as it was close to everything...

    The location was perfect for us as it was close to everything we wanted to do and see, it was also close to a supermarket which made it easy to stock up on food for our week there. The property was perfect, beautifully kept and clean, and allowed us to really relax at what felt like a home away from home. We would love to stay here again when back in Nelson.

    adraper32 100%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for such positive feedback, much appreciated! We look forward to hosting you again when you are back this way.

    rmalcolm 100%|55x

  • Nice batch, great location, very central

    Nice batch, great location, very central

    EllisR64 100%|3x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    So glad you enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for your feedback!

    rmalcolm 100%|55x

  • Lovely accomodation, and well equipped

    Lovely accomodation, and well equipped. Great location to drive around to see sights. We really enjoyed our stay and would go again.

    pamete382 100%|8x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    That's great to hear and we would love to have you back to stay again in the future. Thank you for your positive comments!

    rmalcolm 100%|55x

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