Handward Cottage - Anakiwa

Cottage | Anakiwa | #6574

9.7/10 (11 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Handward Cottage is a modern self contained home set in peaceful garden surroundings at Anakiwa near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, South Island, New Zealand.

The cottage offers exclusive accommodation ideally suited for couples seeking a relaxing and romantic retreat, a perfect place to rest and unwind.

The quaint cottage and beautiful garden are sited in a stunning valley location, surrounded by farmland and bush clad hills close to the beach and Anakiwa end of the renowned Queen Charlotte Track.

Picton's Cook Strait ferry terminals are only 30 minutes away, Havelock (Green Lipped Mussel Capital of the World) at the head of the Pelorus Sound is only 20 minutes away and Blenheim and Marlborough's celebrated wine region 45 minutes drive.

Handward Cottage is a special holiday home, offering superb accommodation with comfortable open plan lounge and dining area, two double bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen, everything needed to fully enjoy a relaxing and restful time away from the rigours of everyday life.

Spend a few days away from it all at Anakiwa in the fabulous Marlborough Sounds and you are sure to be enchanted by the quaint Handward Cottage and beautiful peaceful garden.

Special conditions: Available from October through to April. Closed during the winter months of May to September. Occupancy must be for a Minimum Two Night Stay. Linen, Towels and Cleaning on departure are included in the price. A Free Internet Data Allowance is offered to all our guests. For the health and enjoyment of all guests the Cottage and entire property has a strict no smoking policy and no pets policy. The Cottage is offered for the exclusive use of booking guests only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Standard Rate
24-Oct-16 to 30-Apr-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
01-Oct-17 to 24-Oct-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (40)

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  • Great place to stay for peace and quiet

    Great place to stay for peace and quiet. Convenient to start of queen Charlotte track and many other attractions of region. We really enjoyed our stay , cottage has everything you need for a good holiday.

    AmandaAl4 100%|3x Feb 2016

  • The location was ideal for us, we hiked extensively & there were...

    The location was ideal for us, we hiked extensively & there were lovely strolls from the house. Their internet access had an exceptionally strong signal but even though we stayed an entire week, we were only given a 350mb voucher. I told the host that I had to buy more data, he said he would have given it to us! Wish we had known that, but now other guests will!

    tRockwell 100%|14x Jan 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    These guests were a friendly couple and during their stay we were available to discuss problems so we were disappointed that the Internet Data Allowance was not raised until their day of departure. Sadly we cannot offer Unlimited Internet Access as we are on a Capped Internet Plan but after much consideration we have decided to increase the Internet Data Allowance to guests. We will also include notification of our Internet Data Allowance in emails to guests requesting accommodation.

    handwd520 100%|43x

  • Relaxing stay in a lovely cottage and beautiful garden

    Relaxing stay in a lovely cottage and beautiful garden. Great location with mountain views, close to beach and Queen Charlotte Track.

    CatherineNi6 100%|2x Jan 2016

  • Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities

    Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities. Lovely, relaxing setting and great location for exploring Anakiwa and surrounds.

    JoG 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • In a word Luxury, The bach is a good size with a...

    In a word Luxury, The bach is a good size with a great open plan living area and top quality kitchen and appliances Good outdoor deck with an excellent barbecue The gardens are simply fantastic and the owners are very amenable to allow guests to enjoy the garden they have created over the course of the ownership Finally the bach was prepared immaculately on arrival it was literally sparkling clean, the owners provided a library of reading material for guests use nice touch.

    IanWi191 100%|6x Mar 2015

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