Cob Quarters @ Off The Mapp

Farmstay | Blenheim | #8357

9.4/10 (5 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Quirky Fun 2013


“2013 Bronze Winner Golden Piwa Awards" BEST IN QUIRKY & FUN!

Discover a hidden conservation wilderness, a high country playground, an historic station, an exceptional retreat.

Off the Mapp is an historic high country merino station in Marlborough, New Zealand, set on the banks of the River Spray in the Waihopai Valley. Hosts Jenny and Roland Mapp invite you to step ‘Off the Mapp’ and follow in the footsteps of the old musterers from a bygone era. Stay in our lovingly restored Cob Quarters, full of mementoes from the past, or explore the station from our Kiwi bush retreat, Boundary Creek Cabin.

Hike on the Waihopai Walking Track, swim in the crystal clear Spray and Waihopai rivers, explore our conservation wilderness, help with our predator control programme, go bird watching, hunting or fishing… you’ll discover peace, privacy, and rugged natural beauty all year round.

Only 1 hours' drive from Blenheim.

The cob cottage is perched on the banks of the Waihopai River with views to the mountains and across the station. Built in the 1900s for blade shearers and drovers on the main stock route to Molesworth Station, the cottage is a blend of history, charm and offers traditional high country hospitality.

Relaxing is mandatory and made easy with separate sleeping and living spaces. The spacious bedroom offers a queen-size bed and four natural timber bunks. In the living area unwind in front of an open fire, or sit and enjoy the views of the mountains from the rear veranda. The front deck provides a perfect spot for breakfast in the morning sun.

A separate indoor bathroom is a modern luxury, and a short path from the deck leads to the heated outdoor shower on a ledge overlooking the river and our wonderful gas-fired hot baths under the stars. Kitchen facilities and BBQ gas cooking are built into the rear verandah.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Shower (outdoor)

Bed layouts

  • Main Room

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year round
28-Oct-16 to 31-Aug-17
$495/night $495/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 (29)

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  • Another wonderful stay at a magical place to get away from it...

    Another wonderful stay at a magical place to get away from it all. Thank you Jenny

    ElizabethY 100%|4x Jun 2016

  • Fantastic property,superb views and great hospitality

    Fantastic property,superb views and great hospitality. Will definitely be coming again.

    williamRo1 100%|3x Jul 2015

  • Breath taking location and the cobb cottage has been beautifully restored

    Breath taking location and the cobb cottage has been beautifully restored. The outside baths were a real novalty!!

    DuncanC4 100%|4x Jun 2015

  • Although it was only for one night we enjoyed the stay very...

    Although it was only for one night we enjoyed the stay very much. Lovely cottage with stunning views. Given the opportunities for outdoor activities we'll be back in touch!

    mirips736 100%|7x Jan 2015

  • An amazing property, in a great location

    An amazing property, in a great location. Beautifully converted into a cosy retreat, Cob Cottage is full of character. Having a bath with the river next to you as the stars come out can't be beaten! Jenny and family are great hosts. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    ben_taylor_77 100%|3x Feb 2014

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