Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)
Jac and Mark Simpson
About Jac and Mark Simpson
I was born and brought up in North Yorkshire in England, but emigrated to New Zealand with my husband Sim and our now 3 adult children in 2007. Sim went from an RAF Officer to Sales and Marketing Manager at a wholesale nursery and loves it. A nurse by profession, I continue to practise part time at Nelson Hospital and manage our little piece of paradise and self catering business- Oaks Cottage. I love socialising with family and friends, tramping and walking our old dog Jasper especially on Kina beach. I enjoy reading, listening to music, various crafts and developing my ever changing garden. Of course my other passion is travel. There's nothing better than planning the next aventure, exploring new destinations and rediscovering old haunts too. I dont have a motto as such, but do quite like to go with the flow, think variety is the spice of life and try not to worry about things I can't change.
Why Jac and Mark Simpson chose Upper Moutere
We fell in love the area whilst visiting New Zealand in 2004 and knew that if we were to emigrate, we would make the Moutere our home. The Valley is a wonderful community and remains very quiet and rural, has amazing views of the Western Ranges (mountains) yet is so close to the beautiful coast and its beaches.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our old Villa with its interesting and quirky character is quite unique, it has lots of beautiful mature trees surrounding it and old gardens which I continue to dig out and develop. Oaks Cottage enjoys this beautiful peaceful garden setting, within a rural idyll, with expansive Mountian views.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Outstanding hosts, property and location!!
This was our second visit to Oaks cottage, and already contemplating another next year. The cottage itself is simply gorgeous, but it’s everything else which makes this one of our favourite places to stay. Jac and Sim have thought of everything - umbrellas, board games, condiments in the kitchen, fresh locally sourced milk, bathroom products, books and DVDs, and some treats for our arrival. The setting is bliss - pigs who come running to see you, friendly dog always keen for a pat, turkey who put on a show when one accidentally sets off the car alarm! Locally there’s lots to do, hence our need for another visit next year. Thanks Jac and Sim for another lovely stay at your beautiful cottage - see you next year! :-)
Beautiful, quiet, private, comfortable & the cottage had everything you need & great generous hosts
I wish I could live in this cottage every year! It is...
I wish I could live in this cottage every year! It is so charming and on a beautiful property. We loved the area....the Riverside Cafe down the road was a gem. Also being able to get to the Able Tasmin trail, beaches, bike trail, vineyards, the local pub was great. But our favorite time was just being on the property at "our" little home, or taking Jasper the dog out for a walk! I am determined we will make our way back here from our home in Maine, USA, for a longer visit!
A cosy cottage just ideal for two. Well equipped
Jac was very welcoming and the fresh eggs were a much enjoyed bonus. A very relaxing cottage. Unfortunately we had to return to Wellington earlier than expected so cut our stay short.
Great location, everything within a short driving distance
Great location, everything within a short driving distance. Close to Motueka, Takaka and Nelson. Quiet and beautiful cottage, well equipped to meet our needs. We managed to make a full Christmas lunch with no trouble. Would recommend. Would stay again.