Country Park, B+B Accommodation, Homestay, A classic piece of Kiwi Country side in the heart of Picton, South Island, New Zealand

Visit us and share our home and grounds with 60 acres of beautiful New Zealand land.

A fantastic quiet secret valley tucked away within 10 minutes walk from the facilities in Picton

How to contact and how to find us     Homestay and B+B   Essons Valley Arts and Crafts    Active Eco Tours

 Other Essons Valley activities     More about Picton and more things to do      Send us an email 

views of PIcton and Waikawa from the tirahanga track accessed  through Essons Valley Country Park

views from the Tirohanga track, Essons Valley. 

Picton is at the top of the South Island, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. The first place you get to if you come from the ferry across Cook Strait from the North Island or the last place you see of the South when you are going to the North Island. A top Food and Wine, Walking and Water sports destination in New Zealand. 

Our farm stay B&B offers for our guests a generous sized quiet newly decorated luxurious room with your own entrance and key, a king size bed, a private ensuite bathroom with powerful shower, a car park space in front of your room, a terrace to enjoy the views, Continental or English breakfast with fresh eggs from our free range hens, HD apple TV with Netflix, free WiFi, Coffee and Tea making facility, fridge, BBQ facility, an outdoor wooden hot tub spa, a cool swimming pond in our private creek and easy free access to the walking tracks. And as we only have one room available you are our only guests come and join us for a chat or do your own thing when you are here.

On our grounds you can enjoy watching glow worms and possums at night and are still only a short stroll away from the town center

Room price is nz $ 245 for a couple sharing ( includes a cooked breakfast )

if you are hot than cool of in our idyllic private swimming pond complete with waterfall in our crystal clear creek if you are cool use our open air wooden spa

Come and enjoy our farm animals,  our grass is "mowed" by easy tempered  Highland cattle , Kune Kune Pigs ( NZ cute native pigs ) and our Alpaca's, we also have free range chickens of various varieties that supply us with fresh eggs for breakfast. 

We are surrounded by singing birds, weka, pukeko, and other wild animals.

Isabelle and her Mum and Aunty

Here you will enjoy the surrounding scenic beauty of the myriad green coves, with it's walking tracks like the famous Queen Charlotte track, The Tirohanga track and the Essons Valley Dam walk, and the many activities varying from mountain biking to scuba diving. The sheltered spots for relaxed kayaking, sailing and fishing, a real holiday destination that will keep you well occupied with fun things to do, and the opportunity to regenerate, be relaxed and refreshed whilst enjoying the scenery, the dolphins, seals and whales.

Set in the most famous New Zealand food and wine region, this region is the top production area for many fine wines and has famous vineyards you can visit, many of those also offer fine foods in their quality restaurants.

This area is the preferred holiday spot in the South Island for many New Zealanders, it was a well kept secret amongst the Kiwi boaties and hikers, but now Waikawa Bay Marina is one of the best equipped Marinas in New Zealand, Picton is the gateway to the Marvelous Marlborough Sounds and the top of the South Island is waiting to be truly discovered by International visitors many cruise ships have a night in Picton on their itinary


Essons Valley house and environs, acres of meadows, forest, river and streams, waterfalls and native bush to explore
What you see here is only a small part of what, belongs to Essons Valley Country Park, 60 acres to explore, only 10 minutes walk from the center of Picton











                                                                     You hear native birds all around you and you still have all the town action nearby 

Apart from our home stay, many activities are organized or can be booked from Essons Valley Country Park such as

Scuba diving, Seal and dolphin swimming,  Snorkeling, Bush walks, Creek walks, Horse riding, Mountain biking, Kayaking

You can book a unique private day out on the Sounds on our boat cruising and snorkeling with a picnic on a lovely beach

and add a touch of cultural enlightenment with Art, Ceramics,  in Sara's creative art studio


We have already spend fantastic days with guests from all over the world. 


view of the sounds from essons valley country park, a ferry departs to the North Island            

the above picture is a view of the Sounds from Essons Valley Country Park 

  a forest track in the forest of Essons Valley country park a secret valley tucked away near the heart of Picton

 Essons Valley Country Park, a walk in our forest.


You can email  

Write to us PO Box 647, Picton 7250, New Zealand  

Call us International on 0064 3573 7199 or in New Zealand on landline 03 573 7199 or cellphone 021 1146997 (easy to text us )

Free phone in NZ 0800 ESSONS ( 0800 377667 )

We speak English, Wir sprechen Deutsch, Wij spreken Nederlands, Nous parlez Francais.

How to contact and how to find us     Homestay and B+B   Essons Valley Arts and Crafts    Active Eco Tours

 Other Essons Valley activities     More about Picton and more things to do      Send us an email 


walking on a track in essons valley country park admiring the view

admiring the view from one of the private tracks in Essons Valley Country Park





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