ESSONS VALLEY, PICTON.
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 secret valley tucked away within 10 minutes walk from the center of Picton
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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 home stay offers for our guests a generous sized room with a private bathroom, 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, 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. 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 $ 135 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 young Highland calves Isabelle and Chris are hand reared and our grass is "mowed" by easy tempered Highland cattle and Hereford and Angus heifers 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.
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, Whale watching, 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, Crafts , Gilding, Woodturning, Carving in Sara's creative art studio
We have already spend fantastic days discovering the many aspect of the Marlborough Sounds with guests from the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Canada, U.S.A., Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Raratonga, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Rep. Russia, Poland, Panama, Greece and indeed New Zealand, we offer our hospitality, scuba and snorkeling services to all adventurers and world travelers. Not a qualified diver? No problem, we teach you with the best and highest qualified PADI dive Instructors in the South Island! from beginner to Padi Pro.
the above picture is a view of the Sounds from Essons Valley Country Park
Essons Valley Country Park, a walk in our forest.
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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 )
We speak English, Wir sprechen Deutsch, Wij spreken Nederlands, Nous parlez Francais.
admiring the view from one of the private tracks in Essons Valley Country Park
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