The SpaceNestled between hills and Nelson city centre, this historic cottage is located in the safe, friendly residential neighbourhood of The Wood. Only ten minutes walk to Nelson city centre, the cottage is a private, peaceful and cosy home away from home. Offering the styling and quality furnishings of a boutique b&b at a fraction of the cost, this self contained cottage is ideal for couples looking for a romantic get-away or central base for exploring the Nelson region.
Retaining the original facade from 1866, the cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide a welcoming environment and includes a heat pump (for days when the cottage isn't warmed by Nelson's sunshine).
The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed with luxurious linens and electric blankets. The living room has a TV, Freeview, DVD and stereo. There is a collection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs for guests’ enjoyment and WiFi access is provided free of charge. The well equipped kitchen includes pantry basics such as tea, coffee, flour, seasonings, olive oil, tin foil, cling film etc. A sunroom with dining table and sofa overlooks the hills and lush private sunny garden.
The cottage is perfectly situated to explore Nelson’s rich array of boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants a pleasant ten minute walk away, including Hopgoods Restaurant - winner of Cuisine's Best Casual Dining award. This is a great base from which to explore the wider region – Mapua, Kaiteriteri and the Abel Tasman National Park - taking in wineries, galleries, beaches and beautiful countryside.
Closer to home is a dairy, post office, the Organic Greengrocer, a day spa, and the Sprig and Fern tavern (a tiny pub with old-fashioned hospitality, open fires, boutique beers and board games). Take a walk along the beautiful Maitai River, stroll through the Queen's Gardens and Chinese Gardens, visit the Suter Art Gallery or Founders Historic Park and climb to the Centre of New Zealand for magnificent views over Nelson city.
The name Strupak Cottage (pronounced stroo-pack), is the Gaelic word for "tea, scones and conversation" offered to passing travellers. Guest AccessGuests have exclusive private use of the whole house and garden. Interaction with GuestsAs a self contained property there is little interaction. However I am happy to greet on arrival and chat about any questions they might have about their stay or the area. The NeighborhoodThe Wood is a leafy green residential neighbourhood, very peaceful and quiet, but only a few minutes walk from the city centre and all its restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. The Maitai River runs through the Wood and makes for a beautiful walk. Getting AroundStrupak is so central that a vehicle is not required to explore the city.