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Marlborough Accommodation

Luxury Bed & Breakfast

The Fishing Cottage & The Hunting Cottage

The Jolly Poacher Retreat has two modern cosy cottages nestled in a beautiful rural setting with landscaped gardens; Each Studio Cottage is a 60sq metre unit with a maximum occupancy of 2-4 guests.

These exquisitely decorated fully “double glazed” self-contained units comprise of a studio area with luxurious comfortable King Bed and a separate bedroom with luxurious comfortable King-Single Twin Beds, all furnished with imported quality linen and Patchwork Bedding.

With an open plan comfortable lounge studio area, we wanted a unique and different decor but still be cosy and appealing, each cottage has been tastefully themed with Antiques, to suit the cottage name.

Two self-contained units

Sleeps up to 4 in each

About our cottages

  • With “Gas Log Fire” and fully air-conditioned. 
  • Your bathroom has a large 2-person shower, with rainfall head and handheld shower unit, heated towel rail, vanity, toilet, large towels, hairdryer, and toiletries. 
  • Iron and ironing board are supplied in the unit for your convenience, the use of the modern house laundry by arrangement. 
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access.
  • 40” Flat-screen TV with Freeview & Netflix, movie and sports channels are available. 
  • A library of antique books and magazines. 
  • Expresso, Coffee, and Tea making facilities and Helen's baking is complimentary, when available. 
  • Complimentary fresh fruit from our own orchard, when in season. 
  • Continental Breakfast, our home-grown seasonal fruit, bread/toast, and Orange Juice. 
  • A Cooked Breakfast is available by arrangement from 8.00am
  • On a sunny morning, open the 2 double French Doors on to your veranda and casually dine while looking at our garden vista.

Two self-contained cottages.
Each unit sleeps 1-4 guests in 2 bedrooms.

Key Features & Notices

Children are most Welcome. There is a trampoline, and if own bikes are brought the children are free to cycle carefully around the property safely.

Free Parking. Free Car Parking with lighted pathways. 

Free Wi-Fi.  We have installed Starlink so free extremely fast internet coverage to the Cottages, with Netflix, Freeview and other movies are available on the guest televisions.  

Daily Housekeeping/Room Service. The Cottage will be serviced when you require so we do not invade your privacy.

Ensuite Bathroom. Each Cottage has an Ensuite, with toilet, shower with rain head, we have great freshwater from our own private well, vanity, towels, hairdryer, and toiletries. 

Laundry/Ironing. An Iron and Ironing Board is provided in each Cottage, and you are welcome to use the home modern laundry. 

Heating/Air-Conditioning. Each Cottage windows and doors are fully double glazed and have a Natural Gas Fireplace with full Air-Conditioning. 

Swimming Pool. Our Saltwater Swimming Pool with Deck Chairs and Umbrellas are available during the summer months for your use,  

Pets.  Pets are allowed upon prior notification, although not in the cottages, as the next guests may have Allergies. 

Smoking Policy Smoking is allowed, but not in cottages. 

Distance to Blenheim Airport. Blenheim’s Woodbourne Airport is handily located only 7.3km or just 15 minutes’ drive. 

Supermarket. Spring Creek village 4 Square Supermarket is just 1.8km or just 3.0 minutes’ away for anything else you may require. 

Feeding the Animals. Our Sheep/Calf and Hens all respond to (when they want to) a call and enjoy being hand feed and can be quite photogenic. 

Golf Courses. There are 7 Golf Courses and a driving range in Marlborough, (all within a 20Km radius) the “Green Fees” are extremely reasonable compared to overseas. Our closest is Rarangi Golf Club just 9km or 8 minutes’ away.