• Tranquil location among vineyards and olive groves
  • Ideal base for exploring the Marlborough wine region
  • Delicious buffet breakfast
  • Luxurious, self-contained homestead accommodation
  • Picturesque views of the Richmond Ranges and Wither Hills

Tucked away among vineyards, farmland and olive groves on a country lane on the outskirts of Blenheim, Rowley Estate Homestead is a delightful haven from which to discover Marlborough, one of New Zealand’s most esteemed wine regions. The luxurious, self-contained accommodation sleeps up to eight guests, and features a mix of vintage and contemporary styling throughout its homely rooms and cosy communal spaces. Expect a serene, laid-back ambience and delightful views of the picturesque views of the Wither Hills, Richmond Ranges and the Southern Alps in the distance.

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The homestead dates back to 1918, when the original cottage was built in Rapaura, where it remained until being transported to its current location in 2003. Following a major refurbishment in 2017, it was transformed into luxury accommodation while retaining the estate’s original character.

It has the feel of a real home away from home, with room to sleep up to eight guests in the self-contained property, which offers delightful views of the surrounding countryside. Art and photography from New Zealand-based artists lends the homestead a unique aesthetic, while the fully-equipped kitchen and spacious lounge (featuring a log burner) and dining areas ensure you’ll have everything you need for the duration of your stay.

In the bedrooms, you’ll find thoughtful touches such as 100% New Zealand wool blankets, plush bathrobes, underfloor heating in the en-suite bathrooms and premium Nellie Tier botanical toiletries.

The north-facing courtyard is a perfect spot for dining outside on warmer days, while the deck area and expansive lawns are a haven for relaxation and contemplation. 


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Wine regions of New Zealand

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Starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch, this immersive tour takes you between New Zealand’s esteemed wine regions, with vineyard tours, tastings and luxury accommodation throughout.

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