MILL STREAM COTTAGE  •  a luxurious rural retreat in Marlborough wine country

Accommodation in Marlborough

Fully equipped for self-catering, 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to five people

Mill Stream Cottage is a relaxing cottage, private and  set in a large garden

The cottage is set, at the end of a long driveway, amongst a large garden of mature trees in the picturesque Hawkesbury area of the lower Omaka Valley. Mill Stream winds its way through the property.

Although in the heart of one of Marlborough’s prestigious grape growing areas, Mill Stream farm fattens cattle, is home to Oscar the chocolate lab, Tigger the cat and numerous native birds. Our chooks will keep you supplied with fresh farm eggs.

The cottage has two bedrooms; one downstairs with a king size bed, and one upstairs with a queen size bed and a single as well. All beds are fitted with electric blankets.

There is a large sitting room with an open fire, leather chairs and a large dining table. The digital television, SKY channels and WIFI broadband internet access will keep you connected – if you need to be!

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Set amongst a beautifully landscaped garden
Large sitting room with an open fire
Downstairs bedroom with a king size bed
Upstairs bedroom with a queen size bed and a single
Attractive bathroom - shower, vanity unit, hair drier and heated towel rail
Sunny kitchen - dish washer, stove, large refrigerator and microwave oven
Mill Stream Cottage
Private cottage is adjacent to the main homestead with its own access
Walk in the garden and listen to the bird song
The garden which has plenty of outdoor furniture
Mill Stream Cottage offers complete seclusion, privacy, comfort and peace
Mill Stream winds its way through the property

A gas barbeque is available for guests to use and the cottage is well supplied with a good selection of current magazines.

The sunny self-contained kitchen has a dish washer, stove, large refrigerator and microwave oven.

The attractive bathroom contains a shower, vanity unit, hair drier and heated towel rail. There is a separate lavatory.

The cottage has underfloor heating throughout but we will ensure you have a supply of chopped firewood for the cosy open fire. In the adjacent garage is a deep freeze, washing machine, iron and ironing board as well as indoor and outdoor drying facilities.

The cottage is adjacent to the main homestead but is thoroughly private with its own access.

We encourage guests to walk in the garden which has plenty of outdoor furniture where you can sit and contemplate the peace and tranquillity and listen to the bird song.

Our rates are $330/night for one or two people,
plus $50/night for each additional person up to a total of 5 people.

From our guest book

The Mill Stream Cottage was perfect for our 3-night stay.Our hosts Jilly and Nigel and their adult family were onsite to greet us and attended to our every need during the stay.We had a complete cottage all to ourselves, large lounge and dining room with comfortable and elegant furniture, plus a large fireplace which we made use of on a very cold and rainy day.Jilly supplied us breakfast provisions and fresh eggs from their property.

Gorgeous garden to explore, quiet and peaceful setting amongst the vines.We stayed in on 2 nights and cooked our own meals, which was very convenient. Great kitchen and local supermarkets close by for all supplies and world class wineries to visit, and the fabulous Aviation Museum which was a particular highlight for us.This accommodation is our absolute favourite place to stay on future visits to Blenheim.

Thank you, Jilly and Nigel, for your warm hospitality.    Pamela and Peter Barrien, WA - stayed March 2023


Kim and I have now returned from an amazing trip to New Zealand. The country is so beautiful, the food fresh and delicious but most important of all, the people we met were all so wonderful, friendly and giving. We have such wonderful memories of staying in your cottage. We travelled through a lot of the country on both the North and South Islands and stayed in many wonderful places. We both feel that your cottage and of course the garden were the most magical of all. Having that wonderful surrounding area of Marlborough and the wine region certainly added to the fabulous memories of the place. Being able to “plunder” your beautiful garden for food was amazing – so fresh and tasty. I am now working hard on my garden but am struggling with envy when thinking of Mill Stream Cottage. Once again, thank you both so much for being so friendly and welcoming. We certainly plan to return to New Zealand at some stage.  Best regards (to Oscar as well).     Tony and Kim, Texas - stayed February 2020


Thank you so very much Jilly and family. We wanted to show our parents the real beauty of NZ and we found it. Such amazing hospitality and the house and grounds are stunning!!!     Lee, Christchurch - stayed January 2020

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Cell Phones: Jilly 027 472 0593 | Nigel 027 243 0205


217 Hawkesbury Road, RD2, Blenheim, New Zealand

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