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Old Saint Mary's Convent, Luxury Bed & Breakfast
There are few homes in New Zealand that will comfort & embrace you so totally. As featured in NZ House & Garden:
"The sisters of Mercy Convent born again into a home of stately proportions in the heart of Marlborough vineyards."
In the heart of Marlborough's wine growing area lies Old Saint Mary's Convent -- a haven for the discerning traveller, where luxury accommodation and an intimate retreat may be found. Old Saint Mary's Convent is situated on an estate of 20 acres and surrounded on all sides by the vineyards and olive groves Marlborough is famous for. Spring Creek, with its abundant bird life and trout, meanders lazily through the property. It is here, beneath Marlborough's azure sky, that one may spend a pleasant afternoon sipping local vintages and sampling the provincial gourmet fare.
The Chapel Honeymoon/Executive Suite is the size of a small apartment. It epitomizes luxury with casual elegance. The large ensuite bathroom features a two-person claw bath, walk-in shower, double basins and superior toiletries.
Each of the five rooms has spectacular views of the surrounding hills, vineyards and/or gardens. All have their own ensuite with bath and separate shower. The rooms are very spacious and airy with easy access to the balcony.
Essential modern conveniences, like fire protection sprinklers and a sophisticated heating and air conditioning system, are cleverly hidden behind the old ceilings, rimu panelling and timbered floors.
Continental or cooked breakfast is served in the large formal dining room. The library, with its ornate Kauri fireplace and separate guest lounge, is for the exclusive use of guests.
Splendid grass tennis courts neighbouring the Convent can usually be used by guests.
1. Chapel (Honeymoon) Suite
Executive suite, the size of a small apartment, situated in the old Chapel with antique beautifully crafted old stained glass windows and its own private balcony. Hollywood Super-king bed, ensuite bathroom with luxurious two person bath and separate shower. Writing desk with Internet connection, TV and stereo. Mini-bar with complimentary bottle of Cloudy Bay Pelorus sparkling wine.
2. Mother Superior Suite
Spacious room with access to balcony. Queen bed and large ensuite bathroom with luxurious two-person bath and walk-in shower. Comfortable sitting area and beautiful views of the garden and Richmond Ranges.
3. Sister Ancilla Room
Sunny spacious room with Super-king/twin-size bed. Large ensuite bathroom with old-fashioned bath and separate shower. Morning sun wakes you up to beautiful views of the gardens and Richmond Ranges.
4. Novice Suite
Extra large room with wonderful views over vineyards. King bed and comfortable sitting area. Ensuite bathroom with clawfoot bath and walk-in shower.
5. Grace Room
Large room with Queen bed and comfortable sitting area. Ensuite bathroom with clawfoot bath and walk-in shower. Views of the garden
Old Saint Mary's Convent is located just a 10 minute drive from Blenheim or 20-25 minutes from Picton on Rapaura Road. Look for our signage on Rapaura Road.
Old Saint Mary's Convent,
Your Host: Layonie Seque
Rapaura Road, RD 3
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 3 570 5700
Fax: +64 3 570 5703
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