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River Road Retreat is high quality , self-contained, eco-accommodation, nestled into the stunning rural setting of our truffiere and mature trees, in Appleby, Nelson. The original horse stables have been converted into luxury accommodation which includes two bedrooms, generous living areas and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
This boutique accommodation is self-contained, provides a delicious organic breakfast for guests and offers complete privacy. It is light and spacious, with expansive views across the vineyards to the Mt Arthur Range. The extensive deck is ideal for dining, or just relaxing. Underfloor heating provides cosy winter heating. The Retreat is situated in the heart of our gardens and truffiere - all part of our 30-acre property. The Waimea River is a short walk away, offering swimming holes and a variety of walks or cycling along the elevated stock banks. Moturoa (Rabbit) Island. beach and inlet is 5 minutes drive. The villages of Mapua, Upper Motuere and Brightwater are between 5 - 8 minutes drive .
Sustainable, Luxury Rural New Zealand Accommodation
Rimu, pine timber and other recycled materials have been incorporated along with organic furnishings. The Retreat has been built with both sustainability and luxury in mind. No compromise has been made on comfort, with the best quality of fittings and furnishings used throughout. The elegant décor has been influenced by the natural outdoor surrounds, and provides a compelling aesthetic and ambiance.
An organic vegetable garden offers fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables - all available in season. Fresh free-range eggs , locally made cheeses and wines are also available for purchase. In season - June to early September - we have our truffles - tartufo nero- black winter truffles, for sale. Depending on demand we may also have some of our truffle products available for sale including our truffle butter and truffle salt. During truffle season we also take bookings for truffle hunting and can provide truffle cooking demonstrations for group bookings.
Special attention has been given to provide a unique experience while maintaining Peter and Rebecca’s commitment to organics, sustainability, and eco-friendly values. read our House There are a few basic rules which we ask guests to comply with. You can find these on our website www.riverroadtruffles.com
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