Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Guthrie Cottage is simply stunning! Are you looking for a romantic retreat or just a fantastic holiday home to enjoy some well deserved time out as you visit this spectacular corner of the world?
Guthrie Cottage is:
• Fully self contained
• Situated on the beach-front with expansive Wellington harbour views
• Beautifully presented with all of the comforts of home in a tranquil setting
Escape to Guthrie Cottage and you'll discover an immaculately appointed and presented holiday cottage offering accommodation for 2 to 6 guests. Situated on the waters edge with panoramic vistas across Wellington harbour to the city, this charmingly renovated cottage reflects what is special about Eastbourne. Relaxed, peaceful, warm and cosy, the cottage has gas central heating. With its relaxing ambience, is an ideal place to stay in all seasons.
You'll wake in the morning - invigorated and refreshed listening to the sound of waves lapping on the beach.
There's so much to do in Eastbourne from shopping to bush-walks in the national park. Walk or cycle along the coast road to the Pencarrow Heads, laze in a cafe or relax at the cottage.
End the day by soaking in the outside candle-lit bath tub as you sip champagne and look out over the harbour and the flickering lights of Wellington whilst enjoying one of many sensational sunsets. After a warm shower, you can prepare for bed and then drift off to sleep.
Guthrie Cottage is such a wonderful place - you might find it hard to leave!
Peak rates: (16 October to 30 April)
Nightly per couple: from $NZ250
Additional guest: $NZ40 per night
Off Peak Rate: (1 May to 15 October)
Nightly per couple: from $NZ200
Additional guest: $NZ40 per night
2 night minimum applies for all bookings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Robinson Beach 10 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Wellington Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Petone 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Two queen size bedrooms plus a double fold out sofa bed in the lounge. Well equipped, beautiful bathroom.
Black out curtains in both bedrooms for daytime naps. Polished wooden floors with gas central heating.
|Further details outdoors|
Back courtyard with table, chairs and bbq. Front yard also with table and chairs and sunken bath. Gardens planted with beautiful natives and sun shade also provided from pohutakwa tree centrally framed in front yard.
Supermarket, deli, cafes and restaurants, library, salons in the Village just a 10 minute walk north.
The beach is only metres from the front gate. Eastbourne has an outdoor heated swimming pool (October - March). Sunken outdoor candle lit bath tub in front yard overlooking harbour. Minimum 2 night booking.
The North Island region
The North Island is the smallest of the two main islands of New Zealand, and as its name indicates, is the northern-most of the two islands. Its northern location means it enjoys a warmer, more temperate climate than much of the South Island, and is much more vastly populated.
The northern areas of the North Island enjoy a sub-tropical climate. The centre of the island is primarily a volcanic landscape with vast forests, volcanic peaks, and picturesque lakes. The eastern side of the island is covered with vineyards.
The North Island is home to the largest city in New Zealand—Auckland, also known as the 'City of Sails', and the Capital City of New Zealand—Wellington which has numerous attractions for the visitor.
As of the 2006 census, the North Island held a resident population of approximately 3,059,420, or approximately three quarters of the entire population of New Zealand.
The nearest beach to enjoy is only 10m from the cottage front gate and is and warm for swimming from November through until early May.
The Village shops open observe normal hours . The local convenience store opens at 7.30am and closes at 8.30pm. The Village shops offers everything you could possibly need with local fruit and veg' , supermarket, butcher, three cafes, two restaurants, hair salons, beautician, local tavern as well as gift shops galleries and book shop.
Eastbourne and Bays, is the southern tip of Lower Hutt city and is made up of several small bays nestled between Wellington harbour and the lush, thickly-vegetated Eastern hills. All bays face the Wellington harbour providing spectacular views for its residents and visitors.
Eastbourne is renowned for its artists, beaches, cafes and restaurants. It is a haven for those who appreciate the importance of building a lifestyle around where they live and the most of the early morning and setting sun.
Everything in Eastbourne is right on your doorstep. With Butterfly Creek track and Eastbourne hills at your back door and the beach and water sports just seconds from your front door - there is plenty to do for the entire family.
There are top restaurants and cafes in Eastbourne Bays where the cuisine is only matched by the selection of excellent wines or you can enjoy a good evening at the local tavern dining and listening to a local band.
Eastbourne and Days Bay have wonderful sandy beaches that are safe for swimmers. The East Harbour Regional Park backs onto Eastbourne and features fantastic bushwalks, with panoramic views, for all levels of fitness. For those who love mountain-biking the Pencarrow Coastal Trail is unsurpassed.
Eastbourne has a population of around 4,500 people. It has great pre-school facilites with a top-quality day care centre, two playcentres and a kindergarten. In addition, there is a top local primary school going up to Year 8 (intermediate), a small Catholic school and a private boys' college (Year 1-8). This means that we have a great choice of schooling for our children. Eastbourne has a strong sporting community. As expected for a seaside village, the local yacht club is bursting at the seams with over 50 children learning to sail last year and a waiting list for the local scout club!
The harbour ferry runs a route across the harbour to Wellington City. This is the ideal mode of transport for the Wellington City commuter because there are no parking considerations, and the drop off point is at Queens Wharf, a two minute walk from the Wellington CBD. Coffee and morning papers are available on the ferry and it's not unusual to have a pod of dolphins escorting the boat across the harbour.
Drive to the very end of Muritai Road and you'll come to Burdan's Gate. This is the start of the Pencarrow Coast Road trail. Every year over 40,000 people bike or walk the Pencarrow Coast Road. It's one of the most magnificent outdoor excursions you'll find anywhere in NZ. With its windswept hills and ruggest coastal scenery the Pencarrow Coast Road is a dramatic, yet accessible, walking and mountain biking spot. There are spectacular views of the Wellington Heads and South Island's Mt. Tapuaenuku and Kaikoura Ranges. You can also watch the ferries and fishing boats going and coming. Bike beside the waves as they crash onto the rocks and feel the sea spray - it's awesome! The terrain is completely flat and virtually vehicle-free which makes it ideal for a family adventure. There are plenty of picnic stops along the way where you can break your journey, but most people make the 8km trek out to the historical Pencarrow lighthouses. The bike ride to the lighthouses takes around one hour return. The trip takes around 3 hours on foot. Bikes are available for hire from a kiosk at Burdan's Gate on most weekends and public holidays (weather permitting). Bikes with baby carriers are also available.
Butterfly Creek in the forest between Eastbourne and Wainuiomata is a popular destination for bush walkers.
A series of tracks climbs steeply through a mixture of regenerating and native bush into beech forest be
fore descending into Butterfly Creek. Here there is a picnic area, toilet and limited facility camping. The walk offers magnificent panoramic views of the Wellington harbour and bird life is abundant. There are 4 tracks off Muritai Road leading into Butterfly Creek - all are well sign-posted (refer to map on left).
People who live here describe Eastbourne as "paradise". Why don't you come and judge for yourself?