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The Folly

5.0(16)SuperhostRuby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand
Entire cottage hosted by Lesley
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Welcome to The Folly; a stunning new building, uniquely designed and built by Timberworks as a show-home for their hand-crafted macrocarpa frames. Beautiful timber trusses, posts and beams create a dramatic, inspiring space to relax in. Extensive views across open countryside to Tasman Bay and D'Urville Island beyond. Lavishly fitted out with everything you'll need for an indulgent stay.

The space
When you've parked, meander through a small area of bush to The Folly, nestled among the trees at the bottom of our garden. Double decks will allow you to take in both the morning and evening sunshine with stunning views. The red stable door leads you into the vaulted open plan studio within.

Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen, relax in the comfortable lounge area or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sunshine. Step down into a luxurious tiled bathroom with rainwater shower-head, heated towel rail and fluffy white towels.

Upstairs the mezzanine bedroom gives a dramatic view not only of Tasman Bay but the building itself and looking through the round window take in the mountains of the Richmond Ranges. Thick carpet makes for a cosy room, there's a super-comfortable bed and more great views through the glazed gable end (as long as you leave the curtains open!)

We have a wealth of birds to watch and listen to including kereru, fantails, tui, bellbirds and waxeyes and the studio makes the perfect spot to watch hawks and NZ falcon sweep across the meadow below.

We provide the basics like tea, coffee, milk, oil, salt and pepper and a few other goodies.
Though we don't have an oven, we do provide a brand-new Webber BBQ on which you can not only sizzle sausages but use the roasting pack to cook a whole chicken! While you're out on the deck, if it's dark, turn on the tree lights which provide gorgeous uplighting to the surrounding foliage.

You will be provided with the wifi code on your arrival but please note we do not have a television; instead why not curl up with a book, listen to the birds or just sit and take in the views; it's a very quiet, relaxing spot!

*Folly - "a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view..."
Welcome to The Folly; a stunning new building, uniquely designed and built by Timberworks as a show-home for their hand-crafted macrocarpa frames. Beautiful timber trusses, posts and beams create a dramatic, inspiring space to relax in. Extensive views across open countryside to Tasman Bay and D'Urville Island beyond. Lavishly fitted out with everything you'll need for an indulgent stay.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Washer – In unit
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Essentials
Radiant heating
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

The village of Mapua is a 5 minute drive away with its well stocked Four Square, garage, pharmacy, bakery and gift shops. There are also several options for eating out from take-away fish 'n chips to fine dining; Mapua Wharf has become a destination for food, drink, shopping and enjoying the picturesque estuary.
If you'd like to explore further afield, we are well placed for exploring the Abel Tasman National Park, the wineries of the Moutere Valley and our local 'big' town of Nelson.
The village of Mapua is a 5 minute drive away with its well stocked Four Square, garage, pharmacy, bakery and gift shops. There are also several options for eating out from take-away fish 'n chips to fine dinin…

Hosted by Lesley

Joined in July 2016
  • 16 Reviews
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  • Kim
During your stay
We live in Oak Cottage, across the vegetable patch from The Folly and are on hand for any queries you may have but will otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay in private.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy