Hi, I'm Carole - my husband Tony and I are originally from the UK but have been in the Nelson / Tasman region of New Zealand for 13 years, and running bed and breakfast accommodation for about 10 years. We currently live in a large Dutch barn-shape property set in its own grounds, in beautiful Redwood Valley overlooking the Moutere Hills and Richmond mountain ranges. The accommodation is available for 1 - 4 people in two bedrooms. Under Airbnb categories we are listed as a 'private room' but the accommodation is more than that. It comprises of a Queen bedroom plus private bathroom with power shower, and we also have an optional additional bedroom with 2 x single beds. This extra bedroom is only offered to people from the same group so you will plenty of privacy and never have to the share facilities with other guest groups.
The bottom floor of the barn is used for bed and breakfast guests so as there are no stairs, it may be suitable for those with challenged mobility. Breakfast is included and can be served either on the guest patio, in our upstairs dining area, or alfresco (weather permitting). We live on the top floor with our adult son Sam (a fluent Japanese speaker) and two small white dogs (Edith the poodle, Bobby the bichon) so are on hand if guests need any help or advice.
Although you could be forgiven from thinking we are in the heart of the countryside, we are only a short drive from Mapua (8 minutes), Rabbit Island (5 mins) Nelson (25 mins), Richmond (12 mins).
There are several cycle and walking tracks nearby and we provide secure storage for those with their own bikes or you can hire them from Mapua. For those with cars, we have plenty of off-street parking.