Atholwood is a luxury retreat offering you serenity in comfort and style in the heart of Nelson's apple growing region, between Nelson city and Abel Tasman National Park. Wander through hidden pathways on the secluded two acres of landscaped gardens and marvel in magnificent views of the Tasman Bay and impressive mountains as you soak in the salt water pool or spa.

Atholwood features two elegant suites in the main house, one self-contained suite separate from the main house, and one self-contained cottage.
The Charlton Suite offers a king bed, spacious seating area and a private balcony with stunning views of Waimea estuary. En-suite bathroom has both bath and shower and underfloor heating. The Goodwood Suite has modern leather decor, decadent king size bed and plush en-suite bathroom (shower only). Also situated in the main house, you can watch the birds in the native gardens or admire the vistas of the Waimea estuary from your own private balcony. The Cowdrey Suite is separate from the main house and features a fully-equipped kitchen, contemporary dining area, king size bedroom and an en-suite shower room. Retaining more of the classic country charm, the Gatehouse is a self-contained cottage catering for parties of up to six. Nestled in the gardens at Atholwood's entrance, you'll experience high-end country living fully immersed in peace and tranquility. With its own private patio, garden and barbeque area, it is a great place to entertain under the cool shade of the native trees. The ground floor can be rented as one super king bedroom with a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining area and shower room. An external staircase leads to two newly converted two double bedrooms with a shared shower room.

They don't serve dinners at the property; however, there is a choice of local restaurants and cafes in Nelson.

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