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Character-filled 5-star Marlborough B & B for sale

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13 June 2008 – Kulnine Homestead in Marlborough, originally built in 1868, is up for sale for the first time since being transformed into a five-star bed and breakfast and unique wedding venue.

Nestled in Kekerengu Valley on the beautiful Kaikoura Coast, Kulnine Homestead sits on 2.69 hectares (6.6 acres) of land about 40 minutes from Blenheim and the Marlborough vineyards and about the same distance from Kaikoura.

Being marketed by Aaron Davis of Harcourts Blenheim, the property has been transformed into a successful Qualmark five-star rated bed and breakfast operation and wedding venue by the current owners, who fell in love with the property and moved down from Auckland specifically to turn the homestead into a luxury accommodation provider.

The historic Homestead has been sympathetically restored in recent years and now includes a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen which is the hub of the home, and an elegantly furnished separate dining room flowing into a large gracious formal living room. There is also a study, family room, sunroom and separate laundry.

The Homestead also has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Two of the double-bedrooms, each with their own ensuite and high quality furnishings and linen, are currently used for guest accommodation. In addition, in an olive grove on a separate title adjacent to the Homestead is Kulnine Cottage which offers fully self-contained accommodation for four people.

As Mr Davis explains, guests staying in either location have access to a lawn-tennis court, a covered 11-metre concrete swimming pool and the rest of the park-like grounds, all nestled in a tranquil and picturesque spot on the beautiful Kaikoura Coast.

“This property really is a home and income with a difference,” Mr Davis says. “The homestead and cottage are charming and the setting, with its river-boundary and stunning views, is gorgeous.
Coupled with the current owners’ culinary and hospitality skills plus all of the activities available nearby its no wonder this property is attracting a steady flow of guests and becoming increasingly popular for weddings and garden tours.”

Located at 5 Kekerengu Valley Road, Kaikoura, the property is for sale for $1.2M +GST. Visit ID # BL080435 and

Editor’s Note: With restaurant backgrounds of over 25 years the current owners are hosts extraordinaire and in addition to providing wonderful company and service offer guests a range of complimentary delights including a free glass of wine in the evening. On request can provide guests with a picnic basket of food for the day, or dinner on site. Dinner is also available at The Store, an award wining café only 5 mins walk from Kulnine.


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