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THE COVE

New Zealand

THE COVE New Zealand

Romantic luxury in a bay of your own! This escape is a sparkling jewel in THE crown - a picturesque private bay above which an ultra modern retreat provides a truly romantic experience for two.

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The Details

Sleeps
Up to 2

Bedrooms 1
1 Kingsize 

Bathrooms
1 En suite bath + Shower

Features
Pantry Items
Ocean views
Sun loungers
BBQ 
Parking
Outdoor lounge
Outside fireplace
Spa pool
Fully equipped kitchen
Underfloor Heating
Access to a private helipad

Nearby
Beach
Watersports
Fishing
Horse Riding
Tourist Attractions
Walking
Golf
Fitness
Cycling
Tennis

Connectivity
WiFi
DVD Player
Digital Television

Your Home Escape includes
Linen 
Towels 
Bathroom products

Make it extra special
Private chef
We Create, You Serve
Spa treatments
Flowers and chocolate
Champagne
Chauffeur
[see Extra's page for more]

Children
Welcome
Cots available [on request]
Highchairs [on request]

Pets
No Sorry

Arrive | Depart
3.30pm | 10.30am

Additional information
This property is wheelchair accessible

Mobile Coverage
Good

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Pantry essentials
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Pasta machine
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Helipad
  • Fireplace
  • Children welcome
  • BBQ
  • Beach
  • Private Beach
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Bay Fishing
  • Nature Cruising
  • Farm Tours
  • Mountain Biking
  • 4WD Motorbike Adventure
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Massages
  • Yoga
  • Art Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Tennis Coaching
  • Cooking Classes
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
  • Nature Tour
  • Wine and Heritage

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Accessed by helicopter or by a 40 minute transfer in a 4WD vehicle across the cliff top farm tracks, this awe inspiring setting offers couples the chance to make memories around the clock. As you approach the bay with its dark pebbles and azure waters, it is clear you are somewhere timeless and unique. The turf roof, stone walls and glass façade of the contemporary accommodation discreetly add another dimension to the landscape.

Inside, a kingsize bed sits upon a dais, a step up from the living area and fireplace, so the incredible view dominates the space. The modern bathroom matches the rest of THE property for drama – an arrow slit window capturing a view of the dramatic rock formations along the coast and leading to the outdoor spa.
From within, it appears you are floating on the open sea, in thrall to its ever changing moods, yet safely embraced by luxury and modern comforts. Outside dolphins and seals often frolic in the glittering water, with only you and the tussock grass to witness them. Feel the power of this property - take your time, breathe deeply and let instinct guide you!
Situated on a working sheep and cattle coastal farm set along the scenic South Island, this property whisks you away from the everyday world. The turquoise waters are perfect for kayaking and nature cruises potentially seeing the famed Hector’s dolphins. You can also refine your culinary skills in a private cooking class, enjoy a spa in your own escape or simply hike or bike across the spectacular farm.
The garden and farm-to-table cuisine will be another hallmark of your stay. Savouring fresh and delicious local ingredients, you have options of a Private Chef taking care of everything or bespoke meals delivered directly to your escape for enjoyment at your leisure. From sunrise to sunset your private escape is authentic and unforgettable.

The Philosophy
Fresh and delicious local produce is a hallmark of a stay at THE COVE. Working closely with the gardeners and farm management the award winning chef to ensure we can offer the freshest ingredients, sourced straight from the farms land and extensive gardens and orchard. 
With the Farm to Table guests can enjoy the edible garden which holds a large variety of vegetables and herbs and the heritage orchard contains numerous varieties of apples, pears and plums. Hand select fruit from the heritage trees and vegetables from the edible gardens and forage the bay surrounds for wild edibles all to shape the food that is cooked and presented each day.
This philosophy embraces THE passion for sourcing as many ingredients as possible in season and from local growers and suppliers to our properties. Thus, for the ingredients that cannot be sourced for this escape directly from the farm, we operate within a 100km food footprint working closely with our suppliers to complete the THE experience. 

Dining Options
Please refer to THE EXTRAS tab - cuisine will be an experience to savour with whichever dining option you choose  – from cuisine created and delivered directly to your escape for enjoyment at your leisure to a private chef dinner.

Activities/Extras
Nature cruising in the properties own power boat, kayaking, farm tours, walking and hiking, mountain biking, 4WD motorbike adventure, clay target shooting, cooking classes, private chef, massage, yoga, art classes, personal training, you have the option of it all, please refer to THE Extras page for more details.

Location
THE COVE is located on the north side  in the second largest bay of Banks Peninsula, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean a leisurely hour’s drive south from Christchurch, ticks all our boxes for an old fashioned yet luxurious getaway. Its location  – a spectacular rocky headland facing the Pacific Ocean – is a picturesque palette of muscular ridges, private coves, and grassy hills grazed by the resident sheep and cattle. Arrival at this sea flecked retreat is either by helicopter or a panoramic drive along cliff top tracks. Roughing it has never been this comfortable!

Travel Times
Driving from Christchurch Airport - 2 hour 15 minutes
Helicoptering from Christchurch Airport - 12-15 minutes landing directly at your villa 
Driving from Akaroa - 1 hour 
4WD Transfers
From THE MAIN HOUSE to THE COVE - 45 minutes 

 

The Home Escape THE COVE Testimonials

Truly separates you from the rest

May I say a huge thank you on behalf of myself and Frances to yourself and Andrew for what was a truly lovely and relaxing break in an absolutely stunning property (it simply wasn't long enough). We also took on-board your kind recommendations for eating out and had a simply perfect 2 days. It once again only serves to demonstrate how professional and uniquely different the service provided by yourself, Andrew and your team at The Home Escape really is and one which I will be telling people about that. In today's age the personal touch is all too often lacking but at The Home Escape it's very much in evidence in all.

Richard - THE PAVILION UK

 

Perfect weekend break

It can be hard to get some real peace and quiet in London so this picturesque cottage was the perfect weekend break. 
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, we felt so at home and don't want to leave at all. Best nights sleep we've had in ages!!

If weather permits, make the most of the Hunter wellies and walk over to The Three Horseshoes Inn - amazing Sunday lunch - call and book! Then walk off your food coma on the walk back!

Hoping to be back soon! 

Katherine & Jamie | Nov 2015

Best vacation ever

We had the absolute best vacation at this gorgeous property. Everything was perfect. I have rented many many houses and villas over the years and by far, was the most responsive and considerate of all that I have rented. Arranged for daily cleaning and a chef to come twice. The experience could not have been better and the house is even better than it looks in the pictures. Its a gorgeous, magazine-spread-worthy home. As a Senior Vice President at The New York Times i have travelled the world and was seriously impressed, we cant wait to return!

September 2015 | THE SAND I Portugal

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