Located in Nelson, Quail Farm, Colonial charm provides accommodation with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free private parking. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, hot tub and shower. A microwave, a fridge and toaster are also provided in the kitchen, as well as a kettle. A continental breakfast is available daily at the homestay. At Quail Farm, Colonial charm guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. A terrace is available for guests at the accommodation to use. Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson is 22 km from Quail Farm, Colonial charm, while Trafalgar Park is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Nelson Airport, 13 km from the homestay. Rabbit Island is 13 km away and Mapua Wharf is 15 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Nelson
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  • Samantha
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Breakfast came with a delivery of homemade hazelnut bread. Very peaceful location. Would highly recommend.
  • James
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Personal touches, outdoor bath, freshly baked bread, attention to detail, friendly welcome.
  • Zsuzsanna
    We went past a wonderful lavender field to the charming and fabulous cottage. Rachel welcomed us very kindly and helped us with everything. We received freshly baked bread, butter and jam for breakfast In the evenings, we sat out on the cozy...

Hosted by Rachel

Host review score

Endearingly secluded colonial farm, which exudes warmth, charm and a feeling of time-gone-by, creating... ..One of Nelsons little secrets." Characterised by cottage gardens, orchards, Pinot vines, friendly hens,sheep & our NEW Lavender farm - enjoy the long tree lined entrance drive to the centre of the 10 acre ‘parcel’ of land. We provide two beautiful accommodation spaces. -Romantic Orchard studio is a wing of Quail farmhouse our family home. It has a feeling of absolute country luxury, super king bed with delicious soft crisp linen, cathedral ceilings, ensuite, cute kitchenette. -Lavender Cottage has layers of luxury in a bespoke long barn vibe, flexible two storey space to be enjoyed by a romantic couple. Each space has its own private out-door area positioned to enjoy the sun setting, each with soft seating, outdoor bath, chiminea, hammock and barbecue We do have wifi and 4G - BUT we encourage you to turn off your phone, and hide away for a while. You can choose to snooze, connect, get lost in a book, play croquet , take a dip in the pool, or soak your cares away in a hot vintage bath. Don’t worry, the world will keep on turning without you…
I am an easy going, social and respectful person, probably a bit quirky! A mother of three boys, which in itself has been a beautiful yet challenging journey at times, with the first son born with a very rare syndrome. I have a fascination with meeting new people and learning more of what makes our world tick. I’ve enjoyed being a New Zealander since 1993, while I grew up in a beautiful part Devon, England in a family tourism business. Since then I have owned restaurants, yes I'm a foodie! But my passion has moved to plants – I’ve loved working as a florist and in horticulture in recent years. I enjoy art, and my recent expression of that has been through drawing (where I met my lovely partner, Paul), pottery, soap and candle making. At last I’m accomplishing my dream of developing a lavender farm on this beautiful and unique character property here in Nelson. I’m able to follow my passions and accommodate people in the hope they carry on their own journey a little more refreshed and inspired.
Quail farm is located in Brightwater, Tasman, New Zealand. Just 18 mins from Nelson airport and Tahunanui Beach, there are valleys with beautiful rivers and crystal clear swimming holes just along the country road, plus tramps up into the Mt Richmond Forest Park for the adventuress. Of course we mustn’t forget the wonderful Great Taste Cycle Trail which is only around 5 minutes cycling away. The historic village of Brightwater, Lord Rutherford’s birthplace, is five minutes away, with the renown Royce McGlashen Pottery (part of a a Creative Pathways Rural art trail), cafés, Sprig and Fern pub, fish and chip shop and a comprehensive 4-Square store. Day trips include Nelson Lakes (56 mins), Kaiteriteri’s famous beaches for kayak adventures ,mountain biking (48 mins), Abel Tasman National Park (52 mins), Nelson City -Theatres, art galleries, famous markets, restaurants and cafés(27 mins), Mapua Wharf development - restaurants, cafés boutiques, live music (21 mins) with Richmond shops and ethnic restaurants (10 mins)
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Quail Farm, Colonial charm
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Hot tub
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fence around pool
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 15:00 to 20:00


From 06:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 20

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Quail Farm, Colonial charm

  • Check-in at Quail Farm, Colonial charm is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at Quail Farm, Colonial charm include:

    • Studio
    • Holiday Home

  • Quail Farm, Colonial charm is 11.2 miles from the centre of Nelson. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Quail Farm, Colonial charm may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Quail Farm, Colonial charm offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Open-air bath
    • Bicycle rental

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Quail Farm, Colonial charm on this page.