Handward Cottage

Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa, Queen Charlotte Sound
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Handward Cottage is a modern self contained home set in peaceful garden surroundings at Anakiwa near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, South Island, New Zealand. The cottage offers exclusive accommodation ideally suited for couples seeking a relaxing and romantic retreat, a perfect place to rest and unwind. The quaint cottage and beautiful garden are sited in a stunning valley location, surrounded by farmland and bush clad hills close to the beach and Anakiwa end of the renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Picton's Cook Strait ferry terminals are only 30 minutes away, Havelock at the head of the Pelorus Sound only 20 minutes away and Blenheim and Marlborough's celebrated wine region 45 minutes drive. Handward Cottage is a special holiday home, offering superb accommodation with comfortable open plan lounge and dining area, two double bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen, everything needed to fully enjoy a relaxing and restful time away from the rigours of everyday life. Spend a few days away from it all at Anakiwa in the fabulous Marlborough Sounds and you are sure to be enchanted by the quaint Handward Cottage and beautiful peaceful garden.

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Internet available
iPod Dock
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s)


Average Rating: 4
3 total reviews

Debbie McCullough
Cleanest house we have ever stayed in. Wonderful location.
Response from Owner
Many Thanks for your kind comments. We hope to see you again in the future.
The cottage is very well presented and immaculately clean. It is spacious, with a triple aspect view of the wonderful gardens managed by current owners. The property is about 150 m from the shoreline at Anakiwa via the access driveway, and about 400m from the start of the Queen Charlotte Track. Equidistant from Picton and Havelock, the location makes a good base from visiting either, or for going further afield, via the Havelock to Blenheim or Nelson. Paulette and Geoff were very welcoming and helpful hosts, providing excellent recommendations for lunch stops on our travels. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. John & Debbie (UK)
The cottage is within walking distance of the Queen Charlotte Track in a quiet area surrounded by beautiful gardens. It is very well equipped with a full kitchen and comfortable beds. There are lots of windows from which to enjoy the view. The downside is if the weather is hot it becomes very hot inside as the owners are very security conscious and want the doors locked and windows closed where you go out. In addition there is a security system that has a motion activated sensor with a low green light in each room. Although we were told it was switched off it went off all night long in the bedroom every time we turned over. If you are a light sleeper that makes it difficult to sleep.
Response from Owner
We work very hard to present our cottage to a high standard of cleanliness with high quality furnishings together with peaceful garden surroundings and we appreciate the possitive feedback on this. Unfortunatley our summer weather was hot when these guests were in residence and the cottage is not equiped with a heat pump/air conditioning unit. We have had some recent security issues and therefore recommend that the cottage is left secure as we do not wish to compromise our insurance cover or risk the loss of guests possessions by an unsecured house. Sadly these guests did not make us aware of the motion sensor problem that we could have easliy solved by covering the offending sensor. We will be sure to cover the bedroom motion sensors in future when we have guests in residence.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$150 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
All year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
The Cottage is Not Available for the Winter Months of May to September.
Linen, Towels and Cleaning on departure are all included in the price.
Occupancy must be for a Minimum Two Night stay.
We regret that the property is unsuitable for children.
For the health and enjoyment of all guests Handward Cottage and entire property has a strict no smoking policy and no pets policy.


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