The Pear Orchard Lodge

569 Hill Street South, Hope, Richmond
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Pear Orchard Lodge is a Gold rated Sustainable Tourism Business (Qualmark rating) that can accommodate up to 20 guests. Enjoy the peaceful self-catering lodge on a working orchard with beautiful sunny rooms, excellent facilities, friendly hosts & amazing views in the heart of the Nelson Tasman region. Ideal for groups, events and individual travellers. The lodge building accommodates up to 16 people in a mix of ensuite rooms, comfortable double bedrooms and one family room with bunk beds. For larger groups or if you want spread out a bit more, we also offer our separate self-contained Shearer's Cottage, which could sleep up to 4 more guests. This can be booked separately. 16 people can sleep in the lodge building itself in 7 bedrooms as follows: - 3 luxurious bedrooms with king sized beds with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. These beds can all be converted to twin beds if you prefer. It is possible to have an additional third bed in two of these ensuite rooms. - 3 bedrooms with king sized beds which share bathroom facilities. These beds can all be converted to twin beds if you prefer. - 1 family or bunk room with 3 or 4 bunks or a queen sized bed and two bunks, all of which share the bathroom facilities as well. There is a large family bathroom (including massive bath) upstairs, and a separate toilet downstairs beside the bunk room. [NOTE: If you have a large group staying, one of the ensuite bathrooms can be converted to a shared bathroom, which means that in that case there are only 2 ensuite rooms, and the remaining rooms share two full bathrooms and one extra toilet. Please let us know if you require further details.] The lodge has a unique modern kitchen made from recycled timber, which opens onto a large dining area with huge farmhouse table and a wood burner for the cooler nights. The kitchen/dining opens onto a large sunny verandah and a great garden with a comfy outdoor lounge area. There is a large 6 burner BBQ on the verandah, and the verandah is the perfect spot to laze in the sun on a bean bag. The lodge has Wifi throughout and a stereo in the kitchen/dining area. While purposely rough and rustic on the outside, the lodge building follows clean lines and is designed to a high spec inside. The design is inspired by the local vernacular and refined to blend in with other outbuildings around the farm. The building's proportions and exterior interpret the typical old barns seen in the Tasman area with their ramshackle patchwork of old corrugated iron, hand-made carpentry detailing and overhanging roof lines. We are fairly flexible - no smoking in the lodge, no pets without prior approval. Generally check in from 2pm and check out by 10am. As we have a few animals on the farm, we ask that you leave gates as you find them. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you like with the animals.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

6 King/Twin, 2 Bunk(s), 1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Our farmlet sits slightly elevated within an idyllic rural setting in Hope, just outside Richmond, overlooking the Waimea Plains with its orchards, wineries and incredible produce. It includes paddocks where we graze a few cows and a number of lambs, the home orchard, with a small variety of fruit trees and home to our free range chickens, a gully and wetland area with native bush and bird life, a big pond, loved by our ducks and geese and of course the pear orchard. For kids, we have a big tyre swing. Lots of indoor and outdoor toys are available. Washing machines are available. Our self-contained Shearer's Cottage can be booked separately to accommodate up to 4 more guests.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

A perfect base to explore the Top of the South and the Nelson region! Just outside Richmond, close to stunning beaches, great walking tracks and the famous Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail. Head out to enjoy the amazing views from the top of the Barnicoat Range - the track literally starts at our doorstep. Or head to the near Aniseed Valley for some great walks (day hikes as well as overnight options). Enjoy a day's cycling along the new Tasman Great Taste Trail - from the Lodge, the trails lead through orchards towards the wineries of Brightwater and further out to Wakefield, or along Rabbit Island and the Moutere coast to Mapua, or even right into Nelson. If you're feeling lazy, have a relaxing day at the beach or stop at a local winery, restaurant or cafe at Mapua Wharf, Upper Moutere or in the Waimea Plains. Richmond, our local town, is just 5min away and offers all the daily conveniences: supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and shops. Within a radius of 20 minutes drive you can reach lovely Nelson with its famous Farmers Market, art galleries, cafes and restaurants, and heritage buildings, the stunning beaches of Rabbit Island, amazing walking tracks starting from the Aniseed Valley, arty Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman, as well as historic Wakefield and Brightwater, the German village of Sarau (Upper Moutere) and Motueka. Another 20 minutes take you to Kaiteriteri, the Abel Tasman National Park or to St. Arnaud and the pristine Nelson Lakes. Even the Marlborough Sounds are just about 1 hour's drive from our house. We can help you with bookings for the Abel Tasman National Park, winery or brewery tours as well as bicycle tours and hiring. Just ask!


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
9 Jan - 31 Oct $900 / Night for 8 guests$852 Nights
9 Jan - 31 Oct $1060 / Night for 8 guests$851 Night
9 Jan - 31 Oct $5400 / Week for 8 guests$4501 Week
1 Nov - 22 Dec $965 / Night for 8 guests$1002 Nights
1 Nov - 22 Dec $1185 / Night for 8 guests$1001 Night
1 Nov - 22 Dec $5790 / Week for 8 guests$6001 Week
23 Dec - 12 Jan $1650 / Night for 16 guests5 Nights
Rest of year$1400 / Night for 16 guests2 Nights
9 Jan - 31 Oct
$900 / Night for 8 guests
Extra guests: $85Min. stay: 2 Nights
9 Jan - 31 Oct
$1060 / Night for 8 guests
Extra guests: $85Min. stay: 1 Night
9 Jan - 31 Oct
$5400 / Week for 8 guests
Extra guests: $450Min. stay: 1 Week
1 Nov - 22 Dec
$965 / Night for 8 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Nov - 22 Dec
$1185 / Night for 8 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Nov - 22 Dec
$5790 / Week for 8 guests
Extra guests: $600Min. stay: 1 Week
23 Dec - 12 Jan
$1650 / Night for 16 guests
Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$1400 / Night for 16 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Weekly discounts available for bookings outside peak times. Please call or email for details.


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