Shearer's Cottage

569 Hill Street South, Hope, Richmond
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Shearer's Cottage is part of The Pear Orchard Lodge, a Gold rated Sustainable Tourism Business (Qualmark rating). It is a comfortable and private, newly built, self-contained cottage on the site of an old shearing shed. Please see our listing for The Pear Orchard Lodge if you need additional rooms or space for up to 16 additional guests). Inside, modern style meets country charm. The cottage comprises a small kitchen, a dining/living area and a separate bedroom (with queen or twin single beds) with ensuite bathroom. The living area has a sofa bed and a small wood fire. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, a mini-oven, toaster, fridge and cooking and dinnerware for up to 4 people. Large multifold doors open from the dining area to a private terrace with bbq. Enjoy the views over regenerating native bush with the Kahurangi Range in the distance. The cottage is designed for guests who prefer a bit more space and privacy, and is ideal for families travelling with children. Parking is available beside the cottage, and free wifi access is available. While purposely rough and rustic on the outside, the Shearer's Cottage is very well insulated and built 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 shape and exterior interprets the old shearing shed that once stood on its site, with its 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
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Clothes line
Drying room
Ensuite Bathroom
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King/Twin, 1 Sofa bed(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. Laundry service is available. The Pear orchard Lodge can be booked separately to accommodate up to 16 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!


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

perfect place for those who want their own private little quiet spot in the country with just the sheep & birds to make the noise. very sunny & tranquil spot, greeted hy the owners with fresh farm eggs for breakfast. Quite warm little cottage in the heat of summer, need to sleep with all windows open to keep a bit cool.
Response from Owner
Thank you very much for your nice comments! This summer has been incredibly hot so far! The cottage is designed with passive solar design in mind: very well insulated and with a thick concrete floor (thermal mass). In absence of air conditioning that is about the best that you can do. However, on a very hot day, like when you stayed with us, it is certainly beneficial, however, to open windows and doors to create some cross ventilation - we do that in our house too.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
15 Feb - 23 Dec $1525 / Week for 2 guests$1201 Week
23 Dec - 7 Jan $350 / Night for 3 guests$1005 Nights
Rest of year$325 / Night for 4 guests1 Night
Rest of year$305 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$295 / Night for 4 guests3 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$350 / Night for 4 guests1 Night
Rest of year (Weekends)$320 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$305 / Night for 4 guests3 Nights
15 Feb - 23 Dec
$1525 / Week for 2 guests
Extra guests: $120Min. stay: 1 Week
23 Dec - 7 Jan
$350 / Night for 3 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$325 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$305 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$350 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year (Weekends)
$320 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$305 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Available all year. Long stay discounts available. Firewood, broadband internet and electricity included.




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