Marlborough B&B

Marlborough B&B

Woodside Heritage Homestead, Boutique Accommodation

Adelaide's Barn Luxury Self Contained Accommodation

Charming "Adelaide's Barn" offers stylish, self-contained accommodation as an alternative to in-house bed and breakfast in the Garden Suite.

A tastefully decorated cottage, set in the gardens of the main house, Adelaide's  Barn has a delightful bedroom with spacious ensuite bathroom, separate stylish living room and kitchenette.

Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with French doors opening to a secluded, private courtyard for al fresco dining. Beautiful views through the courtyard to our walnut orchard, over hayfields, or the historic homestead's gardens.

Generous continental breakfast provisions are included in the tariff for you to prepare yourselves, at your leisure. Provisions include tea and plunger coffee, free range eggs, homemade muesli/granola, fresh seasonal fruit, yoghurt, orange juice, milk, butter, local preserves, home baked bread and butter croissants.

Romantic private bedroom

The bedroom has a subtle French feel with floor length mirror, high vaulted ceilings and original wide floorboards. It offers a comfortable queen size bed with top quality linen.

Ensuite is a modern bathroom, fitted with a luxurious shower, underfloor heating and heatpump, locally produced Jeymar natural handmade toiletries and hairdryer.

Comfortable, relaxing living room

Bright, sunny lounge with wide bifold windows and French doors offering indoor/outdoor flow to the sunny courtyard. Relax and choose from the magazines and books, enjoy the Sky TV channels or choose a DVD.

  • Fully equipped Kitchenette (with fridge, microwave and gas hob)
  • Private, sunny courtyard with outdoor furniture
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Washing machine
  • Gas BBQ available
  • Flat screen TV with Sky TV
  • DVD player and selection of DVD's
  • Complimentary cookies, fresh flowers from our garden and home grown walnuts

We appreciate that guests choose self-contained accommodation for the added privacy. We respect that privacy and so housekeeping is available upon request.


$365/night (1 Nov – 30 April)

Special Winter Rate

$295/night (1 May – 31 Oct)

Minimum two nights stay

(Includes continental breakfast provisions)

And why Adelaide?

Adelaide was born on 9th August 1848 in Worcestershire, England. When she was 7 she moved to New Zealand with her family. On the 15th October 1863 Adelaide married John Burroughs, 13 years her senior, just 2 months after her 15th birthday.

John Burroughs purchased a 100 acre block here on 16th December 1863 and the first house was built where our walnut orchard now stands. We know little about this house except that it was built of white pine and was soon attacked by borer. It was also badly affected by floods.

This, their second house, Woodside, was built in 1877 from locally milled timber and survives as one of the oldest homes in the area.

Cheese or Antipasto Platter

Cheese platter

See details on the Guest Information page


Cheese platter: $45 for two people

Antipasto platter: $70 for two people


"This is the most relaxing place on our trip ...great imagination and execution"

" A great place to stay in a fantastic setting. All needs met...."

" Stunning location, friendly hospitable hosts..."

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