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Grampians Retreat

Nelson City Centre

  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bikes OK
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 Parking
  • Spa Pool
  • Pets OK
  • BBQ (gas)

About Grampians Retreat

  • Location 
  • Quality of Holiday Home
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Grampians Retreat is an exquisitely restored 1930’s homestead nestled against the lower slopes of the Grampian Range immediately behind Nelson City.  

A large farm-house style kitchen-dining offers convivial socialising with direct access to a secluded & sunny deck with outdoor dining.

Fantastic lawn & garden areas & children's pirate ship play-fort, easy access to the Grampians Reserve, Fairfield Park & nearby Melrose House Cafe!

Just 10 minutes walk from the Cathedral & the shopping, dining, great coffee, markets, events & entertainment of the Nelson CBD & just a short ride from local cycling & mountain biking trails!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 9)

1 (Master): Queen Bed with Ensuite Bathroom, 2: Queen Bed, 3: Double & Single Beds, 4 (Library room): Double Sofa-bed (Please advise at time of booking if this extra bed will be needed for your stay).

2+ Bathrooms

1 (Main): Shower, Separate Bath & Vanity Basin. 2 (Master ensuite): Shower, Separate Bath, Toilet & Vanity Basin. 

Other: Separate Toilet with Basin adjacent Bathroom 1.


Grampians Retreat will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

All utilities, linens & towels, use of listed property amenities, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 3.5 hours will be included in your booking.

Extra charges will apply where additional cleaning, BBQ or oven cleaning or excessive rubbish disposal is required.

Professional Housekeeping & Linen Laundering

At Holiday Nelson we take a thorough, robust and uncompromised approach toward cleanliness and hygiene practices for your and our families peace of mind... because nothing less will do. 

All high contact, food preparation and hard wet surfaces are hygienically cleaned and sanitised and our linens are professionally laundered at 80ºC, with bed linens further ironed at 120ºC by one of New Zealand's leading laundry experts, leaving them crisp, clean & superbly comfortable! 

Availability & Rates


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A cleaning contribution, service fee & card surcharge will be detailed once you click Book Now.

Minimum stay of 2 nights except for the Christmas~New Year peak period (6 nights ) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.

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Covid-19 Travel Restrictions - Credit Offer

Where government restrictions prevent travel to the booked property for your intended stay dates, we will provide a full and flexible credit towards rebooking. See our T&C's for full details.

Refundable Bookings - Refund Protect Cover

Upgrade to a Refundable Booking and receive a 100% refund of monies paid if you cannot attend your booking for a broad range of reasons - See the Refund Protect T&C's for full details or to lodge your claim.

Booking Conditions & Notes

No party or venue use. No Smoking inside. By special written permission pets may be allowed - please contact us with details of your pet. Special terms and a $50 pet fee will apply. Please see our General Terms & Conditions for full details.

Personal residence - This is a personal home, made available to guests on an occasional basis. This allows you access to a superb & well-equipped home with the trade-off that storage may be required for owner belongings. 

Security cameras - For security, cameras monitor the exterior of this property.

Heating - The home is centrally heated in the mornings & early evenings & offers wood-burner with wood supply & electric heating.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in is possible anytime after 2pm or from noon where the option of early check-in has been purchased. 

Early check-in (12pm/noon and in some cases earlier) can usually be offered for an additional charge. Please request this at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Check-out is to be completed by 10am on your day of departure unless ‘Late check-out’ has been purchased.

Late check-out (by 12pm/noon or as agreed in writing) can usually be offered for an additional charge. This request should be made at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

  • Free WiFi
  • Pets OK
  • Great for Kids
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Walk to City Centre
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Spa Pool
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Boat parking
  • Board games
  • Book collection
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Food processor
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Wood-burner with wood supply
  • Kids games
  • Kids toys
  • Kids playground
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Portacot for Hire
  • Sanitary basics
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • Music Player/Stereo
  • All day sun
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Netflix & Other App accessible TV
  • Central Heating - Gas Radiators
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Gas Cooktop
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Coffee/Espresso Machine
  • Bikes OK
  • Lawn area - large

44 Van Diemen Street - Situated up behind the Cathedral with Fairfield House (a heritage venue) as its neighbour, there is also direct access to the Grampians, a 161 hectare reserve of big hills and regenerating forest, frequented by walkers and mountain bikers alike. For coffee aficionados, Melrose House, a stately old house, 3 minutes’ walk away, offers a café with excellent coffee.


  • Local Wineries
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (23 Halifax St, Nelson CBD)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • Nelson Classic Car Museum
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • Maitai Caves Walk
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Boulder Bank
  • Cable Bay
  • Centre of New Zealand & Botanics
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Founders Park
  • Founders Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • We had a wonderful stay at the Grampians with our extended family. The house exceeded our expectations. a huge thank you from us all. kindest regards Joy and Mike

    Joy and Mike S. - May, 2022

  • Kia Ora ☺️ Thank you so much for our stay, we loved the house and had the best time. We would love to stay again one time. Great location, nice tidy house, the spa was amazing, big comfy beds we loved it so much

    Ngakirikiri K. - Apr, 2022

  • Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful house! It was the perfect base for us to prepare for the wedding and made everything so easy. We had a wonderful stay - hopefully we can stay again in the future one day! Best wishes, Olivia and Rory (the newly weds)

    Olivia and Rory L. - Feb, 2022

  • We had an amazing stay at Grampians Retreat. The house was excellent with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces and is in a great spot right next to the Grampian Reserve with all of its walks. Not too far from the city either. We would highly recommend this property. Great service from Holiday Nelson as usual.

    Bev F. - Feb, 2021

  • Great stay with family and friends, 9 adults and 1 baby that enjoyed so much the house space. Amazing house, feels like home and so well located to the city centre, parks, gardens.

    Cecilia - Jan, 2021

  • Really enjoyed staying at this lovely home. It was very spacious for nine people, had awesome outdoor spaces for kids and adults and such a superb location to walks and town. Thank you for the good communication and letting us enjoy such a character home in beautiful Nelson.

    Bryce Filleul - Dec, 2020

  • This is a magic spot- perfect for someone coming for an event at Fairfield house, but also perfect for a group wanting to stay in a comfortable and well-furnished place in a great location. Plenty of room, indoors and out. thoroughly recommend

    Chris Hansen - Mar, 2020

  • Hi Team, The property was fantastic, communication from yourselves excellent and MarchFest was another success i think. We look forward to returning next March

    Jaron Burbidge - Mar, 2020

  • Beautiful house in a great location. Short walk to exceptional restaurants. Communication was outstanding. Would definitely book again!

    Jonny Kofoed - Feb, 2020

  • Wonderful, elegant family home that is also very functional and well stocked. Thank you!

    Farrell Carfield - Feb, 2020

  • Grampian Greatness What a beautiful home in such a desirable location. We all loved it!

    Don Sherman - Jan, 2020

  • Hi Thanks for your email. We had a wonderful stay the Grampians Retreat. It is a beautiful house! And the pirate fort was truly fabulous, the kids loved it. A couple of small things, but really only incidental.... There were no dishcloths Some olive oil supplied as well as canola would be great Kitchen was a little disorganised to work in-just in comparison to how wonderful the rest of the house was. A lack of serving spoons, chopping boards hard to find... Struggled to get tv working and sorted but figured it out in the end! I had booked for 4 children so would have been great if sofa bed had been made up As I said, none of these things really a problem, just things that could be improved Loved the showers Very comfy furnishings Unfortunately we broke a wine glass.... Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and hope to stay there again. Thanks

    Katie Bickers - Apr, 2018

  • Thank you for contacting us re our stay which we very much enjoyed.

    Gus van de Roer - Apr, 2018

  • It is a lovely and convenient place if you want to be central to the region and also have easy access to the town. I loved the house very much. It was great for 8 of us.

    L Thirsk - Mar, 2018

    Thanks Lizi, we're really glad that you enjoyed the home & the location! Better suited to larger groups? It's true the home has large & gorgeous entertaining & living areas, but with the 4th bedroom is usually configured as an office/second living & generally we find that our smaller groups love it just as much as our larger ones. And, we do of course price the home lower for smaller groups meaning that the extra space is a benefit that does not add cost :-)
    Holiday Nelson
  • Fab property that was beautifully appointed and decorated. Generous supply of linens and towels and great to have a bbq to use! Great position in relation to the city and nature walks nearby...good coffee at historic Melrose house. Hosts were Very responsive and pleasant. Good communication and helpful about an early check in. A wonderful stay in so many ways...beautiful and personal home that was well appointed. Great to have a bbq and excellent wifi...important to guests who are a long way from home. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

    Fiona Ahrens - Feb, 2018

  • Lovely house in a great location! Very child friendly which suited our family. The team at Holiday Nelson were also super helpful and accomodating when we had to stay an extra night due to the cyclone.

    Guy Starling - Feb, 2018

  • Such a great house in the perfect spot! Thanks team, perfect house for Fairfield wedding! Everyone loved the house!

    Ben Clifton - Dec, 2017

  • Beautiful house in a great location. Everything looked very well maintained. Everything you want or need is there or close by. We will definitely recommend this house and the area. Quiet area but walking distance to restaurant, bars and shops. We enjoyed it a lot!!

    Veronique Ruys - Dec, 2017

  • Thank you so much - we absolutely LOVED the house. It's gorgeous and had absolutely everything we needed and more. Great location, peaceful and quiet, lovely outside area - couldn't have asked for more. If we're back down in Nelson - we'll be in touch again I'm sure!

    Claire Morrison - Nov, 2017

  • We very much enjoyed our stay. You guys were helpful, the house is set up so well for young kids and adults. The house is beautiful and we would 100% return to stay here and recommend it to others.

    R Hodge - Oct, 2016

  • Hi Jarrod & Peta-Jane, We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Grampians Retreat. It was such a beautiful house we would have taken it home with us, given half a chance! Thanks very much. We'll be in touch for our next trip.

    P & S Trowbridge - Oct, 2016

  • Thanks so much. We had a great stay and we loved the house. I am thinking of perhaps hiring it for a family holiday in the future.

    K Wilson - Sep, 2016

  • We really enjoyed staying in the house. It was a curious mix of personal and holiday home ambiance. We are not TV users however for those that are the TV set up is awkward and in winter the office is cold although thanks for having the oil heater available. The radiators that came on in morning were lovely maybe they could be timed to come on in the early evening as the rooms apart from the lounge were quite cold. We would stay again.

    I Meister - Jul, 2016

  • House was amazing! Kitchen is very large and perfect for cooking for a large crew. We had 8 people staying in the house with no problems. We went in the winter but the patio was still beautiful and a big size. We kept the house warm using the beautiful fireplace and hung out in the living area. Hosts were incredibly responsive and attentive to all of our needs. All in all a very positive experience and I highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in the area!

    M Gohari - Jul, 2016

  • The home we stayed in was beautiful. We had a wonderful time dining in the outdoor area with a view. We loved our time in Nelson, especially walking through Abel Tasman National Park and seeing dolphins on the way back, swimming at the beach and checking out the shops and cafes. We would definitely use Holiday Nelson again. The service was great - very friendly and efficient!

    N & J Wilson - Mar, 2016

  • Wonderful place to stay.. Very central,,comfortable, relaxing,immaculately turned out. Very enjoyable and will, recommend to family and friends.

    S Wellum - Mar, 2016

  • We just loved our stay at Grampians Retreat. The home was perfect for our needs and in a beautiful location, and conveniently close to town. The service from Jarrod and PJ was great from booking to the arrival, thank you. Please pass on our thanks to the owners for sharing their lovely home. We would love to return.

    S Frost - Jan, 2016

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