Sunday, January 29, 2023
HomeLuxury TravelOff-grid luxurious and complete privateness on the high of New Zealand's South...

Off-grid luxurious and complete privateness on the high of New Zealand’s South Island

Falcon Brae is an unique use luxurious villa positioned on the confluence of the Stanley Brook and Motueka River, close to Nelson on the high of New Zealand’s South Island. The “falcon” within the identify resonates within the elliptical curved wing-like roofs and refers back to the resident falcons on the property, and “brae” is Scottish for “a hill above a river. The Villa perches excessive above the Motueka river with 360-degree views of the mountainous million-acre Kahurangi Nationwide Park and the picturesque Motueka Valley. Close by are two extra nationwide parks, Abel Tasman alongside the coast, and Nelson Lakes on the foot of the Southern Alps. Although non-public and secluded, Falcon Brae Villa will be reached by highway (50-minutes) or by helicopter (quarter-hour) from Nelson Airport.

The award-winning architecturally designed modern Villa encompasses a luxurious and expansive Nice Room with a hovering 5 meter ceiling (16.4 ft), magnificent stone hearth, and sunken bar. Because the homeowners of this Villa are musicians and recording artists, the Nice Room is designed for wonderful acoustics, with a grand piano and guitars accessible for visitor use. As well as, the Villa boasts a media theatre, present kitchen, 4 eating areas, and a shocking assortment of New Zealand artwork. Immediately in entrance of the Helipad Terrace, visitors can loosen up within the “Video games Den” housing trendy fitness center tools, pool desk, desk tennis, darts and a traditional online game arcade desk.

The massive leisure deck overlooking the mountains and river has a number of options together with a glowing pool, outside heated spa, seating space round a hearth pit and a barbeque for outside eating and enjoyable beneath a shaded pergola. On the opposite facet of the Villa, a secluded outside sizzling tub surrounded by native bush is the proper place to catch the gorgeous sunsets and the magical star studded night time skies.

With an intensive 720 sq. meters (7,750 sq. toes) of residing area, together with 3 spacious suites and a household bunk room, Falcon Brae Villa presents full privateness, making it excellent for households, associates, celebrities and small company retreats. The Villa sits on a shocking 142-hectare (350-acre) property with a personal forest, spectacular native bush walks and breath-taking 360-degree views over the encompassing mountains, valleys and the Motueka river under; well-known for big brown trout with a few of the finest fly fishing (catch and launch) within the nation. The Villa has safety gate entry and is totally off the grid, with its personal photo voltaic powered power provide. There’s additionally a charging level for electrical automobiles.

Jeremy Hancock, the Operations Supervisor and charming host, has intensive native data and has been concerned with the property since its inception. He and his crew be sure that each side of the visitors’ keep is seamless. A concierge service can be accessible.

For bigger bookings, a sister property, Stonefly Lodge nestled within the panorama 2 km (1.25 miles) away, will be utilized for a further 8 visitors making a complete of 17 between the 2 properties. Stonefly Lodge presents 4 deluxe rooms with tremendous king or twin mattress configurations and can be an off-grid property. All visitors will be catered for at Falcon Brae Villa for eating.


This non-public luxurious retreat is a vacation spot in itself and makes an ideal base to discover all of the area has to supply the posh traveller together with 22 wineries, over 30 craft studios and galleries, the Nice Style Cycle Path, scenic helicopter flights, guided wilderness hikes, kayaking, white water rafting, heli-hiking, heli-fishing, Lord of the Rings heli-tour, horse driving, catch and launch fly fishing, sporting clays and taking pictures sports activities, fishing within the Marlborough Sounds and extra. Alternatively, visitors can simply benefit from the Villa and its peaceable setting and take in the native ambiance in a world of their very own, taking a complete break from their busy schedules (and units if they need) and immerse themselves in nature.

On website actions embrace exploration of 18 km (11.25 miles) of climbing trails, leisurely river walks, archery, golf chipping vary, e-bikes, outside sizzling tub, pool and heated spa pool, animal passion farm tour and sheep shearing, chicken watching, video games den and fitness center, non-public cooking courses, in-house therapeutic massage and yoga, spectacular night time sky gazing, and studying concerning the property’s restoration of native bush and the creation of its Manuka plantation (with honey samples accessible to style and take residence).

Luxurious suites

All suites have a big non-public deck, tremendous king beds, luxurious toilet, deep soak bathtub tub, spectacular hearth, full cocktail bar, tea and occasional making amenities, underfloor heating and heated towel rails, high-quality TV and audio system, air-con and ground to ceiling home windows and personal balconies from which to benefit from the spectacular views.

The beautiful pool-front Tasman Suite (135 sqm or 1,453 sq. toes) opens onto an expansive manicured garden and enjoys easy accessibility to the pool, hearth pit and spa deck with shaded pergola. The river view and hilltop spa Kahurangi Suite (124 sqm or 1,335 sq. toes) has a big central lounge space and bed room, a sunken bathtub and a personal deck that results in an out of doors sizzling tub nestled into the sting of the hillside and surrounded by native bush. The ground plans of each suites are nearly similar, offering equally spectacular lodging for {couples} travelling collectively.

The romantic Motueka Suite (57 sqm or 614 sq. toes) has a personal terrace and outside hearth instantly overlooking the river. Situated adjoining to the Kahurangi Suite, it’s ultimate for multi-generational households. The Household Bunkroom (25 sqm or 270 sq. toes) is instantly throughout from the Motueka Suite. It features a double mattress, two bunk beds and en suite. It could possibly sleep as much as 3 youngsters or accommodate a driver, pilot, safety guard or nanny.

Backyard to desk delicacies and personal Govt Chef

The eating expertise at Falcon Brae Villa is an integral a part of the visitor expertise, that includes backyard to desk delicacies ready by their Non-public Govt Chef Michael McMeeken. Seasonal menus change every day and cater to any particular dietary necessities. All pasta, pastries, bread, ice-cream, sorbets, chocolate and sauces are handcrafted on website.

Chef Michael makes use of the very best quality native components together with freshly harvested produce from the on-site natural gardens and bee-hives, watercress from the effervescent creeks and gadgets foraged from the native bush undergrowth on the property. Each day continental or a hearty cooked nation breakfast are included in addition to pre-dinner drinks with canapes and a four-course connoisseur dinner. Gourmand picnics will be organized to accompany visitors on their excursions and cooking courses are a preferred exercise. A formidable non-public wine choice is out there on the beverage menu. The homeowners of Falcon Brae Villa and Stonefly Lodge have printed a espresso desk cookbook titled “Flavours to Savour” which showcases a powerful choice of luxurious recipes for his or her delicacies, and makes a great memento or reward.

Design and awards

The elaborately designed entrance door panels honour the traditions of New Zealand’s Māori tradition, welcoming folks from all corners of the Earth. The magnificent outside falcon sculpture alludes to the identify of the Villa and the majestic falcons that reside on the property. In 2021 shortly after completion, the NZ Institute of Architects named Falcon Brae Villa the Nelson/Marlborough regional award winner for hospitality and the Registered Grasp Landscapers bestowed a Landscapes of Distinction Gold Medal. The intricate masonry work options native stone. Furnishings materials and supplies showcase New Zealand artisans with many of the joinery, cabinetry, furnishings, carpets and different furnishings sourced and made in NZ. Many of the beautiful artwork and sculpture all through the Villa was bought from native artists and galleries.

Charges – inclusive of 15% GST

Off-season (1 June – 31 October) – minimal 2 night time keep

Charges for particular person suites at Falcon Brae Villa begin from NZD2,990 per night time and unique use from NZD 6,500 per night time (as much as 9 visitors).

Excessive season (1 November to 31 Might) – minimal 3 night time keep

Unique use solely is out there throughout this era and begins from NZD10,000 per night time.

Each day flights to Nelson from the three main worldwide airports of Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland allow straightforward world entry. Street transfers from Nelson Airport (50 minutes) are NZD350 every method for as much as 2 folks and NZD500 every method for 3-8 pax). Helicopter transfers (15 minutes) are depending on the variety of passengers and quantity of baggage. Charges are inclusive of 15% GST.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments