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Dunbar Estates Accommodation - vineyard studio

Farm stay hosted by Tina
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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This charming studio is located on the DUNBAR ESTATES property with Cellar Door, café and vineyard within the Motueka Valley boasting spectacular views. The private bathroom is a short walk along an outside path at the back of the house. The sunny, studio has a table, comfortable chairs, luggage racks, heated towel rail and an area for making tea/coffee/breakfast along with an electric jug. There is a second bedroom available for an additional fee of $30-$60 but the bathroom must be shared.

The space
Dunbar Estates owners Jennifer and John Dunbar, originally from Christchurch, currently living in Dunedin and hoping to semi-retire to the Tasman area, took over the Ngatimoti vineyard and café in October 2017. They are not new to vineyards having developed Shine Basin vineyard near Cromwell from a farm paddock purchased in 2000.
John has worked in Dunedin since 1993 as an orthopaedic surgeon with
subspecialty interest in paediatric orthopaedics. Prior to commencing medical school he completed an agricultural science degree at Lincoln University and has always had a deep love of the land and the natural world around us. Jennifer is a piano teacher, choir accompanist and chorister. Her background was in sales and marketing before devoting a large segment of her life, with John’s help, to bringing up the couple’s two sons Andrew and Nicholas.
Jennifer’s family have holidayed at Kaiteriteri every summer for the past 50 years or more and been joined by the Dunbar family since the two boys were babies in the early 1990’s. The Motueka Valley west bank has been one of John’s favourite cycle routes for years. The opportunity to purchase the Ngatimoti property on the east bank of the Motueka River offered the chance to amalgamate much of the couple’s background in life at a time when exiting the orthopaedic world was starting to loom.
The practice of medicine is about relationships with people. There are times when medicine or surgery are helpful but there are many times when people simply need help to recognise their own potential to assist them to adapt to their life circumstances. Wine is remarkably similar. It has its own story, just as do people. Wine is about relationships between people, but it also goes beyond that to relationships between people and the land.
The flavour and quality of the grapes reflect the terroir, i.e. the local micro climate, the nature of the soil and the way the land lies to the sun, and the care and attention applied to the grapes by the vigneron. The wine itself reflects all these things but to them is added the skill of the winemaker. We then drink the wine in circumstances usually related to cementing relationships amongst friends and family.
The Dunbar Estates property at Ngatimoti occupies a beautiful, peaceful rural
location. When you come to taste the wine or maybe just to enjoy a coffee and some simple country fare, the owners invite you, not only to enjoy the wine and company, but to reflect on the interaction with the natural world around you. If possible, by arrangement, ask about taking a walk to the back of the property to enjoy the view, the tranquillity and serenity of the site.
The owners are very conscious of their role as kaitiaki (guardians) of the land.
Their goal is to enhance the land so that all can enjoy it now and encourage future generations to respect and care for the land. They hope you enjoy your visit as much as the pleasure the Dunbars take from being able to share with you their vision.
Written May 2018

Guest access
Wifi at the Cellar Door & Café
Wine Tasting
Great Taste Cycling Trail
Local fishing
Swimming (local river)
Lunch
Coffee

Other things to note
Breakfast is self-catering. We do provide a few food items but there is a Cafe on site where guests, during opening hours, can purchase and enjoy our delicious fare along with Dunbar Estates fine wines.
Dunbar Estates Cellar Door & Cafe - open 10-4pm Friday-Sunday, November through to Christmas Eve. Christmas week OPEN December 29,30,31 January 2-10 and then Wednesday- Sunday in 2021. See website for further updates.
NOTE There is a second double bedroom available for an extra fee $50-$75 but the bathroom must be shared so suitable for couples who know each other or singles who would like a room each.
This charming studio is located on the DUNBAR ESTATES property with Cellar Door, café and vineyard within the Motueka Valley boasting spectacular views. The private bathroom is a short walk along an outside path at the back of the house. The sunny, studio has a table, comfortable chairs, luggage racks, heated towel rail and an area for making tea/coffee/breakfast along with an electric jug. There is a second bedroom… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Essentials
Portable heater
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Ngatimoti, Tasman, New Zealand

DUNBAR ESTATES is situated on the main highway that links from Christchurch and the West Coast to many beautiful places - Motueka, Takaka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau and the Abel Tasman National Park. It is also 40 minutes from Nelson and 20 minutes to Mapua. If you are heading to these destinations, please stay at our accommodation or visit our cellar door to purchase some boutique wines to enjoy on your holiday in this extraordinary part of New Zealand.
DUNBAR ESTATES is situated on the main highway that links from Christchurch and the West Coast to many beautiful places - Motueka, Takaka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau and the Abel Tasman National Park. It is also 40…

Hosted by Tina

Joined in October 2020
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I have recently relocated from Wellington to Ngatimoti, for a change of lifestyle. Currently living on a vineyard outside Motueka, in a beautiful rural setting.
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    House rules
    Check-in: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
    Health & safety
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    Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
    Smoke alarm
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