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Clayridge bed and breakfast and holiday cottages

About Clayridge House Classic Country Accommodation

On a ridge in the centre of New Zealand's beautiful Nelson region, is Clayridge, providing bed and breakfast and two comfortable five star self-contained holiday cottages.

With 360 degree views of Tasman Bay and the nearby mountain ranges, Clayridge House and Cottages is the ideal place to relax in peace and privacy.

Close to Nelson and Tasman attractions such as wineries, art and craft studios, golf courses and three national parks, we are the perfect base for exploring the Nelson Province.

Clayridge House offers elegant bed and breakfast accommodation and spacious self-contained cottages, with plenty of warm Kiwi hospitality.

Your hosts, Marion and Peter Copp, are third generation orchardists who returned to the family property more than two decades ago. They love their piece of New Zealand paradise and take great pleasure in sharing it with others. They are very happy to help plan your stay, so you can make the most of your time here and enjoy what Nelson and Tasman have to offer.

A friendly golden labrador dog, two lamas 4 highland cattle and 2 pigs also live at Clayridge. You can enjoy their company as much or as little as you want.

The Environment and Responsible Tourism

We take our environment seriously and wish to preserve it for the benefit of future generations. We are progressively moving towards creating a more sustainable way of living and believe we are the custodians of our environment.

Our Initiatives:

Energy -

  • We monitor our energy usage looking at ways to reduce it
  • Minimise energy consumption
  • Cold wash laundry
  • Heated towel rails controlled by timers
  • Turn off appliances when not in use
  • External lighting controlled by sensors and timers
  • Guests have option on frequency of towel and laundry changes
  • Washing dried out doors whenever possible
  • Progressively changing to low energy lighting
  • Clayridge house and cottage have a passive solar design
  • Any financial savings go into the new coastal native plantings on the property

Conservation -

  • Continuous planting program creating wilderness areas to attract bird life
  • Conservation projects (Birdsong Trust)

Waste management -

  • Use ENJO cloths to minimise chemicals
  • We use biodegradable washing powders, dishwashing liquids, etc
  • Waste food feed to animals.
  • Recycle paper, glass, aluminium and tin, and cardboard
  • Purchase in bulk
  • Reuse stationary
  • Conserve water
  • Use mussel shells on our paths

Supply chain -

  • Support local businesses
  • Buy local produce
  • Use local service and trades people
  • Give redundant appliances and furniture to a local support group
Sculpture in accommodation grounds
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