Clayridge Cottage, Ruby Bay Self-Contained Accommodation, Nelson

About Clayridge Classic Country Accommodation

Enjoy the Kahurangi mountain views from the gazebo

In the centre of New Zealand's beautiful Nelson region, is Clayridge, providing a comfortable self-contained holiday cottage.

With 360 degree views of Tasman Bay and the nearby mountain ranges, Clayridge's Apple Cottage 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 offers a spacious self-contained cottage, with plenty of warm Kiwi hospitality.

Enjoy the Kahurangi mountain views from the gazebo

Your hosts, Marion and Peter Copp, are third generation orchardists who returned to the family property more than three 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.

Our animals include cattle, pigs and chickens. You can enjoy their company as much or as little as you wish.

Great walking tracks are also close by and three golf courses are within 20 minutes of Clayridge (We also have golf clubs for loan, right and left hand).

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


We monitor our energy usage looking at ways to reduce it
We create a large percentage of our energy requirement with an 11 KW photovoltaic system installed on our buildings
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
We have a 6 KW photovoltaic array of solar panels.
Progressively changing to low energy lighting
Clayridge's Apple cottage has a passive solar design
Any financial savings go into the new coastal native plantings on the property

Self contained cottage, explore the Nelson & Tasman regions
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

Ruby Bay accommodation bathroom

Continuous planting program creating wilderness areas to attract bird life
Conservation projects (Birdsong Trust)
We are a members of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Nelson

Supply chain

Support local businesses
Buy local produce
Use local service and trades people
Give redundant appliances and furniture to a local support group