Kissing Gate is nestled on a 7-acre farmlet, set amongst a glade beside a pond, surrounded by grazing sheep, fields and organic orchards. Based in Mapua, it's just 5 minutes from the beautiful seaside village of Mapua, with its cafes and restaurants. It's 30 minutes drive to Nelson, 15 minutes from Motueka, and 30 minutes to Abel Tasman National Park.
Kissing Gate is made up of a Settlers' Cottage with a luxurious camp bathroom and quirky kitchen/lounge area - and the beautiful Outlander cabin pondside bedroom. Ruby the caravan provides additional accommodation when there are more than two people staying at Kissing Gate.
The view from Kissing Gate is across a pond to farmland beyond. The semi-rural property is peaceful and relaxing with an abundance of birdlife; from tui in the kowhai to kereru, quail, and kingfisher. In summer, finches and skylarks abound. A humid night might bring the sound of frogs from the private flax-edged pond
Kissing Gate is glamping with a touch of whimsy. A quaint and beautiful setting, intriguing sculptures, creative artifacts, antiques to admire and romantic hints will delight guests. An outdoor fireplace with 'sleeper' seating, an original 'toastie pie' maker, and a claw-foot bath for two on the jetty over the pond add to the magic. The actual 'kissing gate' (the entrance into the glade) sits underneath mistletoe beside heritage hydrangeas and curving paths. The convenient combination of semi-rural farm life and proximity to Nelson's beach, cafe, artisans, winery and rural cycling hub of Mapua makes for the best of all worlds.
On the same property as Kissing Gate, there are a number of other holiday houses available to rent, so if you're booking with a larger group, check out The Gates Accommodation for further options.