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Kershaw House Boutique Accomodation is located in the residential area of Richmond in the Nelson region of New Zealand. Nelson is New Zealand's sunniest region, enjoying high annual sunshine hours. Three national parks provide the opportunity to explore spectacular unspoilt scenery which draws nature lovers from all over the world. Kershaw House is superbly located for day trips to the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, all of which provide an extensive network of hiking trails suitable for all levels of ability. For those seeking relaxation, two beautiful yet very different beaches are a short 10 minute drive away.


Kershaw House is a grand example of colonial residential architecture in New Zealand of the 1920s. Built during the celebrated Art Deco period in 1929, Kershaw House is listed with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category Two building of historical significance.

A typical residential New Zealand setting located within easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops.Personal touches and hospitality from your hosts Pete and Jill give guests the opportunity to feel at home during their stay in New Zealand.


The finest bed linens grace the French cherry sleigh beds in tastefully decorated spacious ensuite rooms. All four guest rooms are located on the upper level of the house reached by a sweeping oak staircase. Each room has been uniquely furnished and themed with local names such as the Abel Tasman Suite and the Richmond Room. All rooms have their own private ensuites and the highest levels of comfort and quality furnishings.


Kershaw House is situated easy walking distance to many restaurants, cafes and local vineyards - all offering excellent dining experiences. Your hosts will provide restaurant recommendations to ensure you sample the best of local cuisine during your stay.

Services Offered

Stay at one of the finest historic homes in the Nelson region and enjoy a gourmet breakfast, complementary port, air conditioned rooms, guest internet terminal and free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and homemade baking. In addition to spacious rooms, guests can relax in the private guest lounge or in the outdoor garden area. Plenty of books and magazines adorn the bookshelves and viewing Pete's best selling New Zealand travel documentariy, "Kiwi Country New Zealand " in HD is also a reak treat.

Policies & Restrictions

Unsuitable for children under the age of 14.
In the interests of the comfort of all our guests Kershaw House is a non-smoking establishment. We are happy to provide ashtrays for smokers to smoke outside.

Rates & Availability

Each room has a flat room rate and includes a sumptuous breakfast for one or two people and New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The Abel Tasman Suite - (Super-King) NZ $305
The Richmond Room (King) NZ $280
The Kaiteriteri Room (King) NZ $280
The Nelson Room (2 King Single Beds) NZ$180

Other Information

Airport pickup available by prior arrangement.


Kershaw House Boutique Accommodation is located at 10 Wensley Road, Richmond, Nelson. This is just a 10 minute drive from the Nelson Airport or a 15 Minute drive from Nelson City. It is on route to the South Island West Coast and the Abel Tasman National Park.

Getting here is easy...Just head south from Nelson city or the airport, down State Highway 6. About 10km from the airport, look for a road on your left named Oxford Street. Turn Left into Oxford. At the Round About at the end of Oxford Street, turn Right into Wensley Road. Kershaw House is on the Right, just 50 metres from this round about. Jill and Pete look forward to meeting you.

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