accommodation Marlborough - vineyard accommodation Strawberry cottage in Marlborough New Zealand accommodation

 

 

 

 

accommodation Marlborough - charming straw bale constructed two bedroom cottage and bed and breakfast near Blenheim in the heart of the grapevines of Marlborough Wairau Valley New Zealand

 

accommodation Marlborough - charming straw bale constructed two bedroom cottage and bed and breakfast near Blenheim in the heart of the grapevines of Marlborough Wairau Valley New Zealand

Made of Straw

Strawberry Cottage was built with straw bales, from straw grown on the farm. After stacking the bales the walls were plastered to provide very thick, extra insulated walls.
Open the “honesty box” in Strawberry Cottage’s back porch and you can still see the straw and chicken wire that lie within the smooth white plaster.

Strawberry cottage was built as a straw bale cottage because:

  • it is environmentally friendly (they were Oyster Bay's first sustainable vineyard).
  • straw provides great insulation for a cosy cottage in winter and coolness in Marlborough's hot summers.
  • it looks fantastic. The deep windowsills and white plaster finish give Strawberry Cottage its character.
  • it can't be blown down - despite the rumour started by three little pigs and a wolf!
Strawberry Cottage was built by Strawmark.

 

 

accommodation Marlborough - charming straw bale constructed two bedroom cottage and bed and breakfast near Blenheim in the heart of the grapevines of Marlborough Wairau Valley New Zealand


"Thank you for your hospitality and the beautiful spring weather.
Strawberry Cottage was a perfect cozy getaway."

Bette, Ron, Caitlin and Emily, New Jersey, USA.
Cathy and Trevor Burkhart - 26 Malthouse Road, R.D. 4, Riverlands, Blenheim -
© 2009 accommodation Strawberry Cottage accommodation Marlborough New Zealand accommodation - webdesign by Blueflowers Ltd