Lake Timara Lodge Blenheim Marlborough
Lake Timara Lodge - Luxury Accommodation and Dining in Marlborough
Marlborough's Lake Timara Lodge - a secluded luxury hide away for gourmet travellers.
Hidden away in New Zealand's most prestigious
wine region, endowed with magnificent beauty, stunning
hills and crystal clear Sounds, Lake Timara Lodge
offers a haven of peace, tranquillity and relaxation.
The luxury lodge is nestled in 600 acres of pasture, a romantic lake, a beautiful English style park with sweeping lawns, native and exotic trees, a historic arboretum, perfume garden, daffodil lawn, woodland walk and an extensive rose garden featuring more than 350 roses. A true "slice of paradise" where you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Wine lovers will find our very own winery, the Spy Valley Vineyard only a short stroll away to taste and indulge in award winning wines.
Recalling the charm of days gone by, the elegant Lodge and its landscaped gardens offer complete privacy and the comfort and luxury of a grand historic Homestead.
Relax in one of the many lounges featuring fine art, antiques, a library and cosy fire places or unwind on the veranda with a glass of wine overlooking the gardens and listen to the sweet sound of bird song.
Timara Lodge's beautiful gardens are well renowned with garden enthusiasts throughout New Zealand and are meticulously maintained by a team of experienced and knowledgeable gardeners. Amidst the 25 acres of magnificent gardens is a five-acre lake and an extensive and immaculately kept English-style garden featuring sweeping fully mature lawns - some more than a century old, native and exotic trees, a historic arboretum, perfume garden, daffodil lawn, woodland walk, and a new rose garden featuring more than 350 roses.
Recalling the charm of days gone by, the elegant landscaped gardens are abundant with native bird life. When you stay at Timara Lodge, you can wake each morning to the sweet sound of bird song: the inquisitive peep of fantails, the distinctive chime of bellbirds, the chatter of tuis and silver eyes. Native wood pigeons swoop from branch to branch, their wings ponderously beating the air, and the placid lake attracts waterfowl of all kinds, including black swans, teal, geese and ducks.
Taking a walk through the garden is a beautiful and energising way to start your day at Timara Lodge.
Austrian born, Louis has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to food and he looks forward to indulging you with his refined cuisine. Having worked for some of Europe's and New Zealand's top restaurants, Louis' style is modern European with a traditional background.
Louis' menus feature plentiful seafood like lobster, scallops, oysters, mussels, salmon and fresh fish from the Marlborough Sounds. The best of New Zealand lamb, beef and game is carefully sourced daily from around New Zealand to guarantee your enjoyment. Freshly harvested produce and herbs from our own garden ensure the freshest flavours to compliment Louis' dishes. With Louis' European training and Michelin Restaurant experience, his delicately prepared desserts are often a favourite with guests.
With so many internationally renowned Marlborough Wines, Timara Lodge keeps an extensive cellar of the very best locally produced vintages and specialises in the Spy Valley wine range. Louis is happy to cater to any specific dietary requirements as notified
As the name suggests, the Lake Suite overlooks the Lodge's private man-made lake. Located at the corner of the house, the room is decorated in yellow and white regency striped wallpaper and furnishings with accents of deep claret reds reflecting in the Sanderson curtains.
The Lake Suite is the largest of all the rooms and has an "English" country house feel about it. It has a sitting room and private en suite featuring a large bath. Furnished with a Regency chest of drawers, a Victorian dressing table and chair, and a large wardrobe, the room can be made up with either a king-size bed or twin beds.
Out of all the rooms at Timara Lodge, the Garden suite has the most panoramic of all the views and a charm, which is enhanced by the bay window, which is the focus of the room.
Located at the front of the Lodge, the Garden Room enjoys views of the tennis court, swimming pool, the gardens and the lake. The room is furnished with a king-size bed and 2 comfortable chairs set by the bay window.
The Garden Room has a small sitting area with private bathroom, including a shower. The decor is terracotta-striped wallpaper and William Morris honeysuckle curtains.
Often referred to as the "honeymoon suite", the Mountain Room is located on the western side of the house. Although the bedroom itself is the smallest of all the four rooms, the bathroom is probably the largest with a stunning two person spa bath. The Mountain Room is often preferred for its seclusion and privacy as it has its own little entrance hall.
The room has recently been enlarged with the installation of a romantic bay window overlooking the private parkland with the Richmond Range in the distance. Capturing the afternoon sun, the room can be made up with twin beds or as a comfortable king-size bed.
Once used as an open veranda, this room has many windows, giving the room a particularly generous and spacious feel. Located at the front of the house, the room captures the sun throughout the day.
This bright and sunny room has a king-size bed and its own ensuite featuring a shower over the bath. Decorated in off-white with hints of subdued green and rose, the Balcony Room has large bi-folding windows offering expansive views of the tennis court, swimming pool, gardens, and has side views of the lake and private park.