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Kippilaw House

4-star B&B with restaurant, near Picton Harbour

  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Wonderful stay with our hosts who did more than was expected. Nothing was a problem. They…

    Feb 1, 2021

  • Great stay here for NYE. Margaret and Bill are excellent hosts, both friendly and…

    Dec 30, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 3 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area

What’s around

  • Heart of Picton
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Picton Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Picton Museum - 14 min walk
  • EcoWorld Aquarium - 16 min walk
  • Mabel Island - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Picton View Suite
  • Bowden Room


  • Heart of Picton
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Picton Harbour - 4 min walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Picton
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Picton Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Picton Museum - 14 min walk
  • EcoWorld Aquarium - 16 min walk
  • Mabel Island - 28 min walk
  • Edwin Fox - 33 min walk
  • Waikawa Marina - 35 min walk
  • Momorangi Bay - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Okiwa Bay - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km

Getting around

  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 42 min drive
  • Picton (PCN) - 9 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up

At a glance


  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 10:00 AM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free airport shuttle from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM*
  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Kippilaw Dining - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

Small print

Also known as

  • Kippilaw
  • Kippilaw House
  • Kippilaw House Picton
  • Kippilaw Picton
  • Kippilaw House B&B Picton
  • Kippilaw House B&B
  • Kippilaw House Picton
  • Kippilaw House Bed & breakfast
  • Kippilaw House Bed & breakfast Picton

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 75 per night

TV service is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 20 per pet, per day


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Kippilaw House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of NZD 20 per pet, per day.
  • You can check in from 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Kippilaw Dining offers alfresco dining, local cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Bayroad Seafood (7-min walk), Kiwi Takeaways (11-min walk), and Oxley's Bar & Kitchen (11-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM on request.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Kippilaw House also has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely home nice stay. Central location. Fantastic breakfast

    David, 1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely couple. Fantastic breakfast! The room was very cosey.

    1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Suited us perfectly with really friendly hosts. Great attention to detail. Highly recommend.

    Stuart, 1 night romance trip, Feb 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Extremely quiet and warm room with a very comfortable bed. Easy walking distance into town. Margaret and Bill are wonderful hosts. We couldn't have asked for more. The food was absolutely amazing.

    Catherine, 4 night romance trip, Jul 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fruitful accommodation with fantastic evening meal

    Amazing house full of all sorts of reminders of Scotland. A garden full of wonderful fruiting plants figs, peaches etc. we were provided with a fantastic evening meal.

    Mark, 1 night romance trip, Mar 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful owners. Close to marina. Delicious breakfast.

    3 night romance trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The most unique thing about this accommodation is something that can’t be faked. It has great atmosphere, soul and a homely feel.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Pretty Picton

    This is a beautiful property and Picton is lovely. It was warm when we were there and our room was not air conditioned nor was there a fan so it was uncomfortable at night. On the plus side the breakfast was awesome and they offer a laundry service as well

    Colleen, 2 night romance trip, Jan 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful house in Picton

    We had a lovely time at Kippilaw House! The house was wonderful, the room was wonderful, the area was wonderful. A three course breakfast in the morning was tasty, and two old and cute dogs top off the house environment very nicely. Highly recommend staying here in Picton!

    1 night romance trip, Dec 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


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    1 night romance trip, Jun 7, 2018

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