Chambourcin Cottage was designed and built by Hawke’s Bay architect Steve McGavock.

Its vaulted ceilings and native timber features were inspired by his mentor, renowned New Zealand architect John Scott. The cottage was renovated and tastefully decorated in 2016 by the talented Bibby+Brady interior design team, using one-of-a-kind bespoke furniture crafted by master artisan Francois Guittenit at Le Workshop. The furnishings, bedding, fabrics, kitchenware, and amenities aim to provide a warm and inviting holiday experience.


The Cottage sits atop a rise offering lovely views over the vineyard, Heretaunga Plains, and the Kaweka and Huiarau ranges beyond. Our location is quiet and peaceful, yet only a short drive to the stunning cliffs of Cape Kidnappers, the popular village of Havelock North, and the historic city of Napier.


Chambourcin Cottage is fully self-catered and completely separate from the main dwelling. It comprises a charming master bedroom, office nook and loft, private covered patio, modern bathroom and laundry, and a full kitchen with coffee bar to enjoy the views. It also offers a spacious lounge with French doors opening to a sun-drenched garden patio just meters from the vineyard.


Whether you're planning a romantic getaway weekend or a week-long holiday, Chambourcin cottage is ideally suited for couples seeking to enjoy all that our coastal region has to offer. Perfect for a wedding accommodation, we are just minutes from Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate, Te Awanga and Beach House wineries.

We are enchanted with our cottage and hope you will be too.