About Us

The Cottages are a family run boutique accommodation business, so we take pride in offering our guests a personal touch. We are here to make your stay a memorable one, whether that be helping to guide you to the many attractions in the area or just leaving you to enjoy the quiet.

Meet Your Host

Like many New Zealanders Neil & I love to travel, both nationally and internationally.... we have been blessed to visit a number of different countries and cities since our early twenties.  Having settled in the Hawkes Bay region in 2011, after 10 years living in the South of England, our focus is now on promoting the regions many activities and adventures.  Clive Colonial Cottages was a fledgling business when we bought it and it has been great to meet many guests from many countries, to grow the business and take pride in the product we offer guests today.

We have three children (Zara 19, Zac 16 and Josh 10), plus two dogs (father and son Paua & Chester), cat (Namika) and a number of chickens (who deliver gorgeous eggs for our guests to enjoy as part of a first morning breakfast provisions package).

We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Kindest regards, 

Sandra & Neil Blake