Luxury Castle for Large Groups and Events in Nelson, New Zealand

Castle in Upper Moutere, South Island

16 guests • 14 beds

3.9
10 reviews

The Mudcastle is nestled in the picturesque Neudorf Valley, a 45-minute drive from Nelson city. It offers self-catering accommodation in a stunning location, perfect for couples seeking complete privacy or for small groups wanting a unique getaway.
Hand-built using local materials by owners Kevin & Glenys, it’s surrounded by beautiful gardens which you’re welcome to relax in & minutes away from the region’s iconic wineries and many other attractions.
The owners live in separate quarters on the property. They will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. Your group will be the only guests staying at the Mudcastle and you will have exclusive use of the entire Castle.
There are 3 suites with ensuite bathrooms. Additionally, the castle features 5 bedrooms all sharing three additional bathrooms comprising 3 toilets, 3 showers & 1 bath. All rooms have fluffy robes & slippers, complimentary toiletries & towels & heating. There’s a comfortable lounge area & library.

We encourage you to visit The Mudcastle website for full details on our unique accommodation. Up to 16 guests can spread out across 8 bedrooms. Up to 4 additional guests are permitted by arrangement only, on rollaway beds added to existing room configuration at $55 per bed per night.
# 1 The Peach Suite - queen bed & ensuite. Separate entrance, kitchenette & small dining area plus private plunge pool. Tea & coffee facilities.
#2 The Gold Turret - queen bed & ensuite. Located away from the main Castle. Tea & coffee facilities. The plush ensuite bathroom is located down a spiral staircase.
First Floor Suite & Rooms all offer beautiful views and space to relax.
#3 The Rose Suite - king bed, single bed & ensuite. Tea & coffee facilities.
#4 The Green Room - queen bed, shared bathroom facilities.
#5 The Yellow Room - double bed, shared bathroom facilities.
#6 The Pink Room - queen bed, shared bathroom facilities.
#7 The Apricot Room - single bed, shared bathroom facilities.
#8 The Lilac Room - twin single beds, shared bathroom facilities.
Rooms 7&8 are accessed via a second staircase.

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Features and services

Beds

  • 1 King-size bed

  • 4 Queen-size beds

  • 1 Double bed

  • single-bed

    4 Twin/Single beds

  • single-bed

    4 Extra Beds additional charge

Most popular features

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • Bathtub

  • Heating

  • Private Outdoor pool

  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Microwave

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • Water sports

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Wine tasting

  • Golfing

  • Meditation

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Where you will stay

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Upper Moutere, South Island

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
Located just outside Nelson, New Zealand, this magnificent castle is surrounded by peaceful, rolling countryside. To the east, guests will find Rabbit Island, Ruby Bay, and Tasman Bay. To the west, they will find Kahurangi National Park, which encompasses 1,745 square miles of pristine natural beauty. To the south, they will find Mount Richmond Forest Park, which offers 640 more square miles of forests and mountains, as well as Nelson Lakes National Park. The site is about 40 minutes from the city of Nelson and it is five hours north of Christchurch. The journey from Wellington takes about six and a half hours with ferry transportation included.
Activities near Upper Moutere
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Water sports

  • Biking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • surf-board

    Stand-up paddleboarding

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Wine tasting

  • Meditation

  • Wildlife watching

  • Golfing

With Tasman Bay and three National Parks nearby, guests will find an abundance of outdoor activity options in the surrounding area, including hiking, biking, rafting, sea-kayaking, cruising, sailing, jet boating, stand-up paddleboarding, kite surfing, fishing, and canyoning. Wine and beer aficionados can visit a number of boutique wineries and craft breweries in the region. Those craving adventures can go skydiving through Skydive Abel Tasman, and those seeking arts and culture can visit art galleries and museums, such as the Nelson Provincial Museum.
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Property reviews

3.9 overall rating
Overall experience
3.9
Cleanliness
3.9
Activities
3.9
Nature surroundings
3.9
Uniqueness
3.9
Comfort
3.9
10 Reviews

Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Early check-in available at an extra charge

  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
    Late check-out available at an extra charge

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

Cancellation policy

Fifteen

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Additional info

Pets and smoking are not permitted.

This property has been featured as a top 10 wedding destination by Airbnb, in addition to being a finalist on the television show, "My House, My Castle" and featured on a UK television series called, "The World's Most Extreme Homes."

We encourage you to visit The Mudcastle website for full details on our unique accommodation.
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