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McCormick House


21 Leicester Street
Picton 7220
New Zealand

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+ 64 3 573 5253


+64 21 2989106

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Set in a quiet, sunny location on half an acre of private, established, woodland gardens, historic McCormick House is ideally located, just 3 minutes drive from Inter island ferry or train station.

Our queen, king, super king or twin, en-suite bedrooms, are in comparably different in style, but all boast sumptuous 100% Egyptian cotton linens and personalised toiletries. Features include double Jacuzzi, large antique claw foot bath and double size showers.

In-house antipasto platter option, with an extensive local wine selection. Complimentary gourmet breakfasts and wi-fi, Free local transfers, parking, car and luggage storage for returning guests.

Large mature forest gardens, petanque terrain, private guest dining and lounge areas.

Eco-friendly McCormick House is 15 minutes walk from, boat cruises, kayaking, hiking, sailing, fishing, wine tours and dolphin swimming. Near Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough wineries. Picton has many of New Zealand’s best scenic, short bush walks and mountain bike trails.

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McCormick House

Historic Home…Sympathetically Restored

McCormick House was architecturally designed and built for one of Picton’s earliest Colonial settlers, Scotsman Donald McCormick. Today, this gracious Picton home has been extensively restored, sympathetically retaining its beautiful, original native rimu timber panelling, staircase and fireplaces. Featuring half an acre of private established, award winning native gardens.

The three ensuite bedrooms are incomparably different in style, but all boast sumptuous 100% Egyptian cotton linen throughout. Features include double Jacuzzi, large antique claw foot bath and huge double showers.

Choose from:

  • The Palm Room with double spa bath
  • The Captain’s Room with large claw-foot bath
  • The Boatshed Room with New Zealand Pacific theme


Leisurely Gourmet Breakfasts……..

Where else in Marlborough can you savour leisurely gourmet breakfasts featuring freshly squeezed orange juice, organic home grown produce from the garden; the freshest eggs courtesy of the McCormick House hens, local salmon from Queen Charlotte Sound, home baked bread and muesli with freshly ground coffee or choose from a superior selection of teas?


Ideally located, just 5 minutes drive from the Interisland ferry, local bus or train station. Carl or Jeanne are happy to provide transfers by prior arrangement.

McCormick House is set in a quiet, sunny location overlooking picturesque, native bush and only minutes walk from Picton town centre, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, stunning Queen Charlotte Sound waterfront scenery, kayaking, boat cruises, parasailing, horse treks, mountain biking, eco-tours and Picton bush walks.


Jeanne & Carl care about their environment with a commitment to recycling, conserving resources, solar water heating, composting, environmental projects and reducing energy needs. They are happy to share ideas with you.


From the High street roundabout, continue 1.5km along Waikawa Road, then turn right into Leicester St. McCormick House is on the right, number 21, our driveway is just before the intersection of Milton Terrace. Guest parking is up the driveway, on the right.

Nearby Activities…

Flightseeing, Paragliding, Arts & Crafts, Cultural Attractions, Heritage Attractions, Museums, Farms, Gardens, Scenic Attractions, Wineries, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Golf, Horse Treks, Miscellaneous Madness, Walking/Trekking, Boat Cruises, Diving, Sailing, Saltwater Canoeing & Kayaking, Bird Watching, Dolphins, Other Wildlife, Penguins, Seals, Whale Watching

Nearby popular destinations…

Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs


From $390 to $490 per room per night. Single rates less $30

McCormick HouseFeaturing a New Zealand / Pacific theme, providing casual elegance. Sunny bay window overlooks the private native garden and petanque terrain. Luxurious queen size slat bed with 100% Egyptian cotton linen and electric blanket . Cane lounge chairs, luggage rack, ceiling fan and feature lighting.In room alarm clock radio, direct dial telephone, modem port, TV & DVD. The ensuite is fully tiled, with double size shower, heated towel rail, wall heater and hair drier. 100% cotton robes and Egyptian cotton towels. Hand made soaps and toiletries are provided for your convenience.
McCormick HouseMcCormick HouseThis special room features a luxurious king size four poster bed with 100% Egyptian cotton linen.

Relax on your seagrass sun loungers or soak in your double spa bath with a glass of bubbly and enjoy native garden vistas from your private sun gallery.

The Italian marble and tiled, curved-wall ensuite has a multi-jet double shower.

McCormick HouseLuxuriously appointed super king size bed or two super king singles.

100% Egyptian cotton linen and electric blankets are supplied.

100% cotton robes and Egyptian cotton towels.

Local hand made natural soaps and toiletries are provided for your convenience.

Relax in a large claw foot bath, set in your bedroom on a tiled pedestal, with private bush views.

c33_carl jeanne photo 2Your Hosts Jeanne & Carl ….Jeanne has a background in finance as a banking executive, an invaluable asset in the daily running of McCormick House. She is also very passionate about her garden and catering to the whims of their 2 cats, ‘Libby’ and ‘Toby’. Carl, a designer and restorer of fine furniture, loves making and restoring early New Zealand colonial furniture. Together they enjoy bush walks visiting wineries, fine dining and boating.

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