McCormick House

Rooms & Suites

 Private Rooms & Entire House Accommodations

Your special accommodation in Picton is set in a private, half acre native garden with outdoor seating areas, full size petanque terrain, separate guest dining and lounge areas with open fireplace and stereo system, indoor and outdoor art by local New Zealand artists and sculptors.

Complimentary off street parking, luggage and document storage are always available.

A comprehensive library of local books and extensive range of DVDs, book exchange and board games, complimentary wireless internet. Office services including printing, scanning and loading photos to CD.

The three guest bedrooms are quite individual, created with the expertise of a professional interior designer. Quirky features include:

  • pedestal mounted clawfoot bath in the bedroom of the Captain’s Room
  • New Zealand Pacific theme incorporating blue lighting in the Boatshed Room
  • Curved wall ensuite with multi-jet double shower and private spa bath for the Palm Room

All rooms have sumptuously comfortable beds with 100% pure Egyptian cotton linen.

Contact your hosts for exclusive use options for all guest rooms.

The Palm Room

For your perfect Marlborough honeymoon, wedding aniversary or that romantic getaway, this special room features a luxurious king size four poster bed with 100% Egyptian cotton linen.

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

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 The Captain’s Room

The Captains’ Room captures a romantic formal elegance with luxurious super king  bed and 100% Egyptian cotton linen.

Room can be set up with twin beds. Please ask when booking.                                                      

Soak in your large, antique claw foot bath,  set on a tiled pedestal, with private bush views

Complimentary locally made soaps and toiletries.

Room includes a fully tiled en-suite with double size shower.

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The Boatshed Room

The Boat Shed Room offers a relaxed New Zealand  Pacific theme. 

Sunny bay window overlooking your private native garden and pétanque terrain.

Luxurious queen size slat bed with 100% Egyptian cotton linen and electric blanket.

Cane lounge chairs, luggage racks, ceiling fan and feature lighting. internet are all provided in your room.                                           

Fully tiled en-suite, with double size shower.                                        Local hand made natural soaps and toiletries 



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All Rooms Include…



Free WiFi

Complimentary password protected WIFi in rooms and outdoor areas. 

Free Parking

 Free off street parking beside house.

Vehicle storage may be available on request.

Bedroom Comforts

Locally made soaps and toiletries

100% Egyptian cotton linen.

Courtesy Transfers

Contact Hosts  for free pick up from interisland ferry, train or bus. Please book by prior arrangement. 

Laundry Service

 Our local laundry can collect, process and deliver your laundry to McCormick House.  


Full size (12m x 3m) on site petanque terrain with boules and rules. 

In Room Phone

Contact hosts or other guest rooms via  in house telephone intercom system.


Document scanning, printing and filing information to USB is available by request.

Coffee, Tea Drink Station

 Convenient access to a superior range of complimentary teas, coffee and cold drinks.


Secure luggage and document storage is always available for returning guests from the Queen Charlotte Track or Link Pathway.

Checkin & Checkout

Check in from 3pm and check out by 10am. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 30 days of arrival date: 20% forfeit of the total booking price.
Cancellations within 14 days of arrival date: 50% forfeit of the total booking price.
Cancellations within 7 days of arrival date: 100% forfeit of the total booking price.

Cancellations affect us greatly. We recommend travel insurance.

Cancellation Due to Government-imposed Travel Bans:

If you cannot travel due to a Government-imposed travel ban or border closure, we can transfer your booking to a later date with no penalty or transfer fee as long as this is within the next 12 months from your original date. This will depend on availability and differences in the  price may apply. Otherwise, our standard cancellation policy applies.



Location & Nearby Attractions

 The picturesque seaside town of Picton is your ideal base to explore New Zealands largest wine region, safe water activities, walking and mountain biking tracks. 



  Le Café, the restaurant with one of the best waterfront views
Cafe Cortado  -South American flair, overlooking Queen Charlotte Sound

Oxleys – London Quay – Fresh local fare – resturant and bar

Gusto – in Main Street for lunch in the sun.

Sea Breeze – London Quay

Scoozi Woodfire Pizza – In Main Street opposite gas station

Indian – In Main Street 

Thai Panda – Auckland Street

Fish & Chips – Kiwi Takeaway – Wellington St

Sight Seeing

Picton’s Victoria Domain viewpoint of Queen Charlotte Sound, Mabel Island, Mt Stokes.

Karaka Point historic Maori Pa site.




Bars & Lounges

Seumes’ Irish Pub – in Wellington St 

The Crow Tavern – Nelson Square

The Thirsty Pig – in Main Street


Shows & Entertainment

Omaka Aviation Heritage centre – One of the World’s largest collections of WW1 aircraft.

 The Diversion Art Gallery on the Picton waterfront – Contempory fine art by prominent New Zealand artists.

Biking & Hiking

There are many trails and tracks offering a different perspective of Picton port town.
Victoria Domain has access to many walking options from along the foreshore to Bob’s Bay, or the Snout track. 

The Picton to Waikawa Bay track is very popular with locals and visitors.
Essons Valley has a gentle grade to either the Barnes or Humphries Dams, through unspoilt river valley of indigenous forests.
For those who prefer a more challenging hike, the Tirohanga Track offers spectacular vistas overlooking Picton and the Queen Charlotte Sound.
There is also an abundance of local mountain bike tracks, from gentle to challenging.

The Link Pathway is a 42km walking and cycling trail between Picton and Havelock, and linking to the end of the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough.

Day Trips

Explore the Marlborough wine and cuisine region and make a round trip via Queen Charlotte Drive between Picton and Havelock. 

Anakiwa and the Queen Charlotte Track.

Port Underwood Road round trip to Picton.



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