Nick Ferrier is looking to rent out two luxury suites and an apartment in the historic Warwick House. Photo: Kate Russell.

‘Fairytale’ rooms up for rent

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Have you ever dreamed of living in the tower of a 165 year old castle? Well, here’s your opportunity.

Two lavish suites and one apartment are coming up for rent in Nelson’s historic Warwick House on Brougham St at the end of May for four months.

It’s the first time that owners Nick and Jenny Ferrier have rented out the rooms for people to live in, as it normally operates as a boutique bed and breakfast.

On offer will be the upstairs ‘Tower suite’ and ‘Bayview suite’ for $350 per week, each offering a luxury bedroom, lounge, en suite, fridge, and microwave not to mention some breathtaking views.

Both will have use of a kitchenette, verandas and decks, as well as the ballroom and its baby grand piano.

Downstairs there is a two bedroom, self-contained apartment available for $420 per week.
Nick says they want to utilize the rooms over winter, with it generally being a quieter time of year.

“We’ll still have three bed and breakfast rooms available for other guests, but this will just help to use those rooms over that time.”

Warwick house was built in 1854 for wealthy English merchant Alfred Fell. It has changed hands several times – once being used as a gentleman’s boarding house.

In 1941, it was divided up into five internal apartments, and remained that way for 70 years until it was purchased by Nick and Jenny in 2003, who have lovingly restored all 35 rooms in the house.

“The rooms would be perfect for professional couples or someone living in Nelson for fixed-term work – it’s not really suitable for children,” says Nick.

“I think it would make for a pretty cool experience.”

The two suites and apartment will be available from May – September. Viewing by appointment only, for enquiries, email Nick at enquiries@warwick house.co.nz