Historic Marlborough convent to be luxury accommodation

A historic convent outside Blenheim has been bought by the Marlborough Tour Company to provide luxury accommodation for the jet-set crowd.

The old St Mary’s convent was built in 1901 for the Sisters of Mercy in Blenheim.

It was later moved to its present location in Rapaura, 10 minutes outside Blenheim, where it has been used as a bed and breakfast and wedding venue.

Marlborough Tour Company general manager Scott McKenzie said the property, which would be renamed The Marlborough Lodge, made the company a “one-stop shop” for luxury experiences and accommodation.

Renovations will start in May and the former owner will operate from the site until then.

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