Three Streams Raglan

Located in Te Uku, Three Streams offers two stylish properties available to book for the perfect Raglan getaway. The Local Rag spoke to owner Lucy Bourke about the boutique accommodation.

When did you start providing accommodation and what was your vision?

We opened the accommodation in 2018, about a year after we moved in. Our vision was to create a peaceful, private wee spot, close to Raglan, that incorporated nature and was a little bit unique. 

What experience did you create for your guests?

We aimed to create an experience of being away from it all but close enough to Raglan to pop down town and get great coffee, food, and the Raglan experience. 

We also like to showcase some of Raglan’s artwork and produce, and every guest gets fresh farm eggs from our chooks, seasonal fruit, Dreamview milk, and local Raglan Coffee. 

How has the experience of hosting been for you and the family?

We’ve really enjoyed the sense of achievement that has come from creating both the spaces. Callum and I make a great team – both in creating the units and in the ongoing upkeep of the property. It’s also given me the ability to be flexible for the kids, and with the help of our awesome cleaner, Trace, I’m free to be full time Mum also. 

How has the business developed over the years?

Blackwood cabin is our newest addition, which we had built bespoke offsite in 2021. I absolutely love the feeling of the huge windows looking out into the bush – and the outdoor bath is my favourite spot! 

Have you noticed changes in occupancy trends over the time you have been involved?

As you can imagine the last few years has been solely NZ travellers but we’re starting to see overseas guests come back, which is great for the town! 

What aspect of hosting do you most enjoy?

We get a real buzz when we get great feedback and know that someone has enjoyed their stay and had a fab time in Raglan.

What is your general feedback from guests?

People enjoy the unique setting and being in a private, peaceful place but still experiencing the Raglan vibe and brand. 

Three Streams Retreat sells gift vouchers and offers mid week stays for local getaways. Get in touch with Lucy threestreams.co.nz