This week’s wildly-unique holiday homes takes us to New Zealand where the real world and fantasy seem to blur into each other in the most fascinating way.

The moment I bumped into the picture of the property above, I was taken aback a few years when as a child I used to recite the following nursery rhyme and wonder…

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

The owners invite you to enjoy a fairytale experience  in the quiet luxury of The Boot. Located in the heart of the Tasman region the Boot offers the ideal setting for unwinding from the hurley burley of life.

It is also ideally placed to explore all the bounty this area has to offer – beaches, mountains, Abel Tasman National Park, wineries, galleries, cafes, golf courses, the city of Nelson and quaint villages and towns.

The Boot is a fully equipped self-catering cottage with a courtyard offering a sheltered outdoor space surrounded by a fragrant garden, ideal for soaking up the Tasman sunshine on sun loungers or enjoying long evenings of alfresco dining by the fire.

Discover more about The Boot.