About Us

Hello, we are your hosts Heather and Brier D'Arcy.

We are originally from Wellington, but have spent the last 20 years in Adelaide, South Australia, San Francisco, California and then the last 10 years in Dallas, Texas.

Heather has spent all of her professional career in IT, and has held Senior Leadership roles with EDS, Hewlett Packard and more recently DELL.

Brier, is in her senior year at University in Virginia, USA. While we are both American citizens, we still consider ourselves Kiwis and are thrilled that we have been able to return to Nelson, New Zealand and buy Sussex House. Heather loves the Victorian era and is a collector of antiques especially Victorian pieces (as you will see throughout the house).

It is our pleasure to welcome guests to Sussex House and allow you to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the house. At the same time, be able to experience the beauty and charm of Nelson and the surrounding areas. Nelson is blessed with wonderful cafés, beautiful walking trails, world class vineyards, markets with the freshest quality local fruit and vegetables, as well as some of the best artists and potters in the Region.

So come and experience Nelson through the charm and romantic atmosphere that Sussex House is known for. We look forward to seeing you soon.