Get ready to get rested!

Beautiful newly restored 1860s early settlers cottage

Charming, cosy, unspoiled and with modern facilities.

Stay on the stunning Otago Peninsula in this 160 year genuine old cottage that is warm and bright with comfortable beds & lovely private gardens.

The perfect location just minutes from the various penguin, albatross & wildlife colonies, famous Larnach Castle, spectacular clear night skies and all other activities and sights on the iconic Otago Peninsula.

A 30 minute drive from Dunedin city and 50 minutes from the airport.

 

Fabulous beds and cosy rooms

Come and try an original tiny home! It’s not super tiny but it is snuggly.

There are three bedrooms all with very comfortable beds suitable for adults or children.  Downstairs is the main bedroom with a queen sized bed, bedside tables, sunny couch, luggage stand and set of drawers for your clothes and bits and pieces.

 Up the attic stairs and under the steeply  pitched original roof are two picturesque loft rooms.  One has a double bed, bedside tables, shelving and blanket box. The other room has two single beds, small seat looking out the Rapunzel window and a small drawer with shelves.  Both these rooms give a sense of what living in the olden days used to be like!

The cottage is super warm. It lies beautifully to the sun and even in winter it heats up in minutes with it's small footprint, new cladding and insulation. Extra bed covers, electric heaters, hot water bottles and electric blankets are all available in case you need them and want to be extra toasty.

Tea, coffee, linen, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soaps and cleaning supplies are all provided.

Main bedroom basking in the sunshine

Main bedroom basking in the sunshine

Upstairs bedroom

Upstairs bedroom

Upstairs single beds

Upstairs single beds

 

Kitchen, living room and bathroom

The cottage is self-catering and self-contained. Kitchen facilities include microwave, a small oven and a large fridge freezer. All you need is here, just bring your food. The largest food shops are in Dunedin although Portobello has a small store. Depending on the time of your stay, there is a good chance you will be able to eat from the large organic garden at your front door.

The modern newly built bathroom has a shower and beautiful stained glass inserts in the ceiling. You will be drinking and also bathing in lovely soft rainwater, so good for your skin.

There are many conservation and wildlife books on the local area, also novels, cards, games, TV and free wifi. Tea, coffee and detergent is supplied.

Bathroom

Bathroom

Lovely bathroom door

Lovely bathroom door

The Library - books, brochures, menus, games and a seat in the sun

The Library - books, brochures, menus, games and a seat in the sun

Bathroom

Bathroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Sunny sitting space inside

Sunny sitting space inside

 

Facilities and parking

Parking is close to the front of cottage and you have your own entrance.  Just walk up the garden path to the welcoming front door. This is where you will find the lockbox.

There are several charming, sunny seating spots. The garden is bountiful

The cottage has its own water supply from rainwater which is wonderful to drink and bathe in. Although we must ask that you take care and not waste the water if we are in a dry season - thank you for being considerate and not wasteful!

The cottage is on the lovely new harbour cycle track, you can hire bikes locally and go as far as you want.

There is a full range of tourist information, detailed maps and bus timetables in the cottage for your convenience.

Eggs and organic seasonal vegetables may be available depending when you visit.

We, the owners, can assist as requested. We can provide further information, tours and meals if that is what you want. However your privacy is respected at all times. This is your holiday! There are several other options available for a personalized visit. Just contact us.

Mine hosts - ready to help you!

Mine hosts - ready to help you!

Sunny protected sitting spot for you

Sunny protected sitting spot for you

Beautiful private gardens

Beautiful private gardens

When you see this sign, you have arrived!

When you see this sign, you have arrived!

The roadside gate to look out for

The roadside gate to look out for

Happy ducklings having a swim

Happy ducklings having a swim

Our chickens

Our chickens

Mother Hen and Babies

Mother Hen and Babies

A parade of our ducks

A parade of our ducks

Location and Portobello Village

(3.4km away)

 

The cottage is ever so close to wonderful scenery and landscapes as well as the harbour and seafront coasts. It is just a short walk to the waterfront from the front door.

The area is famous for conservation and wildlife - penguins, seals, sea lions, albatrosses, New Zealand native birds. Also it is a frequent haunt for its walks, surf beaches, fishing, star and night gazing.

Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle, is a short drive away.

Portobello Village and Bay has a
historic pub, a
well stocked store,
several great restaurants and cafes,
arts and crafts, a launderette and a small museum.

The cottage is
about 50 minutes drive from airport and 30 minutes drive to Dunedin Central City.  We are on the bus route to and from the city, a half hourly service operates from Portobello. We can arrange pick up from the airport or other points by prior agreement.

 

 
IMG_1326.jpg

Sea Lion

On a nearby beach

fullsizeoutput_3cf.jpg

Yellow-eyed Penguin (Hoiho)

Ten minutes away

Boatshed at harbourside, ten minute walk away

Boatshed at harbourside, ten minute walk away

Portobello Bay

Portobello Bay