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The Old Orchard Cottage

SuperhostSaint Bathans, Otago, New Zealand
Entire cottage hosted by Alison
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1.5 baths
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A beautiful fully self contained 2 bedroom holiday home in the charming historic village of St Bathans, Central Otago. Built using the traditional method of mud brick with 2 bedrooms (double beds) and a sofa in the lounge that converts to a double bed. A warm and cosy little home with all modern amenities. Ideal for Rail trail riders, families, or a quiet romantic get away from the maddening crowds.

The space
We have created a beautifully appointed cosy cottage to escape the rigours of city life and in keeping with the historical location we used the traditional construction of mud bricks giving the place a vintage look but with all modern amenities inside. The cottage is warm and cosy in the winter and cool in the summer.

Guest access
Guests have full use of the cottage.

Other things to note
Please leave the cottage as you found it, clean and presentable and do your dishes before you leave.

Please leave sheets and towels in the bathroom to be washed. We have a property manager who will take care of that.

There is no land line phone or cell phone access at this stage but up the hill behind the cottage or a short drive up Downs Road at the other end of the village you will get all the coverage you want.

Please bring drinking water with you as St Bathans water supply is serviced by a dam and water races. Boiled water is fine for hot drinks.
A beautiful fully self contained 2 bedroom holiday home in the charming historic village of St Bathans, Central Otago. Built using the traditional method of mud brick with 2 bedrooms (double beds) and a sofa in the lounge that converts to a double bed. A warm and cosy little home with all modern amenities. Ideal for Rail trail riders, families, or a quiet romantic get away from the maddening crowds…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities

Hair dryer
Washing machine
Heating
Wi-Fi
Essentials
First aid kit
Indoor fireplace
Pack ’n Play/travel cot
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews

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Location

Saint Bathans, Otago, New Zealand

St Bathans is in a New Zealand registered Heritage area. The village was once a bustling gold mining town and the Blue Lake was formed when the gold mining ceased. There are many old ruins and interesting historical features that make this little place fascinating. The lake is lovely to swim in during the summer, ideal for kayaking or paddle boarding, and the Otago Rail Trail is nearby. Bicycles can be hired in Omakau (30 minutes away) if you want to ride the trail. the local hotel is the very beautiful Vulcan Hotel which has a bar and restaurant (bookings essential). There is a well appointed little supermarket in Omakau for supplies. The nearest large towns are Ranfurly and Alexandra, and many smaller villages such as Naseby, Oturehua, Opha, Omakau, and Clyde to explore. Queenstown is just 1.5 hours away by car.
St Bathans is in a New Zealand registered Heritage area. The village was once a bustling gold mining town and the Blue Lake was formed when the gold mining ceased. There are many old ruins and interesting his…

Hosted by Alison

Joined in April 2016
  • 37 Reviews
  • Superhost
My husband and I are NZ born and bred and relaxed easy going individuals who are passionate about our country we live in especially Central Otago. We own and run Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours Ltd a nationwide motorcycle tour and rental company, and now we offer our holiday home as holiday accommodation. We live in Diamond Harbour on the Banks Peninsula near Christchurch.
My husband and I are NZ born and bred and relaxed easy going individuals who are passionate about our country we live in especially Central Otago. We own and run Te Waipounamu Moto…
During your stay
We live 6 hours away, but the cottage is cared for by a local manager.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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