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“Perfect cottage, perfect location, perfect hosts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Orchard Cottage

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Orchard Cottage
Ranked #45 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Perfect cottage, perfect location, perfect hosts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I can only add to what's been said before, everything is absolutely delightful! There are so many lovely little touches that make staying here extra special, everything has been thought of. Many thanks and best wishes to Jane and Roger.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Orchard cottage is a magical place and Jane the owner and host is probably the most thoughtful person in the world. We stayed here for two nights with our two kids and absolutely loved it. I would give it 6 stars if I could!

There are two bedrooms which are connected to each other (access to the second bedroom is through the first) so this may not work for two couples - but worked perfectly for our family.

Everything was in perfect order, spotlessly clean and beautifully setup. Jane had baked home made blueberry muffins for us. They were delicious! There was milk in the fridge and juices and lollipops for each of the kids. Jane had thoughtfully left two stamped postcards on the kitchen counter - to make it easy for kids to write postcards. There is a range of teas and coffee available in the kitchen.

Through the kitchen door is a beautiful little garden with beautiful outdoor furniture. The surroundings are a picture perfect rural setting. It is also convenient as it is about a 15minute drive from the centre of Queenstown.

Jane also allowed us a late checkout on the day we were leaving, as she did not have the place booked for that evening.

We wished we did not have so much sightseeing planned in Queenstown as we just wanted to chill out in this beautiful house. We will definitely be back next time we are in New Zealand!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Don't miss out on this fabulous accommodation. We came here 5 years ago and it was our first choice when we decided to return to Queenstown. The cottage is set near Lake Hayes away from commercial noise but only minutes from Arrowtown and about 15 minutes drive from Queenstown. The spacious cottage is set in a beautiful garden setting with views of the mountains. The cottage is just as shown in the photos although there are some extra thoughtful touches. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, in fact the cottage has everything you could ask for. The cottage has changed hands since we last stayed here but the owners are just as helpful and hospitable. We'll be staying here again in a couple of weeks. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

This cottage offers an island of comfort and tranquillity after - or instead of - enjoying the hustle and bustle of nearby Queenstown and Arrowtown. It is beautifully furnished and equipped, and in our case came with a welcoming tin of home-baked muffins.

The owners couldn't be more welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2009

What a find this was! Very comfortable accommodation in peaceful surroundings with spectacular views. There are cats and tame sheep. The owners were very helpful, letting us use their phone to book activities etc. The cottage is nearer to Arrowtown than Queenstown.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2009

Staying at Orchard Cottage was one of the highlights of our holiday in New Zealand. We stayed in the cottage, which has two bedrooms and perfectly accommodated our family of 5. There was lots of room, both inside and out.

The attention to detail is great, as was the price. The owners are` also delightful and very helpful. The location is about 10 minutes drive from Queenstown and quite close to Arrowtown. You would need a car to be staying here.

We look forward to returning to this place on day.

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  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2008

Try staying at Orchard Cottage located at 556 Speargrass Flats road. It is between Queenstown and Arrowtown. Great location, perfect bedrooms with bath, kitchenettes and sitting area all beautifully decorated and at a great price. The owners are really friendly. Great experience. We have stayed there twice.

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Property: Orchard Cottage
Address: 556 Speargrass Flat Road | Lake Hayes, R.D. 1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful two bedroomed self-contained cottage in private rural setting with mountain views. Main bedroom has a king bed, second bedroom with twin king singles can be made up as superking if required. The cottage is located well away from the main house for privacy and has a sunny verandah, its own garden with outdoor seating and bbq area plus ample parking. The cottage is very well equipped with full kitchen facilities, gas heat pump, electric blankets and ski boot drying rack for the cooler months with quality linen and all cleaning included. Home baking a speciality. Less than 5 minutes from historic Arrowtown and 15 minutes from Queenstown airport but in a quiet rural location yet only 20 minutes from the nearest skifield at Coronet Peak which can be seen from the property. Ideal as a base for the many activities on offer in the Queenstown and Lakes district or for a quiet getaway or romantic weekend. Let us know if your visit is for a special occasion. ... more   less 

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