We are a family of five ( three teenage daughters). We stayed for three nights at Mill Cottage. After a long drive we arrived at Akaroa and our first impressions were..." this place looks wonderful!!" and after three days we were sad to leave as we truely loved our stay at Mill Cottage. The cottage has been lovingly resotred to its former glory and sits in a large very well looked after and beautiful garden and is a 5 minute walk to the village. The cottage is very comfortable with a master bedroom downstairs and two smaller bedrooms upstairs. I suggest you look at the web site to see pictures as it is really that lovely! The hosts ( Alistar and Rosie) went out of there way to help make our stay enjoyable and nothing was too much trouble. As we were unware the cottage has no oven ( it does has hotplates to cook on) we had purchased a roast for dinner. This was not a hassle as Rosie gave us a roasting pan to prepapre the meat and popped it in her oven and brought the cooked meal to us at the cottage. At all times both Alistar and Rosie were fantastic hosts. I highly recommend Mill Cottage to anyone who wants a lovely cottage in Akaroa with kind and generous hosts. This was one of our favourite places to stay in New Zealand.