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Blue Thistle Cottages

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168 Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
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#2 of 22 hotels in Te Anau
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Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, flat screen tv. Quality linen and fluffy bathrobes. We have a Fox Terrier, whom likes to announce your arrival. Also, we have 2 cats and some friendly Dexter cows, a goats and 2 sheep.
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Free parking
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Hiking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
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Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Toby G wrote a review May 2022
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We spent 4 wonderful nights here. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The cottage exceeded our pretty high expectations - we didn’t want to leave! 10/10 for cleanliness and facilities. So cosy and the mountain views are amazing. We’ll very happily stay here again when we’re visiting Te Anau. We were delighted with this place!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenny R wrote a review Nov 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay at Blue Thistle Cottages. Rachel was a lovely hostess and we had lovely chats with her about the local area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and country comfortable (the picture of the bed was what made me choose this place and it didn't disappoint). I loved the animals in the paddock right next door and the views of the mountains from the kitchen were spectacular. It was quiet and peaceful and close to town. Would highly recommend this place and go back there when visting Te Anau again. Jenny and Mike Christchurch
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Isobel Pankhurst wrote a review Oct 2021
St. Albans, United Kingdom1 contribution
Had an absolutely lovely stay. The cottage was clean and furbished really well, with all the amenities to be fully self contained. Had a lovely welcome from the owner when we arrived, and enjoyed the beautiful views from our cottage. It's also only a few minutes drive from the centre of Te Anau so a great location, but quiet and peaceful too. Really well priced for what was included, only wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 23 Oct 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the peace and quiet. It was a shame that you couldn't stay longer, maybe next time. Take care.
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Lynne wrote a review Sep 2021
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Blue Thistle Cottage was a delightful place to stay offering excellent, clean and comfortable facilities. From our cottage we had a partial view of Lake Te Anau and relaxing countryside. Close to the great eateries on offer in Te Anau and on the road directly leading to Milford Sound. We would certainly return to Blue Thistle Cottages and can highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 20 Oct 2021
It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and your recommendation. We hope to see you again. Take care.
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Karen S wrote a review Jul 2021
19 contributions17 helpful votes
Great communication. Lovely cottage with nice homely touches - being able to wrap up in warm dressing gowns after a cold day exploring was perfect! Amazing views of the snowy peaks opposite. Quiet, peaceful spot a few minutes out of town.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Thank you Karen. I am delighted that you enjoyed the view from your cottage and managed to get everything completed on your list of to do's in Te Anau. I agree, there is nothing better than a warm fluffy dressing gown after a cold day of exploring. Take care.
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Rob Renton wrote a review May 2021
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The cottage and Owner was really nice. When we went out for the evening the owner we came back to find the outside light turned on for us and the heaters on to make our stay the bit better. The cottages are just outside town so you can appreciate the night sky and the quiet of being away from traffic and other people.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 4 May 2021
It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. It's always nice to be able to return to your room and find it nice and warm. And it is wonderful that we had a clear night for you to be able to do a bit of star gazing. Take care.
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TRO wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here a few nights two years ago but came back this year for seven nights. It's very comfortable, clean and quiet -- and the service was perfect and personal. We love the farm setting and that it's a short drive out of Te Anau. It's very peaceful and makes for great stargazing. It was an ideal base for us to explore the area and take advantage of all the great day hikes.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 25 Apr 2021
It was our pleasure to have you back to stay with us, and thank you for the wonderful comments. It's nice to hear when our guests get to stargaze from the veranda of the cottages, I look up every night when I take Danny(our dog) to his kennel, and the stars never cease to amaze me. All the best, and maybe we will see you again in another two years.
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Nicole wrote a review Mar 2021
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Absolutely beautiful spot with lovely hosts. Great attention to detail, cleanliness and soooo well thought out!!!! Such nice people, even gave us a card and chocolates when they heard about our recent marriage 🙂 would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. Its always nice to hear when you have enjoyed the beauty of our little corner of the New Zealand. And again we would like to wish you all the best for your future together.
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Jeff wrote a review Feb 2021
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Stayed maybe 5 years ago and still fabulous. Very clean, so well appointed and amazing value. Private and some thoughtful touches with plenty of space. Highly recommended and will certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 18 Feb 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are delighted to hear that you felt our cottages were amazing value and well appointed. It would our pleasure to have you stay again. Best wishes.
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Fforde wrote a review Feb 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom447 contributions146 helpful votes
A five minute drive (if that) out of Te Anau means you can have a exceptionally quiet nights sleep. Large cottages with cooking facilitates, large bathrooms, comfortable bed and bedding, and numerous tv channels should you just want to blob. You’ll need a car to stay here. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 18 Feb 2021
We appreciate the time that you have taken to write a review for us. It is nice to hear that you thought our beds were comfortable and that you got a quiet nights sleep. Thank you again. All the best.
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionFiordland National ParkTe Anau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Thistle Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Thistle Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Kepler Track (6.0 km), Fiordland Cinema (2.6 km), and Lake Te Anau (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Thistle Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bao Now, Redcliff Restaurant & Bar, and Sandfly Cafe.
Does Blue Thistle Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Blue Thistle Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.