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The Last Straw Cottage

Mt Heslington Road, Brightwater New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Brightwater
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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TodayIsOurDay wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia55 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at the picturesque Last Straw Cottage and found it to be practically perfect in every way. The hosts have thought of everything. Breakfast provisions are included, there are 3 stunning bedrooms upstairs, everything you'd need in the kitchen, a laundry, and stunning surrounds in a peaceful little corner of NZ. Thank you Lynne for having us, we loved the open fire (even though it was October we needed it!) and all the added touches were appreciated (fresh muffins, bathrobes, bottle of wine, chocolates, lovely toiletries etc). We recommend the Last Straw unreservedly, we loved it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
kellybeavy wrote a review Apr 2019
25 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Last Straw Cottage for 4 nights in December 2018 and I can't describe how special this place was. It was our favourite accommodation on our trip and about half the price of the other luxury beach house we stayed in. As they say, it's all in the detail and everything has been thought of with loving care here. From the fresh produce to the fireplace, games and stunning garden full of birds. We have very high standards when it comes to accommodation and this place was so comfortable, welcoming and homely. The pictures don't do it justice. You will love it!
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
TNDuck wrote a review Aug 2018
Nashville, Tennessee40 contributions41 helpful votes
I’m hesitant to write a review for the Last Straw Cottage. Sometimes the finest things are best kept secret. But, as a compliment to the owners I will say that this property was by far our favorite stop on our vacation/work trip to New Zealand. This is a Peaceful, remote, clean and comfortable accommodation and the owners do a fantastic job making the place feel like a home away from home. The refrigerator had ample supplies upon arrival as well as fresh bread and muffins on the counter. There was a beautiful fireplace and the property allows you to either explore or just sit back and take in the view of the countryside. Grocery stores were a short drive away as well as some very nice local restaurants. During the day there are national parks in any direction to explore. Our whole family quickly decided this was by far the nicest and most memorable place we stayed during our trip to New Zealand and we would recommend it highly.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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gordonklan wrote a review Nov 2017
Hervey Bay, Australia38 contributions16 helpful votes
What a gem! An incredibly built venue with quirky yet very stylish decor. The cottage has been very tastefully decorated and you spend hours looking at the thoughtfully chosen items within. It was sooooooo private and allowed for a very intimate stay. Yet could also suit families. The cottage is situated away from the main house and you feel like you are all alone in heaven. The scenic surrounding farmland allows for just sitting and enjoying or getting out on foot or on the bike. The hosts were lovely warm and welcoming but respected our privacy. There were thoughtful touches from the baked goods on arrival, the St Claire’s wine, the box of chocolates, fresh bread and farm eggs which added to the quality of the visit. Don’t forget the goods in the fridge and pantry. There are shops and restaurants only 5 minutes away, but why would you want to leave the cottage! Definite value for money and we can’t wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Weiguang53 wrote a review Feb 2017
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution3 helpful votes
This beautiful country house have everything you could need, in peaceful and picture perfect surrounds. All the details inside the home that you can feel the love and care from the host. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you very much, Lynne and Jon!!
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$176 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionBrightwater
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Last Straw Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to The Last Straw Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Ngarua Caves (5.3 km), Nelson Lakes National Park (5.8 km), and Gardens of the World (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Last Straw Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Last Straw Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Last Straw Cottage?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Last Straw Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Last Straw Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wakefield Bakery, The Villa, and Headquarters Cafe & Bar.
Does The Last Straw Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, The Last Straw Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Last Straw Cottage?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.