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Iain B

The highlight of our NZ Tour

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Jan 2024
We stumbled on this gem 10 years ago and were blown away by the standard of the cottage and the generous hospitality of Jane and Roger. Finally we made it back (Scotland is a long way away) and the charm of the cottage and warmth of the welcome were just superb. It was so good to be back and next time hopefully won’t take us 10 years.
If you want a place to stay close to Queenstown with lovely surroundings, very comfortable, spacious accommodation and a warm welcome then this is the place for you.
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2019

This was our second time staying in the Richmond (heart) cottage and we continue to love it. Jane and Roger are incredibly warm and welcoming, staying with them always feels like visiting a close friend. The Richmond has a functional kitchenette with nearly everything you need to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Jane is also a fabulous baker and will often bring over treats.

All accommodation is set back from the road, with trees and beautiful flowers. It’s not uncommon to wake up to the sound of birdsong. The Richmond cottage is adorable, perfect for a couple or solo traveller. This really is the ideal place to stay for a quiet, restful retreat in the Queenstown-Lakes district.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank jlweich
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Reviewed 21 February 2019

Our second stay at Orchard Cottage, this time in Richmond which was just as gorgeous. As usual absolutely the accommodation was spotless with Jane thinking of everything right down to the home baked muffins. Yum!!! Roger keeps the gardens in immaculate shape and all in all we can't fault this idyllic home from home. We would like to repeat the experience for many years to come.
Thank you Roger and Jane for making our stay so perfect.
Chris and Ross

Room tip: All perfect.
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

This cottage is the best self contained accommodation we have had the pleasure to stay in ( worldwide).To stay it's fully equipped, is an understatement.Jane & Roger provide everything you need and more. Immaculate cottage with excellent kitchen & bathroom amenities, peaceful setting within a few minutes drive to Arrowtown, plenty of tips, places to visit etc. Jane's home made muffins are the best.This is the go to place in and around Queenstown.By the way, the photos DO NOT do justice to this place.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Harold L
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Cottage is in a lovely setting with views to snow capped peaks on three sides. Comfortable lounge and two bedrooms. (one with two single beds accessed through the double). Well equipped kitchen and warm and cosy heating. Loved sitting on the veranda with a wine or a coffee. Private garden with clothes line and seating. Hosts friendly and very hospitable. Would love to visit again.

Room tip: See comment re bedrooms
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank 913janetn
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We appointed cottage, with a peaceful aspect to the mountains. Ideal for a couple or young family (the second bedroom is off the master bedroom). Little extras included home baking on arrival and a drop-off at the wedding we were attending. Lovely.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 1950BGN
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