Located in the peaceful small historic village of St Bathans this cottage is a new build with an old feel. We used mud bricks to build the cottage in keeping with the local culture of the village, and inside we have created a lovely comfortable home with all modern facilities.
This cottage is an ideal place to base yourself if you want to explore the beautiful central Otago district. We are only 1.5 hours from Queenstown and only 40 minutes from Alexandra and Ranfurly. Nearby attractions are Naseby, Oterahura, Omakau and of course the Otago Rail Trail.
Directly across the road from the cottage is the famous Blue Lake which is a remnant of the old gold mining days, originally a 70 meter deep gold sluicing mine, now a recreational lake. The village itself is ideal for anyone who might be a history buff. There is a lot to explore and discover there. The Vulcan Hotel is about 200 metres along the road and is ideal for dining out or a convivial drink with the locals.
For night sky enthusiasts there is no light pollution and we get the most outstanding starry nights for star watching.
The climate is typical of the area with hot dry summers and brisk cool winters. St Bathans is gorgeous no matter what the weather does !
Smoking allowed outside only.
No parties please.
Please take your rubbish with you when you go as St Bathans has no rubbish collection service.
Please leave the house in a tidy condition when you leave, we do ask that you do your dishes before you go.
Please leave your used linen in the washing basket in the bathroom.
There is WIFI and cell phone cover at the cottage.
Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to do the dishes before you leave.