Historic Cottage stylishly renovated close to city

Cottage | Nelson City | #11474

8.2/10 (5 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Only 5 minutes walk to the City hub with its cafes, market and galleries. Hospital, schools nearby.
  • Stylishly renovated to create a warm comfortable character home away from home.
  • !0 minutes walk to the Grampians & Maitai river. Both areas dog friendly for walking/swimming.

Set in a Historic Precinct, close to the city, built around 1870, Dear Cottage 224 is stylishly restored, renovated, decorated and fully furnished to create a warm comfortable character home away from home.

Walk to town in about 5 minutes to enjoy the galleries and cafes. Visit Nelson's famous Saturday Market or walk beside the Maitai River. Set two minutes from Nelson College for Girls, and 5 minutes walk to Hampden Street Primary School, Nelson College and another five minutes to the Hospital. Grampians and Maitai Valley walkways are close by. Beaches and rivers are 5-10 minutes by car.

The house has polished wooden floors and a newly upgraded kitchen opening onto a large comfortable sunny living room with easy access to the patio and fully fenced back garden for lazing in the sun, or the kids to run around in. There's even a small raised vegetable garden with a few herbs and seasonal vegetables for your enjoyment. Carpets and hush glass in the bedrooms provide winter warmth and peaceful nights.

All the rooms are decorated with beautiful quality window dressings, the beds are comfortably dressed with fresh cotton sheets, feather and down duvets, new pillows, and the bathroom with thick fluffy towels. The living room has comfortable sofas, a TV and stereo system, as well as a desk.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils and table ware, cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, espresso machine and microwave. The laundry is equipped with washing machine and dryer.

On the patio is a barbeque and outdoor table and chairs. A small shed will keep your bikes dry.

We are pet friendly by negotiation.


Special conditions: Dog owners wishing to bring their pets must discuss this with the owners before booking. Dogs generally will be allowed inside, but not on the furniture or in the bedrooms. All evidence of dogs must be removed on vacating the property.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • 3rd Bedroom

    1 x Single bed

  • 4th Bedroom

    1 x Single bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $45.00 per stay (required); Linen $5.00 per person (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
1 October- 30 April
08-Dec-16 to 30-Apr-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (15)

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  • The location is perfect, a five minute walk to town

    The location is perfect, a five minute walk to town.

    Molton 100%|2x Feb 2016

  • A nice property, with good features

    A nice property, with good features. The bedrooms do suffer a bit with the noise from the main road outside - if you're a light sleeper you may want to look elsewhere. It's a large and spacious, however.

    chrissparks87 100%|5x Apr 2015

  • We loved staying in the Dear Cottage

    We loved staying in the Dear Cottage. The cottage had a really lovely, homely feel to it. It had everything we needed. The location was very central and you could easily walk to the town centre. We had no problems finding a parking space outside the cottage. We would love to stay again.

    EmmaLBooth 100%|11x Feb 2015

  • The property was ideally located to walk into Nelson and the fully...

    The property was ideally located to walk into Nelson and the fully fenced back yard was perfect for our dogs. The cottage was charming and had everything we needed. Unfortunately the main bedrooms at the front of the house are right on a busy main road and we did find the foot traffic late at night annoying (we were there over the Xmas/New Year period) and the noise from one of the next door neighbours late at night was also disturbing.

    KariH995 100%|1x Jan 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    I am glad you feel (manager feedback) that I was available to help. As you've said, the problems you encountered were probably due to festive season revelries and can be experienced anywhere at this time of year. The hush glass in the streetside windows works very well if the windows are closed. With regard to the unusual neighbour noise, effective control services by the local council are available. and if you'd accepted my offer of help I might have been able to do more.

    glores582 100%|45x

  • Comfortable, spacious cottage within walking distance of town and just over an...

    Comfortable, spacious cottage within walking distance of town and just over an hour's drive from Abel Tasman. Lovely garden, perfect for bbqs in the evenings. Very helpful owner who even came and let us back in when we managed to lock ourselves out one evening!! Thanks :)

    sianH7 100%|5x Jan 2014

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