Historic Miner's Cottage - Lovingly Restored

Cottage | Methven (Mt Hutt) | #19214

8.9/10 (47 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Perfect Ski Base - 12 mins to Mt Hutt Skifield Road, 1 Hour to Mt. Dobson, 20 mins to Methven.
  • Great Base for holiday with all the classic homeliness you'd want for a restful evening in.
  • Ideal for Apres-Ski - Cosy, Open Fire, Perfect!

Our cottage is a genuine slice of Canterbury history. Built in the 1890's it was home to the miners who worked the nearby mountains. Lovingly restored to preserve the original rustic charm, the open plan living provides for a cosy atmosphere enhanced by the open fire and wood-fired stove. Please note: WE NO LONGER SUPPLY LINEN

The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and the well appointed kitchen makes catering your holiday a pleasure, with views up toward the church of St. Aidan through the picture window.

Our cottage has two bedrooms, which sleep four - we have overflow accommodation in the 1930's school house which is onsite and shares the cottage bathroom facilites. It has its own fireplace It is open plan and sleeps up to 4 adults. (The school house can only be hired with the cottage).

The Mt. Somers area boasts a range of activities that will cater to a wide range of holiday makers seeking a quiet, rural retreat. Nearby DOC (Dept of Conservation) walks range from easy to challenging. Nestled between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers and a short drive from Lakes Clearwater and Heron, fishing, boating, swimming and rafting are all easily enjoyed.

Other local options include: Visits to Lord of the Rings (Edoras) locations, heli-skiing (Mt. Potts), easy access to Mt. Hutt Skifield, ice-skating in nearby Stavely and just relaxing in the expansive, rustic garden.

It's a perfect getaway in summer and winter with an apres-ski option of toasting marshmallows over the open fire being hard to resist.


  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom One

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom Two

    2 x Single bed

  • School House

    2 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning Bond - Fully Refundable $80.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter high season tariff
26-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
29-Sep-17 to 15-Oct-17
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
16-Oct-17 to 15-Dec-17
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $7.50/night;
Summer high season tariff
16-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $12.50/night; Children: $7.50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Mar-18 to 26-Jul-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $7.50/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (49)

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  • Perfect property for our stay over Easter

    Perfect property for our stay over Easter. The accommodation with warm, clean, beautifully restored and quirky! We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend.

    lynern33 100%|250x Apr 2017

  • What a great location and really easy bach

    What a great location and really easy bach. We really enjoyed exploring the magnificent area. Thank you.

    THunter 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Wonderful cottage with all you need

    Wonderful cottage with all you need. It is a Kiwi bach so some may find it basic but we didn't! Loved the fire and plenty of firewood. Heat pump is a great add to briefly warm the morning chill and then off to explore the amazing places nearby - Lake Clearwater, Erewhon, Lake Heron etc. Perfect base to go from to explore these remote parts of the Southern Alps. Very highly recommended. P.S. Our visit to the lime works just up the road was really interesting - do it - they are very friendly.

    aliske192 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • Great place, lots of firewood and kindling

    Great place, lots of firewood and kindling. Tidy and plenty of hot water, warm Blankets so was perfect after a long day on the mountain. Lots of charm and space for kids. Would stay again

    TravelPiz 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Lovely warm and cosy Bach, great for a weekend away skiing

    Lovely warm and cosy Bach, great for a weekend away skiing.

    BenW99 100%|6x Aug 2016

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