Strawbale cottage, Central Otago

Cottage | Maniototo County | #34612

  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Restful, lime washed bedrooms with views to the mountains.
  • A character-filled home built with clay and rock and timber features, with art and book lined walls.
  • Walk to the village in a few minutes, across the paddock to the Ida Burn stream.

Central Otago is renowned for its landscapes, and where better to stay than in the Ida Valley, a valley bounded by Rough Ridge on one side, Blackstone Hill on the other and the Hawkduns and Mt Ida at the end of the road. Ridgelines of rocky tors, spectacular sunsets and riveting skies mean all you have to do is sit and look. If you’re a keen photographer there’s plenty here to entrance. No wonder Peter Jackson chose to film scenes for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit here.

The house, with its thick, straw walls, is peaceful and quiet, and every room has stunning views. Though the house still has some finishing work to do, it's a work of art in progress, you'll feel relaxed and revived staying here.

Jillian built her home, along with son-in-law, builder Sam Deavoll, and she can talk with you about any process to do with the building.


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
22-Oct-16 to 22-Jan-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $45/night; Children: $30/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

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  • Rustic and still work to be completed but quiet and relaxing home

    Rustic and still work to be completed but quiet and relaxing home. Well provisioned. Comfortable.

    johnan891 100%|3x Mar 2016

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