Spend some quality time in Lawrence old town jail

Cottage | Lawrence | #37349

9.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short stroll to cafes, restaurants, supermarket and eclectic range of retail shops.
  • Private and self-contained short-stay cottage
  • Quiet street with lovely views to the town

The old Lawrence town jail has been restored and converted into a characterful but comfortable self-contained cottage, which sleeps two in the atmospheric surroundings of the original cell complete with cell door with peephole.  The distressed timber boards and original cell door give the "cell" authentic jailhouse character, but the modern beds with Alpaca duvets are much more warm and comfortable!

Complete with own breakfast making facilities/microwave/bench-top oven, the cottage has everything you need for your short stay in Lawrence.

Take time to explore the history of Otago's first gold-rush town with the beautiful old architecture and information boards scattered around the town or visit the town's museum. Meet the friendly locals in the great selection of giftware/antique shops, cafes and restaurants.

A walk through historic Gabriel’s Gully or a bike/walk up the Clutha Gold Trail is hard to beat. The bike trail is only a few minutes bike ride from our door and offers a unique heritage experience set within diverse and stunning landscapes. It is an easy grade trail that is full of variety. You are welcome to borrow our mountain bikes but will need to bring your own helmets.

Perhaps a round of golf at the stunning 9 hole golfcourse is more what you're looking for. A scenic 30 minute drive over Waipori will also take you to beautiful Lake Mahinerangi for a spot of fishing.

Lawrence is the perfect base - drive west for an hour or so through incredible Central Otago scenery to Alexandra and pick up some fresh fruit from the orchards along the way. Drive south the same distance and you reach the spectacular Catlins National Park and the rugged southern coastline. Venture east and get your city fix with a day wandering around Dunedin, then drive out to its beautiful peninsula to see penguins and albatross.

Whatever you choose to do, you will find friendly people who are happy to help and share this beautiful part of New Zealand.

Special conditions: Two night minimum stay in public holiday weekends.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    2 x King single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
14-Dec-17 to 14-Mar-19
$130/night $130/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 (7)

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  • Lovely clean little cottage with really comfortable beds and beautiful linen

    Lovely clean little cottage with really comfortable beds and beautiful linen. Would love to have a longer stay next time. Unfortunately this time we had to rush to catch a flight from Dunedin.

    KarenCu8 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Very comfortable, clean place to stay

    Very comfortable, clean place to stay. Easy walk to the main street. We felt very relaxed there.

    StephenLe9 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Sleeping in a jail cell was pretty unique

    Sleeping in a jail cell was pretty unique. We were a little disappointed we encountered no ghosts though.

    PaulineVe4 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Comfy and cosy, perfect for a short break

    Comfy and cosy, perfect for a short break. Nice coffee too!

    wendiep 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Very clean, tidy little unit

    Very clean, tidy little unit

    DaveP212 100%|2x Feb 2017

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