Paddy's Cottage, Fruitlands Alexandra

Cottage | Alexandra | #8109

9.6/10 (89 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Take a step back in time and imagine how things used to be
  • Can you believe five golf courses within 40 minutes drive.
  • Spend time exploring Flat Top Conservation area + Butchers Dam

Paddy's Cottage is situated 12km south of Alexandra. It is nestled at the base of the Old Man Range in a rural setting with private courtyard and rambling garden.

Just relax or take a short walk to see the wonderfull craftmanship and setting of well known Mitchells cottage. Trek or 4WD to the sumit of the Old Man Range exploring on the way up. There are spectacular views, native alpines and not to forget the mighty Obelisk Rock.

Dine at the local Speargrass Inn cafe. (closed for some winter months - check their website)

You can explore all of Central Otago from this base with Wanaka, Queenstown and Naseby just over an hour away.

What about a trip to the Nevis Valley or Thompsons Gorge with more gold mining history. And then there is Ophir and St Bathans.

The cottage is cosy, heated with a log burner. Includes basic cooking ingredients/spices etc.

The third bedroom and ablutions are acsessed via covered verandah.

Special conditions: Not suitable for children or more than four in winter months Smoking only outside. Pets by arrangement Minimun stay 2 days


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
band 2
25-May-17 to 25-Nov-17
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (168)

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  • A lovely, small and original cottage to stay in

    A lovely, small and original cottage to stay in.

    CathiK17 new member May 2017

  • Located in a stunning part of Central, not an obvious tourist spot...

    Located in a stunning part of Central, not an obvious tourist spot so deliciously secluded. The cottage had everything we needed, the log fire an absolute winner. Great exploring to be had in the close surrounds, and it was the perfect place to get cosy after a day out.

    rebers614 100%|6x May 2017

  • Great location for Central Otago activities and sites - biking, walking

    Great location for Central Otago activities and sites - biking, walking. Clyde, the Rail Trail etc. Awesome to be in right out in the countryside. A really cosy and comfortable cottage with an excellent fire. We had a great family holiday.

    MikeW24 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • I have rated this five stars because it is what we were...

    I have rated this five stars because it is what we were looking for, steeped in history and its location had an appeal of its own. If you are accustomed to city luxuries this property is not for you. We had quality 'us time', in a stone cottage far away from the rat race but not so far that we couldn't re-join it for a while.

    Kelvin_Jo1 100%|8x Apr 2017

  • Really loved this cottage and garden

    Really loved this cottage and garden. We had a very pleasant stay and will be back again :)

    ericts36 100%|3x Mar 2017

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