Paddy's Cottage, Fruitlands Alexandra

Cottage | Alexandra | #8109

9.5/10 (74 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-Oct-16 to 01-Sep-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (153)

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  • Good location for cycling (near Alexandra), to eat Speargrass Inn (excellent) and...

    Good location for cycling (near Alexandra), to eat Speargrass Inn (excellent) and for a semi rural experience (Lambs in the paddock, snow on the hill tops!) Cosy and historic cottage, great sunny court yard to relax in. Would return.

    joanis994 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • We enjoyed the cottage and all the little extra things that made...

    We enjoyed the cottage and all the little extra things that made gave the cottage added character. would recommend to anyone.

    johnl394 new member Oct 2016

  • We loved our stay at Paddy's Cottage

    We loved our stay at Paddy's Cottage. A true rustic country cottage with so much character. A walk up the hill to Mitchell's Cortage rewarded us with amazing views and an insight into the history of the area. The cottage is warm and cosy and we didn't want to leave.

    Fonso1 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • This is a character filled cottage with a real old settler feel

    This is a character filled cottage with a real old settler feel. The weather was very cold but there was a good warm fire waiting for us. The cottage is well equipped. We slept well. We are big readers and would have appreciated two bedside lights. We really enjoyed our stay and would visit again.

    JudithL3 100%|4x Jul 2016

  • WOW!!! Everything I had hoped for and then some

    WOW!!! Everything I had hoped for and then some. Highly recommended for total relaxation

    HeatherCu2 100%|1x Jun 2016

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