Chauffeurs Cottage -Stunning Mountain to Sea views

Bach or holiday home | Waimate District | #9945

9.6/10 (13 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quiet and Secluded
  • Bush walk at the Gate
  • Stunning panoramic views from Mountain to Ocean

The Cottage is part of the Te Kiteroa Lodge estate and was built in 1913 to house the Chauffeur and his family. The charming 2 bedroom cottage has character and ideal for those breaking their journey midway between Christchurch and Dunedin. Situated on Point Bush Road, the cottage is only a few minutes drive from the centre of Waimate. Peaceful and tranquil, the Cottage is close to the Hunters Hills with panoramic views from distant mountains, over vineyard and out to the coast. Local amenities include the Victoria and Knottingley Parks, Bush walks to the iconic Whitehorse Monument. A new Mountain Bike Trail is currently being developed (to be completed by end of 2015). Adjacent to the boutique vineyard is a new Winery Restaurant and Wine Tasting Room ( "Vines" ) operated by the winery owners, featuring local estate wines and fabulous food. The restaurant is very family friendly. For the outdoor enthusiasts, the Whitehorse Walkway and mountain Bike trail starts from the front gate. Local Golf course is superbly laid out and three other excellent courses within twenty minutes drive.

Special conditions: Strictly no smoking. No pets allowed.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    3 x Single bed

  • Lounge Addition

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    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
All year
22-Oct-16 to 22-Oct-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $60/night; Children: $15/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.

Reviews (16)

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  • Peaceful location

    Peaceful location. Simple but everything we needed. Restaurant next door excellent and very handy.

    meliam935 100%|4x Feb 2016

  • Lovely peaceful location - country walks start at the garden gate

    Lovely peaceful location - country walks start at the garden gate. Next to a fine restaurant. Good for a quiet getaway.Fully equipped kitchen - plenty of space. The log fire made it cosy. The only thing I wished it had was a bath!

    CeliaC1 100%|6x Nov 2015

  • Quietly delightful cottage

    Quietly delightful cottage.

    JohnG981 100%|4x Oct 2015

  • Very pretty cottage in a beautiful spot

    Very pretty cottage in a beautiful spot. Having a restaurant next door was a bonus if you don't wish to drive. We had a great stay in a well appointed cottage

    BrianMc17 100%|1x Sep 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Lovely to have such interesting and interested (in local history) guests stay Appreciate your feed back

    Chauffeurs_Cottage 100%|27x

  • A very cosey place to stay with a lot of character

    A very cosey place to stay with a lot of character.

    LudwigJ4 100%|1x Aug 2015

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