Hollyhock Cottage, Ophir

Cottage | Central Otago District | #32496

9.7/10 (27 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • A glorious cottage across all seasons. Children under 16 years stay for free.
  • Rear entrance and plenty of off-street parking for car, boat or trailer.
  • Dog and horse friendly

Hollyhock Cottage has been a much-loved home for generations of families. The roughcast and stone building has been built on to lovingly over the years to create a haven of nooks and crannies. There are 3 cosy bedrooms, a snug living area, a central kitchen and dining area, and a gorgeous sun-room. Outside there six garden areas, including a courtyard, flower beds, a cricket lawn and horse-paddock.

Bring your horse, bring your bikes and bring your fishing gear. Use the cottage as a writing retreat or use it as a base for the Central Otago Rail Trail, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and ski touring, and adventures in the nearby conservation reserves of Central Otago.

Hollyhock Cottage is nestled in Ophir village. This old gold-mining village has a historic post-office to explore with the friendliest post-mistress in New Zealand, a stunning cafe, a cosy pub and, on seasonal weekends, tantalising vintage shops. Roses, poppies, hollyhocks and lavender abound. Kids will love the well-maintained village pool in the summer and the snowballs and frost in winter. There are swimming holes, picnic areas and walking tracks close by.

Ophir is walking distance to the beautiful Manuherikia River and the famous Daniel O'Connell bridge. Just a short 2 km bike ride over the river is Omakau and the Central Otago Rail Trail. The village is in the heart of Central Otago - 15 minutes from Alexander and Clyde, just over one hour from Queenstown and Wanaka, and two hours from Dunedin. It is around 90 minutes to the skifields.

In all seasons, but especially autumn, the village and surrounding areas is a photograher's paradise. Autumn is a blaze of gold and light. In spring, a purple haze covers the craggy schist hills as the thyme flowers. Winter is a time of simplicity and structure, and summer is dominated by big blue skies and dry landscapes.

Special conditions: Continental breakfast on request. Smoking outside only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • The blue bedroom

    This is the prettiest of the bedrooms with two single beds and cot facilities

    2 x Single bed

  • The middle bedroom

    This bedroom has a door out to a sweet courtyard filled with roses and hollyhocks.

    1 x Double bed

  • The room with a view

    This room has a wonderful view of the garden and hills. Lie in bed and look towards Thompson's Gorge.

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)

*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 (27)

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  • We loved everything about our stay in Ophir

    We loved everything about our stay in Ophir. Perfect space to relax and away from it all and great with the kids with heaps of outdoor areas.

    timok964 100%|7x Sep 2017

  • Awesome place to stay, loved our time there with the fire on...

    Awesome place to stay, loved our time there with the fire on watching some of the many DVDs there

    GregBa18 100%|4x Sep 2017

  • Great stay would highly recommend, very clean and warm cottage with lovey...

    Great stay would highly recommend, very clean and warm cottage with lovey garden, great wee town with a friendly pub 10 mins walk away, will stay again in the future. Owner very easy to deal with. All up excellent experience!

    RichardSh15 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • This is a wonderful property - easy to heat, fabulous views and...

    This is a wonderful property - easy to heat, fabulous views and outdoor area, cosy lounge, comfy bed. Huge bonus being able to take the dogs to a securely fenced property. We will be back :)

    melion505 100%|8x Jun 2017

  • We loved our visit, and hope to return before too long

    We loved our visit, and hope to return before too long. Very warm and cosy, and such a comfortable place to stay. A beautiful rural view towards the rear of the property, and we loved being able to take our little dog with us. We had an amazing dinner at the hotel, and an even better lunch at Pitches the next day. Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend. :)

    helean503 100%|15x May 2017

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