Cottage | Central Otago District | #32496
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.
This is the prettiest of the bedrooms with two single beds and cot facilities
2 x Single bed
This bedroom has a door out to a sweet courtyard filled with roses and hollyhocks.
1 x Double bed
This room has a wonderful view of the garden and hills. Lie in bed and look towards Thompson's Gorge.
1 x Double bed
*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.
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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!
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. :)