Comfort, character, convenience and charm
About Marion Lawrence
Retired couple with passion for renovation, sustainable living, recycling, gardening, art and photography. The photographs displayed in the cottage are all originals taken by myself. We so much enjoyed renovating in Lawrence, we have just bought another "project"!
Marion Lawrence purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Marion Lawrence chose Lawrence
We were immediately attracted to Lawrence for its history, setting and sense of community. We wanted to play a small part in preserving that history by rescuing one of the original cottages using skills we had accumulated in our working lives. We levelled and repiled, repaired and painted the exterior, added the front veranda and back courtyard, redesigned the kitchen and bathroom areas, reclad the bedroom with the bay window, painted and carpeted throughout and created all the gardens. We hope you enjoy what we have achieved.
What makes this Cottage unique
Although the property was pretty ordinary when we first saw it, we were immediately attracted to its potential. Each room has a feature we have been able to preserve and enhance. being built circa 1875, it has had many owners and each has made their mark in some way.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Had a very enjoyable break in this this batch in Lawrence. Great location. Garden was fully fenced so didn't have to worry and keep an eye on our bog for the whole stay.
A wonderful stay!
From the moment of booking the communication from Marion was fantastic. Emails were answered promptly and she couldn't have been more helpful. The house is delightful, we all enjoyed the ambience and the carefully preserved historical features. Being able to enjoy the bounties of the garden was another standout feature. I visit Lawrence reasonably often, if I required accommodation I would definitely book this house again.
How lovely to receive such a wonderful review. Part of the fun is to be able to look after our guests and accommodate details as much as we can. Will love to have you back!
Marion and Ian Lawrence
A very helpful couple.
Thank you for your help, we will be keep this lovely place in mind for our next break away.
We will be looking forward to your booking as we agree, it is a lovely place for a break away. Just far enough from Dunedin to be in a different space for the weekend and not involve huge amounts of travel.
Home away made this a very easy booking and I would recommend..
We enjoyed our stay immensely and were disappointed that we had only booked two nights...good sized kitchen.. comfortable beds and the garden was a treat to walk around..Many thanks Homeaway
We are really pleased our guests enjoyed their stay so much. Gardening is a passion for us and it is great to get such an appreciative response. Our aim to create a homely and comfortable environment both inside and out so friends and family can have some time together has obviously been successful. The recommendation to book for more than two nights can be easily accommodated and we would welcome a return visit any time from these guests.