Portobello Settlers Cottage

344 Harington Point Road, Lower Portobello, Dunedin
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About this Holiday House

A charming 1860s original early settlers cottage, recently restored to a high standard, providing unique accommodation. The cottage has lovely comfortable beds, modern facilities and yet you can feel the genuine old feel of how our families lived in the past. Self contained and self catering, with its own private garden. (Formerly known as Crabapple Cottage). This property is unique due to its age and history and the fact it was one of the first cottages built in one of the first areas in NZ to be settled. The cottage is quaint and unspoiled, retaining its original features, old timbers, beautiful wooden crooked floors and antique fittings so that you get the feel of living as it used to be. Yet it has modern conveniences for guests, is well insulated, reclad and very warm. Downstairs has a cosy small lounge/kitchen room with basic cooking facilities, TV, enclosed back porch, large fridge/freezer, good size queen bedroom and a generous bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. The two small attic bedrooms are accessed by a newly fitted attic 'loft' stair/ladder. This can be left down or folded up as needed, note this is fairly narrow and steep and so may not suit some guests. The modern newly built bathroom has beautiful stained glass inserts in the ceiling. You will be drinking and also bathing in lovely soft rainwater, so good for your skin Come and experience a taste of how the early settlers lived with the comforts that we all expect nowadays. You'll see an early photo of the cottage, some old bottles and other nicnacs found when we renovated it. The timber floorboards and walls are mostly original and beautiful. One of the upstairs bedrooms is set up for a couple of kids to try out writing on slates, sleeping under the rafters and hanging out the Rapunzel window! Don't worry, also very suitable for adults. The garden is to the front, sunny and is enclosed and safe for children with sitting areas with chairs and an umbrella in the sunshine. Lots vegetables and flowers, guests can help themselves to herbs. This will be a memorable experience. A coastal rural location near Portobello village with its pub, restaurant, shop & petrol. http://otagopeninsulatrust.co.nz

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Cot(s)


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$155 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
All year
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
For long stays or for single occupancy special deals may be negotiable. Note that the attic access is via 'attic stairs/loft ladder' and is steeper compared to a normal staircase. Early check in and late leaving are usually possible-please enquire. Be aware that this is an original and therefore small cottage. The living dining room is combined with seating for four at the table, a rocking chair and a two seater couch in this room. It can be fairly crowded with a large number staying.




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