Rough Ridge Cottage

3373 Ida Valley-Omakau Road, Oturehua
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Rough Ridge Cottage is a two-bedroom modern and brand new haven right in Oturehua and just seconds from the Otago Central Rail Trail. It sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms with King beds and a Single day bed in the living room. Views to Rough Ridge on one side and the Dunstan Mountains and Hawkdun Range on the other with spacious decking on both sides, make for splendid sunrise and sunset moments!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Drying room
Electric heat
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 King(s), 1 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Rough Ridge has an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with lots of different relax spaces and outdoor flow right onto a huge deck with gorgeous views. Full kitchen, large fridge and ice. Free WiFi, Smart TV, bluetooth speaker, books and games available. USB charging ports and LOTS of sockets. Both beds are King and both rooms have beautiful views. Living room includes a Day Bed, ideal as a window seat and converts into a super-comfortable extra bed, without having to move or make anything up. The bathroom is spacious with a powerful shower. Separate laundry with washing machine and drying rack. Outside decks on both sides of the house are perfect for breakfast or sunset drinks. Floor cushions in the living room can be brought outside plus extra chairs in the shed. There is a shed close to the house for storing bikes or outdoor gear/boots etc. There is a garden hose in the shed and a tap on the side of house, for cleaning bikes. Guest access Ample parking onsite, plus shed storage for bikes. Walking distance (2 minutes) to Oturehua Tavern and the general store. 2 minutes from the Otago Central Rail Trail. Other things to note This property is self-check in. On booking you will be provided with details of our lockbox and code. A simple breakfast, along with tea and coffee is included with your stay. All breakfast food is plant-based.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Rough Ridge Cottage is right on the Otago Central Rail Trail ~ you can see bikers riding past the front of the cottage! Just 3 minutes walk from the cottage you will find the Oturehua Tavern serving hearty meals. Dinner bookings are recommended. The pub is often bustling with colourful locals (especially on a Friday), and a visit to mingle is recommended! Across from the pub is Gilchrist’s Store ~ the most renowned historic building in Oturehua, still trading today with an interior little changed from when it first opened. This is a working historical general store and has been operating continuously under the name of "Gilchrist" since 1902. They stock (limited) fresh fruit and vegies, groceries, pies and sandwiches, ice-creams and lollies along with Grahame Sydney prints, poetry and other books by local authors. A few minutes away, heading south out of town is Hayes Engineering Works Cafe. Very popular stone cottage cafe, serving lunches and snacks with lovely outdoor area. See also for books by local writers and other souvenirs. Closed during winter. Opposite Hayes Engineering, on the main road, is the Idaburn Dam - a popular fishing spot with a small stock of Brown Trout. Located up Reefs Road, 2 km East of Oturehua on Rough Ridge, are the remnants of the Golden Progress quartz mine. These workings are notable as they still retain an intact poppet head, the only surviving one in the Otago goldfields. This is one of the nicest local walks. Stay at Rough Ridge and you are also under 30 minutes from Naseby, St Bathans, Poolburn Dam, Danseys Pass and some of the best swimming holes in New Zealand! Activities nearby include Rail Trail riding, mountain biking (Naseby Forest or backcountry), fly fishing, ice skating, curling, hikes, swimming and general exporing this Timeless Land.


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$220 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
All year$1260 / Week for 2 guests$251 Week
All year
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
All year
$1260 / Week for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Week




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