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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Delightful Victorian cottage set in the most beautiful gardens. The owners, Rosie Smith and Alistair Cocks, have equipped the cottage in traditional Victorian style with very tasteful decor and artefacts. Extremely generous and amusing hosts, who - with their own house and this cottage - have created a paradise in this most stunning part of the South Island. Strongly recommended.

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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We came here for our honeymoon 5 years ago and loved it back then so decided to come back to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! It's a truly beautiful setting, in Rosie and Alistair's lush garden. They make mouthwatering breakfasts and are both so welcoming and hospitable but not 'in your face' and leave you privacy. We love this place...

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Thank Antonia M
Sydney
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Your first view of Akaroa is breathtaking and it just gets better. Akaroa has the feel of a small French fishing village. Set in a beautiful garden, with trees laden with fruit Mill Cottage has the timeless appeal of a bygone era. The hosts, Rosie and Alistair are welcoming and gracious hosts. They make you feel right at home, but...

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Thank AusGourmetTraveller
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This was our favourite place during our 2.5 week tour of the South Island. The cottage is picture perfect, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and furnished. The layout is slightly quirky with the shower-room being en-suite with the main bedroom and the toilet being accessed via the sitting-room, but this adds to the charm and makes you appreciate that you are...

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Thank Harbourbridge
New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Stayed at Mill Cottage with my partner for my 50th birthday. What a wonderful place to celebrate. A beautifully restored, historic cottage, an easy walk up the hill from the hustle and bustle of Akaroa. The cottage has retained all of its character even though it has been restored. The downstairs main bedroom has a nice ensuite shower room and...

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1Thank TranmereNewZealand
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This was a beautiful place at the end of our trip to New Zealand. The cottage is surrounded by a fantastic garden and Rosie and Allistair will do everything to make you feel at home. A fantastic breakfast with home made products is served every day in the kitchen/dining area and the cottage is comfortable. Of course, it is an...

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Thank ChrisFly2014
Doyleston, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Can't find anything that went wrong! the cottage is beautifully restored and so quirky, even in winter with miserable weather is warm and welcoming! We arrived and find the logfire on, fresh flowers around, baked treats, heaters on.....so welcoming! thanks to Rosie and Alistair, they are great hosts! it made our elopment perfect! the fridge was full of great food...

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1Thank Sonia P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 March 2013

What can I say. We didn't want to leave. Wonderful hosts, wonderful gardens, 10 minutes walk to the town centre and so peaceful day or night. Magnificent 1850's restored cottage in beautifully manicured gardens. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Thank Alex P P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Stay here if you can, I will be supprised if you don't have a wonderful experience. Great for a couple or even a family. My wife and I stayed for 2 nights with our 10 year old daughter and 14 year old son. This was the first time on our trip that they did not go looking for their ipods...

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4Thank Greg P
Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Our family of 4 stayed overnight in this amazing historic cottage and we all just had one thing to say - "We wish we could stay longer!" Our teenagers loved exploring the expansive gardens.

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Address: 81 Rue Grehan, Akaroa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $344 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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