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Bassum, Germany
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cottages are a Little outside of Te Anau with a great view along lake Te Anau direction Milford Sound. The Cottages are very well equiped. We loved our stay, especially the lovely welcome and care of Anette. Anette and Peter are great Hosts and want you to feel comfortable.

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Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 4-night stay here in a one-bed cottage. Pete and Annette are wonderful hosts and we would return to find some freshly-picked strawberries in our fridge. Pete would catch up with us for a welcome blether in the evening. The cottages were built by Pete and are a labour of love - beautifully finished and appointed. And...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best two nights on our recent holiday at Blue Thistle Cottages. Beautiful, cosy little cottages in pristine condition; spacious and the most comfortable bed! The most serene atmosphere - have a seat on the front porch and take in the spectacular views. Only a few minutes drive out of Te Anau. Hosts Peter and Annette were totally charming...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode in from the rain to a sunny greeting from our host Annette. Annette and Peter have made a delight for visitors, sunny colors in the cottage designed for cheer and comfort. The setting is idyllic, with an outdoor table to enjoy a takeaway dinner from town in the twilight solace. The cottage is roomy and the shower is...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! We felt so comfortable and right at home here. Freestanding cottage all to yourself with cute front deck over looking the mountains. Everything you could need heating wise, good quality heater, heated towel racks. A ton of rugs and pillows to snuggle up and keep you warm. It was so hard to get out of...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I recently stayed at the Blue Thistle cottages and it was perfect for my trip. I was staying there for a kayak trip to Milford Sound and for a heli tour of Fiordland. My cottage was a perfect fit for my visit for the activities in the area. It was nice to have my own cottage that had everything I...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

While visiting New Zealand we stayed a couple nights in one of four cottages. Beautiful scenery, relaxing atmosphere, friendly owners. Cottage had two bedroom and all the comforts of home. Heating adequate, clean and quite in rural area. Short drive to Te Anau for several restaurants. View of snow on the mountain top from cottage windows

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have been in New Zealand for a week and things just get better, we had two nights in cottages and the views are to die for, only a couple of minutes out of town which has numerous free home deliveries is you want to stay in. The hosts are friendly and gave us plenty of good tips for our...

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've had four nights here and feel right at home. My cottage has everything I need, is very private and immaculately clean. Comfortable bedding combined with a blissfully quiet location, ensure a wonderful sleep. The cottages are situated on a hillside just outside the township of Te Anau. Anyone without their own transport will be reliant on taxis to get...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Warm Welcoming hosts, with a lot of knowledge of the surroundings. Good advice of what you can see and do. The cottages are standing in a well maintained garden and all have private parking. There is a terrace with chairs where you can watch the beautiful stars at night and enjoy the views of mountains and the lake. The cottages...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, all sky (cable) channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..And we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Thistle Cottages

Address: 168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: €150 - €252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Every cottage appeared to have a great view of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles S3043AAjackc, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have a boat there is ample secure off road parking.”
 of 5 bubbles 765dawsons, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All 3 cottages look equally good”
 of 5 bubbles NancyTR, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All cottages offer great views and all have their own privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinandFay, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All cottages have great veiws.”
 of 5 bubbles ScotLisa, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
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