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“Quiet cottage in a green oasis”
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Kokopu Estate
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We spent 6 glorious nights hidden away in Kokopu cottage. It was a perfect location for us to explore Akaroa and the surrounding countryside both on foot and by car. It was wonderful to wake up to the sounds of the birds and the babbling stream every morning. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable with impressive views up to the hills above. Would love to go back, if only we lived closer....

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our stay at the Gatekeepers Cottage was very enjoyable and Wendy and Mark went out of their way to ensure that we got the best from our time in Akaroa. The location was rural whilst only a five minute drive from the centre of Akaroa.

Stayed: March 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stunning hidden retreat, relaxed tasteful décor and a view out every window. Loved the birdsong and the native bush. Romantic, fabulous outdoor bath topped off a great weekend. The attention to detail of this restored cottage was a joy, we hope to be back to enjoy the fire in the winter.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the little cottage, there is also a B&B option at the house. The house is wonderfully restored with a beautiful big open fire. Just outside the back door is a babbling brook with friendly eel and native planting. A small bridge crosses the creek and a path meanders into the native bush where you will discover a wood fired bath. A great place to relax a night below the stars. 20 mins walk to Akaroa town.

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Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are looking for a romantic getaway for two - or just a wonderful escape from reality - Kokopu Cottage in Akaroa is absolutely magical. Part of the Kokopu Estate, friendly hosts Wendy & Mark live on site up the hill and after years of running this multi-site B&B accommodation destination, have the art of hosting down to a tee. The cottage itself is completely private, in a beautiful rustic garden setting next to a stream, and the unique outdoor bath and huge open fire in the cosy lounge are two absolute highlights. The decor is vintage-chic and staying here just feels like an absolute escape from the world! Conveniently located a 20min walk from central Akaroa with all it has to offer, I'd challenge you to find somewhere better to stay in the area! Highly recoommend.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: 155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #4 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Akaroa
Price Range: €109 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kokopu Estate Cottages - Kokopu Cottage is idyllically situated beside a stream with gorgeous garden and native trees. Two bedrooms, full kitchen and bathroom with washing machine.Open fire in the living room. Secluded outdoor wood-fired bath beside the stream. DVD player, games and books. No WiFi - this is country living at it's best. The Gatekeepers Cottage is a luxurious romantic retreat with ensuite bathroom and private courtyard. Stunning location. Self catering or delicious cooked breakfast bought to you. WiFi available The Potager Suite is a bed and breakfast room within the main house with a private adjacent bathroom. Single room also available. Lounge with open fire available for guests use. ... more   less 
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