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Portobello Settlers Cottage - charming, vintage, character and delightful

Unique, charming, private and quaint, close to stunning wildlife, unspoilt, perfect, sleeps 6
9 reviews
Unique, charming, private and quaint, close to stunning wildlife, unspoilt, perfect, sleeps 6
Soak up the sunshine with your nose in a good book, watch TV, listen to radio or play a game.
Extra beds in one of the two sweet attic rooms, suitable for adults or children
Experience the stunning loft room, one of a kind
Many lovely garden spaces to relax in
Delightful setting. Take your time inside or out.
Visit Portobello with its cafes, pub, grocery shop, restaurant, takeaways, doctor, museum
Free range eggs are ready for you from our happy hens
Wander ten minutes along the shore toward unspoilt Portobello Bay
Sea lions at nearby beaches to watch
Observe yellow-eyed penguins come ashore on nearly beaches
Watch our stunning night skies free from artificial light
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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Portobello, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island
Welcome to our beautiful newly restored 1860s early settlers cottage which is charming, cosy, unspoiled and private. It is in a great coastal and rural location only 3.4km from the pretty Portobello Village shops and 30 minutes from Dunedin City, ideal for all activities on the iconic Otago Peninsula. There are conservation and wildlife books on the local area, also novels, cards, games, TV and free wifi.
The cottage is self-catering and self contained. Kitchen facilities include microwave, a small oven and a fridge freezer. The modern newly built bathroom with shower has beautiful stained glass inserts in the ceiling and the window looks out over the chickens! You can drink healthy rainwater from the cottage's own supply. Enjoy our organic vegetable garden at the front door.Eggs and vegetables are free for you as long as the chicke...
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About the Owner, Jane C
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Aug 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We the owners live next door and can assist as requested, however your privacy is respected at all times. Let us know if you'd like to hear suggestions for things to see and do, or places to eat.
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Excellent - based on 9 reviews
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Linda M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in March 2018

We stayed at portobello cottage when we went to the ed sheeran concert as there was little options in the city and we were so happy. Jane was lovely and made us feel at home. The house was comfortable and we loved staying here. It was warm and cozy and we loved that area. We went to the portobello pub...

Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

This was a wonderful stay on the Otago peninsula. The cottage is quaint with a real old world charm. Although the rooms are small (as you would expect), the whole cottage is really well appointed - beds are comfortable, the bathroom is a good size and the kitchen/living room was fine for the four of us. The late summer garden...

Management response:

Thanks for those kind comments. We have tried to combine that feel of the olden days with modern needs. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage.


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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Great place to spend a few days exploring the peninsula The settlers cottage is quaint. The cottage garden had lots of chairs to sit on and enjoy the peace. The local village had a great fish and chip shop too. There is a beach on route to the Royal Albatross Centre. Our host also gave us additional information and what...

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Thanks Stephanie. It was lovely to have you and your family at the cottage.


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  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
Check in and out times can often be flexible, please ask. Please just treat our quaint old cottage with care, and leave it clean and tidy, used linen in the wash basket. Rubbish...
    1 Unknown type
    1 King
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: R 862 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Otago Peninsula is famous for its wildlife, the Albatross Colony is 10 minute drive away. Penguins, seals and sea lions are all within close distance. Tours and visits are held frequently.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Momona Airport: 45.0 km
The Dunedin airport is 50 minutes away and a taxi will bring you or let us know if you'd like to book us to collect you. Taxis will also come from Dunedin. Public buses pass our door 3 times a day or from Portobello Village each hour.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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