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The Last Straw Cottage

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This beautiful country house have everything you could need, in peaceful and picture perfect surrounds. All the details inside the home that you can feel the love and care from the host. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you very much, Lynne and Jon!!

2Thank Weiguang53
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My partner and I stayed at The Last Straw Cottage in early November. We hired a car locally at Nelson airport and found our way to the cottage with ease. The reality certainly matched the reviews and description of the property and then some. We loved it here for the quietness, privacy and the absolute attention to detail that had...

1Thank RMKNZ
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was by far my favorite accommodation of our trip to the South Island. This private residence was so remarkable. The owners left us farm fresh eggs, fresh oj and muffins as well as plenty of other options in the pantry. The location is beautiful and the history behind the house is so interesting.

1Thank Ashley I
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Trusting a travel agent that you've never met to arrange accommodations for you half way around the world can be a bit unnerving! So when we pulled up to the Last Straw cottage, I was so pleasantly surprised! This cottage was so unique, perfect and comfortable, I really hated that we only had two nights here. After a long day...

1Thank germmt123
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a really fantastic place to stay and I would endorse what everyone else has already said. Staying here feels like staying in a real and very comfortable home in a very quiet area in the country. We only stayed for two nights and did not want to leave. Everything was perfect. The supplies for breakfast were more than...

1Thank Visitor73
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Wow! This beautiful house was built by the owners fifteen years ago. Just look through their photos to see how much love and care was put into the unique build and the huge garden in which it sits picture postcard perfect! Owners Lynne and John are delightful and couldn't have been more helpful in helping us plan our five day...

1Thank SusieG
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our family of 6 adults spent the last nights of our vacation is this amazing cottage, and it was truly the icing on the cake. We were greeted with every comfort imaginable, including fresh eggs, juice and muffins (which were scrumptious by the way). We had planned several trips while we were in the area but found it very hard...

1Thank Jaime Z
Reviewed 25 December 2015

This is a lovely, comfortable property, kitted out with everything you could need, in an ideal location, close to everything yet just far enough away to provide the peace and solitude you want on a holiday. When you add in the welcoming hosts you just wont want to leave. We can't rate this property too highly - it contributed significantly...

2Thank wisca
Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This cozy cottage was a piece of heaven on our honeymoon. We didn't want to leave, and we wouldn't have if we hadn't had other plans. Lynne and John were so accommodating! We got there late in the evening and the fridge was stocked with a few essentials, just enough that we didn't have to make a trip to town...

1Thank herbit14
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2014

If you can only stay at one place during your visit to New Zealand make sure this is it. This beautiful cottage, set in it's own grounds for complete privacy, is so beautifully presented that you will not want to leave. Nothing is too much trouble for owners Lynne and Jon, who are pleased to help any way they can....

1Thank Christine M

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Additional Information about The Last Straw Cottage

Address: Mt Heslington Road, Brightwater, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Brightwater
Price Range: $269 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“It is a cottage so take your pick, they are all lovely.”
RMKNZ, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“It will be difficult to drag yourself away from this beautiful place but I recommend a visit to Rabbit Island for a swim and relax on the beach. Abel Tasman national park is also easy to get to.”
ofoww, 27 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Rooms looking over the hill are beautiful and have a TV should you wish to chill in bed in the mornings!”
KateW290, 28 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Fully equipped and stocked laundry also a godsend when travelling with children!”
AusfanJ, 26 Oct 2012 | Read review
“We found the Queen bed in the room on the southern side of the house the most comfortable”
JamesM780, 17 Jul 2012 | Read review
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