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Tussock Cottage
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My husband and I stayed here for four nights over Easter. It was a great stay. The cottage is very spacious. The hosts were both incredibly friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The location of the cottage is perfect!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

On our entire trip through Australia and New Zealand, staying in Bed and Breakfast and Hotels, Tussock Cottage was definatly one of our favourite places. The location is stunning, swimming or kayaking in the mornings in / on the lake located right next to it, just a few minutes from lovely Arrowtown and to Queenstown. Lee is such a great host. At arrivel there were homemade bisquits and everything provided you need. Fully equiped kitchen, loads of towels, two bycicles, books and magazines, a nice outdoor area with barbeque. Lee and her husband gave us some tips about the region and for restaurants. My mum and me highly recommend Tussock Cottage!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
Thank AnnaIngenbleek
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

My sister and I loved our two nights in this cottage. After staying in hostels this was a welcome change with privacy and everything we needed. The rooms had a lovely warm ambience and were beautifully decorated. And we very much loved the homemade cookies and the delicious plums. It's an easy drive to Queenstown and Arrowtown, in a beautiful rural setting. The walk along Hayes Lake was lovely. This cottage was a highlight of our 2 weeks in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Thank mountainmary2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

A gorgeous strawbale cottage situated by Lake Hayes. It was so comfortable in this little gem of a place. Everything that you need for a long or short stay.
Close to Arrowtown by car or bike, a great relaxing alternative to busy Queenstown.
Jaap & Lee were great hosts.Highly recommend

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank hokimai
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is our 4th visit here and it's as good as always......this is a really individual property set in its own surroundings but on the grounds of the owners - it's like a cute 1 bed house with clean good quality bedding and towels etc - good cooking facilities: microwave/ 2 ring hot plates (no oven) sky TV - toaster kettle etc....everything you need.
Location is fabulous- in walking distance of the beautiful Lake Hayes - 15 mins from Queenstown- 45 mins from Cardronna ski resort .......
Either relax - ski - sight see - or enjoy Queenstown and lots of local wine

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Tussock Cottage is a wonderful guest accomdation located in between beautiful Queenstown and historic Arrowtown , overlooking Lakes Hayes. Friends who had stayed there in the past highly recommended it to us, so we just spent two nights and we wish the stay was longer!! The cottage has everything one could need and the hosts Lee and Jaap couldn't have been more amazing. The cottage has a very comfortable bedroom, spacious bathroom, living/dining from with a kitchenette and even has a outdoor dining area with a grill right off the living room! It is bright and sunny and very privately situated from the main house. Tussock Cottage will make your stay in the Queenstown area even more memorable.... We can't wait to go back!

Stayed: December 2015
Thank sgcooper5
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Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

The lovely cottage at lake Hays is run with so much passion and joy by the family. We had BBQ each night in our garden. Our son enjoyed feeding the chickens and playing with cats and dog. Lots of toys were provided for him. We felt really at home. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: January 2015
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Thank Chrippi
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Additional Information about Tussock Cottage

Address: 48 Rutherford Road | Lake Hayes RD1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $1 - $2 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tussock Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tussock Cottage is located at beautiful Lake Hayes, close to both Arrowtown and Queenstown. The setting is private and tranquil and offers stunning lake and mountain views. The cottage is self contained with a queen size bedroom and a separate large living area with dining and cooking facilities. The lake is great for fishing, kayaking and swimming . Golf courses, skifields, wineries,restaurants , great shopping, it's all on your doorstep when staying at Tussock Cottage! ... more   less 

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