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 gone into making this place a real home away from home. The grounds are spacious, there are a number of well working bikes to choose from, and the BBQ and setting made for a lovely al fresco dinner in one night. There was still a bit of a chill in the air so we made use of the firewood and the open fireplace which made for cosy evenings inside.
The whole cottage is very spacious with 3 generous bedrooms, a big bathroom with shower and a separate bath and the kitchen is very well stocked with cooking implements.
There is a big PaknSave in Richmond, about 15 minutes away, and a smaller Four Square minutes down the road in Brightwater so topping up on provisions was simple.
The breakfast supplies included with the rental were also very good and a couple of other welcome perks of a bottle of wine, chocolates and muffins were thrown in, and very appreciated.
Lynne came over to see how we were getting on, they live a field away, and we had a good long chat with her. It is evident that she takes pride in making sure that guests have a very welcome stay here and tries to ensure that all things are thought of to ensure that outcome.
We definitely intend to return as there is still a lot of things we want to do in the area and with friendly owners, great accommodation and a wonderful location there is much to recommend.
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