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Ferryman's Cottage

4 Arklow St. | Albert Town, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Ferryman's Cottage
Ranked #23 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was our second visit to Ferryman's Cottage at Wanaka and it was even more lovely than the first visit. The cottage is picturesque set in a really pretty garden close to the River Clutha and within easy reach of Wanaka. The two rooms are delightful, clean and comfortable and the breakfasts are amazing. Fresh fruit from the garden, home... More

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We greatly enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage. The room was well appointed and opened out to a pretty, lush garden. The location is very close to a number of biking/walking trails - all of which are picturesque and show off New Zealand's nature at some of its best. The breakfasts at Ferryman's are first class and the hosts -... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our travel agent booked this for us so we did not knot what to expect. We loved our stay. It was just a beautiful place and we really felt at home. The owners gave us directions and suggestions, not to mention the best breakfast we have had in New Zealand.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We spent a night at this cottage. The couple that runs this is very warm and friendly. They have a wonderful home in Albert town. A short drive from the lake. We had the best breakfast which was cooked by the host. Excellent scrambled eggs with bacon and fresh fruit with yogurt with a choice of cereal. The biggest breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Though not expected we were instantly made welcome and our night here was one of the best. Ferryman's Cottage is delightful. The bedroom and ensuite were both very comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and served in a lovely room overlooking the garden. We enjoyed a good meal in the local inn, which was within walking distance and... More

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Thorpe Bay
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Immediately we arrived at Ferryman's Cottage, we were smitten. Very pretty cottage with lovely accommodation to match. Marie and Bryan our hosts could not have been more pleasant and the breakfasts came top of the class for us in New Zealand. The location of the cottage was perfect and, with Marie and Bryan's helpful advice of what to see and... More

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15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I had not read the reviews before booking so I was pleasantly surprised by the house and even more by the hosts and the food they offer. Pure luxury, much appreciated. Albert town looked rather boring upon arrival but turned out to offer all we needed : quiet walk along the river and easy access to the splendid Rob Roy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ferrymans Cottage, our hosts were a delightful couple, the accommodation was first class and in a most picturesque garden setting. What added to the attractiveness of the cottage was learning of its history, as the name indicates, it was one of the original buildings of the area. we can highly recommend a few days... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

Marie and Bryan went to such a lot of trouble to make me welcome in their beautiful home. My room was very comfortable and I slept like a log (though this may have had something to do with the wine served with a delicious dinner). I'm just sorry that I was able ot stay only one night.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

This cottage is enbedded in a beautiful garden that invites people to sit outside and enjoy the splendid flowers. Its location is very handy to a river that allows for swimming and fantastic walks. But best of all is the breakfast.... Marie and Bryan are really going out of their way to provide the most amazing breakfast with fresh ingredients... More

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Additional Information about Ferryman's Cottage

Address: 4 Arklow St. | Albert Town, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An historic, charming home built by the first European (Pakeha) born in this area, set in a fragrant old-world cottage garden. Nestled a stone's throw away from the famous fishing river, the Clutha river. Marie loves cooking. Allow yourselves to be pampered. We utilise fresh home grown or locally grown produce whenever possible. Dinners by prior arrangement.Relax in peace and tranquility, far from the "madding" crowds. Our cat "Indy" decided our hospitality (and presumably our food) was so good that she left home and moved into Ferryman's permanently. ... more   less 

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