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The Last Straw Cottage

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Mt Heslington Road, Brightwater, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Jackson, Wyoming
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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.... More

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was our 2nd time staying at the most wonderful Last Straw Cottage after 9 years!! And to our amazement, there was no sign of age nor wear and tear!! It was as beautiful and lovely as the first time, and so great to see Lynne again! A beautiful cottage in peaceful and gorgeous surrounds, and all the details inside... More

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Minnesota
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45 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have rented many homes for extended vacations and this rental delivered it all. We spent 3 weeks at the cottage from the end of December until late January . We wanted to do plenty of activities and so we based out of Nelson. This cottage is everything that the site says it is and more. It is set in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We spent Christmas at The Last Straw Cottage which started with one of those 'could it really be?' moments when we turned into the driveway to see the most beautiful cottage we could have imagined. It wouldn't look out of place in the Cotswolds. The cottage can comfortably accommodate 6 people in 3 beautifully furnished bedrooms. Every detail has been... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Absolutely fantastic, I regularly use the cottage and would live there if I could. Immaculate condition, beautiful surroundings and a very good baker who pops cakes in whenever I am there!! Thanks Lynne!! :-) The cottage has two beautifully outfitted bedrooms, with wonderful views! The two singles are wonderful for using as day beds, or if you have children! I... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Situated among beautiful rolling hills we were excited to drive up to this beautiful cottage. The lawns were immaculate and everything well landscaped and lovingly cared for. We arrived at dusk in early October and it was lovely and warm inside. Lynne and Jon knew that one of us had a significant birthday and to our amazement there was a... More

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Reefton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

It's hard not to relax here, even with our three VERY active young girls racing around, checking out the house and garden, racing down the long drive on the bikes, climbing the fields to see who could get closest to the sheep or going for a talk to the horses. They had a wonderful time busying themselves with the surrounds,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our family were fortunate enough to stay at the Last Straw Cottage for 7 nights. We needed a peaceful place away from Christchurch where we live. When we drove up the drive towards the cottage we were overwhelmed with the beauty, serenity and peaceful surroundings. Our daughter immediately fell in love with the horses in the paddocks surrounding the cottage.... More

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Auckland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed at the last straw cottage for a week last winter. It was a fabulous place with pleanty of breakfast provisions with 3 bedrooms (2 queens), a large kitchen, very comfortable loungeroom with TV, DVD, CD player etc, bathroom and laudry together with plenty of breakfast provisions (milk, juice, cereal, fresh eggs and muffins) provided by the loviliest of... More

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Address: Mt Heslington Road, Brightwater, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Brightwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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