We booked the entire Bottom House and were very pleased that we did, because if there was someone in each bed the living area would be a bit squashed - although people could sit at the 'table' in the kitchen.
The house is clean and the shower in the ensuite has lovely strong pressure which was a pleasant surprise.
There is no cellphone coverage but there is a landline phone which you need to use a calling card to make calls out with, other than local calls to Balclutha. There is also a washing machine with washing powder provided and there is an honesty system where you leave $3 for each wash you do.
The bed in the ensuite room is extremely comfortable and the view from this room is stunning (as it is from the lounge).
It is worth noting you need your own shampoo/soap for the shower.
You check in at the Top House and we were told just to make ourselves at home and they would pop in to check we were ok that afternoon. It worked well but was a bit strange not to have a key. We didn't think to ask if there was one, and no doubt there is, but everything just seemed to stay unlocked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peaceful country accommodation in the heart of the Catlins, overlooking the Southern Scenic route. ... more less