We booked two nights into the Tussock Cottage and could have happily stayed longer. The cottage setting is excellent, tucked away from traffic and noise with peaceful country outlook. The cottage is mud brick and therefore was very cosy in spite of the cool weather. It is nicely furnished with plenty of space for two.
The bed was comfortable with good linens. Reading lights are a plus, and not always provided outside of hotels. The bathroom is spacious and well set up with a large walk in shower and plenty of toiletries. The wardrobe has room for all your bags.
The lounge/dining/kitchen is also good, plenty of room to spread yourself out. We enjoyed the eggs that were provided, nice and fresh. They were only provided the first night of our stay, which did confuse us as we thought they were included every day. Also, the website says home baking but that is not bread or anything to have with breakfast so we popped into Arrowtown to buy bread for the morning.
It is nice and peaceful on the property, but the hosts are worth chatting to. Jaap was very friendly and looked after us very well. We will be back!
- 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