Tussock Cottage provided us brilliant inspiration and creative joy! Thanks for providing such a beautiful space for this opportunity!

Stephanie and Jose

Reviews from Trip Advisor

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Tussock Cottage in Nov – and will be back. Normally on our visits to Queenstown we would stay in the town but friends recommended we stay at Tussock Cottage. It is an absolutely gorgeous wee place in a fantastic location. Really close to the lake so we were able to walk to the lake for a swim . Minutes drive away from Millbrook (the world famous golf resort) so we were also able to easily enjoy the facilities here and of Arrowtown. Lee and Jaap the hosts were extremely welcoming – nothing was too much trouble and their local knowledge is second to none. The cottage had the most comfortable bed and the linen was devine and beleive me I am fussy about linen!!! Cottage has a separate lounge with TV etc and a wee kitchenette. There is also a private outdoor area for the summer months. We looking forward to going back for a winter stay as cottage is ideally located to ski coronet peak and Cadrona

Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We have just come back from 3 weeks stay in Tussock Cottage & quite simply it was a superb rental, having everything we could need. Lee and Japp could not have been more kind and helpful throughout our stay & my wife and I would like to wish them all the very best for the future.

Tussock cottage is situated on the edge of beautiful lake Hayes & our hosts provided a kayak and mountain bikes to cross and travel round the lake ( about 6 miles round). When we did not want to visit the restaurants of nearby Arrowtown, we had barbecues and cooked in at Tussock Cottage. It was a great base for our holiday.

Many thanks.

Peter & Jan (Clements)

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family


5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Lee and Jaap were the perfect hosts here for a wonderful two day stay in very comfortable and spacious accommodation – nothing was too much trouble and they were a mine of information on local attractions as well as ideas for the next stage of our holiday in New Zealand. Nearby Lake Hayes is picture postcard, and Arrowtown only 5 minutes by car if you do not fancy self catering. We loved the setting, the wildlife, the chickens (and the eggs they produced). Nearby there are lots of good restaurants and wineries, and Arrowtown is an interesting town to stroll round. Also check out Lee’s fantastic driftwood sculptures and other works of art around the garden. We wish we could have stayed longer, but we have already resolved to return for a much longer stay!

Room Tip: Cottage is self contained, and includes separate sitting/kitchen area.

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Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

We would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone who loves nature. It is an idylic situation with a wonderful walk round the lake. Lee and Jaap are great hosts and we were really looked after. The accommodation was comfortable and clean with everything you need. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
Thanks very much Lee with love from Ross, Janet and Heather (from Scotland)
Sorry its taken me so long to get round to writing this! We are busy running a similar business and its taken a broken ankle for me to catch up!!
Hope to see you again Lee and Jaap. You are doing a fantastic job.

Stayed February 2009, traveled with family


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48 Rutherford Road Lake Hayes,
RD1 Queenstown New Zealand.
Phone: +64 (0)3 442 1449
Mobile: +64 (0)21 416620


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