A hidden paradise, where history meets luxury in a panorama of natural beauty.

A romantic and peaceful retreat, and an ideal base for exploring Central Otago.

Lombardy Cottage is a fully restored two-bedroom two-bathroom stone cottage in a peaceful woodland setting near the historic town of St Bathans.
This noted historic building is ideal for one or two couples wishing to enjoy the unique attractions of Central Otago or looking for a relaxing holiday away from it all.


Lombardy Cottage is a fully serviced property of the highest standard offering luxury accommodation in a beautifully relaxed setting.


You’ll need a map to find this hidden gem located a stone’s throw from St. Bathans in beautiful and historic Central Otago.

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Lombardy Cottage is a popular private retreat for 1 or 2 couples. With a 2-day stay minimum it pays to book early.

Guest feedback

It was at this point where my heart melted. We arrived at the cottage, eager to check it out. But we let my daughter do the honours while we unloaded the car. I could hear her going from room to room, squealing like it was Christmas! As I walked into the cottage, she came running up to me, eyes full of tears, and couldn’t stop crying…. she kept saying I can’t believe we are staying here…. She will always remember our time there. My mom and her snuggled in one of your beautiful large chairs and read the first Harry Potter book together, we made yummy food, drank local wine and listened to John Coltrane. We went on little adventures, but always ended up rushing back to the cottage to just hang out. There is good juju there. Ellie must have done at least 1000 cartwheels on the lawn and I was in heaven being surrounded by all the peonies! It was everything I had hoped for the trip. And thank you for all the beautiful fresh flowers around the house, they were lovely.
Amy Purdie

Local Activities and Events

Central Otago’s climate is the most similar to the Mediterranean of any New Zealand region. Its dry hot summers, cold still winters and vast empty spaces are a tonic for the body and soul alike

From world-class mountain-biking trails, pristine tussock lands, iconic views of the Hawkdun Ranges, historic towns and quirky shopping, local characters with rich personalities as well as wines and food of outstanding quality – this is unique territory and a holiday here will feed the memory bank for a lifetime. The Central Otago slogan of “A World of Difference” is apt but equally as accurate is one the locals like of “Big skies – Open hearts”.

Drink: Wild Earth Pinot Noir

Drink: Wild Earth Pinot Noir from Felton Road, Bannockburn. 2006 Wild Earth Pinot Noir won Top Wine at the 2008 International Wine Challenge in London out of 10,000 wines. It also won a slew of other awards as have many local wines. No cellar door but available in supermarkets and you can visit Mr Wild …

Bendigo Appellation Wines

Bendigo appellation wines, from over the Dunstan Mountains behind Lombardy Cottage, are also making a fine name.

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