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

As I predicted my sister loved every second of our time there. Sketched out various layouts you’d done and proclaimed it the most perfect place she’d been too. She loves everything you’ve done with the decoration which is her passion and declared she could come back in 10 years and you wouldn’t need to change anything!!! We read books, we laughed, we drank wine, I cooked, she cooked, we went to the café in Oturehua, Naseby, walked around St Bathans, snuggled back to the cottage and were in a state of bliss. I went for several walks around your beautiful property which was looking so tidy and spiffing ­ really we were just in heaven. Perfect sisters’ weekend.
Kaye ParkerQueenstown

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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