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

Another lovely stay in Lombardy Cottage. It’s like coming home. We had very relaxing time and the colours were just amazing -even without the sun shining. A new edition of NZ Life & Leisure fluttered into the house so that was an evening relaxing and reading in front of the fire.
Stefan and Corinne RiedererDarfield

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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