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Kinross Cottages

Kinross Cottages

Queenstown, New Zealand

Situated on a large vineyard in the Gibbston Valley, Kinross Cottages offer a taste of rural living in a scenic and tranquil location.

There are only 14 Studio Cottage rooms here, all offering views of the surrounding vines and mountains. The cottages are spacious, with high ceilings, large beds and full kitchen facilities so you can cook for yourself if you wish. You’ll also get a generous veranda for admiring the views.

Wine is a key element of a visit and the property acts as cellar door for Coal Pit, Domaine Thomson, Hawkshead, Valli and Wild Irishman wines, as well as their own labels, offering tastings and advice to guests and visitors for the premier wines of the region.

There is a bistro on site, serving local, seasonal foods, and a hot tub, pétanque courts, and yoga, Pliates or yin yoga sessions every day.

OUR RATING: Medium

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OUR OPINION:

A unique place to stay in the Gibbston valley, the wines here are superb and we highly recommend a tasting while you are here.

Rooms

Sleek, modern and stylish, the spacious Studio Cottages at Kinross are contemporary in design with crisp white walls and linen, warm woods and mountain and vineyard views. The sleek, neutral palette is complemented by wicker and leather chairs, and each room has its own kitchenette with a microwave and an oven. There’s a private veranda outside as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, large TVs and air conditioning, while the bright bathrooms have a bath or shower.

Location

Kinross Cottages are set on a working vineyard, 25 minutes’ drive from Queenstown and 15 minutes’ drive from Arrowtown. Surrounded by views of the mountains and vineyard, it’s a tranquil place to stay, with plenty of opportunity to explore the vineyard, hike, cycle or simply relax.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served in the warm, timber-lined dining room and includes a good selection of breads, pastries and cereals, homemade jams, fresh fruit and juice, and eggs cooked to order. For lunch and dinner, the bistro serves a menu of local, seasonal dishes with many of the ingredients coming from the property’s herb and vegetables gardens and heritage orchard.

Facilities and activities

Along with mountain views, the property has a hot tub, pétanque court, and daily yoga and Pilates sessions. There’s also a children’s playground on site.

Tour ideas in Queenstown

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Kinross Cottages as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Dart River Wilderness Safari

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