This place is a Gem! We were so lucky to find Kowhai Cottage on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle route and so peaceful too. Pearl, Chris and Maddy

How many places can you take your cup of coffee and wander round the garden pulling weeds, Love the roses inside and out. Marion and Lawson

What a amazing place and so central in Duntroon P.S the fresh bread was wonderful Richard, Linda and family

A lovely quiet haven with such a amazing garden, P.S thanks for the wonderful Information folder and free maps Norma and Ray

A very colourful garden of peace and restfullness, Thanks for making us feel so welcome Alanna and Bogdan

We are so happy we found your website, The cottage was a perfect stop for us and has everything we need and clean and cosy Linda and Robert

Wonderful to find a place we can truely stretch out in and relax in a very beautiful and ambient surroundings Daniel and John black

We met you as your house was ours, This is a Magical wonderland and a very private hidden gem magical garden, Cosy warm and so clean with lots of personal touches  Debbie and Trevor

We had a lovely comfortable stay, it seems you have thought of everything to make us feel welcome and relaxed Michelle and Dave

This is a wonderful place to arrive at with every comfort I can imagine PS please tell the Flying Pig their evening meal was absolutely delicious Deb and Richard + Rob and Sally

Arrived cold and wet to find the lovely log fire burning. Soon we had a delicious meal organised to eat at "home" from the "Flying Pig" Bouyed up and re energised up tackle the final leg of A2O cycle way to Oamaru Nuala and Peter

I had 4 night on work here and this was a quinessential kiwi bach experience taken to the next level.  Luxury amongst gentle tounchs of bygone ways. The garden has lots of surprises too and deserves a good wander Jenny

Your Kowhai Cottage is absolutely charming, set in lovely ground and peaceful enviroment. Arrived tired after a long cycle ride and the whole place was a delightful surprise Mary and Wayne

Thanks for everything especially for the extra trouble you went to.  Jenny

Absolutely Fabulous acommation especially cycling Alps 2 Ocean cycle way, the finishing touches were so appreciated. Your garden is magnificent and we were lucky enough to sample the silverbeet, You did everything right. Carol and Alister

A lovely night spent in your cosy cottage, Many thanks for the great enviroment Judy

You deserve success with this fab cottage, Everything one could desire after a day on the A2O trail, Many thanks for your generosity Jo and Wayne

Great place to chill out and have some time with friends and family  Ian and Vicki

All the extras like good mags, chocs and drinks, P.S We tasted the best ever homemade apricot jam Les and Marg

This is a lovely beautifully presented cottage, You deserve every success Ian and Susanne

Totally awesum!! Damn shame we have to move on in a hurry, So comfy Chris and Phil

WOW - Magnificent Hideaway. You exceeded our expections totally Shirley and Grahame


THIS is a email I recieved from a couple who stayed a while ago, what a massive compliment she gave us whoooohooooo

A magical place to stay especially after a tiring day on the alps to ocean cycle trail. It is a must stay location if you are riding the trail. Kat's attention to detail is outstanding and after travelling the world I believe this is the best place I have ever stayed. We wish you all the best and hope to return in the future. Carol

Lovely place and just what my sister wanted with a cottage feel, quiet and a garden location. Everything we needed was supplied and more. Roswyn, Alison and Delwyn

Thanks for the reccommendation to walk around the wetlands. Everything we ever wanted was at Kowhai cottage. Many thanks
Frances and Barry

Kat Thanks for your hospitality and the tranquil setting. We will definitely reccommend the cottage as it was wonderful.
Shaun, Christine, Teresa and Gerhard

The cottage is a lovely place, beautiful and comfortable, peaceful and cleanwith all you need. A home to be reccommended. Juan and Juuma

Thanks for the wonderful stay, just what we needed at the end of a days riding. We enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine in the garden . Lisa,Jack,Paul and Helen

What a marvelous spot and a lovely home stay, garden is gorous both the flower and vegetable garden.  Snug bed and the best nights sleep we have had on the Alps 2 Ocean. We will be telling all our friends to stay here. Warren and Pam

Thank you so much for your wonderful country hospitility, A real "treat" to stay here in your cottage amongst the lovely fruit trees and garden. A very comfy bed and all the little extras  All the best Gaewyn

This is a 2nd stay at your cottage, A great place with a very friendly host.  Duntroon is "30 mins from everywhere" Waitaki Valley, Oamaru and Riverstone. Les and Margie

Very cosy and comfortable Cottage, Such a relaxing quiet place with a attractive garden.... Very well appointed and the best on our A2O cycle tour. Debbie

Very nice place to stay and we loved the big bed. What a nice view. Leonie and Bill

Very charming peaceful place, Loved your vegetable gardena and plants. We loved Henrietta,s eggs. All the best for your B and B business. Ten lee tin

Pleasantly surprised by your beautifully appointed and cosy "Home away from Home" Very clean and comfortable and a great place to recharge our batteries. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and surprises awaits you at every corner. Kat is a very friendly and helpful hostess and we thoughly enjoyed our stay. Fred and Sue

After a few days cycling it was very enjoyable to just stop and sit and listen to the birds in the garden.Thanks for the breakfast and the little treats. Sandra, David and Craig

After riding in the rain and a head wind we were so pleased to find Kowhai Cottage, A good fireplace, some extra vegetables from the garden for our meal and a good nights sleep. Thanks very much and Merry christmas. Adrian and Sally