The SpaceSmall Self-contained House
The cedar shingled cottage, nestled in one acre of trees, is one of the original holiday houses ("cribs") built in Warrington during the mid twentieth century.
Designed by a Dunedin architect in the early 1950's as his family holiday home, the house has been owned and loved by three generations of the same family. The living room is lined with original plywood. In keeping with the character of the design a recent renovation has been completed this includes a double glazed master bedroom which is airy and light plus a new bathroom and modernised kitchen.
Very comfortable new queen size bed, with quality linen
Built in wardrobe and set of draws
Chairs to sit in the sun and read, double doors open out onto the garden.
This is a very small bedroom and more suitable for children. The bunk room has a built in desk with a view out to the trees.
Well equipped kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine
Electric bench-top with two hotplate/hobs, under bench oven, dishwasher, large fridge
Herb garden just outside with rosemary, mint, parsley, thyme etc
Small dining area with seating for four, view out to garden
Comfortable seating arranged around the open fire. Chaise lounge in bay window, perfect for relaxing in the sun.
T.V with Free to Air and a DVD player, small selection of DVD's provided
Toilet, basin with storage and shower, heated towel rack and electric heater
Washing machine and dryer, out door washing line
Iron & ironing board
Private sunny well fenced outdoor space. Outdoor table with bench seats and umbrella
Gas BBQ available for guest use
The house is set behind a large macrocarpa hedge and within a woodland setting.
Access to the house via the private driveway up a gentle path. Guest AccessGuests have access to the whole property apart from the garden shed and basement. Interaction with GuestsHappy to provide local knowledge & info. The NeighborhoodCedar Cottage in Warrington is the perfect place for a break from the city or as a base to explore Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula and surrounding coast.
The charm of this small unspoilt seaside village continues to offer the perfect spot to unwind. Blueskin Bay, a 200m walk from the gate, provides access to the beach at low tide, or you can forage for mussels and cockles in the shallows of the channel in the Bay. Warrington Beach, regarded as one of the safest in the region, is a short walk and great for a gentle stroll or run (if you are lucky you may see dolphins in or just beyond the surf).
Within short driving distance are Orokonui Eco Sanctuary, Karitane beach and Dunedin. Or for a day trip up the coast, Riverstone Cafe or Fleurs Place, are well known for their gastronomic delights.
If you like more vigorous activities, the Coast Road return trip to Karitane is a challenging hilly ride for cyclist. Or the nearby Church Road and Mountain Track Road loop through the Silver Peaks is demanding circuit for mountain bikers. There are a number of hikes into the Silver Peaks which you can access via a short drive. Getting Around20 mins from Dunedin via the main road, or 30 mins via the Port Chalmers peninsula scenic road.
Easy to find off the main road.
Get your petrol in Dunedin or Karitane- sorry no petrol in Warrington.
Also would pay to visit supermarket in town to get supplies, as limited and more expensive stores at 'On the Spot' local store in Waitati.