Two and four legged hosts in front of the cottage.private little veranda

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

The one room cottage sits beside our heritage home on four acres five minutes from Matamata. Fifteen minutes to Hobbiton Movie Set; 30 minutes to Hauraki Rail Trail and Waikato River Trail for cycling; 45 minutes to gorgeous ocean beaches. Golf, hiking and hot pools close by. Great road cycling out the front gate.

The space

The one room cottage . . . perfect for one or two people.
Queen bed, en-suite and shower
Comfortable chairs inside and patio furniture outside for sitting and relaxing
Cereals, tea, coffee and milk provided
Wireless internet service
No visitors

Guest access

Guests may enjoy the patio and stroll through the surrounding grounds. The sheep are always happy to be hand fed with the sheep nuts we have on hand.

Interaction with guests

We live in the renovated villa next to Quinlan Cottage and will be there to greet you along with our friendly Labrador retrievers.

Other things to note

The cottage is separate from our house and self contained. There is tea and coffee making supplies along with a small fridge but no microwave.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

Sorry, no visitors



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

178 Reviews

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Claire User Profile
June 2017
Quite possibly the most welcoming Air bnb that we'ever ever stayed in. Both Gordon and Sandy were so welcoming and helpful and went above and beyond to provide everything we could have needed. The cottage itself is perfectly placed for Hobbiton and from here we also visited Rotorua for the rugby and the gloworm caves really easily. We found a freshly baked cake on arrival, a warm and cosy setting and peaceful surroundings. Waving goodbye at the end felt like a farewell to family! Thank you both for a fabulous stay.

Steven User Profile
June 2017
I can say, without hesitation, that this cottage has been my best AirBnB experience ever. We stayed for two nights, and it was as described and better. Sandy and Gordon go out of their way to make you feel welcome to this unique little cottage in the countryside. There are so many little things that this cottage and these hosts bring that make this a BIG experience-- their lab dogs, feeding sheep, good breakfast options, quick personal recommendations, an awesome guidebook in the cottage, and more. In addition, it was close to town, WiFi was great, and the room was comfortable and clean. We tried to come up with excuses to stay longer!

Brooke User Profile
May 2017
We loved Sandy and Gordon's place! They were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Sandy's homemade muffins were amazing :) The cottage was close to town and attractions. We loved their dogs and the beautiful views!

Jaxon User Profile
May 2017
This place is beautiful. We felt at home and comforted. The views are beautiful and the local town is close. Perfect distance from Hobbiton.

Jeremy User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
A perfect home-away-from-home hidden in peaceful and beautiful countryside. We woke up to the sounds of birds each morning and two very friendly dogs in the backyard. Gord and Sandy go above and beyond and we're fantastic hosts from start to finish. Would definitely recommend.

Sue User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed our short stay at Gordon and Sandy's. The cottage is private from the main house in a beautiful country garden .Quiet and restful but not far away from Matamata for dining out . We would definitely stay again . Gordon and Sandy are wonderful hosts .They think of your every need and we also enjoyed your delicious Zucchini Walnut loaf Sandy . Thank you.

Matamata, New Zealand · Joined in September 2013
Gordon And Sandy User ProfileGordon And Sandy is a superhost.

We are Canadian Kiwis who moved our family to New Zealand ten years ago. We love living here and would like to share this lovely spot with you.
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