Two and four legged hosts in front of the cottage.private little veranda
Quiet and Quaint Quinlan Cottage

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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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
Self check-in: Host greets you

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

Sorry, no visitors

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - two Labrador retrievers, one cat, 10 sheep and countless birds


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

182 Reviews

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Henrietta User Profile
August 2017
Sandy & Gordon were most welcoming & accommodating :) the bedroom was very comfortable & we loved the gentle animals that lived on the property & were pleasantly surprised by how accessible the location was & by the incredible view! Would be Glad to go back! ;)

Emma User Profile
August 2017
Amazing stay. Gordon and Sandy were so friendly and the accomodation was private and lovely

Kristy User Profile
July 2017
A great little cosy cottage with the best hosts Gord and Sandy. Only 7 mins to the main town, was really great. Highly recommend!

Sian User Profile
July 2017
A pretty, quaint cottage in a rural setting. Very generous, friendly hosts. Just down the road from Totara Springs Christian camp. Easy, quick trip into Matamata for shops. Highly recommended!

Kayla User Profile
June 2017
This is a great, quiet little place a short drive from the center of Matamata and from the Hobbiton Movie Set. The sheep are adorable and the hosts are great. Definitely recommend!

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!

Matamata, New ZealandJoined in September 2013
Gordon And Sandy User Profile

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.
Our language: ENGLISH

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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