Quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation - Thames - Coromandel Peninsula - New Zealand
Guests are accommodated in sunny well appointed rooms in the guest wing, each with their own stunning view of sparkling water or peaceful valley, and all are en suite with private entrances, equipped with WIFI Internet access, TV/radio, safe, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, toiletries and quality bedding plus all guests have private secure off-street parking.
Each guest room has French doors opening onto a delightful terrace with a private guest sun lounge with 180-degree views. There is also a spa hot tub situated in the Bougainvillea garden with views of the Pinnacle's ranges and a therapeutic infrared sauna for guests' use.
Enjoy your gourmet breakfast in our spacious sunny breakfast room, with river and sea views. Seated at the large rimu table for eight and mingling with other guests exchanging future plans or recent memories depending on if you have just arrived or about to depart New Zealand.
We provide a buffet breakfast for you to select fresh fruits, yoghurts and our homemade muesli. This is followed by your choice from our gourmet menu; Jacqui's fluffy pancakes, smoked bacon, local sausage and free range eggs with smoked salmon, are included in our selection.
At Cotswold Cottage we take pride, not only in our quality, but in the personal touches that we add to breakfast time; be it a friendly smile, some excellent travel advice or the energy boost we like to deliver from our tasty food, great roasted coffee and selection of fine teas.
We love entertaining and cooking for all our guests and
offer a 2 or 3 course evening meal (by prior arrangement) using only the
best locally sourced ingredients. Our cooked breakfast is just the
perfect way to start your day. So let us welcome you and look after
you and all you have to do is enjoy. <<Check Availability and Book Now>>
Our bed and breakfast has been described in the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet series as "beautiful" and "tranquil" and we encourage you to stay with us at Cotswold Cottage when planning your NZ travel itinerary.
Lauraine Jacobs - May 2011
Lauraine Jacobs, current President of the NZ Guild of Food Writers, is an internationally respected food and wine writer and author of several cookbooks and one travel book, Matakana. Trained at the London Cordon Bleu School she has been writing on all matters culinary for more than 20 years, starting as food editor of Fashion Quarterly in the late '80s, and served as food editor for Cuisine magazine until 2009. Her bestselling cook book, The Confident Cook, is a much loved and used book in many New Zealand homes. She was editor of A Treasury of New Zealand Baking which has raised more than $28,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation, and in 2010 worked with NZGFW members, editing a new book Comfort, Food to Share from which all royalties will benefit the Starship Foundation. The New Zealand Vegetable Cookbook, her latest book, co-authored with Ginny Grant and Kathy Paterson, was released in mid August.
A passionate cook and lover of simply presented fresh food, she has won many food and recipe writing awards including two Gold Ladles at the World Food Media Awards. She wrote in Cuisine magazine for 22 years until late 2009 and won prizes for her recipes, restaurant reviews and travel stories. A tireless champion of New Zealand’s fine culinary scene, especially small artisan producers, regional specialty foods and farmer’s markets throughout the country, she was the major contributor to the Gold Ladle winning Cuisine Wine Country. Lauraine teaches cooking classes, broadcasts on food and cooking on Radio New Zealand, and appears at The Food Show and other exciting events around the country.
Linda (Mature couple) Frankston South, Australia - 16 April 2012
We loved the hosts Jacqui & Graham, they greeted us and 2 other couples that had arrived the same time with a plate of home made scones etc. Rooms were fabulous. Breakfast was very nicely done with all guests eating together on a huge table in the main house. Jacqui & Graham sat down each morning to entertain us once we had eaten our breakfast. Great menu and plenty to eat. Lovely people.
Peter (Mature couple) Littleborough, United Kingdom - 26 March 2012
Lovely b and b in a beautiful location. Guests are given a very warm and friendly welcome with lots of thoughtful little touchs to make their stay enjoyable. These included a very convenient guest bar with some very quoiffable wines, beers and soft drinks which provided a very nice finish to the evening after dining out at some very good local restaurants. Comfy beds provided a good nights sleep which was rounded off with a lovely breakfast with a wide selection of tasty hot and cold items. Your hosts have a good local knowledge about places to visit in the area to helps guests make the most of their stay supported by a good range of tourist leaflets.
William (Mature couple) Torquay, Australia - 26 March 2012
The location was great,and views lovely over the river and countryside. The owners were so very friendly and greatly added to our very pleasant stay. The room and facilities were very spacious and so comfortable - warm and inviting and added to our restful night's sleep. It was so relaxing to enjoy the room's lovely spa. The breakfast menu was very comprehensive and a great start to the day. It was served in a lovely dining room. The Cottage House is in a very good position to explore the Coromandel Peninsula and surrounds. A memorable part of our holiday in the North Island of NZ.
Trevor (Mature couple) Godalming, United Kingdom - 5 March 2012
We loved the area and this B&B was superb. Very well presented rooms and large bed. Property in excellent position with great views from the veranda, dining room and gardens. Host very attentive and welcoming providing an excellent breaksfast. Excellent value for money and the best B&B we had in our trip to NZ.
John (Mature couple) Manukau, New Zealand - 14 February 2012
We loved this bed and breakfast we were not asked to take off our shoes but insisted as the carpets were of a very high standard. The rooms were impeccable and Jacqui a great host, we were made to feel very comfortable in their house. There were four couples in total but we all had our own space which was great. This is as good as it gets in NZ for B&B. Homemade muesli and organic free range eggs with our hot breakfasts. The breakfast menu was surprisingly extensive. We,ll be back.
DDG York - UK April 2011
"Cotswold Cottage is in a beautiful setting. Jacqui and Graham are charming hosts and serve wonderful food. They are also very helpful with information about the area, making it the ideal place to stay for touring The Coromandel."
John and Vera Mutimer - London March 2011
"We arrived late at night and was very tired after a long day and decided to sleep in the next day and assumed we missed breakfast. Imagine our surprise when Jacqui and Graham said they have kept the breakfast table laid just for us and we were to take our time as there was no hurry. What a pleasant change from most places where they just take your money and want you to leave five minutes after check out time. The room was beautifully appointed although we were rather amazed and amused by the bathroom lights which switched off automatically without warning. Everything very clean and tidy and we love the location. It is absolutely stunning and worth staying just for the view."
Nerida Grewal - Sydney, Austrailia February 2011
"Jacqui &Graham have made Cotswold Cottage a memorable place to stay. Located on the outskirts of the beautiful Coromandel area they are well positioned for all wishing to take time to relax and view and experience this scenic area. Close enough to town for any shopping or meal needs; and able themselves to provide meals of exceptional standard should you so desire. High standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the accomodation. Extremely helpful in every way, from meals, to advice and information on the local area, to provision of towels and spades for an experience of hot water bathing at the hot water beach. There are three queen rooms available, all with their own entrance from a shared verandah, overlooking mountains and river. I would recommend that you enquire & book in advance"
Vic & Polly - February 2011
"We started our 3 week tour of New Zealand with Jacqui and Gray and could not have made a better choice. Worth planning your trip around! Perfect accommodations with a lovely sun room for reading or sharing a glass of wine and the only B & B that offered a large choice of hot breakfast options. They are the ultimate hosts - suggestions for day trips, directions, and they knew every restaurant owner in thames so we were always treated as special guests. Three days was not long enough."
Jane & Simon - Auckland 2010
"We had a wonderful time at the Cotswold Cottage. We loved the personal touches like lovely scones with jam and cream on arrival. Jacqui and Graham were the perfect hosts and the breakfast the next morning was fabulous. Not only was there the normal cereals to choose from but a full on cooked breakfast as well. The room was beautiful with lovely views. It was the perfect place to spend some quality time together - thank you."
Leigh and Mary Taylor - Hikutaia - NZ - Easter - April 2010 (a couple on their honeymoon night)
"A hidden gem so close to home. It was a perfect end to our perfect day. Thank you so much."
Brian Morris and son - Auckland - NZ - April 2010
"How lovely to dine on fine food with crystal goblets and enjoy intelligent conversation with such delightful guests - that's the joy of Cotswold Cottage."
The Butterworths - Breakfast Point - Sydney - Australia - Summer 2010
"Great place to stay, company good, food excellent, location out of this world. Love and Best wishes."
Keith and Cris - UK - 2010
"We had a lovely stay with you and you really set a very high standard for food and the care of your visitors. No other B & B or homestay came near to you on our travels."
Geoff and Issy - UK - Summer 2010
"Our stay with you was our first after landing at Auckland International so it was important to us that it was comfortable and relaxing. It proved to be both of those things and more so thank you again for making our start in NZ so enjoyable."
Melissa and Paul Allan - Devonport, Auckland - 29/10/07 - our first guests -
"Beautiful views, restful sleeps, delicious food. Thank you for the hospitality."
Bob Teideman - 16/2/09 -
"We had a lovely stay - Jacqui & Graham are great hosts. The accommodation is very clean and tidy and the food and service was excellent. We will be staying again."
"This was the perfect place to end our holiday wish we could have stayed longer."
Karin and Daniel - Sweden
"Thank you for a lovely experience. What a stunning place to spend an evening and wake up to such a beautiful view. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed it all very much. Thanks again."
Heather and Rob Collins - UK
"Thanks guys - great atmosphere (and music selection!) great views and wonderful food. Have thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality. I am sure this business is going to really flourish. Cheers."
Jane, Matt, and Percy - NZ
"On day 7 of 6 weeks in New Zealand - this is proving to be all I dreamt of and more. On a limited budget,this has been lovely, Jacqui finished our visit with a much appreciated delicious meal. It's not a matter of if we will come back, it's how soon. Many thanks."
Kath and Lynda - UK
"There are no words for what we received here: like home. Jacqui and Graham are great and the place is brilliant."
Ute and Rudi - Germany
"Can't think of a better place to spend my first nights in New Zealand. Amazing views and scenery and delicious food. Thank you. Wish we could stay another night."
The Warner-Smiths - UK
"Feeling comfortable quite a long way from home. Every one should to find a place like yours with all the hospitality. Thank you."
Freestra - Holland
"Thank you for your hospitality and warmth. The food was fantastic. You have a beautiful B & B that we will be recommending to anyone travelling to New Zealand."
Jeff and Cherie - USA
"We felt at home and at ease right away. Thanks for the great service and info (and the scones). Hope to be back again."
Bob, Serge, Co and Chris - Holland
"Just one word - FANTASTIC."
Richard and Barbara - UK
"Lovely people, BRILLIANT FOOD, excellent place, hope to come back again."
Rohan - Tahiti
"5 WEEKS in New Zealand doing B & B's. This IS THE BEST. Perfect in every way. Delicious food and perfect hosts."
Ron and Vera Farrelly, John and Delia Hadley - UK
"We stayed here 9 years ago and it was a real pleasure to come back. The hospitality is first class, as is the food and the beautifully renovated building. A lovely place to spend the last days of our holiday."
Brenda and Vic Laurence - CA