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Welcome to Cotswold Cottage Bed & Breakfast - the perfect base for exploring the wonderful Coromandel Peninsula.  Close to local beaches, bush walks, bird watching, thermal pools and historic sites.

  • Cotswold Cottage Bed and Breakfast - Thames
  • Thames Boutique Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Coromandel Peninsula Accommodation

Guest Comments

Chris L
London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago NEW
Cotswold Cottage is in a lovely setting outside Thames with views over the the racecourse to the surrounding hills. The rooms are a good size and very nicely furnished. Our hosts were lovely, leaving you in peace but very attentive when you needed them. The scones on arrival were delicious and the breakfast was also excellent. Overall everything was just right.
  • Stayed January 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
Jacinta Lamb
Auckland, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW
We spent one night at Cotswold Cottage before doing the Hauraki Rail Trail. Our hosts Garth and Adrienne were wonderful ... welcoming, hospitable, and charming. They went completely beyond the call of duty for us when our car broke down short of Thames and Garth came to pick us up. We were very grateful for this extra kindness! Scones and jam and cream greeted us on our arrival, and we also thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful bbq dinner prepared for us that night. Our rooms were beautifully appointed, and very comfortable. We could have stayed longer! Definitely worth a visit.
Stayed January 2015, travelled with friends
Ian from Templand
Ipswich, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars
We stayed here for a couple of nights while exploring the Coromandle. All the good comments from others are true. The place is wonderful and the hosts are great. Only wish we could have taken Garth with us on the rest of our trip. He has more information than the I Sites. Interesting driveway though...
Stayed January 2015, travelled as a couple
Angela 19112
Auckland, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars
We spent two very relaxing nights at Cotswold Cottage, Thames. It is lovely villa set in beautiful peaceful surroundings and is ideal if you're wanting to stay in Thames or heading to the Coromandel Peninsula. Adrienne and Garth are truly wonderful hosts and their attention to detail is amazing. We would love to have stayed longer but work in the big city of Auckland beckoned us.
  • Stayed January 2015, travelled with friends
Rebecca M
Canberra, Australia
5 of 5 stars
From the moment we drove up the driveway we knew that it was going to be a beautiful place to stay. Situated on a hill with breath taking views, the gardens are extremely well maintained and the property just gives you a nice warm feeling. Garth & Arienne Familton were great hosts. This was our first experience at a B&B and we were a little sceptical about it but soon realised we had no reason to be. Arienne offered to hold our luggage as we arrived before check-in time and gave us the run down of what we could do for the afternoon/evening. Without her help we wouldn't have been able to see so many things in the Coromandel Peninsula in the little time we had. We stayed in the Holker room and we felt like we were at home the moment we walked in. Attention to detail has been applied to everything at this B&B. We certainly appreciated the Whittaker's Chocolate bars that were left with the coffee/tea amenities in the room. Breakfast was continental with the option of a hot breakfast as well. Would absolutely stay here again!
  • Stayed December 2014, travelled as a couple
intelligent girls
London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars
Friendly hosts with lots of information to share.
Good breakfast available.
Convenient location for Auckland airport and Coromandel.
Home from home feel, the building is an old (for NZ) villa style with lots of original features and a lovely garden to sit in if you wish.
  • Stayed December 2014, travelled as a couple
Carole Ö
5 of 5 stars
This was our best accomendation during our four weeks in New Zeeland. Adrienne and Garth is fantastic hosts. We were celebrating 30 years of marriage and they arranged our dinner in a romatic spot with a view over the river. They made a wonderful dinner and selected an excellent wine. We are going to remember Costwold Cottage with love in our hearts.
  • Stayed December 2014, travelled as a couple
farmer wifey
Thames, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars
Cotswold Cottage was the perfect place for myself and bridal party to stay the night before my wedding in December 2014.

Garth and Adrienne are the most humble, genuine hosts I have ever come across. When I enquired earlier in the year regarding staying with my bridal party the night before my wedding, they were only most happy to help out, even inviting me to have a look around before booking. They accommodated 5 of us which meant we were able to have the entire B&B to ourselves the night before and the day of the wedding which made it so enjoyable when we were all getting ready.

The breakfast we were served the morning of was definitely 5 star restaurant quality, DELICIOUS!!
Everything about Cotswold Cottage felt homely and relaxing, Garth and Adrienne went out of their way to help us out and accommodate every possible request. Even including supplying PVA Glue to re-stick my false eyelashes on - as the makeup artist had already left!
Nothing ever seemed a hassle.

I would highly recommend Cotswold Cottage as a place to stay with your bridal party the night before your wedding - we felt so welcome, infact all of us want to have another girls night there!

The rooms were all large and comfortable - the beds huge! The furnishings were to die for, and the bathrooms were all a good size and SPOTLESS! Not to mention the VIEWS!

I would have absolutely no trouble recommending Garth and Adrienne to future guests.

Thank you so much for making the beginning of my wedding day highly enjoyable, relaxing and memorable!
  • Stayed December 2014, travelled with friends
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 December 2014
The best place on ouer one month trip to NZ..travelled from Bluff on SI up to Auckland on NI with many motels and bob...Wonderfull hostess and host...super breakfust..perfect eggs for the first time of ouer journey and everything else was high class..Highly recomended !! Carole and Aage from Sweden
  • Stayed December 2014
Penny P
Salt Lake City, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 15 December 2014
Just returned from trip to North Island NZ. Cotswold was lovely and easy to find with a sign on the main road. Just outside of main town center. Friend and I stayed in twin bed room. Lovely and clean! Adrienne and Garth even stayed up late to help us check in! Garth gave us plenty of advice on how to tackle the peninsula as well as let us borrow beach towels and a spade for hot water beach. He even rinsed our rental car off for us after we did a little off roading through the 309 and other roads! Breakfast was fantastic! Seperate entrance to room and very quiet. Im picky about where I sleep and often travel alone as a singal gal (although I was with a friend this trip) but felt very safe and I would highly recommend staying here!
  • Stayed December 2014, travelled with friends
We planned to stay 1 night at Cotswold Cottage but after arriving on site and meeting Garth and Adrienne we decided to stay 2. And that was before we had experienced their fabulous breakfast.
Accommodation was excellent, breakfast superb and Garth planned our day exploring the wonderful peninsula to perfection.
  • Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple
  • Great service, great breakfasts and lovely location”
  • 5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2014
  • All of the other glowing reviews for this special Bed and Breakfast accommodation are totally justified. The location is lovely, with the house surrounded by pleasant gardens and set up on a rise with views over the racecourse and green fields to the hills. Adrienne and Garth are such welcoming and accommodating hosts, you couldn't do better. And the breakfasts are another memorable treat - whether it's toast with a choice of spreads, delicious muesli or other cereals served with fruit, a full cooked breakfast, or pancakes, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable, well-appointed and very clean, and the area totally quiet at night (the only exception to this being that you will hear other guests in their rooms, and if they arrive late or leave early, but otherwise silence reigns). There is outdoor seating to enjoy, either on the deck outside the guest rooms or out in the garden, tea and coffee facilities whenever you want to use them, and if there is anything else you want, just ask. Nurse Adrienne was even able to provide treatment and a plaster for a graze when we discovered that we had left our first aid kit at home.

“Quaint and homely surroundings, excellent service & care taken.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2014

Outstanding b&b on elevated landscape. Fresh produce used in breakfasts. Manicured gardens and helpful hosts - with lots of advise on tourist attractions. Stay was very pleasant - big recommendations for CotswoldCottage!!
  • Stayed October 2014

5 of 5 starsReviewed 12 September 2014

Clean, pretty, great views, wonderful and helpful proprietors! I strongly recommend this B&B especially if you want to travel late from Auckland to Coromandel.... This is a wonderful part way stop. Lovely room with every convenience and good, free wifi. Owners were very helpful with our future travel plans, even making phone calls for us about times things were open etc. Gave us suggestions and maps to take with us. We loved it.

  • Stayed September 2014, travelled with family
  • wonderful place to stay”
  • 5 of 5 starsReviewed 11 September 2014
  • This lovely place made our 3rd anniversary unforgettable. Many thanks our kind and sincere hosts, Garth and Adrienne. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to have some happy quality time at peace.
  • 5 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Couples
  • by Cathy from Denver, CO USA
Wonderful overnight stop
  • Posted Nov 04, 2014
  • Pros: facilities, hosts
  • Cons: Nothing I can think of
  • Location: Recommend Mussels Kitchen
  • We stayed at Cotswold Cottage on our way to Hot Water Beach and really enjoyed our brief stay. The house and gardens are beautiful and there is very thoughtful attention to room details-- they clearly have put a lot of work into their home. The view from their hill is beautiful, and I could imagine spending more time here and being very comfortable. The breakfast was really nicely done. Garth's personal session recommending travel routes and sites was priceless! Otherwise we would have likely passed up the pig man and the Mussels Kitchen which were seriously two of the more memorable highlights of our Coromandel trip. Coming off of a 5 night camping/tramping trip in the north, it was just the right pampered experience.
  • 4 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Everyone
  • by Paul & Val from Noarlunga Downs SA Australia
Countryside indulgence
  • Posted Oct 24, 2014
  • Thoroughly pampered with no request to much trouble. Really felt welcomed from the time of our arrival to departure. Beautiful rural outlook with scrupulous home made breakfast to see us on our way.
  • 5 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Everyone
  • by Ashleigh from Mount Maunganui
Luxurious stay in a cottage
  • Posted Jul 12, 2014
  • Great stay, wish we were there for longer. Great escape from the big city life. Very comfortable and breakfast in the morning was delicious, will definitely be back again one day.
  • 4 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Couples
  • by Fred from Los Angeles

Terrific hosts and beautiful cottage

  • Posted Mar 27, 2014 on
  • Garth and Adrienne were very hospitable with a welcoming full tea and pleasant review of what to do in the area. Lots of great ideas for Coromandel and guided us to some excellent stops that we would have missed without their recommendation. Rooms are cozy, common area has lots to use, and the breakfast was a delicious Kiwi fare.
  • 5 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Families
  • by Ian and Margaret from Sheffield
B and B perfection
  • Posted Feb 24, 2014 on
  • One of our best b and b stays ever. On arrival, we were served tea and home made cakes on the patio, overlooking the mountains. Adriane and Garth were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. Garth was most helpful in advising us what to do to get the best out of our stay. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
  • 5 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Everyone
  • by trevor from sydney
Excellent location after travelling from Auckland
  • Posted Feb 14, 2014
  • Pros: Comfort and food
  • Cons: Nothing
  • Location: Good jumping off point for Coromandel
  • Wonderful stay, with very friendly, helpful attention that looked after all details of our stay. We are sorry it wasn't longer.
  • 5 out of 5
  • Recommended
    for Everyone
  • by Carla from Auckland, NZ
Gorgeous views and venue, warm friendly staff!
  • Posted Feb 11, 2014
  • Pros: Clean, friendly, beautifully decorated and great views.
  • Cons: We are very social folk so the shared public areas were a bonus for us, if you are after complete privacy I would email Garth first to arrange.
  • Location: Thames township has good cafes and a few quaint shops. Drive to Paeroa for antiques, along the coast up to Coromandel for remarkable views.
  • Cotswold Cottage was a last minute booking as we had call to stay in Thames the night. So pleased we found it - it was truly delightful. ,Very old world and 'cottagey' as one would expect but extremely well kept and immaculate facilities. If you are a sociable kind of person this place is for you as you actually mix and mingle with the other guests quite easily. Garth and his wife were super friendly and hospitable. The breakfasts were delicious. We loved it.

"A taste of luxury"
4 August 2014

  • • Leisure trip
  • • Couple
  • • Queen Room
  • • Stayed 1 night

Stunning location Lovely friendly helpful people, nothing was too much trouble. Top quality linen and décor. Fabulous breakfast served in a wonderful setting by charming people
We LOVED everything
·  New Zealand

26 August 2014
everything wonderfull owners and breakfast

·  Perry
New Zealand

13 August 2014
Beautiful setting- friendly staff- everything was spot on . Great break fast. Good couple get away clean/spotless

·  Pam
New Zealand

4 August 2014
Stunning location Lovely friendly helpful people, nothing was too much trouble. Top quality linen and décor. Fabulous breakfast served in a wonderful setting by charming people
We LOVED everything

·  Carole
New Zealand

8 July 2014
noyhing we didn't like

·  Adrienne
New Zealand
Solo traveller

25 June 2014
I could not fault Cotswold Cottage in any way. I am only sorry I could not have stayed longer. Adrienne & Garth were wonderful hosts who could not do enough for me. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this B&B to anyone looking for accommodation in the Thames area.

“Home away from home” DENISE C - Melbourne, Australia - Stayed September 2014

We stayed at this delightful B & B and thought it was great. Garth and Adrienne make you feel very welcome in their home. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We would definitely recommend this wonderful place to any one that wants a wonderful experience in a fantastic part of the North Island. The breakfast was great and Garth was extremely helpful with our travel plans for the next part of our trip. Thames is a great place and is a must for anyone visiting the Coromandel.



“Excellent place to explore the Coromandel from”

5 of 5 stars April 2014

Stayed for two nights, very happy with the location and service. Nice and quiet, but still close to Thames and the Coromandel in general. Hosts were very friendly and helpful - magnificent pancakes and coffee! Great value for money, will definitely stay there again.

Auckland Central, New Zealand

“NZ trip”
5 of 5 stars April 2014

Cotswold Cottage was a lovely surprise. Garth and Adrienne were very welcoming, complete with tea and scones. Very helpful without being overbearing, felt very comfortable. Room was lovely with great view and the rotunda lounge was very cosy. Brekky was hearty with lots on offer in a cute dining room. All in all our stay was great. Highly recommend.


“So welcoming!”
5 of 5 stars March 2014

Garth and Adrienne were very hospitable with a welcoming full tea and pleasant review of what to do in the area. Lots of great ideas for Coromandel and guided us to some excellent stops that we would have missed without their recommendation. Rooms are cozy, common area has lots to us, and the breakfast was a delicious Kiwi fare.

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

“Lovely romantic getaway”
5 of 5 stars April 2014

Stayed in the Neatherwood Suite with the very comfortable four poster bed, lovely modern bathroom with big shower and spa bath. Beautiful mountain and river views, gorgeous sunset. Our hosts made us feel very welcome and served us a delicious and generous breakfast in the morning. Really enjoyed a relaxing soak outside in the hot tub under the stars.

Samantha S
Auckland Region, New Zealand

“Couldn't be better”
5 of 5 stars April 2014

When I requested to stay at Cotswold Cottage, my request was answered promptly, professionally and very warmly. On arrival, I felt very welcomed and went on to spend a relaxed and refreshing stay. My room was very comfortable and immaculately clean. All the rooms are beautifully set out. All food served is home made and well worth eating. Garth and Adrienne are well acquainted with the area so were able to advise me well on what to do during the day. They went well past what would be expected of hosts in making sure my stay was comfortable and relaxing. Will definitely return and will recommend this place to many.

    Lahaina, Hawaii

“Fulfilling, enjoyable and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars March 2014

The room was very comfortable and bathroom and toilet was latest and clean. Outside view and area is very lively and scenic. We enjoyed stay thoroughly and will go back again when possible. The hosts were very politely friendly and helpful. I cannot appreciate more about candle light dinner and romantic music.

Auckland Region, New Zealand

“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars November 2013

Cotswold Cottage B&B on a hill alongside Maramarahi Rd, just south of Thames, was a very nice place for a one-night stop during November 2013. Easy to find. We wish we had been able to stay longer.

We were in the Aynsome Room, the middle of the 3 guest rooms. It had a comfortable king bed, small desk, tasteful decorations and free WiFi. There was no air conditioning, but the windows opened and A/C was not needed during our stay. Tea and cake were provided upon our arrival in late afternoon. There was a nice view across the valley from the deck outside the guest rooms and from the adjacent guest lounge, where a small refrigerator and tourism literature were provided. In the morning, hosts Adrienne and Garth provided an excellent breakfast at the time of our choosing. They also gladly provided information and advice about sights in the local area. Highly recommended.


4 of 5 stars February 2014

An excellent, personal reception by Garth and Adrienne. Very comfortable room with an excellent breakfast. You feel right at home. This is a place to return for sure.

Patrick and Chris Vanhelmont-Meyers

5 of 5 stars "Paradise in Thames" Reviewed 22 February 2014

Fabulous host Garth and Adrienne. Home made scones on arrival, just what we needed. Garth spent so much time explaining and giving tips on where to go and what to see. Room was spotless, excellent décor, views to die for. Breakfast was great (kiwi breakfast and pancakes with berries). Homemade jams and marmalade. Will be back to stay !!



5 of 5 stars "Perfect!" Reviewed 19 February 2014

This could not have been better and at the end of a 4 week visit to NZ it was the perfect finale, in the event we wished we had left another couple of days to explore the Coromandel. Garth and Adrienne did everything possible to make us feel comfortable and were superb hosts; tea and cakes on arrival, nibbles with... More

Ian W

St Ives, United Kingdom

5 of 5 stars "A Little gem" 18 February 2014

Garth and Adrienne are super hosts, only sorry we were not stopping longer. The location is wonderful in a lovely part of North Island. In the short time we were there, the hosts could not have been more helpful. Would recommend to anyone to stay and we hope to return in the future, thank you.

5 of 5 stars "What a pleasant surprise!!" Reviewed January 4, 2014

Just by chance we found Cotswold Cottage...fabulous hosts who not only gave you the 'lay of the land', but made you feel most welcome....terrific location overlooking the racetrack, peace and quiet, tasty breakfast, well appointed room and new spacious bath better than home..who could ask for more?!! Hope to be back!!



4 of 5 stars "Cosy Cottage with Friendly Hosts" Reviewed December 22, 2013

We arrived in the evening, the latest of the guests that day but were warmly welcomed by Garth and Andrienne who greeted us with a bright smile. Garth gave us a bottle of cold water to drink which was very thoughtful as we'd just returned from the lost springs. He also kindly offered some suggestions on places to visit that... More

Malcolm A

Hitchin, United Kingdom

5 of 5 stars "A simply fabulous B&B" Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed a Cotswold Cottage for 2 nights during our tour of the Coromandel. Garth & Adrienne have only recently taken over this B&B, but they are excellent hosts and this must be one of the best B&B's we've stayed at. The pictures don't really do it justice. The Cottage is positioned on a hillside with fabulous views over the... More

Graeme P

Kaiapoi, New Zealand

5 of 5 stars " A cozy B&B" Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just out of town and what seems could of been a dead end road,but what did we fine,a really neat B&B,with some terrific hosts Garth and Adrienne They have only been there a short time but have the place running well and very wellcoming. Three nice rooms and a seperate quest lounge with a nice view out over the river... More

  • Andrew

    Whangarei, New Zealand

  • 22 February 2014

    Stunning views Lovely breakfast Friendly hosts

  • Andrew

    Mature couple

      King's Lynn, United Kingdom

    27 January 2014

    Everything we needed: a chance to get over a lot of travelling in comfort and peace and warm friendliness. And when I was foolish enough to leave something behind the owners agreed to meet us a long way off to bring it to us. - way beyond the call of duty!


  • Alan

    Mature couple

      Papplewick Nottingham, United Kingdom

    26 January 2014

    A really lovely place to stay everything you could need we only stayed one night would have liked to stay longer.lovely big bed best night sleep on North Island so far quiet peaceful .lovely informative helpful

    Need to drive into Thames at night for evening meal nothing in walking distance not a major problem only 5 min drive


  • Stuart

    Mature couple

      Shifnal, United Kingdom

    26 January 2014

    The hosts , Garth and Adrienne , were excellent . Their home is in a quiet location, outside the town, set in lovely surroundings on the top of a hill overlooking the river. Nothing was too much trouble. They were very welcoming and recommended local places of interest to see. Super full breakfast. Arrived as strangers but when we left felt like friends!


  • Joanne

    Mature couple

      Colchester, United Kingdom

    24 January 2014

    Position good, views from room excellent, friendly & informative hosts, good breakfasts & comfortable bed


  • Pauline

    Mature couple

      Wanganui, New Zealand

    22 January 2014

    The owners made us very welcome and were extremely helpful with information on the local area. Lovely breakfast and use of a spa pool. Terrific views.



  • Kirsi

    Mature couple

      Espoo, Finland

    11 January 2014

    Absolutely lovely country house, friendly and helpful host couple who gave plenty of useful tips of what to do in the area. Lovely rooms, great, genuine athmosphere. Excellent way to start our NZ holiday!

    There is not really much to do in Thames itself, but the location is a great place to stop and stay for touring Coromandel


Gail (Mature couple) Burnett Heads, Australia
28 October 2013

"Charming hosts, excellent full breakfast served in a beautifully appointed dining room, classic decor with attention to smallest detail combined to make this a memorable stay. The period home sits high up in the hills overlooking the historical town of Thames. French doors open from each bedroom onto sunny veranda with great views. A cosy conservatory a great place to sit and watch the sun set over the valley. These hosts have "got it right" well above average."

Rebecca (Mature couple) Mosgiel, New Zealand
29 September 2013

"Location was great, just out of Thames, away from any noise. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom spotless. Wonderful hosts who supply a fantastic breakfast .
No complaints at all."

Shelle11  - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
“More than a B&B - a five star experience”
30 September 2013
"From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Adrienne and Garth are great hosts, very friendly and take a lot of extra effort to add lots of extra little touches. With Adrienne's attention to detail and her decor flair she has got it so right.

We had the room with the Neatherwood suite, everything was just lovely. Came away from our 2 night stay feeling very relaxed.

Definitely one of the best places we have stayed in NZ. "

  • 1 justlyrica  - Hamilton, New Zealand
    “Divine! You won't find better”
    25 August 2013
    "After deciding to book at the very last minute a mini break for a gal pal and myself i was thrilled to come across The Cotswold Cottage. The photos of it looked stunning, so fingers were crossed that it would live up to did and even more so!

    On arrival we met the lovely Garth and Adrienne, who were so personable and simply put downright delightful. After checking out the gorgeous view over the Thames Racecourse we were treated to the most delicious homemade afternoon tea...fresh apple scones with raspberry jam!
    After relaxing in our stunning room we made our way to the beautiful garden area and enjoyed a red wine in the hot spa.

    The next morning we woke up to a wonderful breakfast (i'm all about the food!) of fresh croissants, bircher muesli, juices, and a full cooked breakfast made to order.

    We had been at the Cotswold Cottage less than less than 24hrs, but this home away from home was so relaxing that we felt like we had been there for days.

    Thank you Garth and Adrienne for your hospitality. You own a wee piece of heaven right there in Thames and we will without a doubt be back (in fact we were already planning it on the car trip home! haha)"

1 CHRISTINE R  - Lahaina, Hawaii
“Best there is”
20 July 2013
"We stayed with Garth and Adrienne, the new hosts for only 1 night and wished we had booked for much longer.
The place really felt like home with a caring heart.. The little touches made it interesting and the absence of little notices that can be too obvious in other B and B's enabled us all the more to relax.
The food was superb .
Although Garth and Adrienne are new to Cotswold Cottage, they are not new to the area and were able to advise us well on what to do and where to go."
Room Tip: All are beautiful . All rooms have an ensuite.. All have views to the river and out to the sea.

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