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French Colonial Cottage - Akaroa Holiday Home

  • 2 People
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


This romantic, self-catering cottage is conveniently located in a sheltered, quiet sunny valley on the outskirts of the village but within a 10 minute stroll to shops, the waterfront and cafes. The perfect option for a romantic weekend.

Built in 1863 by French settlers, the historic cottage has been sensitively restored and refurbished, with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a shower over the bath. There is 1 bedroom with a comfortable queen bed with electric blankets.

The cottage nestles in 1/2 an acre of garden and orchard in which bell birds and wood pigeons abound. At the back, french doors open to a sunny, sheltered outdoor area with BBQ and at the front relax on the wisteria covered veranda.

Romance abounds at French Colonial Cottage. Relax, enjoy, unwind in your gorgeous surrounds.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (fan)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for French Colonial Cottage

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Stayed March 2020

This is a lovely batch, beautifully renovated, furnished and equipped. We loved the wonderful garden and being able to pick a fresh lemon and sit on the bench and listen to and see fantails and bellbirds. The location is ideal - walking distance to shops but away from noise, lots of walks from the house - the birdsong in the bush in the morning is magical. The town has all the shops you need for a comfortable stay. 24hr wi-fi at the Library.

Stayed January 2020

Gorgeous cottage, lovely setting and we'll equipped. Easy walk into town. And well managed. We'll be back.

Stayed January 2020

Charming property. Perfect for adult renters. Appreciated proximity to both main street shops and local walking tracks.

Stayed December 2019

Gorgeous wee cottage which was just perfect for us.

Stayed November 2019

Lovely old cottage, very private with lovely garden. Loved seeing the album of the restoration and history of the property. Would stay here again.

Stayed October 2019

We loved staying here, it's a beautifully restored cottage with a rich history and stunning gardens. The owners have done a very fine job of making this place modern and comfortable without taking away from it's historic beauty. The Wisteria on the veranda was in full bloom during our stay too which was lovely. This place was the highlight of our visit to Akaroa.

Stayed May 2019

Great spot with a good fireplace. Easy walk into town.

Stayed April 2019

We have stayed at the French Colonial Cottage 3 times now and always enjoy the cottage because of its proximity to the town and the great walking tracks. The cottage is perfect for two - it is small and neat and the heating and comfort is good for an old residence.

Stayed March 2019

Lovely wee house for a weekend away. Very clean and tidy, lots of good books, tv and dvds. No WiFi which was the only thing we noticed to be missing! But of course one can live without that. ;-) Would definitely recommend to friends for a nice couples weekend away. Hope we can stay again soon!

Bachcare replied

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

Stayed December 2018

Loved the location, and the whole experience of staying in an historic cottage. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Stayed December 2018

Loved staying in this historic cottage, so peaceful, lots of bird-life, lovely veranda to sit on and the cottage was very tastefully updated.

Stayed November 2018

A lovely cottage with nice garden. Quiet & well equipped.

Stayed March 2018

This property was exactly as had been described - even better actually. It really took us back to what it might have been when it was first built, just with modern amenities.

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