The Pickled Pigeon Cottage

The Pickled Pigeon Cottage

The Cottage

The exact date of construction is unknown however it is shown in photographs at its present site, circa 1870's. It is believed originally to be a surveyor's cottage which was moved to this site from the Blue Spur township near Gabriel's Gully. Undergoing continual restoration, this three bed-roomed cottage is nestled quietly in an exquisite cottage garden which attracts many birds including the native Wood Pigeon, NZ’s Bird of the Year in 2018.


The property is 'small-dog' friendly having a fully fenced back lawn area and a 5 star ‘dog house’ (a yet-to-be renovated room) connected internally to the main living area. Dogs are allowed during the summer season only.


Free WiFi, off street parking, full laundry facilities and two sources of heating (wood fire and heat pump) are all included. Cook in the well-appointed kitchen, BBQ in the scented garden or wander down to the village eateries, the choice is yours. You may also wish to order a picnic hamper from The Lawrence Mint.


The cottage is within easy walking distance of the shops and cafes of Lawrence, an historic gold mining town established in 1861.


Lawrence is on the Clutha Gold Trail which offers bike riding and walking trails for the active, it is on the main route between Dunedin (1 hour) and Queenstown (2 hours).