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Master bedroom looking out over the garden and fountain
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Master bedroom looking out over the garden and fountain
a stunning holiday hideaway Large gardens, entertaining area and schist BBQ
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10 reviews
Master bedroom looking out over the garden and fountain
a stunning holiday hideaway
Large gardens, entertaining area and schist BBQ
Private cottage in peaceful mountain setting
Outdoor petanque court is the great fun for all ages
Views of all 3 ski areas; Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona mountain range
3 comfortable bedrooms with luxury linens
romantic master bedroom with intricate details
Beautiful mountain views from every bedroom
the custom built 3-tier bunk room is popular with kids
French doors opening out from master bedroom to veranda and garden
let the outdoors in
large family bathroom with quaint features
open plan dining with views out to Coronet Peak ski field
stylish interiors with antique features
modernised kitchen with top of the line appliances
bi-fold windows conveniently open up to the outdoor dining
Several outdoor dining areas to enjoy all day sun
summer roses in full bloom
Great place for family breakfast
Relax in the outdoor day bed
Stunning day bed with all day sun and magnificent gardens
Complimentary use of croquet set, used next door at a Thurlby Domain wedding
Complimentary use of bicycles
Complimentary use of stand up paddle boards
sunny outdoor living and dining
fantastic outdoor dining options
40 year old grape vines from Chard Farm Winery nearby
enjoy the native birdlife and neighbouring farm animals
stay amongst beautiful gardens
a romantic entrance
Feature fountain and well kept lawns
Neighbours to old stone ruins
the ideal holiday escape
children love the large lawns to run around!
listen to the tranquil feature fountain from bed
sit amongst the roses on the outdoor couches
boutique accommodation at Jewel on Speargrass
Spring, Summer, Winter or Autumn - a stunning place to be in any season
views towards the historic stone ruins and stables next door
View of Coronet Peak night skiing - a Queenstown 'must do'
Convenient winter accommodation; just a short drive to Coronet Peak ski field
Petanque Court after a snowfall
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

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TheTurner...
Caloundra, Australia
1 review
“Serenity, beauty, charm, heritage and the perfect location!”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our family really loved staying at Jewel On Speargrass. It was our 8th trip to NZ in the past 5 years and absolute favourite accommodation experience for our family so far. It was the absolute highlight of our trip to Queenstown this winter! We played board games by the fire and charades in the majestic gold chair. We ran around outside in the snow! We strengthened our bond as a family with books and talking. Thank you. Jewel On Speargrass is magnificent. The attention to detail is beautiful and the beds are super comfortable! It is perfectly located, centred between Coronet Peak Ski field, historic Arrowtown and vibrant Queenstown

Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Dear Turner family,

Thank you very much for your review and lovely comments. Am so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful family holiday and were able to enjoy all that Jewel on Speargrass has to offer. Agree that this is such a beautiful and convenient place to stay and enjoy a winter family get-away and am pleased you enjoyed the use of board games and books by the fire and had such an enjoyable and comfortable stay.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Queenstown and Jewel on Speargrass next time you visit.

Kind Regards,
Relax Its Done.
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DonnaMC72
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Winter family getway!”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Just had a fantastic winter get away with the family of 5 (1 toddler and 2 young children)!
Despite the -8 degree mornings it was spectacular with frosty sunny days. The cottage is very well heated and cozy; the children loved the 3-tier bunk; there is plenty of exploring on the property and was lots of playing with icicles and frost. Having a whole house and safe section made a winter holiday much easier with busy children. And it was great to get them to bed and enjoy local wine by the fire!
The location allows very easy access to both Queenstown, Arrowtown and the ski field. There is lots to do and see.
I would love to come back in the summer and have a longer break as it would be great just pottering at the property and enjoying everything there is to do there.

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Liked best: Warm, cozy and family friendly. Easy place to stay!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
15 Jul 2015
What a lovely review to read. Thank you very much for your comments and am so pleased to hear you had a fantastic family holiday and were warm and comfortable in the cottage. I'm sure your children loved the space the cottage has to offer and glad to hear you were able to enjoy a nice glass of wine by the fire. We would love to welcome you back to Jewel on Speargrass in the summer time, where you can enjoy the complimentary use of bicycles, paddle boards, croquet set and petanque court.

Once again, thank you for your review and look forward to welcoming you back to Queenstown.

Relax Its Done
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DazzLloyd
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Perfect stop for 2 families on a NZ South Island Road Trip”
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Thurlby was unique and better than it appears online. The booking experience and welcome was personal and Margaret from "Relax It's Done" added that human touch.

Our two families had been zig-zagging across the South Island and we wanted to stop near but not in Queenstown, we live in a suburb so didn't want to spend part of our holiday in one. It was literally a 7 minute drive to the hear to Queenstown. That said we enjoyed the 3 days and did very little driving. Played heaps of Petanque (Bocce) which kept the adults and kids amused. Great area to do bike riding too.

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Liked best: Location was amazing!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to review. We're delighted to hear that your families enjoyed the cottage, location and took advantage of the Petanque. Please be in touch if your travels bring you to Queenstown again - we would love to welcome you back.
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