Castlewood Cottage


Castlewood Cottage
Boutique, High Quality, Self Contained Accommodation
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand

Castlewood Cottage

A spacious, stylishly appointed, heated detached cottage for two

Castlewood Cottage is a secluded, romantic getaway which provides comfortable, warm, spacious accommodation in stylishly appointed surroundings for 2 people. Castlewood Cottage is a detached 50 sq metre Cottage in a tranquil corner of our near half acre garden. The Cottage which is all on one level is suitable for those who cannot manage steps. Car parking is right at the door. The deck outside the French doors is directly alongside a delightful tumbling stream which flows to a small pond and provides vistas down the length of the flower filled garden.  A delightful spot on a sunny afternoon to sit and enjoy a drink, listen to birdsong or just read a book in the sun. Just a few steps to the top of the drive leads you to magnificent harbour views.  French doors lead from the deck into a large, welcoming, open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area. Through the door to the left is the spacious bedroom with a large dressing area at one end. To the right is the heated, bathroom with flat entry shower.

Castlewood Cottage deck-of-cottage
  • Access to private deck with outdoor setting for alfresco dining
  • Views of the stream and the peaceful, garden vista
  • Comfortable two seater and 3 seater sofas  with cushions and throws
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Full size Fridge, 4 burner ceramic cooktop, microwave, coffee making machine, wok, toaster, boiling jug and full range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • Large Pantry to hold all your food.
  • Widescreen 50 inch T.V  with 40 Sky channels
  • Magazines, books and tourist information brochures

The bedroom features:

  • Luxury, Queen sized Bed
  • Electric blanket with separate controls for each side
  • Quality bed linen, pillows and blankets.
  • Thermal curtains to provide warmth and block morning light if you wish.
  • Window is double glazed and opens to our small orchard. Sun streams in in the morning.
  • Clock Radio and alarm
  • Dressing table with seat and wardrobe
  • Soft, warm dressing gowns for your use.

Spacious Bathroom:

  • Fully heated
  • Flat entry Shower (may not be suitable for a wheelchair)
  • Heated towel rail
  • Soft towels  and bath mats provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet


  • wine-timeGarden views
  • Free Wi-Fi internet so, if you have a laptop or iPad, you will be able to connect
  • Free Sky Satellite TV
  • Free, Welcome hamper comprising eggs from our own hens, a choice of cereal, fruit juice, fresh fruit in season, a selection of home made jam, fresh crusty bread, home made muffins, home made yoghurt, plunger coffee and English Breakfast Tea
  • Free heating (Heat Pump) and hot water
  • Washing machine, Dishwasher, ironing board & iron
  • Free bedding and towels
  • Unrestricted access to all gardens
  • Cathy is a pastel artist and many of her paintings adorn the walls or can be viewed in the gallery near the main house.
  • Off street parking immediately adjacent to the Cottage

Please note that smoking is allowed outside the Cottage only. We have two adorable Burmese cats which may visit you.

Your hosts Cathy and Alex Shemansky have run their very successful B&B Arts content since 2005 and have recently converted another building on their property to create Castlewood Cottage. We respect our guests privacy at all times but we are always here to provide advice and guidance about what to see on our beautiful Peninsula and just to chat if that is what guests want.
Cathy is happy to show guests around the beautiful Artists Garden and her Gallery.
We enjoy meeting people from all around the world and sharing our little piece of paradise.
Accommodation for another couple is available on the same property at Arts Content Harbour View.
Both may be booked at the same time if available. Please check the availability calendars.

  • Shops and restaurant within 2 mins drive
  • 13 kilometres to all the attractions of Dunedin
  • Larnach Castle 5 mins just up the hill
  • Convenient access to Albatross colony and penguin viewing
  • Access to Peninsula walking tracks nearby
  • Friendly and welcoming hosts
  • No smoking indoors

Your Hosts: Alex and Cathy Shemansky

Contact Address:

Castlewood Cottage,
1A Castlewood Rd, Company Bay, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand


+64 (0)3 476 0076

Mobile Phone:

+64 (0)21 1523341




Availability calendar and instant booking on website
Please mention that you found this page through the Otago Peninsula website


NZ$170 to NZ$190 Double


When coming into Dunedin, follow the directions for Otago Peninsula.
Castlewood Cottage is 13 mins drive
along the harbourside road.
We are one and a half kilometres past Macandrew Bay.
We are right on the corner of Portobello and Castlewood Roads.
Look for the sign to Larnach Castle and then our Arts Content Sign
of an artist’s palette supported by a giant pencil and paint brush.
Turn into Castlewood Road. We are the first driveway on the left, immediately after the hedge.


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