Blackhead Cottage Accommodation Farmstay

The Cottage

The cottage has one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and a sunny lounge / dining area with a double sofa bed. The lounge opens to a north-facing deck with views out over the valley.  The cottage is well heated and stays cosy on the coldest days.

Lounge and kitchenFacilities include:

  • Free wifi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • TV, DVDs, toys and games
  • Bath
  • Electric blanket, iron, hairdryer
  • BBQ
  • Use of washing machine in the main house   

A continental breakfast including cereals, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, toast and juice is provided to the cottage each evening, allowing you to enjoy breakfast at your leisure the following day.  For dinner, Dunedin has numerous cafes and bars, restaurants and takeaway outlets a short drive away . 

Children are very welcome. We have a swing, climbing ropes, trampoline, tree hut and plenty of space to run around, as well as two resident playmates.  A high chair and portacot are available.

You are welcome to wander over our farmland and enjoy stunning coastal views or relax in our large, sheltered garden.


History of Blackhead CottageOriginal farmhouse, circa 1900

The cottage is on the property of the original farmhouse in the valley, built by an early Irish settler, John Knox, in the 1870s.  The property was originally called Nobbler's Farm and is now home to John's great-grandson Barry and family.

Barry and Emma set up Blackhead Cottage as a B&B in 2009.

Right: John and Jane Knox in front of the original farmhouse c.1900