Welcome to our boutique farm cottage

Gran’s Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Sarah
4 guests. 2 bedrooms. 3 beds. 1 bath.
Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand


  • Entire home: You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
  • Self check-in: Check yourself in with the key safe.
  • Kitchen: You can cook your own meals, includes electric oven and nespresso coffee machine.
  • 1 bathrooms with shower
  • Outdoor dining area.
  • Wewbber gas BBQ grill.
  • Mountain view.
  • Indoor fireplace.
  • Pets can not stay at Gran’s Cottage due to it being on a working farm.
  • Strictly no parties, if you wish to use Gran’s Cottage for a gathering, please contact Sarah directly.
  • Minimum 2 night stay


Book here via airbnb


The Space

A boutique farm cottage, where you can relax, unwind and live slow. It is the perfect place for a private getaway, families, or a road trip destination with friends. 

Originally built in 1884 for the Sinclair family, It was purchased by our family after WW2. In the 1950’s it was renovated for Great Grandparents George and Margaret who retired here after leaving the Armidale homestead to make room for the next generation. It has been affectionately known in our family as Gran’s Cottage ever since.

Gran’s Cottage is on our working farm ‘Armidale’. We run Sheep & Cattle on 2000ha here at Gimmerburn and also a well known award winning Merino Sheep Stud.

Catering for up to four guests, the cottage has been personally restored with care. We used a mix of natural-textured fabrics and furnishings. The perfect space for a private get away, families, or a road trip with friends.

Gran’s Cottage is located just 1km from the Gimmerburn crossroads, which is 18km from Ranfurly, 20km from Naseby, 88km from Alexandra, 150km from Dunedin and 110km from Queenstown.

The Maniototo Plain is famous for its stunning landscape, surrounded by mountain ranges and covered by an endless bright blue sky during the day which gives way to incredible dark skies at night.



There are two bedrooms, one king size bed in the master and two king single beds in the front bedroom. All are made up with luxurious linens and wool blankets.

A portacot and high chair is available on request.

The newly renovated bathroom features a shower, Burlington fittings and Only Good soaps.

The living area provides comfortable seating with a curated library, bluetooth speaker and wood burner fireplace to keep you cosy.

The well equipped kitchen has an electric oven, nespresso coffee machine and antique oak wooden dining table and chairs. You will be treated to farm fresh eggs upon arrival.

Outside you will find outdoor seating and a Webber gas BBQ so you can enjoy the natural surroundings and country air.


Stay at Gimmerburn, Otago

The Maniototo plain is famous for its stunning landscape, surrounded by mountain ranges and covered by an endless big sky.

Gran’s Cottage is 800m from the Gimmerburn intersection. 18km from Ranfurly, 103km from Queenstown, & 149km from Dunedin
The cottage is just 5km away from our home, you can contact me by phone or email at anytime. 

Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand, has quiet country roads criss cross their way past meandering creeks and through the patchwork of rich pastoral lands in Gimmerburn. Enjoy views of Rough Ridge, the Hawkduns and the Kakanui Mountains. The big blue sky during the day gives way to an incredible dark sky at night.

Find us @granscottage 

Stud Details

Stud Principals: Allan & Simon Paterson
Established: 1954 Flock No. 167 (Horned), 2010 Flock No. 6 (Polled)
Stud Classer: A D & S D Paterson
Stud Adviser: Chris Bowman (Australia)
Ewe Numbers: 1000 Full Pedigree Recorded
Sale Method: Private by appointment (February)

Property Details

Area: 2054 hectares
Rainfall: 350mm
Stock Numbers: 1000 Stud Ewes, 4000 Commercail ewes, 2500 Hoggets and Trading Cattle



Armidale is a fifth generation farm located in the Maniototo.  The property is predominantly flat to rolling with two summer run blocks and 120ha of irrigation.  On average the property winters around 8000 stock units.  The property is prone to summer droughts and long winters.

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