Kaikoura, Christchurch - Canterbury

Dylans Country Cottages


For a rural retreat in Kaikoura NZ, try Dylans rustic cottage B&B. Dylans Country Cottages is two unique rustic b&b cottages, Mahoe and Kowhai. They are in a rural setting beneath the spectacular Seaward Kaikoura mountain range. Dylans is only five minutes from central Kaikoura, 2.5 hours drive from Christchurch, and 2 hours drive from the Picton ferries.

Each cottage has an upstairs mezzanine bedroom with beds made from Macrocarpa grown on the property. The French doors in the lounge open onto the garden, which gives New Zealand’s famed indoor-outdoor flow. The kitchenette area is small and basic but more than adequate to make breakfast and simple meals.

You can order a packed lunch or evening meal. These need to be ordered 24 hours in advance, however.

The lavender and flower gardens of Lavendyl surround the cottages. These are separate from Dylans; guests are free to wander in them at their leisure. The gardens are open to the public during the day. There is an on-site gift shop that stocks quality lavender products and other gift items. You can also order these online.

Daily Seasonal Breakfast
We provide a homemade continental breakfast for you to enjoy in the comfort of your cottage. A typical breakfast will have orange juice, muesli, yogurt, eggs from our chickens, and freshly baked bread. The eggs are fresh for you to cook as you wish. We pride ourselves on the bread selection we offer, from Scottish morning rolls to French baguettes, croissants, and Brioche made from scratch on-site.

Coffee, Tea & Assorted Beverages
We stock your cottage with a selection of tea, coffee, and milk. Relax with a cup of Lavendyl’s lavender tea. Drinking chocolate is available on request. We can provide speciality milk can be provided, but you must request this 24 hours in advance.

Dinner Upon Request
We can provide you with an evening meal if you wish. You must book this at least 24 hours in advance.

We understand that people may have special dietary needs and can cater for these.

Map & Directions

268 Postmans Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7371

Cancellation Policy

Late cancellations have a significant impact on our small business, so we have a strict cancellation policy.

Cancellation within 14 days is non-refundable.
Cancellation 30-15 days prior is 50% refundable.
Over 30 days fully refunded.

As Coronavirus is now well-understood, we no longer treat it exceptionally. However, if you can't stay with us due to Coronavirus, you may reschedule your stay at no additional cost.

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