About

Traditionally a “Bothy” is the Scottish term for an often remote, hillside hut where the shepherds and travellers would rest, take a dram (a drink), tell stories in the firelight and recover for their next gruelling day. These were particularly common in the Scottish Highlands.

We have six properties on the scenic South Island, split between Queenstown and the Port Hills of Christchurch.

Our collection of Bothies go well beyond the facilities and comfort of the traditionally simple huts. Beautifully furnished, warm and welcoming, they are the perfect place to get away with friends or family to work, play or rest, recover and enjoy. Relax and take in the wonderful views whether they be of the Alps or the Remarkables, the city or the lake.

Bothy accommodation is affordable, welcoming luxury. Thanks for taking a look at our homes and we hope you choose to stay time and time again as many of our guests have.

Welcome 

Hi, my name is Jen.

With Scottish origins I love the mountains and walking, biking and running in the hills surrounding our home in Cashmere.

Living and loving Christchurch my four children go to the local schools and we have found a strong community and made wonderful friends. We have loved exploring and getting to know New Zealand as our soul home.

We love NZ and its amazing welcoming people. Arriving here from Scotland we have met  many people from different parts of the world. All share the spirit of adventure which has led us all to this amazing country.

I love the sea, the mountains and the fresh air and I will never tire of encouraging my children, friends and guests to get out and BREATH :0)

How We Communicate 

I always personally communicate with guests prior to arrival.

In Christchurch I would love to meet you in person and show you into the accommodation. I’m happy to chat and recommend local places to see, eat or walk and explore. I have often taken guestson walks on the hills with Louis my border collie. Your privacy is always respected in our properties.

In Queenstown, I will provide you with comprehensive notes both by email and at the property.

We also have a fabulous property management company that works with us as well as our preferred  contractors should there be any issue during your stay.