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Jailhouse Cottage

Accommodation Type

Self - Contained, Historic, Bed & Breakfast


You are booking out the entire self-contained cottage for 2 to 4 guests. 

First room   $195 for two people

Two rooms  $60 per person for second room


  • Free WiFi and Apple TV
  • Kitchen with stove, toaster, fridge/freezer, and microwave
  • Shower Room with Separate Toilet
  • Lovely sunny garden with ample garden furniture
  • Continental Breakfast with Fresh Juice, Muesli, Bread, Jams and Local Honey


Stay in a unique two-bedroom self-contained cottage offering spectacular open views of the Rock and Pillar Ranges, bathed in all-day sunshine.

The cottage boasts an historic 2 cell jail (lockup) circa 1863 -1947 located at the side of the property which has recently been lovingly restored by the current owners Mark and Chris Ford.

The cottage is conveniently located on SH87, opposite the Show Grounds, alongside the Kissing Gate Café and five minutes walk from the Otago Rail Trail.


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Mark and Chris Ford


6 Swansea Street , Middlemarch, 9597

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