This is the Pinegrove Cottage which is located along the North West Arch in Twizel. It's a nice decent cottage with two self-contained apartments. Sliding glass doors open into a large living area with a dining room table, sofas and a television. The kitchen was large and well stocked with utensils. There were two bedrooms with queen-size beds. The bathroom was large with a huge shower.
The entire unit was very clean and comfortable. Of course, the moment we arrived and unloaded our stuff, the living room became totally well-worn. Later when we went out for dinner, our hostess, Joh Ingram, came in and left us our breakfast basket. Very healthy living!
As we had arrived quite late in the evening from Christchurch, we didn't get a chance to look around the grounds although we did get a breath-taking view of the night sky.
So it was only in the morning after partaking our breakfast and checking out of the cottage that we managed some time to walk through the spacious gardens. There's even a spot for people to do some barbequing if they are so inclined but at the tailend of autumn itself, that would be out of the question for hot climate folks like us!
We didn't get to meet much of our hosts, Alastair and Joh Ingram, except for the brief moments of checking in and checking out. In fact, when we were checking out, Alastair was already no where in sight, leaving Joh alone to cope with her guests.
I did hear that they were thinking of selling off the cottage and moving elsewhere. Whether or not this happens remains to be seen.