This beautifully constructed stone cottage is in a place named Fruitlands in Central Otago, really lovely area. After navigating past the middle-of-the-road peacock we then drove on up the country lane until we reached this site, further up the hill. It’s a really captivating place.
Fruitlands, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Photos taken by Liz 10 Nov 2019.
Stone cottage built by John and Andrew Mitchell with stone masonry techniques learned from their father in the Shetland Islands. The cottage housed John and Jessie’s family of ten children. Andrew Mitchell remained unmarried.
The building project began in the 1880s and was completed in 1904.
The excellent information board – click on the photo to enlarge.
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)