Granny Stringer’s Cottage

For my birthday we rented a cottage at East Roxburgh for two nights. A spacious property with an old apricot orchard at the top of the drive and further down, the cottage set within a lawn and garden setting. The owner’s home is across the lawn, and also a separate stand-alone building with deck for kitchen/dining. Roxburgh is in Central Otago, New Zealand.

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Restored 1880s sod cottage.

Looking through the window as I blogged.. Mt Benger Range.

Verandah wisteria, detail.

Peonies in the garden (2 photos).

Paulownia tomentosa, Princess Tree or Empress Tree. Blossom and seed cases.

Old apricot orchard (2 photos)


I’d assumed the standard to be an early blooming rose. Preparing the photos, I realised it’s apple blossom! Very pretty ~and I’m feeling pretty silly making that mistake lol.

Link: web page for Granny Stringer’s Cottage


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. What a pretty cottage – and in beautiful surroundings too! It looks idyllic to me. It’s great that you were able to spend your birthday in such a lovely place. (That apple tree is amazing!)

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    1. It was the best place to “get away” and have a break yet only 3/4 hr drive from home! And they had Wifi so I was able to keep an eye on the blog and twitter 🙂 Yes.. wonderful little apple tree!

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  2. What a lovely setting for a splendiferous birthday celebration! Gorgeous photos of the spring flowers. Nigel wandering through the orchard is a wonderful photo too. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to YOU! Thank-you!

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