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Property Ref: 33896

Blue Thistle Cottages, Freehold Going Concern for sale in Te Anau

Property Type: Motels, Lodges, Other Accommodation

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Fiordland

Physical Address: Blue Thistle Cottages, Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, NZ

Price: FREEHOLD GOING CONCERN FOR SALE, offers over 1.8Mil +GST (if any)

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Freehold Lifestyle Balance & Cottage Charm in Fiordland

Blue Thistle Cottages is a Freehold Going Concern property and business, that provides quality accommodation conveniently located right-beside the Milford – Te Anau Highway. The four self-contained character cottages are situated on a 10 acre rural property (approx), just 1km from the Te Anau township. The cottages overlook Lake Te Anau and are close to the Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Park in the Southland Province of New Zealand.


  • Strategic and picturesque location on the road to MILFORD SOUND
  • Purpose Built Boutique Accommodation Complex
  • 4 Self-Contained Character Cottages, and 1 is wheelchair accessible
  • Superior location stunning Mountain Views
  • Allowed to have 12 guests accommodated
  • Owner Residence, with scope to develop further
  • Quiet & serene location yet only minutes from town
  • Accommodation and ‘farmlet’ experience for guests
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens and barbeque and outdoor dining areas
  • Plenty of parking for vehicles
  • Rated: #2 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau on TripAdvisor
  • Lifestyle business offering balance and bliss!


The character cottages are strategically positioned amongst beautiful gardens and landscaping, providing privacy between the cottages and their outdoor areas. There are three 1-bedroom self-contained units, and one 2-bedroom unit, and are all beautifully furnished and equipped for the tourist accommodation market. Each cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, a dining setting, and a lounge area with a sofa and flat-screen TV. All cottages include a private bathroom. Three of the four cottages have now been converted to gas hot water.


The owner’s accommodation is a beautiful and spacious 2-bedroom residence, with the option to convert a large loft into a third bedroom, and perhaps a games room as well. The residence features a large lounge, dining room and kitchen, plus a separate living area opening on to a fabulous patio, with fantastic sweeping views of the lake and mountains.

The property also features a large shed, wired for 3 phase power, and an adjacent water bore, to supply ample water to the property.

The current owners run some live stock on the 10 acres, but this could be leased to adjoining farmers, as a run off for their stock.


  • 4-min drive to the Te Anau town centre
  • 8-min drive to the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves wharf
  • 20-min drive to Manapouri
  • 32km to Fiordland National Park

Our vendors are Southerners through and through and have relished living here at Blue Thistle Cottages, but they are now seeking to move on to a new adventure, and want to pass their gorgeous freehold accommodation business on to new owners to make their mark, and develop it further.  If you are seeking an accommodation business  that offers you a residence with picturesque mountain views, along with lifestyle balance and a highly strategic location to take advantage of, then call Adrian now.

For more information please register, and contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email, to arrange your viewing.

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Property Details

Property Type

Other Accommodation

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

Blue Thistle Cottages, Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, NZ


FREEHOLD GOING CONCERN FOR SALE, offers over 1.8Mil +GST (if any)

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

PRINCIPAL | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Head Office | Otago & Southland
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888



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