In the middle of Auckland, in the elegant suburb Remeura, INTOSOL has found a charming boutique hotel for you: The gracious Cotter House does not only offer refined accommodation but looks back on a long history.
Founded as early as 1847 by the colonist Joseph Newman, the Cotter House lies tucked away in a side street with only a small sign pointing out the directions. Despite the city location, the driveway is a pathway into another world.
Lush gardens are visited by colourful birds and the
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gently swaying trees occasionally part to permit a view of the harbour. The Cotter House's ambience is welcoming, a charming combination of serene tranquillity, antique flair and modern art.
The current owner is Gloria Poupard-Walbridge. French by origin, Gloria visited new Zealand in 1985 and fell in love with the country. Some time later she acquired the Cotter House and painstakingly restored it to its full glory, converting it into a luxury hideaway par excellence!
Despite the extensive renovations, the old-fashioned charm remains. Thus, crossing the threshold the first sensation is that of having arrived home. With only four suites and the attentive care of Gloria Poupard-Walbridge, the ambience is that of private and cosy environment.
Another unique feature that has made the Cotter House famous countrywide, are the countless, precious pieces of art by New Zealand artist. Gloria is dedicated heart and soul to art. In addition to the Cotter House, she runs a small art gallery in Auckland.
The Cotter House's antique ballroom regularly becomes the venue for expositions that are recognised as very exclusive cultural events among Auckland's high society. The expositions are exceeded in popularity only by the classic concerts that are also staged in the ballroom.
Gloria Poupard-Walbridge's enthusiasm for fine art is infectious. It is a pleasure for her to show you her private collection. And those that are sincerely interested are treated to detailed explanations of the works and respective artists.
Of course, the dedication and enthusiasm for art also expresses itself in the rooms and suites. Every piece of furniture has been hand-picked – unique pieces of incalculable value! Those in search for a refined boutique hotel, supreme privacy and central location are well advised to consider the Cotter House.
Incidentally, if your are travelling with your larger family or a group of friends, you may also request to book the entire Cotter House exclusively. Give us a call: We stayed at the Cotter House in June 2009 and would be delighted to rave about it!
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