Luxury bed and breakfast located in the historic precinct of Naseby, Central Otago

A warm welcome to the Old Doctor's Residence.

Nestled in Naseby, the ‘jewel’ of the dramatic Maniototo, “The Old Doctor’s Residence” will provide you with a peaceful retreat or a base for action-packed adventures. Our historic home started life as a gold miner’s cottage in the 1870s before developing into the home and surgery of the town’s doctors over the years. It has been sensitively restored into luxury bed and breakfast accommodation furnished with antique colonial furniture and contemporary New Zealand works of art.

The guest wing offers you privacy, with two elegant and tastefully decorated suites and a guest lounge, for your comfort and relaxation. We have also now made available the larger Guest lounge with a log fire and extra TV for your enjoyment. A short stroll will take you to the historic centre of Naseby village, the village green, the Hogburn and the fascinating cemetery. For the more energetic, there are plenty of activities to savour in the surrounding areas. 

Take a break at this highly rated residence when cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail. Or come for a relaxing escape and explore this unique part of  New Zealand - our World of Difference.


The Old Doctor's Residence dates from the 1870s making it one of the oldest lived in houses in New Zealand. It has a rich and fascinating history.


Our bedrooms are tastefully decorated in tones of earth and sky – perfectly relaxing colours inspired by the vast Maniototo landscape.


Naseby offers so many things to do and is well known for its historic buildings, the game of Curling and the outdoor activities available. We have compiled a list of things you can do while staying at the Old Doctor's Residence.