We offer you a COMPLIMENTARY FARM EXPERIENCE, along with a stay in our warm, Self Contained Cottage. Breakfast included.
Between AUGUST & DECEMBER, you will be able to help BOTTLE-FEED BABY LAMBS and BABY CALVES!
We operate a 347ha working farm near Fairlie, farming approx 2500 sheep, 350 cattle. We also have pet alpaca.
Come and enjoy lovely fresh air, peace, memorable views, & fantastic starry night skies, while taking with you, a lasting memory of 'typical farm life' in New Zealand.
Our warm, 8 yr old, self contained cottage, has 2 bedrooms - one with a queen size bed, the other with 2 single beds. A new pull-out sofa bed (high quality sofa bed that has slats on the base for comfort and stability), for extra guests is located in the lounge room, for which all bedding is supplied. Quality linen and towels are provided for all guests. A Port-a-cot is available on request for infants.
-Children 0 - 3 years old = FREE
-children between age 3 and 12 years are NOT free, please remember we are supplying breakfast and a farm tour to everyone who is booked.
The cottage is heated with a heat pump and has instant gas hot water heating, electric blankets on the beds. There are fitted insect screens on windows and door.
***Wifi- Unlimited & Free
***A daily continental breakfast is included with your stay - you only need to prepare it at a time that suits you.
The kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge, and all the essentials you will need to prepare your evening meal.
A complimentary farmyard tour to meet and hand feed our pet sheep, calves and alpaca is available in the afternoon of your arrival, usually scheduled about 5pm, providing that suits your travel plans. Due to the fact that we are very busy in the mornings this tour is only available in the afternoon. We also have farm dogs and chickens.
Relax on the balcony in the evening and enjoy the amazing night sky which the Mackenzie District is renowned for.
Our farm carries at times approx 3000 sheep, 350 cattle, and we grow some
cereal crops .
The cottage is completely ,separate from our home so when you book, you have the entire cottage for your own groups privacy, and direct access including parking.
As a guest you are welcome to enjoy our gardens and admire the spectacular surroundings. Our home is nearby, but off-limits to guests, and the farm is by guided tour only.
Общение с гостями
With many years of local knowledge we are more than happy to interact with our guests, and during your stay we are happy to help with any travel arrangements and suggestions. However if you just want to relax and enjoy your privacy that is fine with us too.
Другие важные подробности
We are located 10 minutes from Fairlie, which is 30 minutes from Lake Tekapo.
Only 20 minutes to the base of the Mt Dobson Ski Field Road. Our farm is easy to find, Cricklewood Road joins on to State Highway 8, and we are located approximately 1/2 way between Christchurch and Queenstown, making it a convenient stopover.
While a continental breakfast is included in your stay you will need to make provisions for your evening meal. There is a small supermarket in Fairlie (10mins away), as well as 2 restaurants, the famous Fairlie Bakehouse, and cafes.
The Albury Inn (7km away), provides an excellent meal, (pub style meal or excellent Thai Menu prepared by a chef), which is reasonably priced, open 4 nights per week (Thursday to Sunday only), and they also can provide their menu as take-aways. Personally, the Albury Inn is our first choice everytime for a meal out in our area!
-PLEASE NOTE: The number of paying guests (adults & children) you book accommodation for, is the number of permitted guests on arrival - Otherwise your booking may be made INVALID - No exceptions! This also applies to 3rd Party bookings, if you are not the person who has booked the accommodation, on arrival your booking may be cancelled (Airbnb rules).
- Please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm
- We ask that you leave the cabin in the same condition as you found it. All dishes are to be washed, dried, and put away.
- Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage. Due to the vulnerability of FIRE in a rural area there is a designated area for smoking outside.
- 'Check -in': is between 3pm & 8pm. 'Check- out': is by 10am.
- During our farm tour we like to show guests our extensive organic vegetable garden. PLEASE be aware that the vegetables are primarily for our own personal consumption. At times, there will be a surplus of some produce which we will be willing to share with you (however, this will be seasonal).
Tony & I both grew up on NZ farms. I spent 30 years working as a Registered Nurse, (a training that continues to be very useful when caring for newborn or sick animals on the farm), and Tony was a sheep shearer, prior to us starting farming in 1990.
Tony & I have enjoyed hosting guests from around the world for over 10 years at our farm, a concept we developed after memorable nights staying with other farmers overseas while Tony was teaching sheep shearing and representing New Zealand at sheep shearing competitions in the UK, South Africa, Australia, & USA. We love the farming lifestyle, the clean air, caring for our animals and we are keen gardeners - everything is fondly cared for from pasture to plate.
We enjoy living in the Mackenzie area with its memorable views, beautiful blue lakes, mountains, and the four seasons.
We adore living in New Zealand, for its ever changing scenery, 'uncrowded lifestyle"( not even 1 million people live in all of the south island of NZ), and many outdoor advantages, especially hiking some of our world renowned walking tracks.
Come visit New Zealand, you will love it! We are especially happy to help you with any questions about your itinerary you may have.
A stay with Tony and I will ensure you are treated with the utmost respect, no matter what your nationality!