The Gardeners Cottage built in 1870 is set in 6 acres of garden on a farm and is fully self contained. Just 1 hour from Christchurch and just off the main highway to Mt Cook, Queenstown and Dunedin. Private and quiet set in 6 acres of established woodland and formal gardens with a lake. A special feature in the garden is a tree which marks the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1981 and also a plaque to mark the first church service held in Ashburton by the first Bishop of Canterbury in 1857. An 1885 chapel is also a feature as is the 1920's garage with vintage and classic cars. Activities include garden walks, rowing on the lake or just sit and watch the bird life, farm walks with highland cattle, sheep and grain and seed crops. Only 3 minutes to restaurants. Handy to fishing rivers, golf courses, Lake Hood and 40 minutes to Mt Hutt ski field and mountain alpine walks.
$120 for 2 adults, $20 for each extra adult and $15 each child. 20%
discount for 7 days or more. Monthly rates by negotiation. Cot and day
bed available. Smoking allowed outside only. Minimum of 2 nights stay
during public holiday weekends.
Check in 2 pm check out 10.30 am
Pets outside only.
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);
The house is a small cottage, but the gardens are beautiful and the whole setting is gorgeous.
We loved the antiques around the house and the property. The cottage is not full of mod cons, but it had everything we needed.
Magnificent property, perfect location, superb retreat!
Beautiful gardens, great central location. Got in very late but welcoming with the fire burning and cottage very cosy and warm. A very relaxing and enjoyable time.
The grounds and setting of the cottage are wonderful. Very peaceful, gardens beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the church before we left Sunday morning. Would recommend.
The property has amasing established gardens and lots of things to see including a beautiful church and museum. The property was like we had stepped back in time - perfect place to start our genealogy research trip, and is only 5mins away from Ashburton.
Fantastic property immaculately maintained and a true Canterbury experience with working farm and country gardens. Accommodation was very well set up with absolutely everything needed. Very close to town.
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Dec 5 2016 - Jun 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.|