Sawdon - Shearing Quarters Farm Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tekapo | #12321

9.4/10 (47 ratings)
  • 12 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Excellent views of the southern alps
  • Stunning views and beautiful walks through the farm
  • Only 5 minutes from the town of Lake Tekapo

At the moment we are a 3 night minimum on this cottage, with school holidays being a 4 night minimum.

Friendly pet sheep and puppy for the children to play with, and the chickens. Free Wifi.

The shearers quarters is located on Sawdon Station a high country sheep station, 5 minutes drive to Lake Tekapo, and 20 minutes drive to Fairlie.

Excellent location for families, who would like to experience a farm, huge area around the house, for cricket, mountain biking, walking, flying kites...... Great location to escape from the stress of life. We have a maximum of 6 adults for this cottage.

Full tea, coffee and sugar supplied, but no milk. Just need to bring your clothing, and food.

Close to Lake Tekapo, with its excellent hot pools, the new Trippo water slide, summer tubing, the night sky, the lake for swimming, boat cruising, and fishing. Walking to the top of Mt John for the best café in the world, and the best Japanese restaurant in the country! In the winter, two ski fields one (Roundhill) 30 minutes from the cottage, and the other (Mt Dobson) 40 minutes.

Cottage has all day sun, plenty of firewood to supply the large log burner. It is surrounded by the spectacular southern alps and the Mackenzie Basin. By climbing the small hill behind the cottage you can see for miles, 360 degrees - absolutely beautiful on a crystal clear day. Rare find in this stunning location.

Please read all our excellent reviews.

Farm tours offered, and able to feed the pet sheep, lambs, and hens.

Come and stay at our piece of Paradise.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. The cottage is located on a working high country farm so caution is to be taken as there are many hazards. One night bookings can be requested, but there is a $40 cleaning surcharge payable. If you decide to leave before the end of your stay within a long public weekend or a peak period there is no refund of nights accommodation.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Forth Room

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Main Room

    1 x King bed

  • Single room

    2 x Single bed

  • Third Room

    1 x Bunk bed (single over queen)
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
All Summer
08-Dec-16 to 08-Mar-17
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (90)

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  • nice tidy clean place with everything there you need

    nice tidy clean place with everything there you need.

    GregR813 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Property was ideal for a family break, near to the attractions of...

    Property was ideal for a family break, near to the attractions of Tekapo, but giving the added benefits, of spacious family accommodation, at a reasonable price. The farm location added another dimension to the holiday, and we all enjoyed exploring around the house, meeting the family, and seeing the sheep dogs at work, all with 360 degree views of the mountains.

    lindge998 100%|22x Feb 2016

  • This was a great place to stay

    This was a great place to stay. Location, setting and amenities were spot on. I would recommend this to anyone!!

    WillC731 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • On a big farm lots of room and endless rabbits to shoot...

    On a big farm lots of room and endless rabbits to shoot and eat just be aware that the site shows a view of Lake Tekapo in reality its 7 kms away which is not far actually but to get that view you have to climb a big hill !!

    annemp249 100%|9x Jan 2016

  • Although the property is old it was immaculate and very clean with...

    Although the property is old it was immaculate and very clean with lovely sheets on all the beds. Had everything we needed and is great for kids!

    AdeleSh2 100%|1x Jan 2016

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