Cute, Retro, cosy two bedroom cottage

Farmstay | Lake Tekapo | #20328

9.2/10 (116 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Child-Friendly 2015

Description

  • Located on a high country merino station, with farm tours available
  • Stunning views and beautiful walks through the farm
  • Only 5 minutes drive from Lake Tekapo

The Sawdon Station Allanvilla Farm Cottage is a family friendly, rural hideaway. It is close to ski fields and the Lake Tekapo township. The cosy cottage offers spectacular views out over the farm and to the southern alps. A high country experience.

Pet sheep, hens, and dogs are available for feeding and/or patting. Whether you are after a relaxing get away or fun filled adventure, we would love to accommodate you.

The cosy cottage stays warm and cosy in winter with the great log fire and is a sun trap in summer.

STAY FOR FOUR NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE (UP TO THE VALUE OF $180 WINTER, $175 SUMMER, NOT INCLUDING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

We have a maximum of 4 adults for this cottage. Full tea, coffee and sugar supplied, but no milk. Free Wi-Fi connection - Just need to bring your clothing, and food.

We received a BRONZE award for the Golden Piwa Awards for best child friendly Bach. Thank you for nominations - please read our excellent reviews/guest comments. We love to show you around our piece of paradise.

Have a long weekend, in front of the fire, watching movies and reading books, or skating, tubing and hot pools with the kids. Summer months enjoy some extra days walking, cycling, or just spending time with family.

For January School Holidays only taking 4 night minimum bookings so that we can spend time with our family over the summer holidays.

We have thousands of hectares to let your kids run wild on and are only too happy to show you round.

Close to Lake Tekapo, with its excellent hot pools, the new Trippo water slide in the summer, skating in winter, 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.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. Single bed in second bedroom is for a child only. Adult welcome to sleep but a comment made was they found uncomfortable. The cottage is located on a working high country farm so caution is to be taken as there are many hazards. We check the amount of guests staying, and babies are to be included as you book. 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.

Facilities

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

Bed layouts

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

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

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • 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. Value of the night free is $180 (winter tariff season) and $175 (summer tariff season)

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
February Busy on Farm
19-Feb-18 to 28-Feb-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $10/night;
4 night minimum stay
Summer
01-Mar-18 to 29-Mar-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
30-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Winter
03-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Queens Birthday Weekend
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Winter
05-Jun-18 to 05-Jul-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
July School Holidays
06-Jul-18 to 22-Jul-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
4 night minimum stay
Winter
23-Jul-18 to 18-Oct-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Labour Weekend
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Summer
23-Oct-18 to 13-Dec-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter
14-Dec-18 to 19-May-19
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (127)

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  • A great location to explore the area

    A great location to explore the area. Five minutes drive out of Tekapo, which is a good thing mid summer. A working farm, with some great highland scenery. The bach is very clean, comfortable and had all we needed for a family stay. We would recommend a stay.

    LiamO'19 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Love this old skool retro cottage - so nice to be in...

    Love this old skool retro cottage - so nice to be in a real bach and away from it all.

    shanrd563 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • We loved being in the country and also being close enough to...

    We loved being in the country and also being close enough to Tekapo for our extended family to enjoy all it has to offer. We walked up Mt John, enjoyed the hot pools, drove through to Mt Cook for a picnic and walk, and more! The farm is a working farm and the littlies (and adults) loved bottle feeding the orphaned lambs. The Cottage was ideal for 4 adults of our family, with the remainder of the family enjoying the Shearing Quarters.

    DebbieF4 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Lovely property

    Lovely property.

    IANGA142 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • The only negative comment I have is the amount of cleaning required...

    The only negative comment I have is the amount of cleaning required on checkout. We expect to strip beds put out garbage and leave the property neat and tidy. We do not expect to wash floors and vacuum. Our assumption is the amount we pay for the bach covers cleaning.

    SueHa169 100%|1x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Sue for your comments. Through the bookabach website we have leave the house in the same condition as checking in. We have an optional cleaning charge if you wish to depart without cleaning. A high majority of guests like to clean as they depart to lower the cost to them staying, and we like to offer this option, as a alterative to increasing our nightly charge over our houses.

    susaan753 100%|270x

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