Cute, Retro, cosy two bedroom cottage

Farmstay | Lake Tekapo | #20328

9.3/10 (108 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.

EXCELLENT SNOW ON SKI FIELDS - STAY FOR FOUR NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE (UP TO THE VALUE OF $180 WINTER, $175 SUMMER)

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. One night bookings can be requested, but there is a $60 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.

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*

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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
Winter
21-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Labour Weekend
23-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Summer
24-Oct-17 to 13-Dec-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas School Holidays
14-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
4 night minimum stay
February Busy on Farm
01-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 31-Mar-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter
01-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 21-Jan-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 (119)

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  • Lovely small cottage in a perfect location

    Lovely small cottage in a perfect location. We really enjoyed our stay here and definitely coming back.

    BiploveB 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • What an absolutely fantastic time we had at this snug little cottage

    What an absolutely fantastic time we had at this snug little cottage. Despite temperatures dipping below 0 one night, the cottage stayed toasty and warm thanks to the efficient log burner. We loved how retro everything was too - from the pots and pans to the wallpaper. Mr's 3 and 5 also loved the toy box that was available and Sara showing them the chickens. Thanks for a wonderful stay and the fresh eggs. Highly recommend!

    angell84 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • A comfortable, great NZ bach style cottage, that had everything we needed

    A comfortable, great NZ bach style cottage, that had everything we needed. Very quiet and private, yet close enough to town if you choose to go to and fro.

    tinaon123 100%|104x Oct 2017

  • The cottage had lovely views of the mountains

    The cottage had lovely views of the mountains. Very cosy, we loved the fireplace, wifI. It's an old cottage with very original features but was clean & comfortable & well set up. The 70's style was something different to experience, made it feel more like what it is-a little country cottage. It has the best view from a loo that I've seen! The fresh eggs was a kind gesture as was the offer of having the fire ready.

    TinaM662 new member Oct 2017

  • Love this property, this was our 4th stay and we'll be back...

    Love this property, this was our 4th stay and we'll be back again next year. We always have the best family holidays here. Super well equipped, clean, tidy, warm and cosy. Thankyou again Sue and loved the eggs!

    HelenHi3 100%|14x Aug 2017

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