The Old Forge - an "Heritage" house. A great place to stay in.

Bach or holiday home | Fairlie | #25499

8.3/10 (84 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The house is private - situated on a quarter acre, Located centrally, within easy walking distance of the township and golf course. Playground in Village Green close to house. Great views of Mount Dobson in the distance.

Fairlie is a breath of fresh air - in the heart of the Mackenzie Country.

There are good places to eat at ( a great bakery!) and the people are friendly and welcoming.

There is a river within walking distance for swimming and picnicking and an excellent golf course across the road from the house.

Close to skifields and lakes.

The house has three large bedrooms, sleeps 6. There is a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, bathroom, separate toilet, dining and lounge area, There are two log fires - one in the kitchen and one in the lounge and a heat pump. Broadband WiFi is included with excellent access.

There is a small, sheltered courtyard - an ideal place to sit in the sun or have an outside meal.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Rose Bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (84)

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  • Great location

    Great location. ideal for visiting family in Fairlee. Good space, enough for 4 adults and two children not to feel on top of each other, Lovely quirky place. Clean and comfortable. I would have given it 5 stars but felt the outside patio area was very neglected and needed a tidy up. Definitely recommend staying here. Would definitely stay here again

    VickyJe3 100%|1x Jan 2019

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thsnk you got your feedback and points noted. Will have it sorted for your next stay :)

    ChristineKo1 100%|78x

  • Bearing in mind that this is a partially modernised 120 yo farmhouse

    Bearing in mind that this is a partially modernised 120 yo farmhouse. It does not purport to be anything else! If you require instant warmth and double glazing, with ensuite bathroom etc then go to a motel. Two wood fires, plenty of DRY firewood, lots of hot water ( pressure a tad on the low side), about a 1960's kitchen, bit draughty around the 100 yo door frames, electric blankets, heat pump in the main living area. And a fairly complete selection of 80's music - on vinyl. No Pink Floyd!

    maryer751 100%|2x Sep 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Pleased you managed to handle the quirks of an old house. Nothing quite like sitting in front of the fire and listening to music -- even it wasn't Pink Floyd :)

    ChristineKo1 100%|78x

  • We loved the cottage

    We loved the cottage. Very charming and spacious. We particularly loved the kitchen with the dining table and wood fire and spend quite a lot of time there. We'd love to come back.

    RoelineK 100%|10x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    It was a pleasure having you and the family plus dog stay at the cottage. It would be lovely to have you stay again.

    ChristineKo1 100%|78x

  • This gorgeous historic property was a real experience for us to stay...

    This gorgeous historic property was a real experience for us to stay in. It was in a quiet location and had everything we needed for our stay.

    SoniaBr5 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Enjoyed staying in a house with history

    Enjoyed staying in a house with history. It definitely shows its age with uneven floors etc but this is part of its charm. Has cosy bachy feel and plenty of heating for cold nights. Enjoyed listening to extensive LP collection. Enjoyed using this as base to explore Tekapo and Mt Cook. Thanks to our host.

    kateis475 100%|16x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the LP's. It is great to be able to relax and listen to music from the past -- a bit nostalgic. Hope the rest of your holiday has gone well.

    ChristineKo1 100%|78x

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