Sawdon High Country Farm Homestead

Farmstay | Lake Tekapo | #34940

9.7/10 (13 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful Homestead
  • Peaceful - beautiful rural location
  • Beautiful garden setting, free WIFI

Sawdon Station a high country sheep station in the Mackenzie Country, farms 6000 merino sheep, and is growing the beautiful lupin plant for stock food. This homestead is almost 100 years old, and has been lovingly decorated inside, and we would like to share with you. This house is 10 kilometres from Lake Tekapo and 10 km from Burkes Pass - just as you come into the beautiful Mackenzie country. It is located with an old woolshed and sheds, and stable. This is a beautiful location to get away from the stress of life and enjoy the farming environment, with walks and mountain biking. Farm Tours offered with accommodation.


This house has a large farm kitchen, pantry, two toilets, large claw foot bath, 4 bedrooms, large office, outside furniture located in a beautiful sun trap. Also large trees to seek shade. The homestead has an excellent log burner, and a Heat Pump. Excellent internet. Great location for two families, extended families, wedding location, corporate groups.

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

Just new - started a facebook page Sawdon Accommodation to show the farming activities during our farming year.

Lake Tekapo 10 minutes away has the excellent hot pools, ice skating rink in winter, night sky, and the best Japanese restaurant ever! Ski fields - Roundhill is 35 minutes to the car park and mt Dobson 45 minutes to car park. Great fishing in the lakes and canals. 1 1/2 hours to Mt Cook, and only 2 1/2 hours from Christchurch.

Special conditions: Working Farm please be aware of the farming hazards. No smoking inside.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 1st Bedroom - Downstairs

    Master Bedroom - very sunny. Called the Rose room, overlooking the rose garden.

    1 x Queen bed

  • 2nd Bedroom -Upstairs North

    Another Master Bedroom very spacious.

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • 3rd Bedroom - Upstairs South

    The kids room with two single beds, and toys.

    2 x Single bed

  • 4th Bedroom - Downstairs

    Was the original lounge for the homestead, now a bedroom.

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • 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. The value of the one night free is $210.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
23-Feb-17 to 01-May-17
$210+/night $210+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter Tariff
02-May-17 to 23-Feb-18
$260+/night $260+/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (13)

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  • Loved the location and house

    Loved the location and house. Nice and quiet and very spacious. House got everything you need. The only thing I would critique on are the beds, bit too soft

    ninoer288 new member Feb 2017

  • Awesome place and well kept character gardens and house

    Awesome place and well kept character gardens and house. Lovely to have stayed and thanks for your hospitality. Fire was great. Plenty of space and my daughter loved the Harry Potter cupboard under the stairs. Robin more than happy to help with the welding

    cherpp841 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful house and well equipped house

    Beautiful house and well equipped house.

    DesmondB 100%|6x Dec 2016

  • Very nice thank you

    Very nice thank you

    TerryLo 100%|5x Dec 2016

  • Private, quiet, well appointed

    Private, quiet, well appointed. The house had everything we needed for a very comfortable weekend for our family. And it was very clean!

    alisow636 100%|6x Nov 2016

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