Sawdon High Country Farm Homestead

Farmstay | Lake Tekapo | #34940

9.7/10 (19 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
30-Mar-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 30-Mar-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (19)

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  • Fantastic spot! The boys are still talking about their tractor ride! We...

    Fantastic spot! The boys are still talking about their tractor ride! We hope we can return one day.

    sophon649 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • The house is ideally Located just outside tekapo

    The house is ideally Located just outside tekapo. Plenty of space and the house is loverly. A pleasure to stay there.

    PHILIPSP1 new member Mar 2017

  • The property was ideal, nice log burner, the kitchen had a great...

    The property was ideal, nice log burner, the kitchen had a great range of items, the bedroom were great and the beds comfortable. Its location was ideally suited to our fishing needs & we are definitely considering using it again.

    MartinCl4 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • Great property close to Lake Tekapo

    Great property close to Lake Tekapo

    Gavin Brokenshire new member Mar 2017

  • Awesome!


    JAndrewM 100%|1x Feb 2017

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