Nowadays peaches, olives and strawberries tumble down one of Alexandra's historic sluice race's from the long gone gold mine. There is plenty of sunshine however to give you gold in your tan if not in your pan on this awesome ridge. Orchard Rise falls to a tranquil valley and quiet double glazed and insulated home. It is hard to believe how close it is to the cafes and shops across the river, the willow hung river trail to Clyde, and the duck and wildfowl habitats on the hill. Explore on foot or use the mountain bikes provided to check out the trails of nearby Jolendale park, The Roxburgh Gorge Trail or the Rail Trail. There are many golf courses, motorbike, BMX and mountain biking areas and some lovely swimming spots as well as the local pool and multisports complex. We are two minutes from the Clutha boat ramp and ten minutes from Lake Dunstan and Clyde. Cromwell's historic quarter and Highland Park Raceway is twenty minutes away, Wanaka and Queenstown lakes with their adjacent ski fields within the hour. Trout fishing and historic site Boat Tours are available seasonally and there are movie theatres, museums, art galleries and public library in the local area. There are great art and winery trails nearby and boutique cafes and restaurants to visit in Alex, Clyde and the surrounding countryside. Pick your own cherries or stone fruit at nearby orchards in season or visit a roadside stall for tonight's dinner menu prepared in your spacious kitchen or on the bbq! Visit historic sites or take a day trip to St Bathan's Blue Lakes, the Nevis Valley or Thompsons Gorge. Or not. Day and night you can look out the window at the iconic Alex clock on the hill (and the many stars of our dark southern skies). Put your feet up with a friend, a book, a wine, a movie or a digital device. Welcome to your holiday!
garden not suitable for unsupervised toddlers and small children
smoke free home
babies stay free
school age children at the discretion of the owner
minimum two night stay
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); 4 Bikes and helmets (included); pushchair (mountain buggy) (included); Attached Double Garage (included); 2 children's scooters (included)