Cozy Cabin Retreat for the Ultimate Farmstay near Timaru, South Island

Canterbury, South Island (New Zealand)
1 unit
5 guest capacity

Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

This cozy cabin retreat is nestled by lush farmland near Timaru, South Island, and can accommodate up to five guests for the ultimate farmstay. This unique self-contained rental features a split-level open floor plan with a bedroom that has a queen-size bed and several plush armchairs. For additional sleeping space, guests will have a second queen-size bed and a sleeper sofa, and a cot is available upon request. All of the beds are appointed with a duck down duvet, wool blankets, and an electric blanket.

The cabin has a bathroom with a toilet and a sink, and a bathhouse, with a shower and a bathtub, is located just a short walk from the front door. Towels and toiletries are kindly provided by the host. Guests will have a kitchen equipped with modern appliances, cooking utensils, and a lovely wooden dining table.

The cabin also features a cozy reading nook with a selection of books, a living area with several welcoming chairs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Additionally, the host provides wool jerseys, wool bush shirts, hot water bottles, heaters, and a selection of felted wool slippers to stay warm. On the farm, guests can take strolls along the creek with the sheep or walk out to the forest to collect eggs. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Electricity
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Child's bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Dining table
  • Toiletries
  • Stove
  • Desk
  • Television

Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance of their secluded surroundings while still enjoying access to modern amenities and conveniences during their stay. The self-contained accommodation features a split-level open floor plan with a bedroom, a lounge, a breakfast bar and kitchen, and a cozy reading nook. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, central heating, a hairdryer, and free parking on the premises. The property features a main lodge area with an inviting communal dining room, a washing machine, and a TV. On the farm, guests can take strolls along the creek with the sheep or walk out to the forest to collect eggs.

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Guest Services

Fresh eggs, vegetables, milk, and bread are always provided

Pick-up from Timaru can be arranged with advance notice.

A quad bike is available for guest use at no additional cost.

A cot is available upon request and with advance notice.

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping

This charming property is situated on over 500 acres of lush farmland in the majestic landscape of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded by rolling green countryside and the breathtaking Hunter Hills, this is the ideal spot for glampers seeking a scenic and serene retreat in nature. Guests will be a 15-minute drive from the crystalline waters and pristine sands of the island's west coast.

Although the setting of this secluded property may feel remote, guests will be within driving distance from numerous friendly port towns dotting the coastline. The vibrant city of Timaru, which is located half an hour away by car, boasts plenty of options for dining, entertainment, family-friendly attractions, and shopping. The property is conveniently situated just off Highway One providing an easy route for guests to access the area's many sites of interest. Read More


  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Horseback riding
  • Winter sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Biking
  • Water sports
  • Stand-up paddleboarding

Surrounded by New Zealand's spectacular mountains, lakes, and nature trails, this is the ideal site for glampers seeking outdoor activities to experience together. The region offers a multitude of beautiful nature trails ideal for hiking, mountain biking, photographing native wildlife, or simply enjoying a scenic picnic. Horseback riding is another fantastic way to explore the landscape and the region's numerous lakes provide excellent fishing and water sports options like kayaking and canoeing. The region's snowy peaks and diverse terrain provide excellent conditions for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Guests will also be a short 15-minute drive from the coast, where they can partake in an array of fantastic activities such as surfing, paddleboarding, swimming, or combing the beach for unique seashells. If guests need a break from the great outdoors, they can visit the bustling port city of Timaru where they will find Maori culture, the stunning Timaru Botanic Gardens, and options for dining and shopping.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in:
    4 p.m.
  • Check-out:
    10 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
  • You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
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Additional Information

Guests are welcome to participate in farming activities during their stay.

Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Guests should be aware that two dogs live on the property.

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