Centre Hill Cottage in South Canterbury New Zealand
Centre Hill Cottage South Canterbury Southern Alps New Zealand Farmstay Lodgings Accommodations
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Host: Ian Blakemore

Guestrooms: 2

Address: 59 Howell Road, Totara Valley, Pleasant Point, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 3 614 7385,
Mobile:  027 420 1120,
Freephone:  0800 203 473

Fax: +64 3 614 7380

Activities/Attractions: The scenery (and peaceful atmosphere) is ideal for sketching, painting and photography. Pleasant Point - a five-minute drive away - has local artisan shops, restaurants, a golf course, and a steam train and museum.

Nearby Pleasant Point is a two-hour drive from Christchurch city, or can be reached from Wellington by direct 1.5-hour flight to Timaru airport and a 12-minute drive for the rest of the journey. Pleasant Point is the focal point of a vigorous agricultural, dairy and pastoral industry in the gently rolling, fertile South Canterbury landscape.

Pleasant Point is also a central location from which to tour the Southern Alps and the alpine lakes of Aorangi Mount Cook National Park. Aorangi Mt Cook is a two-hour drive away, and the famous Lake Tekapo is only one hour away.

Pleasant Point is also home to several world-famous fishing rivers and other water-based recreations, including the Opuha Dam at nearby Fairlie. The Cottage is also one hour from the Dobson and Fox ski fields, and 1.5 hours drive from the popular Mt Hutt ski field.

For those wanting to stay "close to home" during their stay, local activities include:

  • on-property swimming (pool)
  • lawn tennis court (in season)
  • farm walks

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Centre Hill Cottage

Centre Hill Cottage Living Room

Centre Hill Cottage Kitchen

Centre Hill Cottage Bedroom

Centre Hill Cottage Countryside

General Information: Welcome to Centre Hill Cottage, a relaxing farm-stay retreat near the township of Pleasant Point in the South Island of New Zealand. Your host Ian Blakemore invites you to experience this beautiful, restful part of New Zealand. Centre Hill Cottage Farm Stay offers cosy private accommodation for discerning tourists and travellers wanting to relax in an atmosphere of peaceful purity, away from the rush of urban life and the trappings of mass-market accommodation.

Centre Hill Cottage farmstay retreat is suitable for up to four people. The cottage is set on a gentle, north-facing slope amongst mature trees, especially some fine eucalypts and cabbage trees. Your stay includes a complimentary food hamper and wine on arrival. There is private covered parking behind the cottage with a covered way connecting the garage with the cottage. The environment is smoke-free.

  • The lounge/dining area features, at one end, double doors leading to the broad timber patio decking, and at the other end a cosy woodburner that fills the cottage with warmth on winter evenings
  • The living room has a spacious kitchen which includes a refrigerator, microwave, benchtop electric cooker, and a full range of cutlery, crockery, and cooking utensils
  • There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and superb views to the countryside, the other with two single beds and ample storage room. Electric blankets and bedding are supplied
  • The cottage has a luxurious bathroom that includes: heated floor tiles, modern shower, washbasins, three-person raised spa bath (with a view), and fan extractor. Two separate toilets are installed, one indoors and the other attached outside. A special feature is the outdoor bath tub, with hot and cold water and peaceful views over farmland to the setting sun and the Southern Alps

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).

$250/night/double
$50/night for each extra person