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Rod and Wheel House - a perfect place to relax.

Rod and Wheel House- a very comfortable, fully renovated holiday house in New Zealand.
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3 reviews
Rod and Wheel House- a very comfortable, fully renovated holiday house in New Zealand.
The fully renovated holiday house has an  large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area.
The lounge room opens onto a sheltered pergola with a BBQ which looks out over a pretty garden.
The dining area is part of the open plan lounge/dining/kitchen featuring rimu wood panelling
A fully equipped modern kitchen provides all the necessary items for preparing delicious meals.
The first bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed and plenty of storage.
Bedroom Two has another queen bed. All bedrooms are warm and quiet.
Bedrooms Three and Four have single beds. All bedrooms have inbuilt cupboards and heaters.
The main bathroom has a bath, sink. shower, toilet and basin.
The main bathroom also has a heated towel rail and a heated floor.
A lockable garage can be used for storing bikes and fishing of golf equipment.
Lake Wakatipu can be seen along the picturesque drive from Queenstown to Lumsden.
Southland is a stronghold for healthy populations of large brown trout.
Regular rain promotes fields of wildflowers along many rivers in Southland.
Sneaking along the bank and hoping to land a dry fly successfully.
Von River has been featured in scenes in Lord of The Rings- a  perfect scene to fish, walk or cycle
The Oreti River holds very large trout- a place to try to outwit, outplay and outlast the big brown
Tributaries of the Oreti River can have emerald green clear water and very large, wary brown trout.
Fly fishing on the Oreti River- one of life's true pleasures!
Autumn is a good time to visit as days are cooler and fish are eager to eat before spawning.
Small colonies of endangered Black Billed Gulls can be seen in Southland- their last refuge in NZ.
The Kingston Flyer is a remnant of the glorious days of steam trains in Southland.
Lumsden was a central point for the old steam train network. Relics include a lovely trestle bridge.
Cycling to a favorite fishing section of the nearby Oreti River.
The new cycle track now winds into and out of Lumsden along the banks of the aqua blue Oreti River.
The Around the Mountains Cycle and Walking Trail now connects Lumsden to Mossburn and Kingston.
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lumsden, Southland Region, South Island
Rod and Wheel House offers very comfortable holiday accommodation in Lumsden - a friendly country town nestled within deer, sheep and dairy farms. Lumsden is situated on the lower part of South Island of New Zealand and is surrounded by aqua blue rivers and lakes set in magnificent scenery.
The fully renovated, self contained house combines warm rimu wood finishes with modern conveniences.The house is private and surrounded by gardens and hedges. It is conveniently located some 5 minutes walk from shops and restaurants.
Southland is one of New Zealand's brown trout strongholds. Fly fishing for these large fish is one of the most popular tourist activities in the local area. Trying to outwit, outplay and outlast these sporting fish attracts angling enthusiasts from all around the globe
The house also provides very agreeable accommodat...
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About the Owner, Marina L
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 24 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 26 reviews and 3 properties
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Shane O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

It was pure luck we got this amazing place at the last minute, it had everything there as well as porta cot and highchair for the grandson, beautiful place presented immaculately, a real gem.

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We did enjoy seeing your family relaxing in the garden and having a Christmas reunion. Thank-you for leaving the beautiful roses and making sure the house was looked after well. We hope to see you all back next year.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Management response:

The double glazed windows combined with the insulation and underground power guarantee that the house will be quiet! Perfect for resting after a long day out on the many rivers. Thank-you for your review and we hope to see you back next year!


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Management response:

Thank-you for your very kind review. We receive many complimentary comments from our guests about our very comfortable house. We have tried very hard to fill it with high quality beds and linen, top range kitchen items and plush furniture. We know the trout fishing is fantastic and hope to see you back again soon to tackle the 3-4 pounders...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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1 Oct 2016 -
31 May 2017
Summer 2016/2017
2 nights
1 Jun 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
Winter 2017
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bicycles are available for hire from the house.
House Rental Prices are based on an occupancy of 2 guests. Additional guests are calculated at $25/person/night.
The house is self contained and is only ever booked to one party.
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About the neighbourhood
Lumsden is a small country town set within sheep, dairy and deer farms. It sits on the banks of the beautiful Oreti River and is surrounded by mountains. It has a primary and a secondary school, a modern supermarket, a number of cafés and restaurants, pharmacy, post office, pub, dairy, liquor shop, petrol station, library and medical center.
Rod and Wheel House is positioned in its own private garden surrounded by hedges. However it is also only a short walk from shops, restaurants and town services.
The Oreti River travels for over 171kms and slowly curves its way through the open plains of the lower South Island. Its middle sections pass right next to Lumsden and it is possible to walk to the river from Rod and Wheel House. Southland is one of the strongholds for brown trout fishi...
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How to get there
Airport: Queenstown and Invercargill: 85.0 km
Rod and Wheel House is located in the country town of Lumsden on the lower part of the South Island of New Zealand. Lumsden is a short drive ( less than 1 hour) from two international Airports- Queenstown and Invercargill.
The drive to Lumsden is scenic and fairly straightforward. In particular the drive from Queenstown is especially picturesque as it travels along the edges of Lake Wakatipu before continuing through wide, green glacial plains spotted with sheep and deer, surrounded by towering mountains. The trip will cross the upper Mataura River which will give your first view of this gin clear waterway. Nearer to Lumsden you will travel along the edges of the middle section of the Oreti River- showing its braided river bed, deep pools, shadowy undercuts and long ripples. The drive wi...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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