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Rod and Wheel House - a perfect place to relax.

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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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...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 accommodation for families or friends who are travelling in Southland and interested in the many varied sporting, sightseeing and adventure pursuits offered in this spectacular part of New Zealand. Lumsden sits halfway along the new bicycle trail called 'The Around the Mountains Rail Trail' which winds through towering mountains and beside clear streams. The trail follows old railway easements offering low grades through some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery. Features of Rod and Wheel House include: +Accommodation for 6 adults/ children in four bedrooms including 2 queen beds and 2 king single beds. All mattresses are of a very high quality and most comfortable. All beds have feather doonas. The house is fully insulated with double glazed windows which creates warm and quiet rooms. + All linen provided. +One bathroom including bath, shower, toilet, heated towel rails and a heated floor. + A second toilet and basin in its own powder room. +Fully equipped modern kitchen set in an open plan style. +Full laundry facilities. +Wood combustion heater, reverse cycle air conditioning and electric bank heaters in bedrooms. +Digital TV +DVD with extensive DVD library. +Complimentary Wireless Internet connection and local phone. +Information booklet to provide helpful information about trout fishing and other local activities. +Selection of board games, outdoor games and books available in house. + BBQ situated under covered pergola with outdoor dining setting. +Garage available for secure parking and also for locking away bicycles and fishing equipment. + Fully renovated house which has been finished to a very high standard. +2 bicycles available for hire. + Chef services available. More
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About the Owner
Marina L
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
Interaction with guests
The house is managed by a House Manager who lives nearby. She will organise keys and is available to answer any questions about how to use appliances or about the town and region. The house is only rented to one party whether the booking needs 1 bedroom or all 4. The manager and owner are happy to answer questions about activities in the area especially about trout fishing, walking, cycling or sight-seeing. Fishing rods are not available at the house but can be purchased for a very reasonable cost at least 2 shops in Lumsden. Rods and waders can also be hired at the local fly fishing shop.
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

There were 6 of us adults at Rod and Wheel and we felt completely at home. Place was spotless and had everything you needed. Lovely wood burner and stacks of hot water for us all. Nearby was good local pub with super fish and chips...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Mark J
Inspire528765, VR Owner at Rod and Wheel House - a perfect place to relax., responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Dear Mark and Debbie, Thank-you for your kind review. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to create your report. Happy to hear the local pub was a happy birthday venue. We also enjoy the fish and chips and ribs they so nicely serve....More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Our family had an amazing stay in Lumsden. Great central location to Queenstown, Milford Sound and Invercargill. It’s a big house which wass well equipped. Great for relaxing or exploring the sights. Fully recommend this place to anyone.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank 245kalih
Management response:Responded 9 January 2018

Thank-you Kali for your review. I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Southland.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

My brother and I are avid fly fisherman. Rod & Wheelhouse is a perfect fit for what we needed. All the amenitites are at our fingertips. Quiet street. Great mattresses. Very reasonably priced. We would not hesitate returning. Scott Raggatt

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Scott R
Management response:Responded 7 January 2018

Thanks Scott for your review. We hope you and your brother caught some nice brown trout and enjoyed exploring Southland.

Reviewed 2 January 2016

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.

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Chainsaw333
Management response:Responded 5 January 2016

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.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Sun Valley, Idaho
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

Date of stay: March 2015
Management response:Responded 16 March 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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...
Getting around
It is best to travel in Southland by a car/hired vehicle. Many of the most scenic spots are off the main roads and difficult to enjoy by public transport. A public bus can get you to Lumsden but your touring options are very limited unless you have a vehicle. The Oreti River is a short walk from the house and the local shops are only a 5 minute walk away but other fantastic places are a 10, 20, 30 or 40 minute drive away.
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