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"Karetu Downs" Farm House Accommodation Stunning Waipara Gorge

27 reviews | other travellers have booked this property
B and B 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 8 Pets allowed Save
Karetu Downs Farm Stay 4 bedroom Farm Cottage
Karetu Downs Farm Stay 4 bedroom Farm Cottage
Emma with lamb
Guest shearing the sheep
Children grain feeding the sheep
Happy girls staying at Karetu Downs cottage
Queen room Karetu Downs cottage
Queen room Karetu Downs cottage
Karetu Downs Cottage kitchen
View form the hills at Karetu Downs
Mountain biking the hills
Campervans welcome
Swimming at the river
Kevin the calf
Guest bottle feeding the lamb
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Hawarden, Canterbury Region, South Island
Listing #FKN3539382
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English first
Blenheim, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We stayed B&B in the homestead, which was akin to staying with family such was the relaxed and friendly manner of Karen and Bruce who shared their table with us as if we were indeed part of the family. Our accommodation could not be faulted; neither could the attention to detail. A bonus was the garden which was to host...

Lynne R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Spacious 4 bed cottage on beautiful farm by Waipara river. Perfect for family gatherings or large groups of friends. We have stayed twice in recent months and it will now be a frequent holiday spot for us. The hosts Karen and Bruce are very welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay as fun and easy as...

Deborah R
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 for a stay in April 2014

When we stayed at your place we had such a great time so thankyou so much. I still remember going out looking for rabbits the nite we got there and it was raining lol. Hope our son didnt leave too many carcasis behind? Going out on the bikes the next day was great as you have so many places to...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
Smoking not allowed
Pets allowed
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  • Cleaning fee: £21 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
$170 per night 2 people includes linen and towels provided.
We charge 15% GST on all bookings
Cleaning charge $40.00. Nil cleaning fee applies if house cleaned prior to departure from Karetu Cottage.
$15 extra adult person- the house sleeps up to 8 guests.
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About the neighbourhood
We are 15 minutes from Waipara Valley vineyards and cafes. 10 minutes from Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park and 20 minutes from the Weka Pass Railway steam trains.
• Amberley township is 20 minutes drive away with a good selection of shops and restaurants (including the well known Nor' Wester Cafe).
• Pegasus, Amberley and Hawarden Country golf clubs are all close at hand.
• Easy day trips to Whale Watching at Kaikoura and the Hamner Springs Thermal pools.
• Easy day trip to Mount Lyford ski field.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Christchurch: 101.0 km
Railway: Christchurch: 101.0 km
Ferry: Lyttleton: 108.0 km
From Christchurch travel north along state highway 1 until you get to the Waipara Hills Winery. Turn left opposite the winery on to Georges road. Karetu Downs is approximately 21.3 kilometres from the beginning of Georges road. Ram Paddock road runs straight on from Georges road, you will find us “Karetu Downs Farm Stay” 1731 Ram Paddock just before the bridge that leads on to MacDonald Downs road. <BR><BR>From Kaikoura travel South along state highway 1 until you get to Waipara Hills winery. Turn Right opposite the winery on to Georges road. Karetu Downs is approximately 21.3 kilometres from the beginning of Georges road.<BR> Georges road runs on to Ram Paddock road. Travel along Ram Paddock road past the vineyards and along the winding Waipara gorge which will take yo... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 48.0 km.
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