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Rod and Wheel House- a very comfortable, fully renovated holiday house in New Zealand.
1 of 33Rod and Wheel House- a very comfortable, fully renovated holiday house in New Zealand.
Overview
Rental Home -
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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Listing #HL1666393
About the Owner
Marina L
Response Time:Within a few hours
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 January 6, 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.

Thank Kali H
Management response:Responded January 9, 2018

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

Reviewed January 6, 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

Thank Scott R
Management response:Responded January 7, 2018

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

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Reviewed January 2, 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.

Thank Chainsaw333
Management response:Responded January 5, 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.

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
Bedrooms
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
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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 neighborhood
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 fishing in New Zealand. Brown trout averaging around 5 – 6 pounds and double digit fish are common but challenging to catch. Both the size and numbers of brown trout in the upper Oreti make it exceptional on a national basis. In particular, the average size of brown trout, at just over 6 lbs, is over 10% greater than in ten other highly valued South Island headwater fisheries. The numbers of large trout now being recorded, at some 48 per kilometer, make the Oreti headwaters one of the most productive trout fisheries nationally. Southland is also home to flocks of gulls, ducks and other water birds. The Oreti River has been identified as an Important Bird Area because for much of its length it supports breeding colonies of the only endangered gull in the world - Black-billed Gulls. Breeding flocks of these birds frequent the banks and islands of the Oreti River- one of their last refuges in New Zealand. Pairs of paradise-duck are also common. The paradise shelduck is a semi-terrestrial waterfowl that has goose-like features. They are commonly observed flying in pairs or grazing on pasture. They are very vocal birds, with males giving a characteristic zonk zonk while females make a more shrill zeek zeek while flying or as a warning to intruders. The river also frequently attracts flocks of migratory swallows who feast on the mayfly hatches. Walking along the banks of the Oreti River looking at the birds, colorful pebbles and sparkling blue water is a very pleasurable experience enjoyed by both tourists and residents.
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.
How to get there
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 will also parallel some of the sections of the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail which winds through the nearby countryside. The route will show many aspects of the magnificent scenery that makes up this beautiful part of New Zealand.
Airport: Queenstown and Invercargill: 52.8 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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