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Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B

View of the Amuri Basin with the Homestead and cottage from top of the farm
1 of 14View of the Amuri Basin with the Homestead and cottage from top of the farm
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Culverden, Canterbury Region, South Island
Pahau Downs is a tranquil hill farm set amidst stunning scenery in the Amuri Basin an hour from Christchurch. The farm stay is a self-contained cottage superbly furnished for your exclusive use as a base to explore North Canterbury.
There is a heated swimming pool (summers only) for guests use.
Superb walking.
Listing #HL6489923
About the Owner
Richard B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We stayed for 2 nights at this delightful Farm Stay B & B, in a very comfortable modern Cottage set in the grounds of the Farmstead and surrounded by a picturesque rural landscape. There are self catering facilities in the Cottage, a BBQ on the...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We booked for 2 nights but wished we have booked for much longer. The hosts Richard and Antoinette are so friendly and down to earth, and you relax the moment you enter their beautiful farm. We were two adults and a kid, and we enjoyed...More

Thank ane-lulu
704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you for your very kind review. We will look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

A group of four of us recently completed a most enjoyable couple of nights staying at Pahau Downs with Richard and Antionette in the well appointed guest accommodtion situated on the farm that they own on the edge of the north Canterbury Plains. Here, Richard...More

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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you for your very kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
If driving from Christchurch you could stop off at Pegasus Bay Winery or Blacks for lunch.

From the North you should do the Whale Watch.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Christchurch: 65.9 mi
Railway: Waikari: 19.9 mi
Ferry: Picton: 165.9 mi
Directions to Pahau Downs
Take state Highway One North out of Christchurch. Having gone through Amberley, after 10km turn west onto State Highway Seven (marked Hanmer Springs, Lewis Pass).
The road continues over the Weka Pass, through the edge of Waikarii, past the Hurunii Hotel (an old stage coach stop), over the Hurunii bridge.
Route One
Continue straight to the village of Culverden, turn left along school road past the school to a T junction (1.1 km). Turn right, follow road till you see the sign for Pahau Downs Road, turn right(4.3 km). Un sealed, you reach the new Homestead on right after big dip in the road (6 km).
Route Two
Just after the Hurunii, bridge turn left through the Balmoral forest until you reach the Balmoral Homestead (which is on the left)(11.4 km). Sharp right bend...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, Watersports Nearby.
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