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4323 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road, Staveley 7771 New Zealand
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Red Cottages Staveley is two boutique accommodation cottages catering for travellers wanting something romantic, relaxing and enjoyable within stunning South Island New Zealand landscapes. A romantic country getaway with a stunning atmosphere on the Inland Scenic route SH 72 between Christchurch & Queenstown. Close to Mt Hutt ski area and Methven village. Somers Cottage is a pure luxury experience and Alford Cottage is boutique and unique with an open fireplace. Many clients enjoy each cottages private twins outdoor baths while watching the amazing stars. Another highlight of your stay is the Wool Shed movie theatre. This historical woolshed is unique in its own right and the movie theatre is a very unique New Zealand experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Golf course
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Ski rentals
Ski school
Aerobics offsite
Archery offsite
Table tennis
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German


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4323 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road, Staveley 7771 New Zealand
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ashleytweed wrote a review Apr 2022
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful weekend staying in the Alford cottage. A cute space that had everything we needed, a fully equipped kitchen and a very comfy bed. On our first night the weather wasn't too great so we lit the indoor fire which created a lovely, cosy ambience. The second night we watched the stars come out in the outside baths which was stunning. Each morning we made the easy two minute drive to the Staveley store to enjoy a good coffee and a scone. The cottages are close to Methven and also the many beautiful walks in the area. Highly recommend for a couples getaway from Christchurch. We loved it.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Julie R wrote a review Aug 2020
29 contributions8 helpful votes
A group of 2 couples stayed in both cottages at Red Cottages. We loved in and had such a wonderful time. We ensured we availed ourselves of all of the facilities - outdoor baths, table tennis, darts, home movie theatre in the shearing shed, roaring fires...the list goes on. Both cottages were beautiful although rather different in style and we simply enjoyed every moment of our stay. Nigel and Myriam were such thoughtful hosts, around to welcome us, unobtrusive throughout but in touch when they needed to be. The Cafe at Staveley became our new local, great coffee and food and goodies to take home. We went to ski at mount hutt and the cottage was very conveniently located for this. However, plenty of great walking in the local area. The most telling sign of a great place is that you dont want to leave the place whilst you are staying there. We stayed 3 nights and after the first night decided we wanted to stay home for dinner - it was just wonderful - local venison on the BBQ purchased from the Staveley cafe, great red wine, Lord of the Rings ( locally filmed) in the shearing shed, blankies and a roaring fire. What could be better? I would HIGHLY recommend a stay at this great little place with wonderful hosts. Thanks to Myriam and Nigel for creating and sharing such a super wee spot.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Joy M wrote a review Jun 2020
Freshwater, England, United Kingdom109 contributions21 helpful votes
We've stayed in hundreds of places travelling the world, caves, shacks, hostels and sometimes a bit more upmarket and Alton Cottage at Red House in Staveley has got to be in our top 5. A delightful well furnished cottage with very comfy bed and fab open fire, but the star of the place is the woolshed cinema. The outside baths are pretty special too. Give yourself a treat, stock up on food, wine and bubble bath and chill out.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from RedCottagesStaveley, Owner at Red Cottages Staveley
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Thanks you Joy for the amazing review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Myriam and Nigel
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Kerry Newton wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Perfect cottage after a day exploring the local area. Very private.Cozy fire. Outdoor bath for star gazing. Comfy bed. We just didnt have time to watch a movie in the old woolshed.We will have to return
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from RedCottagesStaveley, Owner at Red Cottages Staveley
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Thanks you for the amazing review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Myriam and Nigel.
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Kaikohe wrote a review Feb 2020
Kerikeri28 contributions9 helpful votes
Myriam & Nigel could not have given us a better welcome, with the `welcome sign ` with our names on the cottage door & the lovely bottle of bubbly on the table for us. We had the smaller Red Cottage which was ideal, compact, but plenty of space for two guests, all amenities & both private & very quiet. The old sheep shearing shed cinema was good fun, we went three nights running. & finished all the pop corn! We passed on the two outside baths behind, but these would be great fun for many guests. Lovely local scenery, a very nice quality Restaurant (Stonechrubie) in Mt Somers, also a very friendly local (500m) cafe. All this combined with Nigel & Myriam being on hand, but never at all intrusive, they left us to enjoy ourselves, made this a lovely time for us both. We would most certainly look to return again, when we can. Many thanks to Nigel & Myriam.
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Date of stay: February 2020
US$171 - US$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionStaveley
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Cottages Staveley
Which popular attractions are close to Red Cottages Staveley?
Nearby attractions include Mount Somers Track (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Cottages Staveley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Red Cottages Staveley?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at Red Cottages Staveley?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Cottages Staveley?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Cottages Staveley?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.