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14 reviews
View of the Amuri Basin with the Homestead and cottage from top of the farm
View up to the farm buildings
Aerial shot of the cottage and Homestead area
Pool with the hills behind
Snow on the hills from the garden
Cottage for guests use
Homestead and cottage
View from the cottage main bedroom
Gardens with view towards Grampians
Sheep up the back of the farm
Cattle out on the farm
Stock on the farm
New plantation in the Pahau riverbed
Fun at the pool
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Culverden, Canterbury Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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69catheri...
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Such a heavenly retreat from a busy schedule - swim under the stars, relax in the sun and enjoy the farm”
Reviewed 22 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Brilliant hosts who go out of their way to make sure you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Culverden Hills. Superb antidote to the excitement of Hamner Springs. Swim under the stars surrounded by sheep. Definitely enjoy the farm tour and take up the many excellent walks on offer either over the hills or along the river. Brilliant place for taking children to.
Nothing too much trouble.

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Liked best: Exploring the farm
Liked least: Hard question - all above and beyond
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reg C
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip to New Zealand!!!”
Reviewed 21 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Visited this beautiful location with my wife and two young adult children for four nights as our first stop on a two-week 'dream trip' from the US to NZ...What an experience!!! Our home was a beautiful and well-appointed 2BR cottage located across from the main homestead...Richard and Antoinette, owners of this 5500 acre working sheep and cattle station, were the perfect hosts. From the warm welcome, to the fantastic home-cooked dinners, to the fun-filled tour of this beautiful property, to the guidance on places to visit in the Culverdan/Canterbury area, they made sure our visit was a memorable one! I cannot recommend this 'real New Zealand' location more highly, whether traveling solo, as a couple or as a family. Although we traveled to other locations throughout the south island during our visit to NZ, we all agreed that our time at Pahau Downs was the highlight of our vacation!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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4 Mar 2016
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Linda599
Gunnedah, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Excellent, Fantastic, Great Value”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were treated to terrific accommodation in a modern cottage with ample room a lovely warm fire , as well as a generous breakfast.Richard was more than happy to keep the fire burning whilst we were away exploring the local area.Then we were treated to an extensive on farm tour with Richard guiding us around his farm .All was a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended we will be back when visiting NZ again

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Chris R
2 reviews
“absolutely fantastic hosts, beautiful location. Never before have I had so many dietary options available.”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in February 2015

10/10 incredibly welcoming and generous people. Stay was fun, exciting and very entertaining. Gorgeous food available, amazing selection, never before have I seen so many gluten free option available in one place.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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4 Mar 2016
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