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Somers Cottage
Romantic Luxury


Perfect Atmosphere - Yours to Enjoy!



Luxury accommodation, romantic and relaxing!


Situated on our Red Cottages Staveley farm, along with the Alford cottage and the Woolshed movie theatre, is our newest addition to the property called the Somers Cottage.


With views of Mt Somers that will blow your mind, it replicates the original Alford cottage in many ways, yet generates a comfortable atmosphere of its own unique accord. Double sided fire between the lounge area and the bedroom, candles, and the modern but yet warm wooden ambience of this luxury new cottage create the perfect spark. 


For two couples travelling together wishing to book both cottages, the Somers cottage and Alford cottage are only 80m apart, yet have their own privacy from gardens and differing mountain views.


Like the original cottage, the new Somers cottage enables you to soak in the double outdoor baths and explore the brightest stars that make up New Zealand's first starlight reserve. Enjoy local produce and wine, whilst watching the sunset over the surrounding mountains, after a day exploring all the local area has to offer.


Bring your own DVD of choice and try the  'Woolshed Theatre' which is only 50 metres from the cottage.  This unique and complimentary experience will be a highlight of your stay - Just enter your name on the clipboard for a time slot upon arrival, then grab a wine and a blanket and settle into a variety of couches in front of the fire while your movie is projected onto a big screen with surround sound.  All this within an original Woolshed setting of native Rimu timber and English corrugated iron. After the movie head back to the cottage to watch the double sided fire flames or sit on the deck and be amazed by the southern sky stars.

Feel free to dine in with your own food or takeaways, or we will assist with recommending the restaurant options in nearby Staveley, Mt Somers or Methven. Most choose to dine on the covered deck watching the sunset over the Southern Alps or on the sofa in front of the fire with a bottle of fine New Zealand wine.

Red Cottages Staveley is 1km from the renown Staveley Store, gateway to the Sharplin Falls and Mt Somers hiking trails. It's only 10 minutes from the start of the Mt Hutt Ski area access road and 20 minutes to the town of Methven.  A wide list of activities to do in the area is available here and when staying with us we will talk you through all the local options.  All of this is only 1 hour from Christchurch International Airport and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Lake Tekapo.

- TV & DVD (movie theatre available)

- Modern double sided fireplace

- Twin Outdoor baths & indoor bathroom

- WiFi & bluetooth speaker

- Kitchen

- New Build

Ōpuke discovery pools Methven

Ōpuke Hot Pools is within 15 minutes from the luxury of Red Cottages in Staveley.

opuke tranquility spa swim-up bar

Ōpuke Thermal Pools & Spa complex in Methven. An amazing place to relax and enjoy.

opuke methven lake hot pools Mt Hutt

Ōpuke Thermal Pools & Spa is well worth a visit.

mt hutt pinnacles. New Zealand cottage accommodation. Luxury and Boutique Red Cottages Staveley for

Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort seven years running at the World Ski Awards.

Canterbury Rakaia River. Mt Hutt accommodation -Romantic Accommodation for a  Romantic Weekend or ro

The Rakaia Gorge has such stunning scenery. Just 15 minutes away.

Star Gazing New Zealand. Accommodation near Mt Hutt & Ōpuke Methven. Red Cottage Staveley is famous

Star Gazing is so popular from the double outdoor baths that each cottage has available.

Flow Pool Methven

Flow Pool and Studio is a holistic wellness hub has been designed and created to promote wellbeing and balanced living.

Flow Wellness classes Methven

Flow Pool and Studio is a holistic wellness hub has been designed and created to promote wellbeing and balanced living.

Outdoor Baths Romantic Hotel

Each cottage has double outdoor baths. These private space provide solitude and allow you to reconnect as a couple.

Mount Hutt accommodation Methven

Each cottage has double outdoor baths. These private space provide solitude and allow you to reconnect as a couple.


AWA AWA RATA Reserve is widely known for its spring display of rhododendrons and walks.

Mt Hutt Ski Area Accommodation

Mt Hutt has great winter dining options.

Mt Hutt Ski Area. Accommodation near Mt Hutt Methven. Red Cottage Staveley is famous for its romanti

A true alpine experience, with wide-open terrain, leg-burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views.

Rakaia Gorge Jet Boat Discovery Jet_edited

This jet boat is one of the epic activities on the Rakaia River. We recommend to be dropped off along the Rakaia Gorge Track so we can experience the boat trip and a walk.


The Rakaia Gorge has such stunning scenery. Amazing blue green water offset against green bush, sitting boldly underneath an often snowy Mt Hutt.

The Salt House Methven

Salt House is a therapies clinic located in the alpine village of Methven.


Unwind and enjoy your uniquely tailored spa treatments at Ōpuke.


Mt. Hutt Bike Park boasts a 40km+ trail network, from a family friendly XC loop to epic single track.

Stronechrubie Restaurant

Madeline and Sean Brown welcome you to Stronechrubie Restaurant just 7 minutes away.

Stronechrubie Restaurant

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out or ordering takeaways in Mid Canterbury.

Staveley Store Cafe Red Cottage

Established in 1876, the Staveley Store & Cafe is is only a short 10 minute walk away from the Red Cottages.

Sharplin falls Staveley & Mt Somers

Highlight is the Mt Somers Track that links the popular picnic spots of Woolshed Creek and Sharplin Falls.

woolshed movie theater. Luxury Red Cottages Staveley. Red Cottages Staveley provide boutique and lux

The Woolshed Movie theater is available for use during your stay at the Red Cottages Staveley.

Ice Skating Staveley

Ice-skate in the wild! Staveley offers its very own natural ice rink

An Experience So Much More Than The Amazingly Relaxing Accommodations
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