Alford Cottage
Romantic Bliss

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Perfect Atmosphere - Yours to Enjoy!

 

The Original Red Cottage Staveley - Alford Cottage.

Rustic, romantic and relaxing! Our original cottage being an early farm building, has history, atmosphere and great views of Mt Alford and Mt Hutt. The perfect romantic getaway from the hustle of life, in an environment you won’t want to leave. Open fires, candles, and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage create the perfect spark, along with local produce and wine, whilst watching the sunset over the surrounding mountains, after a day exploring all the local area has to offer. Soak in the double outdoor baths and explore the brightest stars that make up New Zealand's first starlight reserve.

 

The Alford cottage is situated on our Red Cottages Staveley farm, along with the newly built Somers cottage and the Woolshed movie theatre. 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.

 

Bring your own DVD of choice and try the  'Woolshed Theatre' which is only 20 metres from the cottage.  This unique and complimentary experience will be a highlight of your stay - Just grab a wine and a blanket and settle into a variety of couches with the glow of the fireplace 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 crackling fire 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. Continental breakfasts are available for purchase with your stay, just ask when you book.

Red Cottage Staveley is 1km from the renown Staveley Store, gateway to the Sharplin Falls or 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 township.

 

- Purposely no TV (movie theatre available)

- Open Fire-

- Twin Outdoor baths & indoor bathroom

- WiFi & Stereo, games

- Kitchen

- Historic Build
 

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