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Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B

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View of the Amuri Basin with the Homestead and cottage from top of the farm
View up to the farm buildings
Fun at the pool
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
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. ...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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Richard B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

We searched for a while to find an authentic farm to stay during our two week trip to NZ. Upon finding Pahau Downs we booked for our final two nights - and we really did save the best to last. The farm is perfect, the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Sarah K
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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Pahau Downs and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 31 March 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

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank RodneyP584
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Reviewed 18 March 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

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

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

Reviewed 9 March 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

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank James C
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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

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

Reviewed 19 January 2018

The cottage at Pahau Downs provides spacious and well equipped accommodation with generous breakfast supplies including delicious homemade jams and yoghurt. The tranquil scenery provides a good contrast to the coast and the location is a good stop between the east and west coast. The...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank MarelleDW
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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you very much for you kind words. Next time we can do the lamb roast.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We stayed one night and regretted not having time for a longer stay. The guesthouse is wonderful, with a lot of space, great beads and stoning views over the landscape. Kids enjoined the dogs and the large pool very much. Richard provided a great impression...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank fritzo385
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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Such a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. Everything you could want is provided, down to the delicious home made preserves with the breakfast selection! Only 10-15 mins to Hanmer Springs Thermal Resort, and many delightful shops there too. You can't help but relax, in this...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank emhills2017
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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for this nice review Glad you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great stay! Interesting and beautiful tour, lovely house, the kids loved the dogs and pool!

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We arrived late in the evening after dinner at Hanmer Springs, to a roaring fire and a wonderfully warm cottage. It is very spacious and roomy, for our travelling group of 3 adults and one child, and we particularly loved the puppies who came along...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank AlpinaNZ
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We loved this panoramic heavenly spot... The cottage was extremely comfortable and well appointed, and the owners Antoinette and Richard were very hospitalble and caring and made sure we had everything we needed. We swam in the perfectly heated pool and enjoyed all the magnicent...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank sukiaddington
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704RichardW2014, VR Owner at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Thank you for your review

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Playground
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Access
Car required
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B

Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Pahau Downs Farm Stay B&B must last at least one night. See all property details.