Montrose Estate

Montrose Estate is a stunning 260 Hectare private estate situated in the Canterbury High Country 1 hours drive south of Christchurch.Three luxury self contained houses are available for accommodation in a stunning location.


About Montrose Estate

Montrose Estate is situated in the Canterbury High Country at the base of the Southern Alps. It is one hours drive south of Christchurch International Airport, 30 minutes’ drive from the Mt Hutt ski field and a ten minute drive from the nearby township of Methven. 

This property is a 260 hectare (642 acres) private estate with 2km of river frontage on the Rakaia River with a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges. 

Accommodation at Montrose Estate consists of three separate self-contained houses referred to as ”Paewaka”the Original House,”Teata” the Cottage and”Hoturoa” the Owners Retreat. 

This accommodation varies from a 2 bedroom cottage to a brand new luxury 4 bedroom house.All accommodation offers free wi-fi and Sky television. 

Paewaka -The Original House – The Original House is a two storey, four bedroom wood and stone with cedar shingle roof dwelling overlooking the pond and Rakaia River. 

Teata- The Cottage – The stunning two bedroom wooden cottage with cedar shingle roof is nestled into surrounding bush and overlooks the pond and Rakaia River. It is very private and is sited next to a beautiful stream. 

Hoturoa - The Owners Retreat – Perched on a hill overlooking the pond and Rakaia River is a brand new, 250sqm residence which was completed in December 2015. This four bedroom, two bathroom, two lounge room, single storey home has been beautifully appointed using the finest of materials from around the country.


Self Contained accommodation:
1/Te Ata 2 bedroom cottage from $195 per night *
2/Paewaka 3 Bedrrom House from $275 per night *
3/Hotorua 4 Bedroom House from $595 per night *

* Rates are subject to seasonality and number of bedrooms booked


We are open 365 days of the year but inspection is by appointment




To reach Montrose Estate, follow the number 77 scenic highway from Methven towards Mount Hutt. 

Turn on to Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road and follow this to Blackford Rd. 

Montrose Estate is located at number 592 Blackford Rd, Mount Hutt, 7782.