'Red Cottage Staveley - Somers Cottage' is our newly opened luxury accommodation cottage! With views of Mt Somers that will blow your mind, it replicates the original 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.
Like the original cottage, you will be able 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. '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.
Bring your own DVD of choice and try the 'Woolshed Theatre' which is only 50 metres from the cottages. 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 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 your cottage to watch the fire or sit on the deck and be amazed by the southern sky. Feel free to dine in 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 sun set over the Southern Alps or on the sofa in front of the fire with a bottle of fine New Zealand wine. Continental breakfasts are supplied with your stay.
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.