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Shear-Vue: Includes Free: *Farm Tour*Wifi*Hot Tub

Farm stay hosted by Julie
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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Escape to the countryside! Relax & enjoy the peacefulness & epic views. The added attraction of a '1 Hour Guided Farm Experience', gives you not only a glimpse of everyday NZ Farm Life, but also creating happy moments you will remember forever! 2500 sheep & 350 beef cattle all 100% grass fed. Hand feed: Sheep, Pig, dogs, hens, alpaca. From the Spa, observe thousands of shining stars in the purest night skies which the Mackenzie area is renowned for. 2 or more night bookings only available

The space
ACCOMMODATION:
The accommodation is for your own exclusive use, is 100 square metres in size, & contains a Full Kitchen, Toilet and Shower, & 2 bedrooms:
*Bedroom 1 contains a Superking bed, with electric blanket
*Bedroom 2 contains two Single beds, with electric blankets
*A 'Pull-out' double size sofa bed is available in the lounge for extra guests (bedding supplied)
*A port-a-cot & high chair are available at no extra cost on request

LINEN & TOWELS, (includes spa towels)
All provided for your use

KITCHEN: There's an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, electric jug, rice cooker, toasted sandwich maker, plus everything you need from pots, pans and utensils to prepare a meal.
We supply Milk, Tea, Coffee, Salt, Pepper, Cooking Oil, and some breakfast provisions.
(as we are 12 km from the closest supermarket, it is a good idea to get your groceries before arriving at our place)

WATER HEATING
Instant GAS hot water heating

HEATING/AIR COOLING:
Accommodation is well insulated in the walls, ceiling, and underfloor.
Heating is provided by an efficient wall heater, that can be used for air cooling in the summer.
Please ensure you keep the door and windows closed if you wish to keep the space warm :)

DRINKING WATER:
All the water for our house & farm, and 4 neighbouring farms, comes from a spring up in the hills behind us, enjoy its untouched freshness!

LAUNDRY:
A washing machine and dryer are available for use in the cottage for a fee.
Laundry washing Powder is provided free of charge. There is a fold-down clothes drying rack for your use beside the washing machine.

FARM TOUR & MULTIPLE NIGHT BOOKINGS:
Included in the price of your stay is the added bonus of a guided Farm Experience, for the duration of approximately 1 hour.
Please advise us ideally prior to your stay, when you think you would like the farm tour, generally we can do the tour either on the day of check-in, or the following day, at a time that is convenient.
Many guests will spend their multi night stays at our farm visiting Fairlie, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook, Oamaru, or just relaxing and enjoying the quiet surroundings.
***Unfortunately we now are UNABLE to offer 1 night bookings due to the limited visit time, and previous guests poor punctuality for farm tours... we trust you can appreciate that our farm, like all other tourist businesses cannot be open 24 hours a day***

ENTERTAINMENT:
There is a TV in the lounge, Unlimited Free Wifi, Some DVD's to suit different ages, puzzles, games, toys and books for children. A large, safe trampoline is available on the lawn in front of the accommodation for adults and children to enjoy.

HOT TUB/SPA:
a new Salt Spa is available for your own exclusive use during your stay. A Salt Spa uses less chemicals than older style spa's so therefore a much less chemical dose for those using the pool.
*Please follow the guidelines provided for use of our spa (which you will find with the Spa Towels in the accommodation), remembering that other guests could be wishing to use the spa pool the day you check out, therefore please be considerate and help maintain clear, clean spa water by following the rules provided.

STAR GAZING:
Our farm is located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Because of our location in the countryside, there is no 'light' pollution in our area, and this makes star gazing on a clear night magnificent. You can clearly see the Southern Cross star formation, the milky way, travelling satellites etc

HOSTS:
Tony & Julie, and sometimes our adult children, live on the property 50 metres away. We are mindful of your privacy, but happy to help if needed, and enjoy sharing our farm life /local tips with you whilst taking you out on the farm experience.

PETS:
Although we love animals, we unfortunately are unable to allow guests to bring pets with them, as we are a working sheep farm. Dogs can carry Hydatids, which can cause sheep that are being processed for meat to be condemned if detected during processing. Our farm dogs are dosed against hydatids every 6 weeks.
Sootie, our cat, will probably make herself known to you (most farms have a cat, they are very helpful for rodent control). We request that in view of other guests who may have allergies, that she is not given access during your stay to the accommodation. Sometimes you will find she is wary of you and may be unfriendly.

GUMBOOTS/RUBBER BOOTS:
We provide protective footwear in varying sizes, and we request that you wear them for the farm tour due to "on farm bio security measures", which protect you and our animals, also keeps 'your shoes' clean :)

THE FARM PROPERTY:
The farm area is 347 hectares (850 acres). From our cottage you look over a large portion of our farmland, with a backdrop of nearby hills and mountains including our local ski field Mt Dobson (20 mins away). All our animals are 100%grass fed, and in the summer when grass is plentiful we make hay and silage provisions for winter, also we plant vegetable crops for the animals in winter (e.g. sugar beet, kale), as the grass does not grow in our region in winter for approximately 100 days.
We grow an extensive vegetable garden in summer.

LOCATION:
*Please remember you are visiting a large farm, "which has its own unique location", away from the town, away from other tourists, without street lights, where you can relax and recharge in peacefulness, whilst enjoying the views, learn a little about typical New Zealand farm life, and interact with some friendly farm animals.
Our farm is easy to find, and conveniently located at 242 Cricklewood Road, just 2.4km off State Highway 8 (Timaru to Fairlie road).
Fairlie: 10 minutes
Lake Tekapo: 40 minutes
Mt Cook: 1 hour 40 minutes
Lake Opuha: 15 minutes (fishing and boating)
Mt Dobson Ski Field: 20 minutes

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Lake Tekapo , South Canterbury, New Zealand

The nearby rural town of Fairlie has a population of approximately 800 people. It's a small, but friendly community. You will find many amenities including a medical centre, pharmacy, grocery shop, petrol stations and an assortment of tourist shops. The world famous "Fairlie Bakehouse" is definitely worth a visit, their famous Lieber pies are produced using some of the areas finest meats, including Salmon, beef, and lamb.
Be sure and check-out the statue on the main street of Fairlie, of James Mackenzie and his dog 'Friday'(famous sheep stealer whom the Mackenzie area is named after). The local museum is also worth a visit.
During winter go skiing at Mt Dobson, 20 minutes travel only to the base of the ski field road, and you can be on the field skiing within an hour.
Lake Opuha is 20 minutes away - great for boating and fishing.
Have a bash at the Fairlie Golf Course.
Lake Tekapo is 40 minutes away - a popular tourist town with spectacular mountain and lake views, a quaint Stone Church, Ice-Skating, Hot pools, Mt John Observatory.

Hosted by Julie

Joined in February 2016
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Tony & I both grew up on NZ farms. I spent 30 years working as a Registered Nurse, (a training that continues to be very useful when caring for newborn or sick animals on the farm), and Tony was a sheep shearer, prior to us starting farming in 1990. Tony & I have enjoyed hosting guests from around the world for over 10 years at our farm, a concept we developed after memorable nights staying with other farmers overseas while Tony was teaching sheep shearing and representing New Zealand at sheep shearing competitions in the UK, South Africa, Australia, & USA. We love the farming lifestyle, the clean air, caring for our animals and we are keen gardeners - everything is fondly cared for from pasture to plate. We enjoy living in the Mackenzie area with its memorable views, beautiful blue lakes, mountains, and the four seasons. We adore living in New Zealand, for its ever changing scenery, 'uncrowded lifestyle"( not even 1 million people live in all of the south island of NZ), and many outdoor advantages, especially hiking some of our world renowned walking tracks. Come visit New Zealand, you will love it! We are especially happy to help you with any questions about your itinerary you may have. A stay with Tony and I will ensure you are treated with the utmost respect, no matter what your nationality! Safe Travels....
Tony & I both grew up on NZ farms. I spent 30 years working as a Registered Nurse, (a training that continues to be very useful when caring for newborn or sick animals on the farm)…
During your stay
With many years of local knowledge we are more than happy to interact with our guests, and during your stay we are happy to help with any travel arrangements and suggestions. However, if you wish to just relax and enjoy the surroundings, then that is fine too.
With many years of local knowledge we are more than happy to interact with our guests, and during your stay we are happy to help with any travel arrangements and suggestions. Howev…
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Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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