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The Raven's Nest Bed & second Breakfast Farmstead

SuperhostSpringfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Farm stay hosted by Izzy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
Clean and tidy
17 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Izzy is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
If you want to go on an adventure and seek to find a taste of the Shire, rest your hairy feet and hand-feed friendly sheep or alpacas, our little lifestyle farm is the right place for you.
If you value food and cheer and song, please be our guest.
Enjoy our unique place, thoughtfully designed, detailed and crafted to recreate our love for fantasy realms, sitting nestled between oaks, native trees and sheltering pines.

The space
Enjoy our unique place, thoughtfully designed, detailed and crafted to recreate our love for fantasy realms, sitting nestled between oaks, native trees and sheltering pines.

You will find a tiny but cleverly designed nest, big enough for two halflings, filled with handmade details.

We aim to provide a comfortable and eco friendly accommodation. The building's daytime energy comes from the sun, with many materials used being reclaimed and reused in clever ways.

The bedroom features an elevated queen bed fitted with fresh cotton sheets, hand sewn pillows and crafted wooden details, perfect for daydreaming and sleeping in.
We also supply you with woollen throws so you can feel cozy warm on those clear starry nights while enjoying the spectacular night sky..

The bathroom is fitted with a gas hot water system- we ask you to keep showers short to assist with sustainability and management of our water reclamation system, and a clean compost toilet, using sawdust instead of precious water.
As we reuse the greywater we ask you to only use biodegradable soap, which is provided.

We added two private outside sitting areas, one sheltered from the wind and sun, and just perfect to rest in a hammock under the trees and fairy lights, the other equipped with a rustic dining table, situated to overlook the mountains, paddocks and neighboring sheep yards, perfect to enjoy breakfast or dinner while the sun sets behind the mountain peaks.

We will serve you a beautiful home made breakfast basket, filled with local and seasonal goodies and our own free range eggs (you are welcome to collect them yourself too).
You will find a coffee plunger, kettle and tea for your convenience. There are many lunch and dinner options in the local area, please let us know if you need assistance.

Guest access
We have sheep and alpaca paddocks, a veggie & herb garden, and a lovely lookout in the back of the property you are welcome to explore. Please keep distance to the horses and always make sure to close all gates you opened!

Other things to note
There are dinner options right in town, only a short walk from the Raven's Nest at the Highway Cafe and the Springfield Pub. You can get snacks and basic groceries at the Springfield Store, or treat yourself to a lovely lunch at the Yellow Shack.
There are more options a short drive away in Sheffield and Darfield, where you will also find a 4square shop.
If you want to go on an adventure and seek to find a taste of the Shire, rest your hairy feet and hand-feed friendly sheep or alpacas, our little lifestyle farm is the right place for you.
If you value food and cheer and song, please be our guest.
Enjoy our unique place, thoughtfully designed, detailed and crafted to recreate our love for fantasy realms, sitting nestled between oaks, native trees and shelt…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Private entrance
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Free street parking
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Breakfast
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

There is so much beauty around us, the only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given!
Go and seek Narnia at the "spiritual centre of the universe" in Castle Hill, stroll through Kowai Bush or explore further into the Korowai Torlesse Tussocklands Park, go for a horse ride at Rubicon Valley, enjoy climbing, skiing or biking at Porters or one of the other close areas, or just stay and make yourself at home on our property and hand feed the sheep or go for an alpaca walk.
There are a choice of restaurants and cafes in close walking distance, and more a short drive away.
There is so much beauty around us, the only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given!
Go and seek Narnia at the "spiritual centre of the universe" in Castle Hill, stroll through…

Hosted by Izzy

Joined in July 2015
  • 35 Reviews
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Hello, I am Izzy, an Austrian photographer living in New Zealand, the real Middle Earth. Together with my Australian husband Wayde we build and opened the Raven's Nest, and made a long dream come true. We have been all over New Zealand, but also travelled together and individually through Australia, Europe, Asia, the USA and South America. These days we love to stick closer to our lifestyle farm, and explore together with our Halflings Marlin (5) and Lorien (2) the beautiful nature and adventures surrounding us just out our front door . We love the mountains and outdoors, but also enjoy art and music, eating and cooking yummy food and doing heritage crafts. Our top 2 places we'd like to see in the future are Antarctica and Iceland.
Hello, I am Izzy, an Austrian photographer living in New Zealand, the real Middle Earth. Together with my Australian husband Wayde we build and opened the Raven's Nest, and made a…
During your stay
We are just a jump over the fence away, and always happy to help you or have a chat, but we also respect your privacy. After you arrived we will meet you and if you'd like to show you our place and animals. We feed the sheep and alpacas every evening, you are welcome to join us and hand feed and pet them.
We are just a jump over the fence away, and always happy to help you or have a chat, but we also respect your privacy. After you arrived we will meet you and if you'd like to show…
Izzy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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