Relaxing and romantic accommodation. The open fire is a big favourite of guests staying in Red Cottage Staveley, near Mt Somers, Methven, Mt Hutt Ski area and Christchurch airport.Many of our guests love watching a favourite film in our woolshed movie theatre.
Red Cottages Staveley - Alford Cottage

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2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Romantic & relaxing! The perfect getaway from the hustle of life. Relax by the open fire & candles and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historic Cottage. Soak in the double outdoor baths or watch a movie in the unique Woolshed theatre, Red Cottages Staveley is the perfect accommodation for couples wanting to escape from the hustle of life and enjoy some special time together. Only 10 minutes from the Mount Hutt Ski Area access road, mountain biking & hiking trails.

The space

A stand alone cottage on a New Zealand farm within a short distance of Methven, Mt Hutt Ski Area, Christchurch and Geraldine. The cottages main room consists of a comfortable couch facing an open fire in the centre of the space. The dining area and stereo are situated at one end with the new highly comfortable bed at the other, allowing all spaces to view the crackling glow of the open fire. Through the solid native timber door is the well equipped kitchen and bathroom.
Rustic, romantic and relaxing! 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 sun set 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. A perfect location to enjoy skiing and only a short distance from the ski resort town of Methven - Mt Hutt Village.

Guest access

While at Red Cottage Staveley your able to enjoy the privacy of your own garden, covered deck, BBQ area and private outdoor baths, all with great views of Mt Somers, Mt Winterslow and Mount Hutt. Only 20m from the cottage is the old woolshed, complete with the complimentary movie theatre adorned with couches and blankets. People love this space. You are free to explore our farm space, often getting close to our sheep and lambs or chickens. Grazing calves and cows often frequent our main paddocks.

Interaction with guests

We love to meet and greet you upon arrival where possible, or we provide simple instructions for arrival. We are available during your stay, but also respect peoples privacy so you can enjoy the environment and atmosphere. Our main home is situated 30m from the cottage, sheltered by a large garden.

Other things to note

For those skiing or snowboarding at Mount Hutt Ski resort during winter, this cosy winter ski chalet has been insulated for your complete comfort after skiing. Mt Hutt Ski Area boasts some fantastic mountain biking in the summer months also and many of our guests are either skiers or mountain bikers. Hiking is popular with many local trails nearby.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Relax, Relax, Relax!


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

8 Reviews

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Jade User Profile
August 2017
Amazing spot and amazingly set up. Cannot recommend highly enough for a magical night away.

Ryan User Profile
August 2017
We had a beautiful stay in your wee red cottage. It was great to relax in front of the fire on a snowy night. Thanks for your hospitality. The cottage had everything that we needed. See you in the summer :)
Myriam User Profile
Response from Myriam:
Glad to hear you enjoed your stay and we will look forward to seeing you in summmer!
August 2017

Rachel User Profile
August 2017
Amazing stay - highly recommend
Myriam User Profile
Response from Myriam:
Thank guys!
August 2017

We found the Red Cottage accomodation to be quite tranquil and a lovely space to just switch off. The welcoming hospitality and finer touches within the cottage were wonderful. It had all the basics that we needed for our stay. We would recommend the cafe down the road for fine food and great coffee.
Myriam User Profile
Response from Myriam:
Thank you for your kind review and we will look forwrd to hearing from you next year! Thank you for all the spices and herbes you left behind. :-) Have a safe trip home.
July 2017

Josh User Profile
July 2017
The red cottage was a lovely little place to stay for a nice little get away. We got to experience bit the natural lush greenness and also the snow. Was so nice to be able to sit back in front of the fire or out side in the snow while in the lovely hot bath.

David User Profile
April 2017
The perfect place to stay! A bath under the stars and watching a movie in the cinema are a must-do! Loved it!

Daniel & Jade User Profile
January 2017
Get romantic getaway. Cabin was so cute, loved the outdoor baths. Went out for Thai at the closest town, loved being greeting back by a herd of young cows. So sweet. Thanks for having us stay.

Methven, New ZealandJoined in July 2015
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