Bluestone RetreatWarm and welcoming 100 year old farmhouse set on several hectares including extensive landscaped gardens, so lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy. We farm organically and sustainably and grow much of our own food. Lake Ellesmere is right on our doorstep, Leeston and Southbridge townships are a five minute car trip and 40 kms to Christchurch City.
Rakaia Huts Rakaia River Mouth North SideRakaia Huts is a village at the mouth of the Rakaia River (north side). A mix of holiday homes and permanent residents. Our family bach for over 25 years available for you to enjoy the district. Great place for some peace & quiet and fresh air. Access to Rakaia River for fishing. Close to Southbridge and Leeston. Plenty of space, DVD's, jigsaws and games available if stuck inside. Gas BBQ Great for families, Safe for kids. Dogs OK if kept outside
Leeston Cottage5 minutes from the beach; the mouth of the Rakaia River, a well known salmon fishing site; and Lake Ellesmere Waihora; on a working farm growing saffron, walnuts and forestry. There are plenty of friendly animals and maybe a freshly laid egg for breakfast. 45-50 minutes drive south from Christchurch city, 10 minutes east of state highway 1. The nearby villages boast outlets for local arts, crafts and antiques, and a fine swimming pool for the many hot summer days.