Generosity - of space, appointments, architecture, time - and everything you need to be comfortable: including WiFi, a Sound System zoned inside and out, video and book library, TV projector, Flat Screen TV and Board Games.








The Common House

Purpose-designed for friends, family or colleagues. Glass doors fold back to sheltered decks, linking to bathrooms, laundry, six double bedrooms, the grounds. No walls – the furnishings move! If configured for catering the Common House can comfortably seat up to 70 people for dinner and then dancing.

The kitchen

Whether you're self-catering or booking a caterer, the lodge's kitchen facilities have everything needed to cook up feasts of epic proportions. This includes a stainless cooking and prep scullery and an open kitchen, 2 ovens, 2 fridges, 2 dishwashers, large cupboards and a full complement of quality pots and pans. For 12 persons the Lodge provides table settings, platters, cutlery, glasses and plate ware. Most guests choose to self-cater by arranging a trip to the supermarket before arriving. But if you'd like a caterer to take care of the culinary then we can arrange that or make a recommendation.

The Library

Once the homestead's lounge, the book-lined Library is free-standing now. The little building with its woodwork, its fireplace and views make a delightful room. The videos, books and board games all on offer are yours to enjoy.



The Bunkhouse, North and South

Two large rooms straddle and share a bathroom and an outdoor shower. Both rooms have a wood-burning fireplace, sweeping views and detached privacy. North has the only King bed.

The Cabanas

Three little free-standing rooms, each with an extendable awning over an outside deck overlooking native bush. Running water and ice chest, luggage storage and WiFi. Views out across Big Bush to the seaward Kaikoura mountain range. Share Main Bathroom.


Site Plan

Giving shape to this place. Arrival and orientation, sight lines and views, screening cars and utilities, provision for both open sunny places and private spaces.


Details count

Bed linens are crisp cotton. Pillows from which to choose. Blankets of wool or feather duvets. Bedside reading lights. BBQ gas or wood fire (Argentine parilla style). Thoughtfulness.