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Ranger Cottage: Cosy & Eco Friendly

SuperhostSpringfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Entire cottage hosted by Sophie
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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This lovely cottage is located in a very quiet rural suburb. It was built in the 1930’s and upgraded in 2010. It gets all day sun, with lots of windows looking out on the large yard and garden. Enjoy a toasty wood burner in the cosy lounge on winter nights. We are located 15-30 minutes to many walking areas and ski fields, and one hour to the national park. The house is well off the main road, so no traffic noise!

The space
The house is perfectly laid out and feels very spacious, with lots of windows for sun but all with thermal backed curtains. There is a spacious master bedroom with 2 closets and smaller bedroom with closet and drawers. The beds are very comfortable and I use eco-friendly cotton sheets and towels, as well as all eco-friendly cleaning products. The wood burner gets the house toasty warm on chilly nights (woodburner not available January-March due to fire season; this is a very hot and dry time of year). There is also a heat pump/AC unit, wall heaters in the bedrooms, and electric blankets.

I provide coffee, tea, milk and two to four free range eggs per night. For 3+ night stays, fresh organic milk from a local family farm! I can provide a basic self catered breakfast including bread, spreads, porridge/oatmeal and muesli/granola, and juice for an extra $5 per person per night; please let me know when you book if you would like to add this. My kitchen is stocked with all the necessary equipment if you choose to cook.

I have a foldaway crib and mattress for babies. The property is completely fenced off, so dogs can run around (if they're not fence jumpers!) Please be aware there is a water race/stream at the back of the property, so you may need to watch small children or non-swimming dogs.

Guest access
Lounge, dining area, full kitchen, deck, backyard.

Other things to note
I have a large driveway with plenty of space for larger vehicles.
This lovely cottage is located in a very quiet rural suburb. It was built in the 1930’s and upgraded in 2010. It gets all day sun, with lots of windows looking out on the large yard and garden. Enjoy a toasty wood burner in the cosy lounge on winter nights. We are located 15-30 minutes to many walking areas and ski fields, and one hour to the national park. The house is well off the main road, so no traffic noise…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

TV
Dedicated workspace
Essentials
Free street parking
Hangers
Iron
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

The cottage is located in a very quiet rural suburb. Springfield weather avoids the heavy rain of Arthur's Pass and the cold easterly winds and fog of Christchurch, whilst still being only one hour from both. Even better, no sandflies! Lordes Bush and Kowai Bush are beautiful large nature reserves 5 minutes drive away. The impressive Waimakariri Gorge is a 10 min drive. Lake Lyndon and Korowai-Torlesse conservation areas, and ski fields, are within 15 min drive. Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti is 20 min drive, Arthur's Pass 1 hour. Springfield is a great central stopping point between the West Coast, Mt Cook area, Lewis Pass/Hanmer Springs, and Christchurch/Banks Peninsula.

There are Horse Trekking, Jet Boat rides and 4WD tours that start a very short drive away, I can assist you with booking these.

There are 3 cafes that are open from morning until afternoon or early evening. For later dinners there is the authentic country Springfield Hotel/Pub, recently under new management, and has tasty meals. Otherwise Darfield and Oxford are a short drive away with more restaurant options.

There is no supermarket in Springfield but the service station sells basic grocery items and essentials, and Darfield (15 min drive) and Oxford (20 min drive) both have supermarkets.
The cottage is located in a very quiet rural suburb. Springfield weather avoids the heavy rain of Arthur's Pass and the cold easterly winds and fog of Christchurch, whilst still being only one hour from both. E…

Hosted by Sophie

Joined in October 2013
  • 93 Reviews
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I was born and raised in Virginia, USA but have been living in New Zealand for most of the past 10 years, most recently working in environmental and wildlife conservation and visitor/tourism services. I lived in Wellington for almost 4 years and the South Island for about 5 years, in Canterbury and Otago. Obviously I love the outdoors and wildlife, as well as art and design, craft beer and good wine, hiking and fitness!
I was born and raised in Virginia, USA but have been living in New Zealand for most of the past 10 years, most recently working in environmental and wildlife conservation and visit…
During your stay
I am happy to chat with you on the phone, or if I am available to check you in on arrival. I will have my phone with me at all times should you have any questions. I have worked in the national parks and conservation areas of the South Island for the past four years, so I can give advice and tips on walking and hiking in the area as well as other outdoor recreation or leisure activities.
I am happy to chat with you on the phone, or if I am available to check you in on arrival. I will have my phone with me at all times should you have any questions. I have worked in…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm