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Rata Escape ....Breathe in the Backcountry!

Entire guest suite hosted by Elspeth
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Our cottage accommodation of Rata Escape is tucked into the native bush garden of our home, under striking Mount Somers by the village of Staveley, Mid Canterbury. (just over an hours drive southwest of Christchurch). Enjoy stunning views from the veranda with lots of space to breathe!

We (Charlie and Elspeth) live in the main home which is quite separate from the cottage.

The space
Our cottage accommodation is only 5 years old, light, spacious and modern.
In winter it is cosy with a heat pump and underfloor heating in the bathroom.
In summer it is airy with a large sliding door onto the veranda. You have a stunning view up into the mountains!
We have a queensize bed and the futon sofa pulls out to be a queen. Linen and towels provided. The kitchenette includes MW, kettle and toaster and under the back porch we have a small Weber BBQ.
The tiled shower room has a walk-in shower, toilet, sink.
If you are looking for disabled access we can set up our ramp.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 cot

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Garden
Cot
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

Step-free entrance to the room
Wide entrance for guests

Full bathroom

Step-free shower

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Staveley, Canterbury, New Zealand

Rata Escape is within easy drive of the Ashburton lakes (Clearwater, Camp and Heron and Mt Sunday), fishing rivers, expansive back country and mountains for hiking and biking. Also Mt Hutt ski field and country golf courses.
We are in a rural setting under the mountains amongst farmland and but close to small country towns .....providing plenty of scope for exploring.
Walking tracks in the bush up the road and a great cafe just down the road!
You're welcome to borrow bikes.

Hosted by Elspeth

Joined in June 2017
  • 17 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Husband Charlie and I have recently moved to our home in Staveley from our sheep and beef farm near Mt Somers as our children carry on the farming mantle. We love living simply in this friendly community with our wee dachshund Pippa, near the hills and native bush. As well as farming I have enjoyed working as a physiotherapist and running a tour guiding venture. I'm originally Scottish and Charlie is a native NZ farmer.. We enjoy outdoor activities, travel, music and meeting people!
Husband Charlie and I have recently moved to our home in Staveley from our sheep and beef farm near Mt Somers as our children carry on the farming mantle. We love living simply in…
During your stay
We love to meet our guests and will be more than happy to help you with any questions about the area.
Elspeth is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Svenska
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 1:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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