Located in a private, peaceful and very safe area just 30 kilometers from Christchurch International Airport ....
Seatonwood Villas - Farm Stay & B&B is the perfect place to launch your New Zealand holiday. We have wonderful outdoor areas where adults can relax or children can use up some excess energy, but viewing our deer is probably the most fun of all.
We are always available for a chat with our guests where we offer information about our fabulous country when required, at other times listening and learning much from our guests. This relaxed interaction is often the highlight of our guests stay; equally it is the highlight for us too.
We recommend a minimum stay of 3 nights with us and we will personally arrange and provide 4W Drive, Jet boat (river), Fishing & Hunting trips for you, matching these excursions with the level of excitement you want. Fishing licenses can be arranged on site, all other equipment supplied.
Many of our guests also find Seatonwood Villas a convenient base for day trips to:
Hanmer Springs - for the hot pools, walking/ tramping, golf, restaurants, shopping;
Akaroa - a beautiful “French flavoured” seaside town, restaurants, shopping and of course
Christchurch - activities too many to list.
Holidays in NZ in Summer are superb but equally so during our shoulder seasons of Spring & Autumn. And in Winter at Seatonwood Villas, we are well positioned to be used as a base for skiing holidays. The access road to Mt Hutt is a comfortable 70 minute drive and Porter Heights even less. There is nothing like coming back to a roaring open fire and home cooked meal at the end of a day and that’s exactly what we offer. Some days the weather just doesn’t allow skiing, so it makes sense to stay closer to other areas where there are plenty of other activities, not weather affected.
Your hosts, Pete & Sheryl.
About our neighbourhood:
Restaurants, shops and cafes are in abundance and just a short trip by car with the closest cafe/ gift shop (Route 72 – Cafe Bar Emporium) a mere 10 minutes away. Larger shops and restaurants within 15 minutes: north in the local town of Rangiora & or east to Kaiapoi. Travel a little bit further north and we have the small township of Amberley; the starting point for our North Canterbury wineries.
Each Friday from 9am until 12.30pm at the Ohoka Domain (just a 10 minute drive from here) is the very popular Ohoka Famers market.
Tramping, golfing and shopping opportunities can all be found in North Canterbury.
While we are on direct route to destinations such as Arthurs Pass & the West Coast; Tekapo, Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau & Milford Sound; Kaikoura, Blenheim, Picton & Nelson, even Oamaru, Dunedin, The Catlins & Invercargill, there are plenty of local activities for you to do and see, from within the Waimakariri region of North Canterbury, so spend some time at Seatonwood Villas and we will do our very best to make it the highlight of your holiday.