Located in a private, peaceful and very safe area just 30 kilometers from the Christchurch International airport, Seatonwood Villas - Farm Stay & B&B is in the perfect spot 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 farm animals deer, cattle & often sheep - is probably the most fun of all.
With a maximum capacity for 6 guests, 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.
Holidays in NZ in summer are superb but NZ is also a great place in the winter and 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 on the mountain and thats exactly what we offer. Some days the weather just doesnt allow skiing, so it makes sense to stay closer to other areas where there are plenty of activities, not weather affected.
While we are on a direct route to all the major destinations in the South Island 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 your stay with us the highlight of your holiday.
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.
Another popular local event is the lovely market held at the Ohoka Domain, each Friday, from 9am until 12.30pm.
Tramping, golfing and shopping opportunities can all be found in North Canterbury.
Many of our guests find Seatonwood Villas a convenient base for day trips to: Christchurch activities too many to list; Hanmer Springs - for the hot pools, walking/ tramping, golf, restaurants, shopping; Akaroa - a beautiful French flavoured seaside town, restaurants, shopping.
While we are on a direct route to destinations such as Arthurs Pass & the West Coast; Tekapo, Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau & Milford Sound; Oamaru, Dunedin, The Catlins & Invercargill or Kaikoura, Blenheim, Picton & Nelson,make sure you allow enough time for the enjoy what we have to offer in the Waimakariri region of North Canterbury, NZ.
Spend a few days at Seatonwood Villas and we will do our nest to make sure you have a memorable experience.