Chelston Farm Stay

1280 Western Valley Road, Port Levy, Christchurch
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Two self contained cottages set in the bounds of historic Chelston Farm. Chelston was established in 1870, firstly as a steam driven sawmill, then from 1910 it was farmed. The Chelston cottages are unique slices of New Zealand farming history. The old Shearers Quarters from 1942 has a beautiful private outlook with the sights and sounds of the country. Both cottages are separate from each other in their own worlds. The old Stables accommodation is a real slice of Kiwi history. It is a unique opportunity to experience and stay in a genuine early century cottage with all the modern comforts and beautiful views. Close to native bush, abundant bird life and all grades of walking from the fit to the frail. Established gardens, wonderful elevated views out to sea. Absolute seclusion peace and natural beauty. Broadband internet service available onsite.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

The cottages have amazing elevated views across the beautiful garden, farm and out to sea. Your stay here will be as quiet and peaceful as you would like or you can enjoy the many walking tracks available. It is a short drive down to Port Levy wharf and the other fantastic beaches on the Peninsula are all within an enjoyable drivable distance. Akaroa is approx 45 mins away.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

We are within driving distance of all attractions on Banks Peninsula which include fishing, swimming, swimming with dolphins, mountain biking, walking, tramping, bird watching, restaurants, cafes and winerys.


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

What a magical place to stay over the long weekend. The stables are gorgeous - quirky, comfortable and cosy. Waking up to beautiful bird song each morning and star gazing at night - pretty awsome. Loved meeting your beautiful family and hanging out with the chooks too. Thank you so much for your hospitality and sharing your piece of paradise with us..
A remote, dog friendly farm stay, reached via an unsealed road between Port Levy and Little River. Make sure to take your food supplies with you. We stayed in the Shearers Quarters which is an older building and very small. We enjoyed the peaceful setting, having chooks visit and hearing the array of surrounding bird call. Owners were friendly. We enjoyed our stay, but found it a little cramped and the building would benefit from some TLC.
A slice of paradise in a quiet valley location with great views and hosts. Had 3 great nights in the Shearer's Quarters which has to be one of the most rustic cottages you could stay in. Fantastic setting, comfortable and well equipped. Thanks Mike and Zylpha for the stay and the great memories we will cherish.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$140 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
All year
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
We have two seperate self contained cottages. The Stables is an amazing unique colonial cottage which is $140 per night for two adults - children under 12 are free. Linen & towels not provided - please bring your own. Can provide for a cost - please ask. The Shearers Quarters is a cute sunny cottage which is $120 per night for two adults - children under 12 are free. Cottages are fully self contained.


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