'Sawdon Station Farm Accommodation

3540 State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Sawdon Farm Accommodation - three houses: ALL HOUSES CLOSED AT THE MOMENT - AS WE HAVE LONG TERM TENNANTS. Allanvilla cottage and the Old Sawdon Homestead have long term tenants for the 2022 year. There is possibly the shearing quarters available flick us a booking request to find out. 'Allanvilla' is a cute cosy 2 bedroom retro cottage which is perfect for families and couples. This retro cottage can sleep up to 6 - maximum of 4 adults. It has an amazing log burner and a heat pump for the winter and a beautiful sunny deck for the warmer months. Win the Bronze Bookabach award for child-friendly. Rented long term at the moment. Sawdon Old Homestead - Beautiful 100 year old, lovely restored farm homestead, within beautiful grounds. Location is great for two families, or a location for a quiet time away for a couple. Great fire place and heat pump, two bathrooms, four bedrooms, sleeps up to 7 people. Rates of accommodation is $210 for 2 persons(summer) $240 (winter), and $35 each extra adult and $10 per child. Sawdon Shearing Quarters. Sleeps a maximum of six adults and 4 children. Four Bedroomed. Closed for winter months. Linen provided, $180 per 2, and $25 per person each extra adult, and $10 per child. All our houses are on our working farm. Excellent location as very-very close to Lake Tekapo, with a main road at our entrance to our farm. We love to show you around our farm life if you are interested, while you stay. Beautiful crisp summer sheets or winter fluffy sheets, quiet and peaceful other than the baa of a sheep, and the bark of a dog! Excellent night sky on those excellent clear nights. We have a four night minimum for the Christmas and July school holidays for all houses - so we have time to spend with our family. We offer farm tours either feeding our pet sheep, chickens, and pat our dogs or a full farm tour looking at the operations of our farm.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Oil heaters

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 1 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Tucked away on the beautiful Sawdon Station but only 5 minutes drive to Lake Tekapo. Plenty of lovely walks/bike rides to do on the farm. We offer farm tours and animal feeding free of charge. Feeding pet lambs in the month of November-December, come let the children feed and handle a pet lamb. Otherwise our pet sheep love people to hand feed them at all times of year. Feel the beautiful merino wool.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Located close to two great ski fields (Roundhill & Dobson). Only 5 minutes drive to Lake Tekapo which offers hot pools, ice skating (winter), day spa, horse trekking, mini golf, Mt John Observatory, boat cruises on the lake, two golf courses, helicopter and scenic plane flights, heaps of great places to eat and much, much more.


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

A lovely rustic cottage on a sheep farm. Great views of the hills all around and wonderful to be able to walk around part of the farm.. Comfy beds and nice linen. Nice to sit on the deck with an evening drink and use the BBQ for dinner. Handy enough to Lake Tekapo only about 5 km away.
Great cottage and people!! Sue and Snow were very welcoming and helpful. The kids loved being able to go on the tractor and see the animals on the farm. Ideally located being only 5 minutes from Tekapo township. We would love to visit again and recommend Sawdon Station to any who are considering staying there!
Great wee cottage, lovely & warm. Beautiful setting on the station away from the hussle & bussle of town yet close enough for skiing both Dobson & round hill. Thanks for a great stay Sue, my boys loved being part of life on the station & able to explore. We'll be back!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
29 Mar - 27 Sep $185 / Night for 2 guests$352 Nights
28 Sep - 28 Mar $185 / Night for 2 guests$352 Nights
Rest of year$180 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
29 Mar - 27 Sep
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
28 Sep - 28 Mar
$185 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Our rates change between summer and winter to cover power and firewood costs.

If you decide to leave before the end of your stay there is no refund of the nights accommodation.

All three houses are leave the house as found, we do not provide hotel services, ie if you are happy to pick up towels, strip beds, do dishes, pull curtains, and generally leave the house as found, we are the place to stay!


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