Snowdon Shearers Quarters

566 Snowdon Road, Windwhistle
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Nestled in the Canterbury High Country; Snowdon Station Shearers’ Quarters offers modern accommodation while still maintaining a rustic charm. Absolutely perfect for groups or large families. Close to Methven, Darfield, Ashburton and Christchurch making it an ideal location for a getaway. In true High Country Shearers Quarters style there is a large open plan kitchen and dining area with a superb log burner, a separate TV nook makes for the ideal kids area too. The rustic charm of the unique bathroom facilities included, 3 showers and toilets available, all private. The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and a single bunk bed. (Sleeping 4 in total). An ensuite also. The Two Bunk Rooms each have 3 single bunk beds (Sleeping 6 in each room, 12 in total) Linen is optional and we encourage the easy use of sleeping bags for the bunks (Kids will love them!) Also available is the fully contained Snowdon Studio Unit adjacent to the Shearers Quarters. This accommodation is ideal for couples with a Queen Bed, Ensuite and cooking facilities. This now making the perfect accommodation option for 2 families with the use of the Shearers Quarters in total sleeping 18 or exclusive hire for 2 people. Catering available on request if hired for exclusive 2 person hire of Unit. A hot tub is available (additional charge) and a perfect way to unwind whilst taking in the stunning mountain views. There is something for everybody at Snowdon Station. It has a long history, much of which has been preserved by the family. There is an informal museum, which reflects the activities and interest of the people who have lived and worked here. Well worth a look. Animal lovers can visit the farms' pets, you can even feed the 2 pet pigs. There are a number of ski fields close by including Mt Hutt, Mt Olympus and Porter Heights. Lake Coleridge basin offers plenty of recreational activities like walking, tramping, mountain biking and great fishing. Terrace Downs Resort with its magnificent views is a short 3-minute drive and offers an 18 hole golf course and restaurant or cafe dining if you don't fancy cooking in the well-appointed kitchen at the Snowdon Shearers Quarters. Discovery Jet operates on the Rakaia only a 5-minute drive away for the thrill seekers to get their fill.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Food processor
High Chair
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 7 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Gas powered hot tub - charges apply

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

3 minute drive to Terrace Downs Resort 5 minute drive to Discovery Jets on the Rakaia River Fishing at Lake Coleridge and the Rakaia River 20 minute drive to Mt Hutt Ski Field Walking/biking tracks in the area


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

The best place we stayed in New Zealand - and we've been here for two months! We were a couple with two kids but the accommodation was flexible to suit larger groups. Fantastic open-plan living space and big dining table, combine with limitless firewood for the log-burner. All this on a vast working sheep station with walks and drives that mean you never need to leave the property. Great views of the surrounding mountains, superb friendly hosts and a real slice of rural life in this area. We extended and then tried extending again we liked it that much. It's even nicer than the photos, since there's a big TV room off the kitchen. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. One thing to note is that all bedrooms are accessed externally by covered veranda.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$180 / Night for 4 guests$402 Nights
All year
$180 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rates are $40 per adult and $20 per child (2yrs - 16yrs) with a minimum of $180 per night. Under 2's free.

Linen available at $25 per person for the duration of the stay.
Hot tub available for $150 for the duration of the stay, this is for the use of 1 gas bottle which will run for 2 tub sessions.

This as a self catering accommodation where as you leave the accommodation in the same cleanliness as you found it. All cleaning products provided.

Farm Tour is available on request and availability.


Large Groups
Enquires welcome for large group booking discounts
Available all year


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