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. 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. Full bathroom facilities included, 3 showers and toilets available as well as ensuite facilities with the master bedroom. The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and two bunks with an ensuite. (Sleeping 4 in total). The Two Bunk Rooms each have six bunks (Sleeping 12 in total). Linen is optional at an extra cost of $25 per person. The Snowdon Shearers Quarters are great in conjunction with the Snowdon Lodge for large groups, sleeping up to approx 40 people in total, only a 5 minute walk away from each other. 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. Several local walking tracks within half an hours drive including the Washpen Falls Walkway, the Rakaia Gorge Walkway, the Dry Acheron and Peak Hill Walkways. There are also numerous walking and biking options available on the farm for all ages and abilities. Within half an hour of the Mt Hutt mountain bike park and an hour from Mt Somers and Arthurs Pass National Park. Other local attractions include jet boating and fishing on the Rakaia river with Discovery Jet, fishing and boating on Lake Coleridge and Lake Lyndon and local fly fishing. Christchurch is one hours drive away, Methven is half an hours drive where there are a variety of excellent eating and entertainment options available. Terrace Downs Resort with its magnificent views is a short 3-minute drive away and offers an 18 hole golf course and restaurant with all day dining options. Enquiries welcome for on site catering and farm tours. (seasonally dependent)

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Spa Bath
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Food processor
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
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
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 14 Bunk(s), 2 Sofa bed(s), 6 Mattress(es)

Special Amenities

Gas powered hot tub - charges apply

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

10 minute drive to Terrace Downs Resort 15 minute drive to Discovery Jets on the Rakaia River Fishing at Lake Coleridge and the Rakaia River 50 minute drive to the carpark at 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$160 / Night for 4 guests$402 Nights
All year
$160 / 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 $160 per night. Under 2's free.

Linen available at $25 per person for the duration of the stay, which includes towels, sheets and pillow cases OR bring your own.
Bathmats, hand towels, tea towels and (outer) bedding are supplied.
Sorry, this is not a party venue.
Hot tub available for $150 for the duration of the stay, this is for the use of 1 gas bottle which will run for 2-3 tub sessions.

This is self catering accommodation; please leave it as you find it. All cleaning products provided.


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