Fiery Peak Eco-Cottage: Mountains, Firelight & Stars

5
Max Guests
1
Bedroom
1
Bathroom

About this Holiday House

Where else can you sit in front of a log fire, view the mountains & the star-filled sky? Fiery Peak Cottage offers a beautifully presented open plan living space, generous home-made breakfast, peace, privacy, tranquillity and pristinely clean air. Off-grid & eco-friendly, with luxury and special touches for an unforgettable stay. Rural NZ. On-route to Tekapo/Mt Cook. The perfect weekend getaway: 1 hr to Tekapo, 100mins to CHCH. Day trips to Mt Dobson & Round Hill Skifields. Take a day trip to Peel Forest (Horse treks, bush walks), Lake Tekapo (ice-skating, snow tubing, hot pools), Mt Cook (Hooker Valley, Sealy Tarn walks), Mt Sunday (Lord of the Rings film site), book an evening 2hr tour of the night sky at Geraldine Observatory, OR just relax in the cottage beside the fire with a book with no one to bother you, popping into Geraldine to check out Barker's new cafe and food store or other restaurants/ Geraldine cheese factory-shop. Breakfast is included in your booking at Fiery Peak Cottage for the first night of your stay. You will be provided with bacon and free range eggs for you to cook at your leisure for breakfast, along with homemade bread, homemade yoghurt & stewed fruit from our garden, butter, jam, milk, muesli, organic coffee and a selection of teas. FIERY PEAK ECO-COTTAGE: is a unique experience being one of the few places you will find that is off-grid, eco-friendly & wifi free: it does not have electricity. It has solar, lantern, fairy lights & firelight. It offers uninterrupted peace, privacy, romantically decorated open space living with a fireplace & dry wood. It has breath-taking mountain views and star-filled skies (on clear nights). The low price of the accommodation reflects the simple nature of the cottage: eco - toilet, hand washing, simple cooking facilities, yet it is filled with special touches and luxury. The cottage currently has a solar shower however full bathroom facilities and wifi are available to use at the main house (between 7.30am to 9 pm). Please note - that the cottage living/ sleeping open plan space is heated by a logfire - with dry wood and kindling provided. Where possible I will light the fire prior to your arrival in winter. The kitchen and bathroom are adjoining the open plan space but are more of a summer arrangement - full covered in but unlike the cottage not fully insulated - so can be a bit chilly over the winter months. So many guests have enjoyed the unique experience of staying at Fiery Peak Cottage. Here's a sample of what is being said in our reviews: “Let’s just say I’ve stayed at a lot of Airbnb’s...and this was my favourite. If you book here you’ll find yourself amongst the trees in a cute cottage lit by fairy lights. The fire will keep you warm at night and you’ll have the most relaxing evening of your life! 110% recommend staying here, the hosts could not have been easier to work with! Nathaniel from Australia: Aug 2018 "This was probably our favourite night in New Zealand! Kay is great, so accomodating and even had home made breakfast ready for us. The property was extremely comfortable and warm and the stars at night were amazing and filled the sky. Thanks so much Kay!" John from Australia: July 2018 We stayed for a night during our break journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. When we were checking out, we regretted having not stayed a day or two more. Sayantan from England: Dec 2017 We had a WONDERFUL night in this brilliant cottage. We were up for hours playing board games and watching the stars. We couldn’t have asked for more from a night away. We were provided with a lovely breakfast and the cottage is on a fantastic property - we were both very impressed. Sheryl Sept 2018 Cook your own dinner: Simple stovetop cooking (plus all cooking utensils, cutlery crockery, pots/ pans), gas fridge, and a phone charger for guests use in the cottage. Dine outside in the in evening sun or visit one of the superb cafes & restaurants in nearby Geraldine. So many of our guests have enjoyed a break from their devices ( and slept so well!) and engaged with their partners, friends/ family in conversation, board games, puzzles or just taking the time to read a book. It's a great place for just sitting and gazing at the mountains with a drink, contemplating the meaning of life. However, you are welcome to access wifi at the main home to check your messages, arrange booking etc Squaint village of Geraldine - just 8mins drive away. Access to the cottage is off Pleasant Valley Road. I will send you detailed directions and access instructions upon booking. If you are heading to visit the stars at Tekapo by night, it is best to come check in first. 10mins into the quaint town of Geraldine - if you want to check out the local gorgeous cafes, restaurants, and supermarket. You are welcome to have a wander around the forest. Just make sure to keep gates shut as sheep are grazing, or take a peaceful walk down the quiet country road. Suitable for families with children over 6yrs due to water hazards on property. Please inquire if you would like to bring children.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Features
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Kitchen
Fridge
Laundry
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Other
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 Pull out matress(es)

Special Amenities

We are off grid & environmentally friendly but the cottage offers luxury and special touches that make for an unforgetable stay. You will have uninterrupted privacy, space and clean air. Sleep in, wake to the sound of bird song, not cars. Surrounded by farm land & trees with an absolutely stunning uninterrupted views of the Four Peaks mountains. Lanterns, solar, fairy & fire light give a special atmosphere to your evenings. Access to cottage is by 4WD or foot (200m from off street parking). A ride to cottage for gear can be arranged with host. Check in/ out times flexible but if going to Tekapo for night viewing check in first! Wifi free! So you will be able to enjoy conversation, board games, puzzles or even read a book - like we did in the old days. It's a great place for just sitting and gazing at the mountains, contemplating the meaning of life. However, you are welcome to access wifi at the main home to check your messages, arrange booking etc Cook your own dinner: dining in the in evening sun or visit the one of the superb cafes & restaurants in the quaint village of Geraldine, just 8 mins drive away. Complimentary breakfast basket ( for the first night of your stay ) supplied to the cottage upon arrival: Homemade wholemeal buns & spreads, Homemade muesli, yoghurt, & organic homegrown stewed fruit, free range eggs, tea, organic coffee, herbal teas. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before exploring the area or hitting the road. Simple stove top cooking (plus all cooking utensils, cutlery crockery, pots/ pans), gas fridge, and phone charger for guests use in cottage. Cottage has it own ensuite toilet and hand basin, however guests may shower at the main house. A clear night reveals a night full of sky full of stars. Sit on the deck and be amazed at what you can see with the naked eye from your accommodation.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Winter: Ski fields - Dobson ( Fairlie) 7 Round hill ( Tekapo) are easily accessible. Take a day trip to Tekapo's hot pools, ice-skating or snow tubing park or evening star gazing or visit our local observatory in Geraldine. Great selection of cafes and restaurants in Geraldine. Barker's free tasting, Talbot Forest cheese, Historic Geraldine Cinema (with couches), bush walks & museum. Day trip to Mt Sunday - film location for Lord of the Rings. Day walks at Peel Forest. Summer: Swimming in local rivers, bush walks in Geraldine & Peel Forest, Tekapo water slides & hot pools, Star gazing. Plus swimming in our own natural pool ( with giant slide!)

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

Marian Hines
We loved our stay. It was so beautiful and quiet and had absolutely everything you needed. Breakfast was perfect homemade bread,yogurt, eggs...
LESLEY TOWART
We really enjoyed this lovely cottage with its home comforts and stunning setting. It was a very cold night with clear, starry skies and we were toasty warm, and stayed warm all night. The beds are comfortable and in the morning the fire took only a short time to get going again. We had a glorious outlook on snow covered mountains with baby lambs cavorting in the field just metres from us. Thanks for a lovely breakfast and for hosting us in your gorgeous space. .
Rosanne Worth
We booked two nights at Fiery Peak Cottage. Unfortunately due to alert level 2 restrictions Air NZ changed our flight schedule resulting in us staying only one night. We loved the fire, mountain views, yummy breakfast, comfortable beds, being away from technology and the many thoughtful touches to make the cottage a pleasant stay. Only one comment I felt the kitchen bench space was slightly small but a minor detail. Kay was very helpful with any questions.
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Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Jan - 31 Dec (Weekends)$175 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr $179 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
2 Apr - 4 Apr $179 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
23 Apr - 25 Apr $179 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
1 May - 31 Aug $149 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
1 Sep - 30 Oct $159 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
22 Oct - 24 Oct $169 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
1 Nov - 17 Dec $179 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
18 Dec - 28 Feb $189 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
23 Dec - 26 Dec $199 / Night for 2 guests$254 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$350 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
1 Jan - 31 Dec (Weekends)
$175 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr
$179 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
2 Apr - 4 Apr
$179 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
23 Apr - 25 Apr
$179 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 May - 31 Aug
$149 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Sep - 30 Oct
$159 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$169 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Nov - 17 Dec
$179 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
18 Dec - 28 Feb
$189 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
23 Dec - 26 Dec
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Suitable for families with children over 6yrs due to water hazards on property. Please inquire if you would like to bring children.

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