The Old Forge

35 Gray Street, Fairlie, South Canterbury
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The house is private - situated on a quarter acre, Located centrally, within easy walking distance of the township and golf course. Playground in Village Green close to house. Great views of Mount Dobson in the distance. A chance to return to days of old and family times. Experience staying in one of Fairlie’s oldest houses! Built in the 1880's, the house is quaint, rustic, warm and full of character. Put your feet up, relax, unplug from the modern world and feel your troubles melt away. Go for a swim in the Opihi River if the weather is nice or if the weather isn't so great, light the fire and relax with movies, books, and board games to provide entertainment. Fairlie is a breath of fresh air - in the heart of the Mackenzie Country.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Food processor
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 2 Single(s), 2 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

The house is set on a quarter acre section which has plenty of space for children to play safely. There is a small courtyard off the lounge which is a sun trap and great for having meals outside or a drink as the sun sets over the mountains.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Opposite the golf course. Close to the Ophua dam for water skiing and boating. Close to Mt Dobson for great skiing. Only half an hour from Tekapo and the "Dark Sky Reserve" - the best chance to see stars in the clear dark skies at night. A small town with friendly people and within easy walking distance of the river, museum, playground, pubs and restaurants, supermarket and bakery which has amazing pies.


Average Rating: 4
3 total reviews

Anji Davies
We loved our stay. I love old houses. Very peaceful. Love having a fire place. Everting we needed.
Response from Owner
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted you enjoyed staying in an older home which has a good deal of character. It was a pleasure having you stay at The Old Forge.
Kate Gaines
an unexpected cold snap didn't detract from our lovely stay - well-stocked for firewood even in December! The house is well appointed and comfy beds. Definitely recommend
Response from Owner
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. It was a pleasure having your family stay at The Old Forge. Better luck next time with the weather!
jingqin liang
这家床上用品及浴巾特别齐全 ,并且是全棉的,质量非常好,洗澡水非常好 ,厨房设施齐全。房间内放了好多木柴,我们把壁炉烧的很暖和,还有电褥子,晚上不冷。距离蒂卡波湖40分钟车程,我们主动把鞋脱在门口 ,进门换上干净的拖鞋,我们走时把她家收拾的非常干净,还会再来! The bedding and bath towels are all made of cotton. The quality is excellent. The bath water is excellent. There's a lot of wood in the room. We keep the fireplace very warm. Forty minutes' drive from lake tikapoo, we took the initiative to take off our shoes at the door and put on clean slippers. We cleaned up her house very clean when we left, and we will come back again! Ms.Liang
Response from Owner
Thank you for your super review. It was an absolute pleasure to have your group stay at The Old Forge and we would love to have you back again since you were great guests. Thank you for being so respectful of the house. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$100 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
All year
$100 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night




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