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About this Holiday House

Russellburn Cottage is located near the peaceful village of Springfield. A small town in the Selwyn District of Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand. At the foot of the Southern Alps, 65 kilometres (40 min) west of Christchurch. Russellburn Cottage is secluded and peaceful, with mountains in the background. The perfect place for a country retreat or a place to return to after a day skiing in the nearby ski fields. We are a 30 minute drive to Porter Ski Field and Mount Cheeseman. The cottage is part of the main house but has its own entrance, car park and amenities. Russellburn Farm has been in “The Anderson Family” for over a 100 years. The original cottage is also over 100 years old but of course has been modernised for comfort. The view to the hills is breath taking. There is ample parking. The Cottage is on a working farm where cattle are grazed. Orchards are also around the farm; these include apples and nashi pears. There are several ponds and creeks located around the property. The Games room is a spacious area that allows for snooker games, socialising, reading (books and magazines are on the book shelves) or just watching a movie cuddled up by the fire. All wood is supplied. The kitchen and dining area is also a relaxing space to read by the fire or to just sit and have a coffee or wine. This is a great area for the adults while the kids have their own separate space in the Games Room. There is rural Broadband available. This is a great place for adults and children to relax and enjoy the peace. But if action is what you like then there are a range of attractions and activities available within in a 20km radius. The Village of Springfield The Maori name for Springfield is Tawera. At the foot of the Southern Alps, 65 kilometres (40 min) west of Christchurch, it is the most westerly town of the central Canterbury Plains. Springfield has a long association with the Midland railway line. Springfield is situated in the foothills, less than an hour from the centre of Christchurch on State Highway 73 (The Great Alpine Highway). The town has a Gothic Revival architecture church dedicated to Saint Peter, designed by the architect Cyril Mountfort. It was the birthplace of Rewi Alley, notable for his work in China in the mid-20th century. There is an extensive memorial dedicated to him, located in a small reserve off the main road. It includes a large stone carving and a number of panels giving details of his life. On 15 July 2007, a statue of a giant pink doughnut was erected to promote the upcoming movie, The Simpsons Movie. Springfield is a significant stop on the TranzAlpine train journey across the Southern Alps on the Midland Line.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
No disabled access
Pool Table
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

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

Special Amenities

From the deck enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding hills. The Cottage has private gardens to admire from the two decks around the house. Enjoy the two blazing fires, one in the games room and the other in the kitchen, dining space. Wake up to the sounds of the bird chorus.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

• Fishing at the Waimakariri • Attending the many District A & P shows. The closest is in Sheffield which is usually held in March of each year. • Skiing is at Porter Heights Mount Cheeseman • Broken river Ski Area 6.3km away • Lake Lyndon for fishing/ boating and swimming • Castle Hill- Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area 20.3km away • Cave Stream Scenic Reserve 21.8 km away • Home Bush Stables 16.7km 2142 Homebush Road | R D 1 Darfield, Darfield 7571, New Zealand • Oxford Museum 21.4km • Alpine Jet thrills- +64 800 263 626 • Washpen Falls 24.4 kms- 590 Washpen Road, Darfield 7572, New Zealand


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

Darrell Hicks
This house is really nice if you like a country setting. Lots of birds and trees . The pool table is good entertainment and the there are two log burners that burn nice and hot.
Response from Owner
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. All the best from the team at Russellburn Cottage.
Lyndon Bendall
Thank you again for letting us stay - we had a lovely Easter holiday.
Response from Owner
Thanks guys again for taking the time to comment. All the best from us at Russellburn Cottage!
sandra jermyn
Super cosy house…even when winter decided to arrive in the middle of summer. We spent many hours playing pool. Great family time
Response from Owner
Thanks Sandra for taking the time to give some great feedback! All the best for 2022, from us all @ Russellburn Cottage.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$175 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
All year
$175 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights




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