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The Lost Weekend Cottage - Akaroa

SuperhostAkaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
Hut hosted by Lynnie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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The largest of the four huts, it’s a cottage really, and the most remote. If the Clothes optional, especially with the sauna fired up! It has a hammock and facilities and equipment for simple meal preparation. The hut has shutters and can be made cosy and dark. An open fire for ambience and the antique finnish wood stove doubles as a sauna and for radiant heat and cooking

The space
It has a double brass bed with moderately firm mattress. Guests sometimes ask about this but there was no way of getting a queen bed into the hut without tearing down a wall! Hut Amenities include private living and garden area, outside bush bath, chilly bin cooler, glassware cooking and eating utensils (No electricity - Candles only but a little solar for playing cards It is completely private but it is 100 yards from your car and private bathroom. Despite this, it's a favourite for all sorts of reasons, some of which have been hinted at!

Guest access
Tree Crop Farm in Akaroa on the Grehan Valley stream, have a 20 year reputation for their picturesque arcadian setting and the wood fires, candles, flowers, late sleep-ins, hot baths outside under the stars and the dawn chorus from who knows how many thousands of birds at day break. Tree Crop Farm is a 20-hectare hillside lifestyle block crisscrossed with walk tracks leading to many more up and over the mountains behind Akaroa . Guests can now come to Tree Crop Farm for nearly 24 hours and they greatly appreciate the later checkout..they can sleep in longer and no pressure to get up! The garden is no longer open to the public every day and the café ceased when retired journalist owner Lynnie Alexander stopped farming the 50-acre block and wanted to concentrate more on vegetable gardens in particular increasing the production of Jerusalem and globe artichokes, and breeding hens and ducks for eggs and meat . This is good news for the overnight guests as the property is more private now and the crowing of the essential rooster can be heard more easily!!!!!!! The café has been converted into a library with a log fire which is available to guests, and the Verandah also has areas which guests can use in daylight hours. Anything from the garden is available for salads guests may wish to make plus herbs, and hen and duck eggs are collected every day in season, so there is a chance of a most memorable omelette !!! Those missing their espressos and lattes can prevail upon their host, who understands these things, and still has an up to the minute coffee machine in the kitchen!

Other things to note
The Akaroa waterfront and restaurant scene can be reached in 2 minutes by car or 25 minutes walking down the road or a little longer cross country.
your host lynnie alexander thinks it may be helpful for you to know thst this hut is not suitable for people who are not familiar with making fires and keeping them going and even chopping a bit more wood if they need it!
When you drive into Akaroa turn left just past the police station. The name of the road is Rue Grehan , go up this road the tar seal will run out and turn to a gravel road. Look for tree crop farm sign on your left and there should a black board with your name on it.
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The largest of the four huts, it’s a cottage really, and the most remote. If the Clothes optional, especially with the sauna fired up! It has a hammock and facilities and equipment for simple meal preparation. The hut has shutters and can be made cosy and dark. An open fire for ambience and the antique finnish wood stove doubles as a sauna and for radiant heat and cooking

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1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
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Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

Your host has a boat shed near French Farm on the other side of the harbour at Jones Bay. For guests staying this can be a great spot to drive over to and open up and have a swim, read or look for fossils on the beach at low tide. It is not permitted to sleep overnight there, and it is best visited early in the day when there is plenty of sunshine.

Walk-track Mecca Akaroa has become famous for its variety of walks …easy to hard …short to three days …completely on your own….or buy food and drink along the way….in the bush or along coastal paths ….private and pay a fee…such as the deservedly famous Banks Peninsula Track …or free and just buy a map brochure…or free and don’t get a brochure and just head out for a walk!There are a number of walk tracks starting and finishing at the door One of the most popular tracks is the Woodills Track that goes north or south to the village cross country and the new Curry Reserve Track that traces the headwaters of the Grehan Valley Steam to the site of the Antarctic explorer Frank Worsley’s first childhood home. The information centre in Akaroa has photocopies of all walk tracks in the area for a small fee.
Your host has a boat shed near French Farm on the other side of the harbour at Jones Bay. For guests staying this can be a great spot to drive over to and open up and have a swim, read or look for fossils on th…

Hosted by Lynnie

Joined in January 2016
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Self employed retired journalist , living on lovely wilderness hill bush covered lifestyle block with tracks leading in all directions. Up the mountain or down to the village. My Interests include , foraging for wild food, growing vegetables and studying nutrition and being out side with my hens ducks and my border collie dog and cat and pet goose.
Self employed retired journalist , living on lovely wilderness hill bush covered lifestyle block with tracks leading in all directions. Up the mountain or down to the village. My I…
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