Kitchenette - microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, crockery and cutlery...Sitting space...


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Per Night
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About this listing

It's a lovely, quiet, self-contained room, with kitchenette, bathroom and its own front porch. It has two king-single beds, a fridge, a microwave, a DVD player and WIFI...You wake to the sound of the river, within a stone's throw, and birdsong....


The space
The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Amenities

Prices
Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible

Description
Description

The space

Murchison is a little mountain village at the western end of the Four Rivers Plain, on the way to "everywhere..." (an hour and a half from Nelson or the West Coast, three and a half hours from Christchurch). There are eight rivers weaving through this valley among the mountains. It's one of the gateways to Kahurangi National Park. It's also the whitewater capital of New Zealand - with kayaking, whitewater rafting, bush tramps, gold-fossicking and, arguably, some of the best brown trout fishing the country has to offer...

Guest access

The apartment has its own entrance, key and porch - only the carpark is shared. No pets are permitted in the apartment, nor off the lead on the property at any time. Pets may overnight on the porch if caged or tied - there is ample shelter.

Interaction with guests

We like our guests to feel private in their own space - but we're available for conversation at most times.
Our space is LGBTI-friendly...

The neighborhood

The Front Room is walking distance to all of Murchison, and looks out on paddocks, poplars, beeches and willows leading down to the river. This little settlement is surrounded by mountains and, sometimes, mist which loops the bush-covered hills like a river ghost. In winter, we have frosts and snow - in summer, the temperature can soar above 35 under a bright, cloudless sky.
Murchison (permanent pop. 490-ish) has cafes, a museum, a kayak school, a butcher with the best bacon in the South Island, a swing bridge (just down the road) and there's gold in them thar rivers...!

Getting around

Public transport is bus, to and from Murchison. Pubs, cafes, general store all in easy walking distance. There are bikes to hire in the village...

Other things to note

There are great hikes and bikes to enjoy, when you're not falling down rivers! We are only 30 minutes drive from The Old Ghost Trail - an extraordinary, exhilarating mountain bike ride through spectacular surroundings! And the Kahurangi National Park has some amazing tramps and walks...


House Rules
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

The Front Room is a non-smoking apartment - however smoking is OK on the porch.
Being on the edge of the village, ours is a lovely, quiet place - so loud parties till after midnight aren't favourites....


Safety features
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
Availability
1 night minimum stay

Hosted by Lindsay And Margy

Murchison, New Zealand · Member since March 2015
Lindsay And Margy

We lived and worked happily for over 20 years in the city (Auckland), and now we've chosen somewhere cleaner, quieter, more sustainable, and with a bigger sky. Murchison ticks every box. We're on 2.5 acres, drinking filtered rain-water, growing our own vegetables, splitting and stacking our own firewood - and watching the light play on the hills, the colours glow and dim, and the clouds create fantastical echoes of the mountains. This is a space to kick back and discover peace. We love it. We'd love our guests to have that feeling, too... whether on a stopover for a few days, en route, or at the end of a wild day kayaking or rafting. Of course, fishing and tramping and simply exploring deserve their own quiet finale. Wine on the porch, perhaps?

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