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Rod and Wheel House - a perfect place to relax. – Home 1666393 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Rod and Wheel House - a perfect place to relax. – Home 1666393

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 3 reviews

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Rod and Wheel House offers very comfortable holiday accommodation in Lumsden - a friendly country town nestled within deer, sheep and dairy farms. Lumsden is situated on the lower part of South Island of New Zealand and is surrounded by aqua blue rivers and lakes set in magnificent scenery.

The fully renovated, self contained house combines warm rimu wood finishes with modern conveniences.The house is private and surrounded by gardens and hedges. It is conveniently located some 5 minutes walk from shops and restaurants.

Southland is one of New Zealand's brown trout strongholds. Fly fishing for these large fish is one of the most popular tourist activities in the local area. Trying to outwit, outplay and outlast these sporting fish attracts angling enthusiasts from all around the globe

The house also provides very agreeable accommodation for families or friends who are travelling in Southland and interested in the many varied sporting, sightseeing and adventure pursuits

Rod and Wheel House offers very comfortable holiday accommodation in Lumsden - a friendly country town nestled within deer, sheep and dairy farms. Lumsden is situated on the lower part of South Island of New Zealand and is surrounded by aqua blue rivers and lakes set in magnificent scenery.

The fully renovated, self contained house combines warm rimu wood finishes with modern conveniences.The house is private and surrounded by gardens and hedges. It is conveniently located some 5 minutes walk from shops and restaurants.

Southland is one of New Zealand's brown trout strongholds. Fly fishing for these large fish is one of the most popular tourist activities in the local area. Trying to outwit, outplay and outlast these sporting fish attracts angling enthusiasts from all around the globe

The house also provides very agreeable accommodation for families or friends who are travelling in Southland and interested in the many varied sporting, sightseeing and adventure pursuits offered in this spectacular part of New Zealand.

Lumsden sits halfway along the new bicycle trail called "The Around the Mountains Rail Trail" which winds through towering mountains and beside clear streams. The trail follows old railway easements offering low grades through some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery.

Features of Rod and Wheel House include:

+Accommodation for 6 adults/ children in four bedrooms including 2 queen beds and 2 king single beds. All mattresses are of a very high quality and most comfortable. All beds have feather doonas. The house is fully insulated with double glazed windows which creates warm and quiet rooms.

+ All linen provided.

+One bathroom including bath, shower, toilet, heated towel rails and a heated floor.

+ A second toilet and basin in its own powder room.

+Fully equipped modern kitchen set in an open plan style.

+Full laundry facilities.

+Wood combustion heater, reverse cycle air conditioning and electric bank heaters in bedrooms.

+Digital TV

+DVD with extensive DVD library.

+Complimentary Wireless Internet connection and local phone.

+Information booklet to provide helpful information about trout fishing and other local activities.

+Selection of board games, outdoor games and books available in house.

+ BBQ situated under covered pergola with outdoor dining setting.

+Garage available for secure parking and also for locking away bicycles and fishing equipment.

+ Fully renovated house which has been finished to a very high standard.

+2 bicycles available for hire.

+ Chef services available.

Location description from owner

The South Island region

Lumsden sits at the crossroads of many of the South Island's most scenic destinations - it is within one hour's drive of Queenstown, Arrowtown, Invercargill, Te Anau and Fiordland.

In bygone days the town's central position allowed it to be a major steam train railway junction with lines departing to all four points of the compass. Between 1971 and 1982 the railway lines closed leaving long nicely graded railway easements some of which are now being revitalised as cycle and walking tracks. A few remnants of this fabulous steam train heritage can still be seen in Lumsden including the original railway station, a water tower, a large yard crane and a short wooden truss bridge.

Today Lumsden sits in the middle of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. This 121 km trail winds through towering mountains, past rich farmland and along the banks of crystal clear, aqua blue rivers. The cycle trail frequently uses the old railway easements allowing for gentle grades and pleasurable riding.The full cycle adventure takes 5 days and 4 nights.

It is possible to sample the trail by cycling two different one day trips in and out of Lumsden. One travels north to Five Rivers. This pleasant 28 km round trip passes along the banks of the beautiful Oreti River before stopping at Five Rivers for lunch. The round trip back to Lumsden will take about 3-4 hours. Travelling in a westerly direction it is also possible to do a day trip to Mossburn. Cycling out of Lumsden you will firstly cross the Oreti River then pass farmland with a majestic mountain backdrop, lunching at Mossburn before returning to Lumsden. Again this trip is a very pleasant 40km return which should take some 3- 4 hours to complete.

The Southland of New Zealand is famous for multiple rivers holding plentiful numbers of large trout, gin clear water and friendly river access points. Over 35 excellent trout fishing rivers, streams and lakes are within 1 hours drive of Lumsden including the Aparima, Mataura, Nevis, Oreti, Upukerora, Von, Waiau, Waikaia and Waimea.

The Oreti River headwaters have an international reputation for producing trophy trout that are difficult to catch and a real contest for any fly fishing enthusiast. They are so wary that a perfect cast is required and their size makes landing very challenging. Anglers regularly base their fly fishing trips from Lumsden, many returning annually to enjoy the variety of fishing and to test their skills against the mighty brown.

The region surrounding Rod and Wheel House offers a number of interesting day trips to jet-boating, glow worm caves, golf courses, Doubtful Sound cruises, fishing trips on rivers and lakes, sampling the Milford Track, seeing rare birds and lizards and visiting antique shops and museums. The region can be enjoyed by sporting groups as well as families and tourists.

Lumsden

Lumsden is a small country town set within sheep, dairy and deer farms. It sits on the banks of the beautiful Oreti River and is surrounded by mountains. It has a primary and a secondary school, a modern supermarket, a number of cafés and restaurants, pharmacy, post office, pub, dairy, liquor shop, petrol station, library and medical center.

Rod and Wheel House is positioned in its own private garden surrounded by hedges. However it is also only a short walk from shops, restaurants and town services.

The Oreti River travels for over 171kms and slowly curves its way through the open plains of the lower South Island. Its middle sections pass right next to Lumsden and it is possible to walk to the river from Rod and Wheel House. Southland is one of the strongholds for brown trout fishing in New Zealand. Brown trout averaging around 5 – 6 pounds and double digit fish are common but challenging to catch. Both the size and numbers of brown trout in the upper Oreti make it exceptional on a national basis. In particular, the average size of brown trout, at just over 6 lbs, is over 10% greater than in ten other highly valued South Island headwater fisheries. The numbers of large trout now being recorded, at some 48 per kilometer, make the Oreti headwaters one of the most productive trout fisheries nationally.

Southland is also home to flocks of gulls, ducks and other water birds. The Oreti River has been identified as an Important Bird Area because for much of its length it supports breeding colonies of the only endangered gull in the world - Black-billed Gulls. Breeding flocks of these birds frequent the banks and islands of the Oreti River- one of their last refuges in New Zealand.

Pairs of paradise-duck are also common. The paradise shelduck is a semi-terrestrial waterfowl that has goose-like features. They are commonly observed flying in pairs or grazing on pasture. They are very vocal birds, with males giving a characteristic zonk zonk while females make a more shrill zeek zeek while flying or as a warning to intruders.

The river also frequently attracts flocks of migratory swallows who feast on the mayfly hatches. Walking along the banks of the Oreti River looking at the birds, colorful pebbles and sparkling blue water is a very pleasurable experience enjoyed by both tourists and residents.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Bedroom 4: Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Marina L
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Sep 2016

Languages spoken: English


This House has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Apr 2014. Located in Southland Region, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £659 to £1153.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Sep 2016.

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“Met all our needs”

Reviewed 15 Mar 2015

House is clean and comfortable and has all the necessary extras to guarantee a wonderful stay. The location is very quiet.

The double glazed windows combined with the insulation and underground power guarantee that the house will be quiet! Perfect for resting after a long day out on the many rivers. Thank-you for your review and we hope to see you back next year!

“A warm and comforable house that makes you feel at home”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Rod and Wheel House in January 2014 for one week. The house is newly renovated with a marvelous ambience. It has four well appointed bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living room with a pot belly stove which keeps the house wonderfully warm at night. This delivers a relaxing atmosphere, which goes well with a bottle of NZ Pinot Noir - just what we like after a day's fishing! The excellent sound system, large screen TV and free Wi-Fi all add to the comforts of home. This was our third trip back to Lumsden and equal to the best to date. We did some excellent fly fishing in the local rivers over most of the week - it is true trout heaven, with the many creeks and rivers full of magnificent trout. My wife caught a 2 pound and then a 3 pound trout which added to the wonderful memories. We would highly recommend Rod and Wheel House as offering superb value for money. We definitely plan to return back to Rod and Wheel House in the not to distant future. Richard and Heather Phillips

Thank-you for your very kind review. We receive many complimentary comments from our guests about our very comfortable house. We have tried very hard to fill it with high quality beds and linen, top range kitchen items and plush furniture. We know the trout fishing is fantastic and hope to see you back again soon to tackle the 3-4 pounders in the Mataura followed by the 6-8 pounders in the upper Oreti!

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