The Raven's Nest Bed & second Breakfast Farmstead

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Farm stay hosted by Izzy

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
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If you want to go on an adventure and seek to find a taste of the Shire, rest your hairy feet and get close with friendly sheep and alpacas, our little Nest is the right place for you.
If you value food and cheer and song, please be our guest.
Enjoy our unique place, thoughtfully designed, detailed and crafted to recreate our love for fantasy realms, sitting nestled between oaks, native trees and sheltering pines.

The space
Enjoy our unique place, thoughtfully designed, detailed and crafted to recreate our love for fantasy realms, sitting nestled between oaks, native trees and sheltering pines.

You will find a tiny but cleverly designed nest, big enough for two halflings, filled with handmade details.

We aim to provide a comfortable and eco friendly accommodation. The building's daytime energy comes from the sun, with many materials used being reclaimed and reused in clever ways.

The bedroom features an elevated queen bed fitted with fresh cotton sheets, hand sewn pillows and crafted wooden details, perfect for daydreaming and sleeping in.
We also supply you with woollen throws so you can feel cozy warm on those clear starry nights while enjoying the spectacular night sky..

The bathroom is fitted with a gas hot water system- we ask you to keep showers short to assist with sustainability and management of our water reclamation system, and a clean compost toilet, using sawdust instead of precious water.
As we reuse the greywater we ask you to only use biodegradable soap, which is provided.

We added two private outside sitting areas, one sheltered from the wind and sun, and just perfect to rest in a hammock under the trees and fairy lights, the other equipped with a rustic dining table, situated to overlook the mountains, paddocks and neighboring sheep yards, perfect to enjoy breakfast or dinner while the sun sets behind the mountain peaks.

We will serve you a beautiful home made breakfast basket, filled with local and seasonal goodies and our own free range eggs (you are welcome to collect them yourself too).
You will find a coffee plunger, kettle and tea for your convenience. There are many lunch and dinner options in the local area, please let us know if you need assistance.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Fire pit
Breakfast
Smoking allowed
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

There is so much beauty around us, the only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given!
Go and seek Narnia at the "spiritual centre of the universe" in Castle Hill, stroll through Kowai Bush or explore further into the Korowai Torlesse Tussocklands Park, go for a horse ride at Rubicon Valley, enjoy climbing, skiing or biking at Porters or one of the other close areas, or just stay and make yourself at home on our property and hand feed the sheep or go and visit the alpacas.
There are a choice of restaurants and cafes in close walking distance, and more a short drive away.

Hosted by Izzy

  1. Joined in July 2015
  • 84 Reviews
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Hello, I am Izzy, an Austrian photographer living in New Zealand, the real Middle Earth. Together with my Australian husband Wayde we build and opened the Raven's Nest, and made a long dream come true. We have been all over New Zealand, but also travelled together and individually through Australia, Europe, Asia, the USA and South America. These days we love to stick closer to our lifestyle farm, and explore together with our Halflings Marlin (5) and Lorien (2) the beautiful nature and adventures surrounding us just out our front door . We love the mountains and outdoors, but also enjoy art and music, eating and cooking yummy food and doing heritage crafts. Our top 2 places we'd like to see in the future are Antarctica and Iceland.
Hello, I am Izzy, an Austrian photographer living in New Zealand, the real Middle Earth. Together with my Australian husband Wayde we build and opened the Raven's Nest, and made a…

During your stay

We are just a jump over the fence away, and always happy to help you or have a chat, but we also respect your privacy. After you arrived, we will meet you and if you'd like to, show you our place and animals. We feed the sheep and alpacas every evening, you are welcome to join us and hand feed and pet them. This is also a great photo option, so bring your device along!
We are just a jump over the fence away, and always happy to help you or have a chat, but we also respect your privacy. After you arrived, we will meet you and if you'd like to, sho…

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  • Languages: English, Deutsch
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy