224 Rhodes Rd., 17 km (10 miles) from Christchurch, Tai Tapu, Canterbury, 7672, New Zealand
Just 20 minutes from Christchurch and almost hidden by glorious century-old gardens is one of New Zealand's most important historic homes, now an award-winning luxury retreat. Built in 1895 in Queen Anne style for Sir Heaton Rhodes, a high-profile Member of Parliament of the time, the three-story homestead has been restored to its former grandeur, yet has all the modern amenities you would expect in an exclusive luxury lodge. Each of Otahuna's seven suites has a distinctive character and reveals a different element of the Otahuna story. Original fireplaces complement the rooms and the wisteria-blue drawing room is divine. Be sure to wander the 30 acres of gardens (guided tours available), and take a dip in the heated pool (summer only). Do spend some time in the potager garden and the kitchen with executive chef Jimmy McIntyre to learn some of his secrets.
- memorable five-course degustation dinner included
- lots of fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables and cooking classes are available
- not for the budget-minded
- TV only available by request
Rate Includes: Some meals
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