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“Sumptuous comfort in stunning surroundings.”
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Oreti River House offers high quality self contained accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery
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Oreti River House offers high quality self contained accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery
The second bedroom has a queen bed. All rooms have double glazed windows for warmth and quiet nights All bedrooms have feather doonas and thick insulated curtains for warmth and privacy.
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Oreti River House offers high quality self contained accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery
The second bedroom has a queen bed. All rooms have double glazed windows for warmth and quiet nights
All bedrooms have feather doonas and thick insulated curtains for warmth and privacy.
All the ingredients for making delicious meals can be found in Lumsden's well stocked supermarket.
The house has a washing machine, clothes dryer and indoor and outdoor washing lines.
The outdoor firepit is a happy place to meet after a long day fishing, cycling or sightseeing.
The house has a stocked herb garden for the enjoyment of guests.
Views of distant mountains peep above the cabbage trees from beyond the front balcony.
Oreti River House is suitable for a relaxing summer or winter holiday in New Zealand.
The Oreti River near Lumsden is a classic braided river twisting over glacial pebbles.
The Oreti River has water so clear that it provides a glassy window for viewing large brown trout.
The South Island of New Zealand is famous for its crystal clear rivers and large brown trout.
The Mataura River is a dry fly fishing mecca and attracts anglers from across the globe.
The nearby Von River has been filmed in the Lord of The Rings Epic.
The Whitestone River is another sparkling  waterway set under snow capped mountains
The Pomahaka River has jade green clear water, colorful pebble beaches and long ripple runs.
Many beautiful rivers flow into the Oreti River and provide magnificent sight fishing for large fish
Opportunities to outplay and outlast the big brown are within 1 hours drive of Lumsden.
The emerald clear water of the nearby Waikaia River offers perfect dry fly fishing conditions.
Small streams like the Longridge near Lumsden can provide great fly fishing adventures in spring.
A large variety of walks through native forest are available within a short drive from the house.
The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail follows the edges of the Oreti River next to Lumsden.
Large flocks of Corriedale sheep are a very common sight in Southland.
The endangered Black-Billed Gull can be seen on many rivers in Southland.
It is easy to see pairs of the large goose-like Paradise Shelduck around Lumsden.
Many day walks can be enjoyed near to Lumsden.
Day walks can be organised for a taste of the Kepler and Milford Tracks - two famous NZ Great Walks.
Pretty streams, leafy paths, ferns and moss are typical along walks in the forests of Southland.
Swingbridge crossing the Waiau River at the bottom end of the Kepler Track Great Walk.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lumsden, Southland Region, South Island

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Heather P
Sydney
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“Sumptuous comfort in stunning surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We have just completed a weeks stay in this wonderful home and didn't want to leave. Beautifully renovated and luxuriously appointed, you lack for nothing. The owner's attention to detail is fabulous. The beds are extremely comfortable, all the fittings are top quality and the house is very cosy even in the strange extremes of Southland's climate. The beautiful garden just beckons you outside and has BBQ facilities as well as a very funky fire pit. Both the owner and the housekeeper are really lovely to deal with, and the house is located within spitting distance of some of the best trout fishing in New Zealand. Sky TV & free internet were a surprising bonus. We can't wait to return later in the year!

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Liked best: Felt like a real home.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thank-you for your lovely review. Since you stayed we have added a new storage shed which is a secure place to keep fishing equipment and bikes. We now also have bicycles for hire to use on the new "Around the Mountains Cycle Trail" that runs into and out of Lumsden. Lots of new DVD'S as well to watch at night after a big day out fishing, walking or cycling. Hope to see you back soon!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Modern kitchen and bathrooms
Liked least: It's already booked next week!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thank-you for your great review. We put a lot of effort into the linen and cleaning. We really respect that our visitors are busy people who have many choices for their holidays. We really want to make sure that if you chose to come and stay with us you will have a very relaxing and happy holiday. We are constantly making little improvements to the house and garden. Being located in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand is also a very helpful! Come again soon!
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Melbourne
Reviewed 8 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Liked best: Very tasteful renovation plus heated bathroom floor
Liked least: Weather turned against us in our quest to catch trout
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thanks for the great review. You are one of our treasured return guests so we really appreciate your comments. Keep fly fishing each year that you visit and eventually you may know every one of the 35 nearby rivers, streams and burns! Yes the local wine and food are also great and our house all set up to really relax in comfort in the evening. Look forward to your next visit in December.
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Liked best: Wonderfully equipped kitchen and entertainment facilities
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thank-you for taking the time to post such a nice review. You certainly enjoyed many of the interesting local activities. Really need more than a week to pursue the fly fishing, golf, cycling and sightseeing. We know you also are great cooks and thanks for the recipe for the New Zealand green lipped mussel marinara. The Around The Mountains Cycle track is now open from Lumsden so there is even more to enjoy. Hope to see you back again soon!
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2012 for a stay in September 2011

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Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thanks for your review. The kitchen and herb garden are all equipped for fine dining. We love to cook ourselves so have tried to outfit the granite kitchen so that cooking on holidays is pleasurable. The large, quiet garden is now even more beautiful so we hope you return someday to enjoy Lumsden again!
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