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Rod and Wheel House - a perfect place to relax.

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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Lumsden, Southland Region, South Island
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 accommodat...
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Listing #HL1666393
About the Owner
Marina L
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
Interaction with guests
The house is managed by a House Manager who lives nearby. She will organise keys and is available to answer any questions about how to use appliances or about the town and region. The house is only rented to one party whether the booking needs 1 bedroom or all 4. The manager and owner are happy to answer questions about activities in the area especially about trout fishing, walking, cycling or sight-seeing. Fishing rods are not available at the house but can be purchased for a very reasonable cost at least 2 shops in Lumsden. Rods and waders can also be hired at the local fly fishing shop.
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

There were 6 of us adults at Rod and Wheel and we felt completely at home. Place was spotless and had everything you needed. Lovely wood burner and stacks of hot water for us all. Nearby was good local pub with super fish and chips...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Mark J
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Our family had an amazing stay in Lumsden. Great central location to Queenstown, Milford Sound and Invercargill. It’s a big house which wass well equipped. Great for relaxing or exploring the sights. Fully recommend this place to anyone.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Kali H
Management response:Responded 9 January 2018

Thank-you Kali for your review. I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Southland.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

My brother and I are avid fly fisherman. Rod & Wheelhouse is a perfect fit for what we needed. All the amenitites are at our fingertips. Quiet street. Great mattresses. Very reasonably priced. We would not hesitate returning. Scott Raggatt

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Scott R
Management response:Responded 7 January 2018

Thanks Scott for your review. We hope you and your brother caught some nice brown trout and enjoyed exploring Southland.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bicycles are available for hire from the house.
House Rental Prices are based on an occupancy of 2 guests. Additional guests are calculated at $25/person/night.
The house is self contained and is only ever booked to one party.
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About the neighbourhood
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 fishi...
Getting around
It is best to travel in Southland by a car/hired vehicle. Many of the most scenic spots are off the main roads and difficult to enjoy by public transport. A public bus can get you to Lumsden but your touring options are very limited unless you have a vehicle. The Oreti River is a short walk from the house and the local shops are only a 5 minute walk away but other fantastic places are a 10, 20, 30 or 40 minute drive away.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Queenstown and Invercargill: 85.0 km
Rod and Wheel House is located in the country town of Lumsden on the lower part of the South Island of New Zealand. Lumsden is a short drive ( less than 1 hour) from two international Airports- Queenstown and Invercargill.
The drive to Lumsden is scenic and fairly straightforward. In particular the drive from Queenstown is especially picturesque as it travels along the edges of Lake Wakatipu before continuing through wide, green glacial plains spotted with sheep and deer, surrounded by towering mountains. The trip will cross the upper Mataura River which will give your first view of this gin clear waterway. Nearer to Lumsden you will travel along the edges of the middle section of the Oreti River- showing its braided river bed, deep pools, shadowy undercuts and long ripples. The drive wil...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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