Great family bach hidden away on the western shores of Lake Ellesmere. Feel the peace, solitude and tranquility. Enjoy comfort, open spaces, calm water, walking, fishing, bird watching, kayaking. Comfortably sleeps up to 10 ? 8 in house, 2 in sleepout. Sleepout provides second bathroom. A quick 7 km drive to Leeston township provides access to groceries, fishing supplies, takeaways, and good coffee. Just 2kms along the peninsula is the Lakeside Domain and Ellesmere Aquatic Centre with all weather boat ramp, water ski lanes, wind surfing area. The northern boundary of the property is the 230 hectare Harts Creek Wildlife Reserve, home to ducks, swans, herons, bitterns and incorporating the renowned trout fishing of Harts Creek. Five minutes walk from the house is the car park for the walkway leading to the Hart Creek bird hide. 42 acres of private land, lake and swamp to explore. Plastic stinger kayaks available. Catch fish in the spring fed creek on the edge of the front lawn Keep warm on those chilly evenings with heat pump and wood burner. Includes all those great holiday essentials of Good drinking water. Gas BBQ. Dishwasher. Microwave. Freeview TV with DVD. (Sky TV has been disconnected) Well stocked bookshelves with puzzles and games. Comfortable beds, lots of warm bedding. Wood burner with wet back water heater to top up hot water supplies, firewood included. Drive times (approx) are 25 mins from Hornby, 40 mins from Darfield, 15 mins from Raikaia. Canterbury Earthquake Update Property has held together well throughout the quakes and aftershocks and we are grateful to have sustained only minor cosmetic damage. EQC will repair this for us at some stage, and it does not affect your enjoyment.