The SpaceBreakfast is something to look forward to when staying at The Twisted Ngaio, a delicious selection of in-season berries with yogurt and fruit on cereal. Followed by either full cooked bacon and eggs or if you prefer berry pancakes.
Evening meals slow cooked on the charcoal BBQ can be served by prior arrangement. Also packed lunches if you are planning a day trip walking can be provided.
Your hosts Shaun and Vanessa, with their three children live in an eco-style home, that generates all its own power and hot water from the sun, centrally heated in the winter by the Rayburn wood cooker, with earth block internal wall construction in the main living areas, this house is warm all year round. With house cows, donkeys, chickens and ducks, you can enjoy the rural farm experience while staying at this luxury spot.
You are booking one queen size ensuite room for $150, which can sleep two adults, including your fully cooked delicious breakfast. We can easily cater for a family of 4 or two couples, by booking both rooms, you book out the wing of the house, including separate dining room, to enjoy a private getaway (two beds in second room by arrangement).
Late check outs are a must, as you will sleep so well in this peaceful location.
Environmentally Friendly Living
At the Twisted Ngaio, we have tried to show that it is possible to live in modern comfort whilst being friendly on the environment. Some of the features incorporated into this home include:
•We generate all our own electricity and store it in batteries on site
•Significant passive solar design
•High levels of insulation
•Environmentally friendly wastewater treatment system
•Natural building materials including earth construction
•Rainwater collection for irrigation
•Much of our food is produced on site
Guest AccessGuests are welcome to feed the donkeys and pony. Pat the house cow and feed the chickens. In season (summer months) berries are picked daily for you to enjoy with your breakfast. You are welcome to take a look around our small commercial berry operation.
Interaction with GuestsGuests have their own entrance to this wing of the house, if a private get away is what you are looking for, you will not see us. Or you are welcome to join us for a chat over the slow cooking charcoal BBQ while dinner cooks. The NeighborhoodIn Little River there is a great cafe, with fine coffee and food. An art gallery and craft station to visit and do a little shopping. Wonderful walks in the area, or just sit back and enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio.
The Hill Top is a must to visit for its fine food and stunning 360 views over the peninsula, then drop down into Barry’s Bay to watch cheese making daily and sample the cheese, before heading to French Farm to sample the wine and fine dining.
Only 20 minutes over to stunning Tumbledown bay for a swim on this lovely sandy beach. 30 minutes to Akaroa, and only 40 minutes from Christchurch.
Getting AroundThere is a bus once a day that will drop you off in Little River, on its way to Akaroa, but your own car or bike is the best way to get around. Other Things to NoteWe have a small selection of wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks available.
Two course meal available $35/head.
Late checkout (midday) $20 surcharge.