The SpaceDrape yourself over a comfortable piece of furniture by the fire in cooler weather and enjoy tasty treats or take a stroll to see which bird-calls you can identify. Warm winter afternoons provide a chance to doze in the sun on a couch on the deck with a good book (and we have WiFi if you must). Summer opens up more outdoor possibilities from relaxing near the pool to undertaking one of several walk options, including the challenging walk to Mt Wilson for 360 degree views or a stroll along the nearby beach of the Conway Flat.
Cabbage Tree Cottage B&B is shared with a couple of West Highland terriers referred to as “the wee white antidepressants", so if you're distressed by dog hair and the type of occasional chaos life with these two comedians brings this isn't an ideal place. Of course we're pet friendly but please be sure to read our “pooch policy" (on our website) if you'd like to consider that option. Guest AccessQueen size bed in a cosy room
TV (freeview) and DVD player in your room
Private bathroom with bath, shower & hairdryer
Separate private loo
Warm fluffy robes, scuffs and towels
Breakfast goodies will be waiting for you in the dining room in the morning, or a more substantial cooked brunch can be arranged, depending on your mood.
Stove top espresso coffee (with a touch of cinnamon) is available as well as seriously chocolaty hot chocolate, or a selection of teas and herbal infusions.
A wonderful open veranda to relax on and enjoy the wonderful sunsets and singing birds! Interaction with GuestsIn sharing our home, you'll have plenty of time to interact with us and we love sharing stories with guests. We're more than happy to leave you alone as well, as most people come here for some peace and quiet. (It's the serenity!) We like our guests to feel relaxed and part of the family. Having lived and worked in the area for over 30 years, we're able to let you know about other local attractions that make ideal half day and day trips, or the best place to hide and read a book, and can even lend you a spare yoga mat. The NeighborhoodNext door to sheep & cattle paddocks and some noisy nocturnal possums and some human neighbours (you can't see). Cabbage Tree Cottage B&B is part of Linda and Mike's at The Staging Post, a rustic rural retreat in North Canterbury. Other rustic cabins 50meters down the drive towards the (summertime) swimming pool & tree lined camping ground form part of the areas to explore. There is a garage and store about 7km south, or Cheviot township is 20km south. Kaikoura is 50km north or a (non swimming) beach visit to view the Kaikoura mountains plunging into the ocean is about 20 minutes away. Getting AroundYou will need a car to get to the Staging Post located just off SH1 about 20km north of Cheviot and 50km south of Kaikoura. Other Things to NoteAll running water on the property is filtered and UV treated.