"The Terrace" is a spacious new house on a terrace beside the Selwyn River. Unbeatable views over fields of frolicking thar and the majestic Canterbury foothills. Double glazing and log fire keep you cosy in winter but in sunshine you'll want to dine outside or just snooze on the sheltered swing seat. When evening arrives, watch the sunset glow behind the hills then be awed by the quiet serenity of the countryside and the absolute clarity of the stars. Ideal base for skiing or exploring inland Canterbury. Also convenient for golf, fishing, hiking, cycling and tennis. Kids can build dams in the river, climb trees, use the trampoline, basketball hoop and skateboard ramp in the old school grounds next door, walk 5 mins to the local playground. SKIING: 35 mins to either Mt Hutt or Porters skifield turnoff. GOLF: 5 mins to Glentunnel golf, 15 mins to Terrace Downs resort. FISHING: try for trout and eels in the Selwyn River or drive 15 mins to Rakaia River salmon. METHVEN: 30 mins. ARTHUR'S PASS: 50 mins. CHRISTCHURCH airport: 45 minutes. GROCERIES: 5 mins to the Glentunnel store or 10 mins to shops and cafes in Darfield. 2 bathrooms, electric blankets, heated towel rails. Modern, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, breadmaker, coffee plunger, water cooler, wine glasses, thermoses, etc. Family gear includes portacot, highchair, baby bath, toys, bikes, tennis rackets, pole tennis, petanque, toboggan, board games, DVDs. Beds for 6. Extra mattresses, double sleeper sofa and spare bedding also available. Twin beds can be converted to a king. All linen, cleaning equipment, soap and basic pantry supplies provided. Just bring your own ground coffee and food or replace what you use. Check out our rave reviews... "Awesome house" "Beautiful outlook" ?This would have to be the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in" "Gorgeous house, in an ideal spot for skiing Mt Hutt" "Immaculate property in a beautiful, peaceful location" "What an absolute "find" ". Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay. Infants under 2 yrs free if not using a bed. 10% deposit on confirmation, balance 7 days before commencement of stay unless by prior arrangement. House to be left clean and tidy for next tenants, with beds remade, but washing not required. NOTE: Cleaning opt-out available for $100. Longer term tenancy can be arranged - e.g. for EQC repairs. If adjacent bookings are received you may be asked to vacate by midday. No smoking inside.