Welcome to Parkwood Cottage.
Built in 1968 as extra accommodation for the farm, the cottage has seen many changes over the years , while still retaining the feel of the era in which it was built.
Parkwood is ideally situated in the Mackenzie region to explore the many delights the area has to offer. From skiing the 3 ski fields within close proximity-to fishing, water skiing and boating South Canterbury’s newest lake Lake Opuha.
Located just 12 minutes from Fairlie and 2.15 hours from Christchurch, Parkwood Farm invites you to enjoy country and farm life at its finest. Walk in the native forest, help feed the animals, get close up and personal with the friendly pet sheep, dine at the local cafes or just relax and enjoy a romantic hideaway.
Parkwood is a truly unique experience.
Set a short walking distance from the family house, guests enjoy complete privacy and self contained accommodation in the cottage, yet easy access to your friendly and hospitable hosts, spend time strolling around the extensive gardens that surround the homestead.
“We all had a great holiday here, large spacious cottage, nice views, excellent fishing and friendly people made our trip here one that will not be forgotten. Thank you all for your hospitality”. Stevens family
Parkwood Cottage is set in the farmyard of Parkwood Farm-760 hectares of rolling foothills, the view from the cottage looks out over the Four Peaks range
Parkwood farms 500 deer, 2000 sheep, and 500 cattle as well as cropping for seed and winter feed.
Lambing takes place in September/October, feeding orphan lambs is usually a highlight for children. Shearing the sheep takes place at variable times throughout the year and guests are welcome to watch this interesting activity.
Fawning is in November on the quiet hills at the back of the farm. These quiet and shy animals are left alone during this time to avoid mis mothering. In early December fawns can be seen close by their mothers.
120 , 4 day old calves are hand reared every September/October close to the cottage. Children (and parents) find endless fascination watching and helping feed these cute babies.