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Mataura Lodge Athol | Your Private Rural Retreat

SuperhostAthol, Southland, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Scott
8 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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Mataura Lodge Athol is immaculately renovated and situated in an idyllic rural setting. Offering 3 king bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and loads of space, the lodge is perfect for groups or families, or for a romantic get away in the country. Located on the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail, and only 45 minutes from Queenstown along the Southern Scenic Route toward Te Anu, it is a perfect base for you to explore Queenstown and this beautiful part of Southland.

The space
Mataura Lodge History

Mataura Lodge comes with unique Southland and Otago history. Starting life in the King Edward Army Barracks, built circa 1939, the building served to accommodate soldiers during wartimes. It then moved on to become a temporary home for New Zealand immigrants, seeking a new life in this beautiful country. Although the building has been completely renovated, original features remain. The floor boards in the main living area have been lovely restored and refitted, meaning you will be walking on a small part of history.

Moved to its new home in Athol in 1992, the building has been the passion project for some talented builders and decorators, resulting in a comfortable and stylish home away from home for guests, now open has Mataura Lodge.

Living Area
Sunshine and views combine with a spacious living area to create a great place to relax. Comfortably furnished with multiple seating options, the living area also includes a large screen LCD TV and Bluetooth stereo, with local Freeview channels as well as Netflix available on request.

A feature of the living area is the large wood burner surrounded by incredible stone work, it all combines to create a great place for guests to enjoy the views across the gardens to the hills opposite the lodge.

Kitchen and Dining
The Lodge comes with a fully equipped kitchen, with all the required amenities should you like to prepare your own meals during you stay. Adjacent to the kitchen is a beautiful dining area with table and seating for 8.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
**Master Bedroom - a large bedroom with picture window and comfortable Super King bed, completed with luxury linens. The Master comes with a private Ensuite Bathroom featuring a soaker spa tub. You will also have your own separate sitting room, creating a private oasis from the main living areas.

** King Bedroom One - a large stylish bedroom furnished with comfortable King Bed, large wardrobe and picture window looking out over the forest behind the lodge. A contemporary Jack n Jill ensuite bathroom is share with the King Bedroom Two.

** King Bedroom Two - a large stylish bedroom furnished with a comfortable King Bed, large wardrobe and picture window, combine to create a relaxing retreat. A contemporary Jack n Jill ensuite bathroom is share with King Bedroom One.

Outdoor Living
Indoor-outdoor living is a key ingredient of a kiwi holiday home and Mataura Lodge is no exception. Adjacent to the living areas is a large, wrap around verandah complete with Four Burner Gas BBQ and outdoor dining that captures hours of sunshine.

Laundry Facilities
Facilities including washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board all included.

Wi-Fi and Phone
Rates include complimentary Wi-Fi & landline phone.

NOTE: This listing is for the full and exclusive use of Matura Lodge. Should you be looking for a smaller space, you have the option to book the King Suite (combining King Bed One & King Bed Two which will sleep up to 4) or the Master Suite which will accommodate 2 (with the addition of a sofa bed this can increase to 4). Booking these seperate spaces mean the common spaces (kitchen, living and dining) may be shared with other guests, depending on occupancy.
Mataura Lodge Athol is immaculately renovated and situated in an idyllic rural setting. Offering 3 king bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and loads of space, the lodge is perfect for groups or families, or for a romantic get away in the country. Located on the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail, and only 45 minutes from Queenstown along the Southern Scenic Route toward Te Anu, it is a perfect base for… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Breakfast
Dryer
TV
Heating
Washing machine
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace

Accessibility

Wide hallways

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Athol, Southland, New Zealand

Mataura Lodge is in Athol, about 45 minutes from Queenstown along the Southern Scenic Route toward Te Anu.

Athol has long been a favourite location for fishing, with the Mataura and Orieti Rivers providing some of the best fly fishing in the world.

The lodge is also perfectly situated providing easy access to some of the best cycling and mountain bike tracks in New Zealand, which offers a great way to get out and truly experience the beauty of this part of New Zealand.

Athol has two popular licensed cafes, which are busy throughout the year with locals and tourists.
Mataura Lodge is in Athol, about 45 minutes from Queenstown along the Southern Scenic Route toward Te Anu.

Athol has long been a favourite location for fishing, with the Mataura and Orieti Rivers pro…

Hosted by Scott

Joined in July 2016
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During your stay
You can have as much or as little contact with us as you like. We will be available for you at all times during your stay, although we do not live on-site. Most of the time we will be just down the road on our small farm, so are at hand should you need any assistance.
You can have as much or as little contact with us as you like. We will be available for you at all times during your stay, although we do not live on-site. Most of the time we will…
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No pets
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