Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsular, Christchurch
Te Pohue Farm Stay Trails & Little Port Cooper
Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsular, Christchurch
Te Pohue Farm Stay Trails & Little Port Cooper
Photos of Te Pohue Farm Stay Trails & Little Port Cooper
Te Pohue(Camp Bay), located in Lyttelton Harbour is steeped in history.
...is loaded with tales of french occupation, Maori vegetable gardens and harsh conditions of early European settlement.
The farm is 306 hectares, ranges from mainly steep tussock covered native pastures, thick with over-sown clovers to flat hilltops and rolling home paddocks.
The homestead was built in the early 1930's and an inviting place to rest the weary travelers mind and body.
The beds are comfortable with down or wool filled duvets, cotton sheets and plush woolen pile under-blankets. Rooms are comfortable and we also hope our guests spend time in the relaxing environment downstairs or out in the open air of the garden, farm or beach.
Things to do while staying with us....
We encourage our guests to use the farm for walks, whether it be for leisure, bird-watching or rock scrambling, needless to say the scenery and views will blow you away once you're on top of the farm.
And the beach which is less than 50 meters from the front door, its as good as the sand gets in Canterbury, most of the time the waves lap in at your feet but it has been known to be a surfie haven from time to time.
Mussels and other crustaceans can be found clutching onto the volcanic debris that the beach bares.
Rock hopping is a great pastime for many visitors to Camp Bay. Fishing can be done from the rocks, we do have some fishing gear you can use but no guarantees!
During the week the beach is often yours alone to enjoy.
To compliment the beach activities, towels are no charge and we do have some kayaks available for hire.
We can pack a lunch for your hiking excursion out to our private accessed beach at Little Port Cooper, just as stunning as Camp Bay but more remote.
Pets and other farm animals.....
We have 2x wire haired fox Terriers, a Border Terrier that live with us and go everywhere they think they should, which includes cuddling up in front of the fire or lying in the sun at the back door, they won't chase a ball for you but will happily escort you to the beach or out on a rabbit or possum hunt.
Farm dogs are kept at bay in the yard area. A demonstration of the farm dogs working can be made when we have stock close to the homestead.
Sheep on the farm are usually ranging over the 305 hectares, they are Perendales.
We also run Cattle and currently we have 40 Stud Angus cows and heifers and Angus bulls.
Horses, are varied and usually close to the yard. They are used for work and pleasure, but are most useful on the farm, sometimes packing one with farm equipment for a days work rather than taking the quad bike. We also hunt hares and a good time with the Christchurch Hunt or Brackenfield Hunt during the Autumn and Winter months. Horse experiences and rides on our trails are available to riders whether its on your horse or ours.
Sam's 2x children are away boarding at high school in Timaru and studying at nearby Lincoln University, and stay during some weekends or school holidays, we are also Wwoofer and HelpXchange hosts, where travelers experience Kiwi culture and help out with chores in exchange for board.
|Type:||B&B & Farmstay & And our Back Country Beachside Hut at Little Port Cooper|
|Email:||Email this host|
|Phone:||+64 3 329 3276|
+64 274 327 323
Total 4 Bedrooms
(1 Bedroom with Queen Bed 1 Bedroom with Queen bed and a double sofa bed Sleep-out with Double Bed and single Bunk, sleeps 3x people Bedroom with 2x Single Beds (twin) Porta-cot available Also our back country beachside hut at Little Port Cooper, Th)
Total capacity for 9 guests
|Baths:||1 Family Share
1 Guest Share
1 Bathroom downstairs with large shower, Basin and Toilet, Private or shared with guests 1 Shower in Laundry with separate Toilet, shared with guests and family 1 outside cold water shower after swimming
|Tariff:||Double: $120.00 - $195.00
Single: $85.00 - $165.00
Dinner: Good square farm meals $45 each, and $3 per year for children
Other: No charge for beach towels, wifi & hiking access to farm trails. Lunch & refreshments available, we accept PayPal or Cash
|Nearest Town:||35 km SE of Christchurch|
|Pets/Children:||Children welcome, Pets welcome by arrangement|
|Facilities:||Internet Available, Weddings & Functions, Free WiFi|
|Smoking:||No smoking on property|
There are numerous activities to do while staying with us Your rest will be well deserved :) Horse Treks Farm Treks and walks Farm yard tour kayaking Walking Golf Sailing Fishing charters All that Akaroa and Christchurch has to offer Wineries, cafes Relaxing Swimming Our Farmstay is only 55 minutes from Christchurch city and you can make easy day trips going: Arthurs Pass; Snow and alpine Akaroa and Banks Peninsula; dolpins and seals Kaikoura; Whale Watching and seals Hamner Springs; Thermal Pools and alpine remoteness The Antarctic Centre Mount Cook and all the ski fields, Mt Hutt, Porter heights, Mt Cheeseman, Broken River, Craigieburn, Temple Basin
Reviews: 9 reviews
"We really enjoyed staying with Sam. He and his partner are easy-going and easy to talk to. They made us feel at home instantly. We would definitely recommend this property! Nicola (Hamburg, DE) Jan 2017"
"We stayed there at the end of a three week exploration of the South Island. Very much enjoyed our stay at Camp Bay Te Pohue. Lovely (real) home, great location, splendid hosts. And the food was outstanding."
"What a great location to truly get away from the hassle of city life and experience the genuine hospitality from Sam and Peter at their farm stay Te Pohue. They have a very special location right on the beach front , and their Historic homestead is very comfortatble and just the right enviroment to relax and enjoy the sounds of the waves lapping on the shoreline, to lull us to sleep . It was refreshing to talk about animals and farm life and city living seems very far away, but in fact is only a 45 minute drive to down town Christchurch. They were renovating their bathroom while we were there and this will be another assest and comfort for guests .We enjoyed sitting around in their farm house kitchen having a few drinks and eating homemade pizzas. Altogether a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in a unique enviroment and one we will repeat again very soon."
"Wow. I could not think of a better way to kick off our adventure holiday in New Zealand. The area is magical and well worth the drive, and Sam and his family/friends met us with a warm welcome in that casual style that I love about New Zealand. There were loads of things to do, our favorite of which was to follow the various trails through the tussock-covered hills around the property along ocean-view cliffs amongst free-roaming sheep. The beach is a stone's throw away from the house, which allowed for an invigorating walk before breakfast... which was delicious. We opted to have dinner with the family, which was a great choice - the food was delicious and the company entertaining. The house is lovely, but my 2 sisters and myself chose to sleep in the "sleep out" - a small cottage just behind the main house. The shower and toilet occupy the same building as the "sleep out", but that added to the fun camp feeling of the place. The morning before our departure, we had a tour of the farm, with enlightening explanations of farm operations. Our only regret is that we couldn't spend another night or two. I will definitely return the next time I am in the Christchurch area, and I highly recommend this BnB to anyone looking for a relaxing way to disconnect and reconnect with the land and nature."
"We had a wonderful stay with Sam and Pete. The house, right on the water, offers stunning views and the beach provides the opportunity for relaxation. Sam and Peter were welcoming and charming, and dinner with them was delicious and the conversation entertaining. The bunkhouse was clean, and the beds warm and comfortable. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to have a base to explore the Banks peninsula! Would stay again in a heartbeat."
"we (2+baby) had wonderful 3 days and 4 nights at Sam & Petes farmstay. these guys are true southern originals who gave us a great first impression of the kiwi-lifestyle. we enjoyed the natural beauty as well as the serenity and solitude of the place. Sam & Pete were very welcoming and tried their best to make us feel at home. but make no mistake - this is a real farm and the guys have work to do. don`t expect to be guided around! you have to explore the place by yourself - that`s the beauty of it. we strolled around the huge area of the farm, met the animals and chillaxed at the beach just in front of our doorsteps. (it goes without saying, that the whole banks peninsula is a beautiful area, which is worth to be explored) the food was basic (except for Petes delicious lamb-sausage-dinner) but very good. the bathroom was shared with the hosts and other guests - which made the farmstay-experience even more authentic. ;) Sam & Pete are lovable and interesting people with a great home to share - we can absolutely recommend Camp Bay Farmstay."
"What a pleasure to arrive here for my first trip to NZ! it's like a sanctuary at the end of the world. The location is fantastic! The house is very comfortable, very quite. Sam was such a sweet heart. He was very careful of our needs so we felt home right away. I wish we had more time on our trip to stay longer at Sam's. I can't wait to come back in NZ to come back here."
"Sam und Peter sind die besten Gastgeber herzlich, offen und entspannt, man fühlt sich sofort aufgenommen und integriert, wir haben einige Tage mit Familie der Beiden verbracht, mit Picknik am Strand, wunderbaren Abendessen, von Sam liebevoll gekocht, tollen Gesprächen und viel Spass. Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich, der Blick aus dem Queensroom schlicht umwerfend, die Umgebung wunderschön und sehr entspannend. Wir konnten auch bei einer Schafschur zusehen und alles über die Farm erfahren. Der Strand direkt vor dem Grundstück ist toll und man kann schnell mal schwimmen gehen wenn es warm genug ist. Auch nach 5 Nächten waren wir sehr traurig gehen zu müssen, plant also nicht zu wenig Zeit ein für diesen wunderbaren Ort, ihr werdet es bedauern!"
"Staying with Sam on the farm was great! Had been travelling all day and to pull into the farm with dinner almost on the table was perfect! The bed was very comfortable and with the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach only a stones throw away; was better than any lullaby. Unfortunately had to leave quite early the next morning to catch a flight and Sam's directions were perfect from this little tucked away oasis. Rob, Perth Feb 2015"