The Fern & Thistle

Contact Matt & Brooke

Ph 0221996955

146 Benhar Road

$125 - $145


The Fern & Thistle

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Property Description

Lesmahagow is a magnificent villa built by Peter McSkimming in 1914 and lovingly restored to its former glory. Sitting on 6,000m2 of private landscaped gardens, the property boasts 3 luxury rooms in the perfect setting to escape from the world. Only recently re-opened in 2020, you can now experience a piece of NZ history that has many modern conveniences such as central heating, a commercial kitchen, WIFI, unlimited cafe quality coffee but also a fresh water hot pool to relax in after a big day exploring the Clutha area.

Previously used as a premium wedding venue, Lesmagahow features an assortment of picturesque back drops to relax in or explore. For younger families the property also has plenty to offer, including a trampoline, children's fort, swing set, ride on cars, games library, bouncy castle and plenty of toys. There is also a small public children's playground next door and the historic McSkimmings brickworks is just down the road.

The home is broken into two wings, one for our guests whilst there other houses our young family & 2 pets. Maintaining the property is a full time job so someone is always available should you need something. On weekends and evenings our two children are home however they have learnt to give you as much privacy as you need. Guest pets are allowed by arrangement. For the best rates email us direct or go to our website at


B&B Details

Email: Email this host
Phone: 0221996955
Beds: 3 Queen
2 Single
Total 3 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 8 guests
Baths: 3 Private
Each bedroom has a private bathroom down the hall. Two of these feature a bath whilst one bathroom is also upstairs. Generally a choice of bathroom is offered to the guest to suit their needs and preference.
Tariff: Double: $125.00 - $145.00
Single: $125.00 - $145.00
Children: Children under 2 FREE, Over are $15
Dinner: Continental Breakfast or Cooked $15p/p
Other: FREE Hotpool, Kayak hire available
Breakfast: Continental
Nearest Town: 2 km N of Balclutha
Payments: Visa/Mastercard, Eftpos




Location Information

Benhar is a short 3min drive north of Balclutha, the gateway to the magnificent Catlins nature area and only 35 minutes south of Dunedin airport. Benhar is a peaceful rural community which also boasts some historical sites such as the McSkimming's brick works which was founded in the 1800's and gutted by fire in the 1990's. For the keen environmentalists Lake Tuakitoto is close by providing a nature walk and wildlife spotting.


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