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Blockhill Cottage

Blockhill Cottage
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966 Leader Road East, North Canterbury
Enjoy your time in semi self contained comfort in this relaxing spot overlooking the native bush. Light the fire to heat the water and use the range oven and stovetop for cooking. Listen to the bell birds, keep an eye out for the Wood Pigeons and be lulled by the seasonal waterfall. Have a nap in the hammock or relax in the wood-heated firebath.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Tree planting, bumble-bee sanctuary, scything, hydro-conservation through the use of swales.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce


Running water and kitchen bench, nearby outdoor toilet and shower, loft bed and fold-out bed in lounge. Studio style bedsit.

Total Capacity

2- 4

Tariff Includes

per night
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User Reviews

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Wrong map
Posted by Harrison on 2014-08-10 07:52:13