Beautiful rural home

Beautiful rural home




Dec 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Hello, my husband and myself designed our home affectionately named 'Lazy Dog' (as we have very dear pet dogs) in 2010 and moved into Lazy Dog in July 2012. The house would best be described as a north American styled mountain home as we are located at the base of the southern alps. The house is situated on 11 acres and is very quite and private, our view is directly of the Torlesse range and Mt Hutt.
The house is modern, very warm and easy to live in as my husband, (Kevin) and I designed it for how we live our life. We are both professionals and enjoy the outdoors and do a lot of walking, and as we don't have children the dogs play are big role in out life so the house works for them too!
There are 4 spacious bedrooms, and 2 large bathrooms. All linen is provided and is of the highest quality with NZ woolen blankets etc. the master suite is a loft style with a queen bed and own ensuite with large dressing room. All of the bedrooms have wool carpet and the living areas are tiled with underfloor heating and large Persian rugs.
The interior style of the home would best be desribed as being casually contemporary.


More about us

  1. My name is Max (i'm a girl) and my husbands name is Kevin we are in our 40's and 50's, there is just the 2 of us and our fur babies, Nellie, Toby and Charlie.
    I work in the Medical Device industry for a large multinational and Kevin is in senior sales management for civil infrastructure. We both love to travel and we are fortunate that our jobs have taken us all around the world. Having finished project managing the build of Lazy Dog we now have time to travel again and we believe that we have a home that is gorgeous, easy to live in and would be a pleasure for you to holiday in. We'd love for you to experience walking up to crystal clear days looking directly at snowed covered mountains (winter of course), absolute peace, quiet and tranquility.
    We'd love to hear from you so please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Where is it?


Our neighbourhood is tight knit rural working farming community. The surrounding properties are large scale sheep/beef and arable farms. We have the most fabulous kind neighbours who would love to meet you and would be more than happy to help should the need arise. The district and the neighborhood is very safe.
We are approximately 40 minutes to Christchurch international airport and 60 minutes into the city and surrounding shopping areas. The local village is Darfield 15 minutes from home and all amentites can be found here, i.e, fresh food market (albeit a small one), butcher, supermarket etc.
The activities are endless. We have numerous mountain walking tracks / tramps all in government maintained national parks, we are 45 minutes drive to Mt Hutt skifield, 35 minutes to Porters pass ski field. Sumner beach (kite surfing, surfing, swimming) is a 60 minute easy drive. Trout and salmon fishing (dependent on season) available in near by rivers.

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