Location / Nearby Stoneleigh Lodge
Perfect Stop-Over Family Location!
As a family of 5 we needed to stay near Christchurch for one night after a long-haul and a domestic flight. The alley and the chateau-style lodge were very impressive from the outside. But the inside was even more surprising: a huge room on the second floor, beautifully equipped with four beds, plus a kitchenette and a wellness bathroom was more than we expected when we did the booking. Sleeping: absolute tranquility with a breeze blowing softly through open windows. The very friendly owners are running an alpaca farm around the lodge, but also other animals were attracting our three girls. Just perfect for the parents to enjoy a little longer the rich, tasty breakfast, prepared exactly the way we like it. We seriously regretted to have booked for only one night and still remember the hospitality and friendliness in a perfectly luxurious environment. …
We stayed in the Lake View room overnight while attending a wedding in the area. It was a lovely experience, very clean and luxurious and the owner/operator was most accommodating in our requirements. Breakfast was very nice with plenty of food. Would have been nice to spend more time there.
This beautiful lodge is worth every penny. We stayed for almost 2 weeks while visiting family nearby and Stoneleigh provided exactly the peaceful and luxurious retreat we were seeking. Liz and Chris are gracious and accommodating hosts with a meticulous eye for detail. The view from the Alpine Suite is wonderful and the space itself is large, comfortable and well decorated. Breakfasts are delicious. We enjoyed walking around the gardens, cooling off in the pool and just watching the very appealing alpacas. We even witnessed an alpaca birth during our stay.
A beautiful and comfortable farmhouse
I stayed in this beautiful house with my family in Nov 2014. We stayed for more than 10 hotels/ apartments for our trip to New Zealand and we concluded that the most comfortable bed on our journey was in here! The house was very clean and tidy and everything was just perfect. House owner Chris and Liz were kind and cheerful. Alpacas were cute. It was our first time to stay in a farmhouse. Will definitely revisit again.
We recently had our wedding night at Stoneleigh. We Stayed the alpine view room, it was large and luxurious with everything we needed and way more. We only wished we had more time there to enjoy the facilities. We had an amazing breakfast prepared by Liz, both Liz and Chris were fantastic and we enjoyed talking to both who were very friendly and accommodating.