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Claremont Country Estate - Amberley - North Canterbury

First Class Accommodation

Claremount Country Estate
828 Ram Paddock Road
RD 2
Amberley
North Canterbury

Owners:               Richard and Rosie Goord
General Manager: Richard and Rosie Goord

Overview:
Claremont Country Estate is a beautifully restored, historic homestead located in the heart of Canterbury wine country yet only 45 minutes from Christchurch airport.

A tranquil haven, where guests can relax and prepare for or recover from an international flight, Claremont is also an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Christchurch and Canterbury. Offering luxury lodge accommodation and gracious hospitality with the backdrop of some of New Zealand's most spectacular countryside, the property is situated on a 2,400 acre working deer and sheep high country station, and lies amongst manicured gardens, nestled below New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Originally built in 1866, Claremont has been sensitively restored to its former glory by owner-hosts Rosie and Richard Goord and is listed by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Each of the five, spacious lodge guest rooms is individually themed with sumptuous fabrics, fine antiques and luxurious bathrooms. A separate, self-contained, three bedroom family cottage in situated within the grounds.

The gourmet menus feature locally-sourced organic produce including salmon, home-farmed lamb or venison and home-grown vegetables and fruit accompanied by fine, award-winning Waipara wines. The lodge's pavilion dining room has views of the terraced gardens, natural stone-walled courtyards and fountain and on warm summer evenings, dinner can be served 'al fresco' in the courtyard.

A not-to-be-missed experience is the Land Rover Safari unique to Claremont that takes in the spectacular geological features and natural wonders found on the property. This odyssey into pre-historic New Zealand transports guests back 65 million years to when dinosaurs roamed the globe, and includes the rare opportunity to see and touch fossilised dinosaur remains.

Location
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* 45 minutes from Christchurch airport

Room type:
* 5 bedroom include 4 ensuite & 1 private bathroom

Rates include:
* Afternoon tea on arrival
* Hosted pre dinner drinks
* Full breakfast
* Use of all Lodge activities
* For two nights or more acclaimed 4 WD Estate Tour
* Four Course Dinner

Facilities:
* 1 super-king/twin ensuite bedroom downstairs with dressing room
* 1 queen ensuite bedroom with separate sitting room downstairs
* 3 queen bedrooms upstairs, 2 with ensuites and 1 with private bathroom, all 3 with baths
* Hair dryers, toiletries, demist mirrors and heated towel rails
* Family accommodation in 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom self-contained cottage
* Hosted apéritifs and fine dining
* Bathrobes and slippers; cotton bed linen
* Guest living rooms with open fires, library, verandahs and stone-walled courtyard
* TV, video, DVD and CD player; multi-room audio

Activities:
* Guided (4WD) Land Rover safari tour of estate, Waipara Gorge, God's Marbles, Bishops Head rock, and limestone cliffs. (complimentary for 2-night stay)
* Scenic walks through 1,100ha farm with 10km of river
* Hard tennis court, badminton, lawn croquet and garden spa pool
* Corporate retreats and small conferences catered for
* Golf course at Amberley Beach
* Amberley award-winning restaurant and shops, 12 mins
* Waipara vineyards, wine tasting and café lunches, 10–15 mins
* Guided fishing – ocean and river
* Guided horse trekking trips
* Christchurch City, 1 hr south
* Hanmer Springs thermal pools, 50 mins drive
* Kaikoura whale watching 2-hour drive north

Check-in :     Between 1500hrs and 1900hrs unless otherwise arranged
Check-out:  1100 hrs unless otherwise arranged

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