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The Extras for THE CEDAR HOUSE

Everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday is different, we have put together a menu of optional extras designed to maintain your privacy and freedom whilst further enhancing your luxury experience. Please request your extras when booking your stay or if you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, please do call us and we will do all we can to make your bespoke Home Escape the perfect holiday.

Concierge

Concierge

Please make use of our concierge service that can help you with every travel, lifestyle and leisure need that you do not have the time to organise yourself. Offering a highly personalised service that will preempt your every need. VIP service - be the first to try the hot new restaurant or club with the best seat in the house, have access to exclusive hospitality at a premier sporting or music event, or have holiday camps or personal sports coaching arranged for your children or lifestyle courses for yourselves.

Whatever it may be, we will use our little black books of contacts and insider knowledge to make it happen.

We Create, You Serve

We Create, You Serve

For a farm to table experience that won’t compromise your privacy, the award winning chef will create a morning riser breakfast menu, a superb picnic lunch and a gourmet 3 course dinner based on our THE philosophy and any dietaries or special cravings communicated in advance.

The meal will be delivered to your villa with easy to follow instructions for final heating, serving and presentation allowing you to simply complete the finishing touches before enjoying some of the finest cuisine.
 

Private Chef

Private Chef

With advanced notice, you can hire your own personal chef for a special meal or for your entire stay, providing you with choices of a 3 course restaurant presented menu or alternatively a casual grazing style menu where each course is placed in the middle of the table and invites you to pass the dishes around. Menus are crafted with seasonal inspiration and any dietary and special craving requests made in advance. 

Beverages

Beverages

On offer is a wide range of beverages from champagne to Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir to Craft Beers and Ciders, New Zealand Artisan Juices to Mineral Waters. Please request our full beverage list to make your selection.

Jet Service

Jet Service

Skip the queue and fly straight into the Airport. We can offer a variety of services ranging from VIP handling, limousine service, hangar service, rental cars, taxi, and helicopter transfers.

Extra mile

Extra mile

Extra mile
If you have had a long journey and need collecting from the airport just let us know and we will be more than happy to arrange your pick up and drop off. Or do you have a special event or a shopping excursion - why not make your life easier? Our drivers discrete and very helpful and can drive you wherever you wish to go.

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Refine your culinary skills at a hands-on private cookery class with our award winning chef. Specifically tailored to your interests, it includes recipes, an apron as a keepsake, a chilled beverage and tasty morsels to take for your personal enjoyment in your villa.

Helicopter Scenic Flights

Helicopter Scenic Flights

There many different options, from a lunch excursion to a vineyard to a full day alpine tour of the mountains. Your Personal Guide a friendly and knowledgeable guide is yours for the day. Explore region within the day’s journey

Kayaking

Kayaking

This premium excursion showcases the best of the Bay and coastal Banks Peninsula. Tailored to guest’s fitness and weather conditions, your personal guide will share the natural beauty, key points of interest including flora, fauna, historical sites and fascinating geology. The coast also boasts cormorant colonies, seal sunbathing shelves, shag nesting sites and is among the playground of penguins and Hectors’ dolphins. Time permitting, guests may also be able to enjoy hand-line fishing or gathering local kaimoana (seafood) off the rocks. On your return, you can download those special photos from the guide.

Massages & Yoga

Massages & Yoga

Indulge yourself with a luxury massage treatment of your choice in the comfort and privacy of your villa. Our qualified masseuse will be happy to discuss and tailor treatment to your preference. What better way to relax and unwind, complimentary yoga mats are also offered for you to reserve and use at your leisure.

Nature Cruising

Nature Cruising

Explore the Bay and the surrounding waters of Banks Peninsula the properties own powerboat to view the friendly Hector’s dolphins, fur seals in their natural habitat, bird colonies around the coastline and other wildlife. This cruise also provides an excellent aspect for you to see the fascinating volcanic topography and geology that created the Banks Peninsula millions of years ago.

Nature Tour

Nature Tour

Learn about the Banks Peninsula’s unique volcanic history and hear stories about the French settlement of Akaroa and choose your adventure from a scenic scheduled cruise, swimming with the dolphins or a kayak tour to see the Pohatu blue penguins. This tour also includes lunch at the famous Bully Hayes restaurant and a walk around the Akaroa shops and township before returning.

Personal Training

Personal Training

The personal trainer can come to your villa or to the gymnasium for THE MAIN HOUSE guests. She has many accolades including New Zealand Personal Trainer of the Year and the Netfit Fitness Professional of the Year.

4WD Quad Bike Adventure

4WD Quad Bike Adventure

Enjoy an off road adventure on allterrain 4WD bikes over farm tracks and open paddocks. Fully guided on tracks which take in the dramatic farm landscapes, we offer trails to suit both beginner and experienced riders.

Art Classes

Art Classes

Traveling to your villa, local acclaimed artist will teach you skills in capturing your favorite view or special memory. Working with pencil, charcoal or pastels, let your creativity sing. We are happy to post your art piece home or package it for you to take on your travels. Price also includes your own beautiful gift box of art supplies to keep.

Clay Shooting

Clay Shooting

Clay-shooting tests the reflexes like no other sport. What better place to enjoy a shoot than in one of the farms valleys, led by one of Canterbury’s most experienced gun club instructors.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

With kitchen and seating capacity for up to 40 people, THE MAIN HOUSE makes a great venue for a corporate or team event. All kinds of outdoor activities can be staged around the property – from team-building exercises to farm labouring and endurance events – all tailored to your specific requirements. Simply contact us to find out more, and let us help you plan your event.

Farm Activities

Farm Activities

Just as the tide ebbs and flows, the seasons and colours of the 4,000-acre farm change throughout year, from luscious greens in spring to tussocky golds by autumn, and we encourage guests to explore and be as hands-on as they like:

Take a guided 4WD tour across the farm
Watch sheep dogs at work
Enjoy the atmosphere of the shearing shed, and if you’re lucky see the skilled shearers in action

Farm Tours

Farm Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the farm. Taking you over rugged tracks whilst experiencing views on some of the higher, more scenic locations on the farm. Your tour will incorporate visiting the historic woolshed, seeing livestock up close and experiencing some of the practical sides of a working farm.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking

Leisurely ride around Pigeon Bay from THE MAIN HOUSE, or discover the farm roads from THE CROFT and beyond. We have complimentary mountain bikes and trail maps for your use.

Weddings & Occasions

Weddings & Occasions

If you’re looking for an unforgettable location for your wedding, this property has all the right qualities for a unique day. We can offer a choice of venues, from the stately elegance of THE MAIN HOUSE, which can cater a wedding for up to 40 people, to a more intimate affair at THE CEDAR HOUSE, or there is always the option of taking over the entire property. The farm offers outstanding backdrops for your photographer to capture too: the elegant gardens at the THE MAIN HOUSE, breathtaking views over the coast at The Point, where the sunlight sparkles on the water like countless diamonds, or the strikingly contemporary and private setting of THE COVE. Quite simply, it’s a dream setting for your most precious occasion. We can create a bespoke package for your wedding, allowing you to do as much or as little decision-making as you like. Simply contact us to discuss your plans.

If you have a special occasion to organise, this could well be the perfect place to stage it. Whether it’s a family affair or a bigger group booking, with five unique properties on the farm, the accommodation configurations can be customised to suit your party. Please contact us and let us help you plan your perfect celebration.

Wine and Heritage

Wine and Heritage

Your knowledgeable guide will show you a tantalising taste of the Banks Peninsula, including Barry’s Bay cheese factory, wine tasting at French Peak vineyard, lunch at Bully Hayes restaurant, followed by a visit to Okains Bay Maori and Pioneer Museum where you can see the waka (war canoes) used annually on Waitangi Day and finishing with a picnic afternoon tea at Okains Bay beach. You journey home takes you along the scenic summit road and your guide will tell the stories of the volcanic and fascinating history of the region.

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