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Clearview Lodge

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Robin and Sue Clements
8 Clearwater Avenue, Harewood, Christchurch, Canterbury

Tel: + 64 (0)3-359-5797
Cell: + 64 (0)21-727-883
Fax: + 64 (0)3-358-9131

I was so overwhelmed by the presence of Clearview Lodge as I approached that I initially failed to notice the fully-fledged orchard and olive groves that were passing by. It may only be about ten minutes from the airport, but you could be halfway up Everest such is the spirit of peace and quiet here.....

.... Set in ten acres of vineyards and pure greenery, the lodge was built by Sue and Robin seven years ago with future guests in mind. Bedrooms are therefore large and luxurious – mine had deep red walls, antique chairs, a TV (with Sky, if it matters), wifi and copious amounts of fruit and chocs. The bathrooms are, if anything, even bigger. From my balcony I could gaze freely across Sue’s wild garden (with essential herb and veggie area) and out to the vines. It’s a siren for local bird life, including a family of quails who surveyed me from the front lawn as I made my way towards the first meal of the day. Breakfast is an almost horizontally laid-back affair, taken at a table in front of long windows with yet more views over the grounds. Their cellar is well stocked with wines produced from their own vines (2006 from "best ever seen" grapes is still the pick of the vintages... but going fast) so I suggest you grab a glass or three and lie back in the spa pool – a perfect way to recover from any long and arduous flight. Championship golf course and The Groynes just down the road. Also fully kitted-out and great for kids. Heated outdoor pool.[i/]

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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    Children Welcome    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    Fishing    Wifi Available    Fully Child-friendly    Owners are Garden Enthusiasts    Wine-makers    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    
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Rooms: 3: all superking/twins, 2 with en/s bath and shower; 1 with en/s shower.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.
Directions: From airport turn left at the 2nd roundabout onto Russley Road (SH1). After 4km (becomes Johns Road) turn left into Clearwater Avenue and the lodge is the first driveway on the right.

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