The Garden House - spacious self-contained holiday home

South Catlins Accommodation - Holiday House, Farmstay Accommodation on Southernmost Coast of South Island, New Zealand

Near Waipapa Point Invercargill 50km Curio Bay 30km

A piece of NZ History, the former Fortrose teacher's house, built in 1938, sits now in our large sheltered farm garden, in total serenity.

Sleeps 2-6...Two bedrooms, spare beds, this house is full of  local history, good books, lots of paintings, period ceilings and native wood floors

Full kitchen and laundry, Yunca Woodburner AND Heat Pump. Comfy beds, electric blankets. TV, radio and CD player. Games, bike, trampoline, big lawn and patio.

Private access across the farm to the Southern Ocean with its Jurassic coast, birdlife, views of Stewart Island, a great place to build a summer bonfire on the sand and watch the sun go down.

Almost at southernmost point of South Island. Location handy for Catlins and for Invercargill / Bluff.

Contact Colin and Christine at Fortrose RD5 Invercargill
Phone and Fax 64 3 246 9526
Email:  Christine at just change the 'at' to @.

We welcome enquiries about longer stays in spring/autumn and are happy to offer a weekly rate.

The Catlins is an underdeveloped beautiful coast with a great variety of aspects to interest the nature-lover: Plants, marine animals, walking, local history, seascapes and landscapes, PLUS the locals love their visitors!



Details for The Garden House - spacious self-c holiday home

Capacity:  2-6
Capacity Details:  one double bedroom, one twin, and spare beds in lounge
Tariff:  $140 for two people, $180 for four, per night. We are happy to quote weekly rates out of season.
Availability:  All year
Restrictions:  No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Wheelchair access.
Amenities:  Fully furnished holiday home with all amenities. You just supply your food.
Activities:  Wild sea coast, penguins, sealions and Hector's dolphins, also the scene of NZ's worst civilian shipwreck at Waipapa Point, and the southernmost point of South Island at Slope Point. Jurassic Coast from Fortrose to Waikawa especially Curio Bay Fossil Forest. Two good eating places locally. Golf and fishing. Invercargill only 35 minutes.

Living area

Dinosaur guards spare beds in living area

living area

Queen Bedroom

Twin Bedroom

Large Bath

Kitchen with Woodburner

Original oak cupboards

Hand made woolly slippers

Lawn looking North

Garden House - Front Door

Seaworn Rocks and Sealion on the beach

Colin and Christine in Feb 2006

Garden House extract from the Catlins brochure 450KB

Garden House Brochure.pdf (2.85 MB)

Go to Christine's Home Page