Sherwood Lodge is an historic country home, located beside the Lottery River in foothills at the junction of the Amuri, Hanmer and Seaward Kaikoura ranges, in the middle of the South Island of New Zealand (approximately 90 minutes north west of Christchurch International Airport).
Built for the Burbury's (one of the leading local families of the day) in two parts, this high country homestead was started in 1910 with the second floor constructed in 1924. The Burbury Estate farm, "Sherwood", was sold in the early 1990s and the house renovated into "Sherwood Lodge".
Sherwood Lodge currently has 5 suites available, four with ensuites and one with a private bathroom. Each suite is decorated differently, to make the most of the room's individual attributes. All rooms in the house have central heating (and the downstairs suites all have open fires).
Waiau township dates from the 1860's and has grown as the area surrounding it has grown. It was primarily a stopping point on the road north, with accommodation houses established by the river crossing (and later one of the longest single lane bridges in the country) over the Waiau river. The small town of Waiau is now home to around 250 people.
Sherwood Lodge, Waiau, Canterbury, New Zealand
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