Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Find out moreOpens in a new window

Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage

Photo gallery for Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage

2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage

Entire home

Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Rangiora, Canterbury

Explore the area

  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)42 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt George's Hostpital42 min drive
  • Popular LocationNew Brighton Beach44 min drive
  • Popular LocationSumner Beach56 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage

Adults-only cottage in Rangiora
Lyddington Cottage is a charming rustic mud-brick cottage sitting in a large hillside country garden with spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding farmland.

At only 25 km from Christchurch International Airport and 11 kms from Rangiora township it offers a wonderful country holiday destination.

The layout of the cosy sun-bathed cottage makes it ideal as either a couple’s retreat or a family holiday destination . It has two downstairs bedrooms, one with a separate door leading into the communal bathroom and the other with a queen bed. Upstairs is an open mezzanine loft which has a double bed in a curtained alcove. This can cosily sleep 2 but Is probably better for one, there is also a sofa/day bed which can sleep one.

A wood-burner warms the cottage during the winter months with a heat pump as back-up.

An outdoor table and chairs and outdoor sofas enable you to enjoy the sun at all times of the day, There is also an outdoor heater and a barbeque

Guests have 20 hectares of hills and orchard over which to roam while garden lovers can ramble in Lyddington Garden which holds one of the largest old-rose collections in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Ashley River runs below the property and offers hours of family fun with swimming holes and biking along the stop banks .

The cottage is a good base for a number of day-trips: Arthurs Pass and the Canterbury ski-fields, the hot pools in Hanmer Springs, the Waipara vineyards and days in the surf at Waikuku or Woodend beaches as well as hiking on Mt Thomas across the river.

Pets are welcome but the cottage is not fenced for dogs. As there are sheep in the adjacent paddocks and ducks and poultry in the garden dogs must be on a lead.
There are a number of ponds in the surrounding gardens and farmland which are not fenced and this should be noted if bringing small children.

Pets are welcome but guests are asked to keep them off the furniture. As there is no pet-fencing at the cottage and farm livestock all around, dogs must be secured in the cottage, supervised at all times and kept on a leash when walking on the property.

The cottage has its own driveway and is very private but If any assistance is needed the Lyddington homestead and the owners are only 200m away through the garden..

Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Property amenities


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Day bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 6
  • Property does not allow children

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Charming Mudbrick Country
Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage Cottage
Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage Rangiora
Charming Mudbrick Country Cottage Cottage Rangiora

About this area


This cottage is located in Rangiora. Local points of interest include Oxford Museum and A and P Showgrounds.

What's nearby

  • Pearson Park - 32 min drive
  • St George's Hostpital - 42 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 44 min drive
  • Orana Wildlife Park - 46 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Rangiora Station - 20 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 42 min drive


  • Thai Aroma - 20 min drive
  • Himalayas - 20 min drive
  • Five Stags - 20 min drive
  • Route 72 Cafe Bar Emporium - 21 min drive
  • Lemongrass - 26 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 2 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 2 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 2 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 2 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 2 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

It was a real privilege to stay at Lyddington. The cottage is comfortable and well provisioned, the host amiable and the setting something that Capability Brown could have imagined. It was truly a charming and relaxing time

5/5 Excellent

Rustic, country charm
Three nights, in spring school holidays, at this unique, excellently-equipped cottage, effectively resets the mind into calm. It's only a short drive from Rangiora. You are spoiled with scenic views of incredible gardens, rolling paddocks dotted with sheep, and brooding mountains in the distance. There is total privacy, really comfortable beds, and a warming fire in the fireplace for the evenings. The owners are unintrusive, respectful and very obliging. Lyddington is a must-visit .... I was sad to leave.