Our Log Cottage is situated on our 20 acre Equestrian property, in Swannanoa. It is just 15 minutes from Rangiora and 20 minutes from Christchurch airport. Our accommodation includes a 2 bedroom Luxury Log Cottage, complete with fully fitted kitchen, plus a studio Sleep-out.

The Log Cottage is a perfect getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being close to many amenities. We are ideally situated for your first or last stop when arriving into or leaving Christchurch. We are also close to many local wedding venues if you are looking for somewhere to stay whilst celebrating a special day.

The newly completed Mandeville Village is just 4 minutes away and contains a Petrol Station, a well stocked Supervalue, Fish and Chip shop, Thai restaurant and a restaurant and bar (The Platform), serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Who is behind this

We are an English family who moved to Christchurch 16 years ago from Bromley in the UK. We emigrated to New Zealand because we loved the lifestyle it offered and we have enjoyed exploring the beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer.

We purchased the land that our property now stands on in June 2013 and have since then embarked on building our dream home and an equestrian centre.

We have a passion for native trees and birds and have been on a tireless journey to plant as many native trees and shrubs on our property as we can.

​We are delighted now to also have our Log Cottage, Sleep-out and Stable Accommodation that others can enjoy. We look forward to sharing our property with you and helping you to enjoy your stay in New Zealand.


The Log Cottage offers popular accommodation for people attending weddings at one of the many local wedding venues. Our accommodation has been used for Bridal parties to get ready, for happy couples on their wedding night and for family members to stay.

We can Cater for up to 10 people:

  • The Log Cottage – 4 people – 1 Queen bed and 1 Double bed
  • The Sleep-out – 2 people – 1 double bed
  • The Stable Accommodation – 4 people – 2 Queen beds (bunks)

An extra mattress can be placed in the stable if required and a portacot is available.

Please contact us for any special requests that we can help you with and for our wedding rates. Early check-in is available upon request so that you can have plenty of time to get ready before the wedding.

Golf Course

We have a nine hole Pitch and Putt Golf Course around the Cottage and Main House. It is possible for guests to have a round, but the course is restricted to right handers and to experienced golfers. If you are not sure whether your ability is good enough, we are happy to appraise you before your round.