Steeples Cottage, Westport: The Ultimate in relaxation
WOW! This place had a fantastic view over the ocean. It was the ultimate place to have a relaxing few days and we were in the cottage which was fully self contained with a kitchen that contained double the cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment, etc than I have at home. Full size fridge, washing machine, the list goes on.
There was also a room that didn't look much more than a room and bathroom but would be handy to have if you were travelling with others (no beach view). Nearby pub and town is about 10mins drive away.
Not a huge amount of things to do around Westport but that can be a good thing if you just want to relax.
About 3-4 hours drive from Christchurch from memory.