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Fortrose Retreat
Ian and Jeanette Ruddenklau

Physical address:
2150 Tokanui - Gorge Road Highway
Southern Scenic Route
New Zealand

Postal address:
RD 5
New Zealand

Phone/Fax: +64 3 2469557
Email: info@fortroseretreat.co.nz


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A warm welcome awaits you at your Catlins accommodation. A Qualmark 5 star Farmstay cottage on the Southern Scenic Route, your base to explore the magnificent Catlins or unwind in this tranquil and private setting.

Ewes and lambs grazing outside the cottage From your Catlins accommodation, be as busy as you like exploring the rugged unspoilt Catlins coastline or spend your time in the tranquil setting relaxing taking in the view, watching or listening to native birds, marvelling at the stunning sunsets or enjoying the spa under the stars.

A private road through native bush leads you to your secluded two bedroom boutique cottage offering exclusive one party accommodation for up to 4 people.

Experience farm life on a farm tour, view the garden at the homestead or just be left alone to unwind where your nearest neighbours are almost 2 kms away.
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Native bush outside the cottage

Fortrose Retreat farmstay is set on a hillside alongside your own native bush on our 850 acre Southland farm (3000 sheep) near Fortrose.

Enjoy panoramic views over rolling Southland farmland to the sea from the dining table or your covered decking accessed by sliding glass doors from the living room and master bedroom. You can even see Stewart Island and Bluff in the background!

From your doorstep board a helicopter for a magnificent scenic flight.



Enjoy the beautiful view from the kitchen and dining table.

We look forward to welcoming you to this unique location where the choice of experiencing farm life, exploring the Catlins or enjoying absolute privacy is yours.

Kind regards
Ian & Jeanette Ruddenklau




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