Kurt and Rachel will be your hosts whilst you stay at Lynton Downs.
Along with their family, they are proud to share their love of the land with others who will enjoy the peaceful surroundings, the farm’s stunning beauty with its wide-open spaces, native bush and mountain vistas. Kurt – the farmer, is passionate about his dogs, livestock and conserving and caring for the land. He loves backcountry NZ, tramping, hunting, fishing and boating. Rachel – the farmer’s wife shares Kurt’s interests and is also a keen gardener and baker who can often be found in the homestead’s gardens. We both work on the farm but are available should you need us for anything.
We are especially delighted to share our story with you. We have had a break from running the farm stay as in November 2016 the Kaikoura earthquake changed our lives in an instant. It caused huge damage to both the infrastructure and land on the farm, and we faced a significant restoration of the homestead. We lived for almost four years with our children in our Quarters farm accommodation while the rebuild was happening and in 2020 returned to the stunningly restored homestead which will now along with the refurbished Quarters be ready to hold another 150 years of history within its walls. We look forward to you visiting and sharing your stories with us.