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Uniquely innovative, eco-friendly accommodation set within New Zealand's Banks Peninsula...that truly goes against the grain!

We can guarantee that you'll never have stayed anywhere like New Zealand's innovative SiloStay before.

Endlessly original, fascinating and on a mission to be mindful of the environment, SiloStay consists of individual, circular hotel units in the shape of repurposed grain silos!
You'll find your wonderfully imaginative accommodation just outside Christchurch, in the tranquil, unspoilt town of Little River on Banks Peninsula. A scenic town formed from ancient volcanic eruptions and rich in natural history, Little River is the perfect spot for overworked minds seeking an undisturbed sanctuary, or for those who just want to revel in the beauty of life for a while.

The SiloStay complex includes eight single silos that each sleep two people, along with an accessible suite and an eco-friendly pellet boiler housed within a separate energy unit to provide heating. LED lighting, cruelty-free wool insulation and a ‘bio pod' waste management system complete the environmentally friendly story here.

Quirkily styled with clean, original detail and good-humoured touches throughout, you'll feel cosy and welcome just as soon as you arrive in your private 8.7 metre high unit. A sociable living area with table and chairs is provided, while a custom-fitted kitchenette with cooktop and microwave provides everything you need to prepare holiday meals.

Head up the winding steel staircase to find an ensuite bedroom equipped with a downy queen-sized bed and wall-mounted flat screen TV - the perfect place to lounge and gaze at the twinkling stars through the glazed silo lid.

A four-person ‘Accessible Silo' is also available for up to 2 adults and 2 children, with all accommodation housed on one level for those with access requirements, families, or those wishing to sleep in separate beds.

With absolutely everything you need right there at your fingertips (including a supply of gourmet microwave meals if required!), and with such a cosy place to relax in, it would be understandable if you decided to simply hole up in your silo for the duration of your stay. 

However, should you decide to venture out even for a short while, you'll be surrounded by plenty of fresh air activity. The Little River Rail Trail could be the perfect place to start - an invigorating cycling and walking track that follows the original railway. 

Further afield, the Eastern and Southern bays are utter delights for swimming, surfing, whale-watching and that breathtakingly majestic natural scenery New Zealand is famous for.

Little River itself is steeped in Maori history, and you'll find the local art gallery filled with original New Zealand art...all of which you can discuss at length over coffee in the popular local café.

SiloStay really has to be seen and experienced to be believed, so could there really be any better excuse to pack those bags and head straight for a quirky holiday that truly separates the wheat from the chaff!

Things to note

A portable cot can be provided on request, bike hire is available locally, a daily cleaning service is available on request, strictly no smoking, pets are not permitted.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Little River, Canterbury
Cost (from): £100 per night
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per silo
Bathrooms: 1 per silo
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 564

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One Bedroom Silos sleep 2, queen bed, electric blankets, bedding & towels, private bathroom, hairdryer, toilet, kitchenette, 2-ring hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, tea, coffee, milk, kitchen equipment, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, MP3/CD/iPod/USB stereo unit, Wi-Fi, balcony.

Accessible Silo sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children, queen bed, 1/2 single beds, electric blankets, bedding & towels, private bathroom, hairdryer, toilet, kitchenette, 2-ring hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, tea, coffee, milk, kitchen equipment, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, MP3/CD/iPod/USB stereo unit, Wi-Fi.

Local activities

Surfing, whale watching, beaches, cycling, hiking, museums, botanical gardens.

At a glance

At a glance

  • Innovative hotel complex consisting of eight individual, circular grain silo accommodation units.
  • The eco-friendly units are each mostly two-storey and sleep two people. An ‘accessible silo', with accommodation for up to four people (2 adults and 2 children) spaced over one level, is suitable for those requiring additional access.
  • Christchurch International Airport is only an hour's drive from the complex.
  • Additional services can be arranged, including cots, gourmet microwave meals and cycle hire. Please note that while the silos have free WiFi, mobile coverage can be patchy.
  • Close to local amenities, activities and sightseeing opportunities.

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