Pricing and Conditions

Per night $135.00 - $160.00
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Multi night discounts available as well as single traveller discounts. Full continental breakfast is provided each day as well as access to a free mini bar and hotpool.

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Free cancellation is provided in the event of a Covid lock down or advance notice of more than 24hrs from scheduled arrival. If less than 24hrs notice is provided then the first nights accommodation is generally forfeited or credited to a future stay.

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The Fern & Thistle is Balclutha’s only luxury accommodation and features Lesmahagow, the magnificent villa built by sanitary ware ‘king pin’ Peter McSkimming in 1914. Named after his wife’s home town in Scotland, Lesmahagow sits on 6,000m2 of private landscaped gardens and surveys the local surrounds of Benhar, which the McSkimming’s built as NZ’s first feudal town in the late 1800’s to service their extensive factory operations. Lovingly restored and reopened to the public in 2020, the property is now equipped with many modern conveniences such as central heating, a commercial kitchen, superior WIFI, cafe quality coffee, sauna and a fresh water hot pool to relax in after a day exploring the Clutha area.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open 24/7
Months of operation:
All months of the year


146 Benhar Road, Benhar, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
35 mins south of Dunedin Airport on State Highway 1.
decisions Proximity to town:
We are a 3 minute car ride north of the Balclutha township.

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