SiloStay in Banks Peninsula sure has the unique wow factor. In 2011 Innovative Designers turned eight grain silos into amazing eco-friendly and affordable accommodation for up to 3 guests each. They don’t just pay lip-service to eco-friendly – there’s sustainable heating and water saving solutions too. Why not take the time to visit popular SiloStay at Little River Village and experience some very cool and quirky design! Read on for more…
Best For: Unique, Industrial, Near the River Trail, In the heart of Banks Peninsula $$
Enjoy quirky without paying for the novelty. The designers of SiloStay in Banks Peninsula have thoughtfully created stylish and unique accommodation at fantastic prices. See pricing key here>>
Curved Design Accommodation:
Everything in your silo molds to the curves with clever industrial design over two stories. A cool steel staircase connects the handy kitchenette, eating area and toilet downstairs with the bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Relax, eat or enjoy a glass of wine on balconies on both levels.
You’ll love all the attention to detail and quirky industrial details. On the eco-conscious side the toilet uses grey water from the basin to save on water use. No worries about feeling cramped in your silo – they’re spacious and comfy.
If you want nature and a quiet place then you’ve found it except for the occasional sheep’s bleat or bird chirp! You’re also in the heart of Banks Peninsula so a perfect destination for daily expeditions around the area…see activity ideas below.
Quick Tip: If you need accessible accommodation the designers have created an accessible ground floor silo for guests with disabilities and this has 1 large double bed and 2 single beds.
When it’s snowing you’ll feel cosy inside your silo with the specialised eco heating generated from the central heater silo. A highlight is falling asleep with the stars sparkling through the round skylight above.
Silos include: Free WIFI, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Stereo unit with ports for iPods, USB, MP3, CDs. Bike hooks for storing your bide when you’re taking a rest from the Rail Trail. Comfortable Queen bed, bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchenette, balconies, eating area.
Things to Do in Little River:
Enjoy the peace and quiet, take a stroll in the garden, or hire one of the SiloStay’s bikes. You can ride around the Little River bike trails but the best bit is that you’re close to the historic Rail Trail – this fascinating route of volcanic hills, wetlands, sea views, and history is suitable for walkers or riders.
In Little River you’ll also find:
- The historic Rail Station,
- Little River Art Gallery,
- Birdlings Flat Gemstone and Fossil Museum,
- and the Shamarra Alpaca Farm.
- Quite a lot to do in this little place!
Things to Do in Banks Peninsula:
Little River lies in the heart of the scenic Banks Peninsula, only 50 minutes from Christchurch. There’s plenty to do in this beautiful region. An artisan and foodie paradise with art, craft, vineyards, local gourmet specialties, delicious restaurants and farmers markets.
Hot Tip: Don’t miss the charming and historical village of charming French Akaroa – around 90 minutes drive from Christchurch and only 30 minutes from Little River.
The seas of Banks Peninsula are home to the hector dolphin and other amazing marine life. Get adventurous walking on old volcanic hiking trails and enjoy coastal activities like kayaking, dolphin cruises, and paddle boarding.
Hot Tip: Try Akaroa Guided Sea Kayaking Safaris.
Where to Eat:
For local food you’re a short walk away from The Little River Cafe and Store for coffee, meals or supplies to cook back at your silo in the kitchenette. A larger 4 Square supermarket is 27km away by bike or car in Akaroa. The Little River Hotel Restaurant is 1.5km away for casual pub meals. No vegetarian on the menu so ask what they can create.
You’ve got lots of restaurants to choose from in Akaroa but be aware that the kitchens can close early in the evenings:
- Ma Maison,
- Hilltop Tavern (halfway to Akaroa from Little River),
- Bulley Hayes Restaurant and Bar,
- The Little Bistro,
- Le Rangis Pizzerumba,
- Akaroa Fish and Chips,
- Ratatouille French Restaurant,
- La Thai (good price, vege available),
What Guests Say about SiloStay in Banks Peninsula:
- Cool industrial decor
- Innovative idea with attention to detail like the cool toolbox for kitchen utensils
- Luxurious bedding with lovely toiletries and sky portal for stargazing