Fallow Ridge Retreat

Fallow Ridge Retreat

We have long known how lucky we are to live where the air is fresh, the water is clear, and solitude is abundant. As our town living friends reminded us of this, the vision for Fallow Ridge Retreat began to evolve.

EthosOur aim was to create a design that would sit humbly within the landscape and optimise the natural environment. SustainabilityWe are committed to creating a sustainable environment for future generations. The areaMt Watkins is a 1436ha rolling hill country farm dissected by the Waikouaiti River.

Your hosts

We are David and Sarah Smith, owners, and operators of Mt Watkins Farm in the hills of Eastern Otago. Along with our 3 sons we have been farming sheep and beef on our little slice of paradise since 2006 and now invite you to share a piece with us at Fallow Ridge Retreat.

Working the land has always been our passion, David having worked in North Otago and Omarama before taking on his own farm, and Sarah grew up on this very patch before going to university and travelling. She later returned to marry the farmer who lived there, and together we have continued to progress and develop Mt Watkins. The Fallow Ridge Retreat seed got sown in that progress some time ago and we are now ready to share it with you.

We warmly invite you to Fallow Ridge Retreat to experience and explore the hills we call home and hope you will allow yourself to become fully immersed in the natural surroundings and find joy in being still for a while.

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The gift of tranquility

Give your loved ones the gift of tranquillity with a voucher for Fallow Ridge Retreat. The ultimate relaxation experience they will thank you for! Fill in the form on our contact page and let us know what you are after.

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