A collection of boutique retailers and cafe surrounding the historic Mill House at the home of Ashford Wheels & Looms. Come and enjoy the experience!

The Ashford Village is open 7 days. 427 West Street, Ashburton.

There is plenty of off-street parking for cars, campervans, caravans and buses. Just one hour south of Christchurch on State Highway 1.


The Ashford Store is your one stop shop for textile supplies, based at the home of Ashford Wheels and Looms – manufacturers of the world-famous spinning wheels and weaving looms. We stock the full range of Ashford Wheels and Looms along with a range of quality New Zealand knitting yarns, international and specialty yarns, books, patterns and accessories. Let us teach you how to spin, weave and felt - we have the full range of Ashford equipment on display, ready for you to try.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 9 – 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 – 3.00pm
Closed public holidays.


Millhouse Kitchen is a family run business working hard to bring the best cafe experience to Ashburton. We love great food, good coffee and we take pride in bringing you the best produce, to offer a unique dining experience. Offering an unbeatable cafe atmosphere as well as a beautiful outdoor setting amongst the garden of the Millhouse.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 9 – 3.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 – 3.00pm
Hours may differ.


An Aladdin's Cave featuring unique and beautiful clothes, fabrics, jewellery and homeware imported from India, Thailand, Japan and other Asian countries.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 10 – 4.00pm
Saturday 10 – 3.00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays closed


We sell Eco Friendly, Natural and Reusable products for the whole family, including pets. In our refillery you can refill your own bottles with our natural cleaning and body products. Come and visit our store for gifts and New Zealand made products.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 10 – 4.00pm
Saturday 10 – 2.00pm
Sunday closed


At Best Buddies we have an array of one ingredient 100% natural Dog treats. We also stock our very paw-pular Doggy Gift Boxes, Human gifts, Toys, Enrichment products, Frozen raw food & Mighty Mix products along with Kitty Cat products too. Great dog/hooman events are also held here regularly and we offer Ice Cream Sundaes for Dogs daily.

Open hours: 

Tuesday 10 – 2.00pm
Wednesday – Friday 10 – 4.00pm
Saturday – Sunday 9.30 – 3.00pm


Boondocks clothing is designed for all women (country and urban) with comfort and durability in mind. The Boondocks collection accommodates a good range of sizes including the fuller figure and large size women’s clothing fits, with many colours and styles and we make a point of working with cloth of superior quality. Our products include a wide range of merino, denim, linen and cotton clothing for women.

Open hours: 

Tuesday – Friday 9 – 5.00pm
Saturday 10 – 2.00pm
Sunday closed


Committed to crafting spaces that seamlessly align with your lifestyle, we bring your dream home to life. Our innovative approach blends expert craftsmanship with cutting-edge techniques, ensuring your home stands the test of time. Our range of customisable home designs are suitable for every stage of life. Whether you're looking to build your dream family home or downsizing to your forever home, we have something for you.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 8 – 4.30pm 
Or by appointment.


Open 7 days a week. Biggest range of Hire Gear in Ashburton. Modern Equipment Hire at affordable rates where all profits are invested back into the quality plant and equipment in the regions we operate. Hireworx is proudly NZ-owned and operated with multiple depots across the North and South Island. With our full range and modern fleet, you can rely on us to help you get the job done. Whether you're looking for equipment on a large scale or DIY project, our experts are here to help.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 7 – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8 – 4:00pm

Care, integrity and loyalty through “Touching people’s lives” is our mission and goal. Our goal is to create a lasting professional working relationship, that benefits both candidate and client. For job seekers, we open wide range of opportunities for growth and development. For our clients, we bring solutions to the stress of finding the right candidate that fits their organization and business needs.

Open hours: 

Monday – Friday 8 – 5pm

Bon Black Hair Lounge

Bon Black is a friendly hair lounge that provides a premium salon experience. We pride ourselves on having something for everyone. We place a major emphasis on listening to our clients to build a tailor made service that fits your lifestyle. Free consultations to help you decide on that new look and timeless cuts that enhance you. We believe everyone should be their own kind of beautiful. Expertly placed hair extensions that add volume, length or both, with a service that's exclusive to Bon Black.

Open hours: 

Tuesday 1 – 8.00pm
Wednesday 9 – 1.00pm
Thursday 9 – 8.00pm
Friday 9 – 1.00pm
Saturday 10 – 3.00pm or by appointment
Sunday closed