Luxury in a rural, relaxing and private setting - Coalgate,NZ

If you want a luxury getaway in quiet rural surrounds then River Retreat is for you. A delicious continental breakfast tray is provided and a super comfy bed. You can eat out or make your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. We have 10 acres next to the river and the Hororata golf course is just next door plus lovely views of the Malvern hills. We are next to Inland Scenic route 77 and the Rakaia and Waimak gorges are only a 15 minute drive away. And Ballooning only 5 minutes away.

$160 per night including a self catered continental breakfast

$145 per night for bookings of 2 nights or more.

$20 per night for extra adult

$10 per night for extra child

Small dogs are welcome (please check with us first though)

River Retreat accommodation is a barn that we built in 2013 and converted half into accommodation in which we lived in for a year whilst building our house. When we moved out we fully redecorated, recarpted and put in a log burner. It is completely separate from our house with its own garden and outdoor seating area. It is best suited for a couple but there is a sofa bed in the lounge with bedding provided which can sleep an extra 2.

There is great cellphone coverage, free Wifi, Satellite TV including Sky sport, DVD's, board games and a library.

You can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the views of the hills or if it is a cold day you can light the fire and enjoy the cosiness inside.

We are pet friendly but please let us know beforehand as we have our animals and need to make sure they will all get along first. We have our own pets - 2 dogs, 2 cats and a horse

Guests are welcome to walk around the property and there is access down to the Selwyn river. There are walks along the river or on the hill at the rear of our property.

Allan and I are earthquake refugees from Christchurch who are happy to have found our haven out in Coalgate. We love it so are sure you will too. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing our bit of paradise.

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 2
Beds: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: Self Contained Unit
Types of beds: Queen Bed
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Hair dryer
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Coffee maker
Kettle or Jug
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Freeview TV
Sky TV
House Rules:
OK for kids (3-12 yrs)
OK for minis (under 3)
OK for dogs
OK for other pets
Smoking allowed
Parties & events allowed
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 1
Check-in time: After 2:00 pm
Checkout time: 10:00 am
The neighbourhood: Situated in Coalgate on 10 acres bordering the Selwyn river and with views of the Malvern Hills.
Details of pets on property: Rural property with some stock, a pet horse, 5 chickens, 2 dogs and 2 cats
Details of surveillance on property: Camera for front gate