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Luxury in a rural, relazing and private setting

5 reviews
'The Barn' at River Retreat
Sofa bed
Allan & Margie
Coalgate a quiet rural town with beautiful views of the Malvern Hills
The Barn after the snow
River Retreat in the snow
Selwyn River at the end of our property
Sunset at River Retreat
The view from the hill behind River Retreat
Canterbury Plains
Hororata Golf Course (next door)
Canterbury ballooning
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Darfield, Canterbury Region, South Island
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.

It is a fully self contained unit completely separate from our house. If you have extra guests then we have a sofa bed in the lounge with bedding provided. There is even shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste so you just need your clothes. And if needed there is a hairdryer and iron.

You can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the views of the hills...
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Listing #HL6699279
About the Owner
Margie S
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We work from home so are usually around if you need anything. We are happy to answer any questions you have during your stay. We value our privacy and will do the same with yours.
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stayed two nights with my honey at the River Retreat in Coalgate, New Zealand in Margie’s Guest House. Margie is a wonderful host and provides a continental breakfast as part of the deal. This separate unit has a comfy queen bed with ensuite shower and...More

1  Thank ronvoyage
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely time. Margi & Allan were wonderful hosts. The accommodation was very comfortable with lovely design touches. The bed was really comfortable and the shower had great water pressure. It was nice being able to use their spa in the evenings.

1  Thank Kimberley R
margiesharkey, VR Owner at Luxury in a rural, relazing and private setting, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thanks Kimberley it was great to have you, Caleb & Phoebe to stay. :)

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Reviewed 12 May 2016

What a lovely spot to stop....only wish that we had longer to stay and explore the property/area. Our hostess was there to greet us and show us the accommodation, which was lovely and perfectly appointed. The fireplace was also a warm sight as the evening...More

1  Thank annie_mca51
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 King
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R 6 340
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About the neighbourhood
River Retreat is a 10 minute drive from Darfield which has a supermarket, petrol stations and restaurants amongst it's many shops. The Hororata cafe is only 5 minutes drive away and Glentunnel 5 mins walk has a well stocked dairy. There are plenty of walks in and around Coalgate.
Getting around
We are 45 minutes from Christchurch and there is no public transport so you will need a car. We are 10 minutes from Darfield which has a supermarket, petrol stations, restaurants, post office, as well as ski hire and much more.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Christchurch Airport: 54.0 km
Railway: Springfield : 16.0 km
River Retreat is at the Glentunnel end of Coaltrack Rd. It can be reached via the West Coast Rd and turn off at Bealey Rd and then right into Coaltrack Rd. Or go through Darfield and turn left at the Church onto Bangor Rd, which becomes Homebush Rd. Just before Glentunnel turn left into Coaltrack Rd. We are on the right after the cemetery.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 60.0 km.
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