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Luxury in a rural, relazing and private setting

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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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 outs...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 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. 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. More
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About the Owner
Margie S
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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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 March 12, 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

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank ronvoyage
Reviewed January 17, 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.

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank KimberleyR341
margiesharkey, VR Owner at Luxury in a rural, relazing and private setting, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2017

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

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Reviewed May 12, 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

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank annie_mca51
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed February 15, 2016

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Date of stay: January 2016
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The Barn has everything one would need kitchen is well equipped, plenty of books puzzles etc and TV the Bed is comfortable and the bathroom is small but very clean and all one needs to use. We have stayed at the barn quite a few...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Holdies
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
TV
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
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.
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