IDYll HILL RETREAT centrally placed in Taranaki

Chalet | Stratford District | #19488

9.1/10 (36 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Close access to the gateway of Mt Taranaki, hiking, gentle walks, skiing, natural pools etc
  • Centrally placed to explore the Taranaki region with New Plymouth, Hawera, surfhighway.
  • We are back! We have been fully booked for 8months and are now back on bookabach

Idyll Hill Retreat is conveniently located on Cardiff Rd, the direct road link between Dawson’s Falls and Stratford Plateau. This provides access to the mountain's walking tracks and activities. Idyll Hill Retreat House is a self-contained three bedroom house, set up for those who need an office space with the additional benefit of free Wireless broadband (WiFi).

The 5 acre property has two houses on it. Large group...request to rent other house which guests have requested in the past. It has a strong country feel and contains free to roam chickens, beehives and a newly established fruit orchard which you are more than welcome to explore. There is a natural water hole nearby, fed from the mountain springs, and surrounded by a beautiful garden.


Stratford is 5-10 minutes drive and offers a range of dining options. Please contact the owners if you wish to sample their own cooking that can include wild game cooked to perfection including wild venison. The owners have previously owned an award winning café and haven’t lost their touch.

The owners are more than happy to provide information on tramps, walking tracks, skiing/boarding, gardens and some of the best kept local secrets.

The Forgotten Highway starts 8 minutes from your accommodation, and takes you through a truly amazing journey of historic places. Stratford is the best place to start on the Forgotten Highway.

Wake up to the sound of birds, a view of Mt Taranaki, and Mt Ruapehu.

Having a wedding, ask us for details and photos.

Special conditions: Please note the queen room and childrens room are upstairs. We can add bunk beds instead of the two single beds, however with only one bathroom it isn't ideal for all (8) adults. ie best 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children. Pets prior approval. There is a dog run on the property please ask.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Childrens room

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Master room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen room

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: one of the below will be left. If you prefer one please ask and we will do our best. Chocolate/our honey/our eggs

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 8 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (47)

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  • Great location and very clean and tidy bach

    Great location and very clean and tidy bach. Host went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

    Suz_chris19 100%|2x Jul 2018

  • The property was clean and tidy with everything we needed to enjoy...

    The property was clean and tidy with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The location is great for exploring Mount Taranaki, the Forgotten World Highway and the Taranaki region in general.

    marshall new member Jun 2018

  • Very peaceful location and an ideal base to explore the Taranaki region

    Very peaceful location and an ideal base to explore the Taranaki region.

    chriin891 100%|18x May 2018

  • Great property location

    Great property location. If you want to do anything in the Taranaki region, this is the place to stay! So close to so many attractions and activities. The house was tidy and had everything needed for our stay, and the property was so private, with plenty of room outside for children to explore.

    TrentJo1 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Beds all made - great after a long drive!!!

    Beds all made - great after a long drive!!!

    JoH636 100%|5x Mar 2018

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