The Vineyard Shed - Darnley Corner Vineyard

Cottage | Amberley | #25818

9.4/10 (25 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • A fantastic location in the heart of Waipara Valley - NZ's fastest growing wine area
  • Only a 500 metre walk to Waipara Hills Winery - home of many fantastic summer concerts
  • A wide choice of restaturants and wineries within the surrounding area

We'd like to think you will inhale the country air and exhale the stresses of life as you come up the driveway to this vineyard retreat. The Vineyard Shed has been given a face-lift and is the ideal location for a weekend retreat. You will reluctantly leave at the end of your stay knowing more about the world of grape growing and having experienced a truly laid back stay in the wonderful Waipara valley.

There are plenty of attractions close by. Explore the many wineries open in the valley, experience the famous Waipara Valley Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings, or if you want something more physical there are some great coastal and hill top walks to be done in the area.

We are half-way between Hanmer Springs and Christchurch, so an ideal stop over point if you want to travel in the slow lane.

This is the closest accommodation to Waipara Hills winery, the scene for summer music concerts for the last few years. Park your car here, and walk across the road to the concerts, and wander back later that night.

The unit is fully self-contained with the ability for guests to use the microwave and/or hob to cook meals if you choose. A private courtyard, with vineyard views, has recently been established so guests can sit outside and take in the unique ambience that is the Waipara Valley. Home to Darnley Corner Wines.


  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Studio

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
20-Feb-18 to 31-Aug-18
$135/night $150/night
Default Tariff
01-Sep-18 to 20-May-19
$135/night $150/night

*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 (25)

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  • Lovely, clean place to stay and a great location to nearby wineries

    Lovely, clean place to stay and a great location to nearby wineries. Only comment is that there is no TV, but you really don't need one in such a beautiful area anyway- great reason to read a book! :-)

    Ash_Dee new member Feb 2018

  • Very modern, clean little unit

    Very modern, clean little unit

    DanRose 100%|5x Dec 2017

  • Cute apartment

    Cute apartment. Great view and great location for visiting the local wineries.

    JackieGi2 100%|6x Sep 2017

  • Immaculately clean, wine and beer in the fridge, wonderfully quiet, just the...

    Immaculately clean, wine and beer in the fridge, wonderfully quiet, just the ticket when returning from a long haul flight from Europe (the chocolate is especially welcome) The best Pinot Noir we have had from a NZ vineyard

    AndyR514 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • Great wee accommodation

    Great wee accommodation. Loved the wine and chocolate!

    GregBa18 100%|4x Jun 2017

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