Spacious Country Barn - The Coaching Inn

Farmstay | Geraldine | #33774

9.8/10 (99 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Situated in a quiet paradise on the edge of Waihi bush looking straight out to Waihi peak and built within a stroll to the Waihi river, the barn is a true escape from city life, less than 2 easy hours drive from Christchurch and 10 minutes drive to Geraldine.

Purpose built for accommodation, the barn is very spacious with a high vaulted ceiling. It comprises an open plan living/kitchen and numerous options for open plan sleeping (6+ and well suited for a couple/ family or group.

Take a holiday from your cell phone and screens - we are proudly back to basics (no internet or cellphone but does have TV and a landline available for emergencies!).

You may choose to just enjoy the tranquility of the ponies and other farm animals and we have a well loved country garden. We enjoy carriage driving; our ponies are driven most days during summer. Chickens and sheep provide a full "farm stay" experience but with the privacy of some distance between the barn and main house.

The barn is just a short drive from Geraldine, where we enjoy all the facilities of NZ's favorite small town. Great coffee and cuisine and the opportunity to sample a unique movie theatre, bush walks, locally produced gourmet cheese, chocolate and fruit products await.

Cleaning will be provided for $50 per stay. Linen hire for $5.00 per person.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$5.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Barn main area

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed
    3 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Sleeping loft


Maybe booked

*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 (100)

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  • We had such a lovely weekend away from the city at Steve...

    We had such a lovely weekend away from the city at Steve and Bindy’s barn. It was so quaint and quirky, cosy and warm with the fire going. Our daughter loved the chicken’s, ponies and “little dog” too and our dog had a great time. Lovely local walks and close to Geraldine for amenities. Thoroughly recommended.

    Rachel R. Jul 2018

  • Really loved how remote this place feels

    Really loved how remote this place feels. Extraordinarily quiet. Lovely for night sky as no background lights. The barn is one big room, and very nice to sleep in same room as log fire. Very well stocked with things, didn't need for anything. Belinda and Steve excellent hosts. Really enjoyed the barn, lovely. Definitely in the top 3 bachs we've stayed in in 2 trips to NZ. The walks into the adjacent parks are excellent, great birds and nice scenery. Highly recommended.

    ColinMarshall 100%|9x Jul 2018

  • The barn is next door to the main house

    The barn is next door to the main house. We came to relax with friends and family and found this the perfect spot. The couple who run the farm are lovely and welcoming. We had a blast and would love to come visit again.

    ElizabethEs1 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Beautiful place to stay

    Beautiful place to stay . Very peaceful and lovely watching the cheeky ponies being fed in the morning .Our dog Whiskey loved it too . Would highly recommend

    StuartJo7 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • The property was in a great location in a quite spot which...

    The property was in a great location in a quite spot which was perfect for us. Bindy and Steve's grounds were amazing and very well looked after. The barn is right next to the ponies and we loved seeing them every day. we can't wait to go again.

    ClaireSh9 100%|4x May 2018

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