Spacious Country Barn - The Coaching Inn

Farmstay | Geraldine | #33774

9.9/10 (34 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • Studio
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Short stroll to the Waihi river and 5 minute drive to the popular Waihi Gorge
  • Double loft bed (or space for two singles) available if requested
  • Fabulous BBQ area

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.

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 a landline and TV 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 NZs 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 and for breakfast and other meals, please call to discuss.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Barn main area

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required); Linen $5.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Carriage driving experience available if the weather is suitable

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
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07-Dec-16 to 07-Mar-18
$120+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (34)

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  • This is a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful setting

    This is a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful setting. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking for a quiet, beautiful place to unwind and unplug.

    KaylaWilson89 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • What a great place to stay, the kids loved the horses and...

    What a great place to stay, the kids loved the horses and Bindy and Steve even took them out for a carriage ride! Highly Recommend

    its_just_chris 100%|3x Nov 2016

  • Beautiful building; very well set up; clean, tidy and welcoming

    Beautiful building; very well set up; clean, tidy and welcoming. Lovely walks all around - great for the dogs, kids and us. A magic spot.

    KirstieJM 100%|6x Nov 2016

  • Lovely barn, communal sleeping

    Lovely barn, communal sleeping

    NickyTa2 66%|3x Oct 2016

  • Bindy and Steve were fantastic and really made our stay that much...

    Bindy and Steve were fantastic and really made our stay that much more special. The barn was amazing and very comfortable, the location was a slice of paradise! They even took us on a ride with their ponies which was a big highlight of the stay. Very welcoming, including our young dog where treats were left and a bed made up in front of the fire. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a peaceful retreat in the heart of south canterbury.

    BenSt123 100%|1x Oct 2016

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