Spacious Country Barn - The Coaching Inn

Farmstay | Geraldine | #33774

9.9/10 (31 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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28-Oct-16 to 28-Jan-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 (31)

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  • Lovely barn, communal sleeping

    Lovely barn, communal sleeping

    NickyTa2 new member 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 new member Oct 2016

  • Lovely spot and great building

    Lovely spot and great building. Everything we needed was there. Wonderful place for our kids too (5 and 2). They loved the roll-out beds, the spacious garden, the toys/games and of course the ponies. Absolutely enjoyed our stay. And the carriage ride too!

    karinhermens new member Oct 2016

  • The perfect place to stay in a lovely location, with everything you...

    The perfect place to stay in a lovely location, with everything you need and nothing you don't. Bindi and Steve were very friendly and great to talk to.

    BruceS8 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Great spot out of the way

    Great spot out of the way. Even better than the photos show.

    TimMSaraB 100%|1x Aug 2016

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