Spacious Country Barn - The Coaching Inn

Farmstay | Geraldine | #33774

9.9/10 (100 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 (103)

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  • Wonderful, relaxing place to have a peaceful weekend

    Wonderful, relaxing place to have a peaceful weekend. Beautiful property to stay on with lovely hosts. Definitely special.

    renelm225 100%|17x Dec 2018

  • Fantastic peacefull and relaxing property

    Fantastic peacefull and relaxing property.

    James T. Nov 2018

  • Bindy and Steve have created a little piece of paradise

    Bindy and Steve have created a little piece of paradise. It is absolutely beautiful, private, cozy, serene, and a joy to watch the horses out of the windows. It is our second visit and we will go back again!

    Kristi H. Oct 2018

  • 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

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