Peel Forest Holiday Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Geraldine | #8632

8.8/10 (40 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Situated among the beautiful surrounds of Peel Forest, this cottage is the perfect retreat for a couple, family or small group. Step off the verandah onto the expansive front lawn of the section, boasting 150 year old kahikateas, totara and matai trees, and enjoy the stunning backdrop of the native podocarp forest. The cottage consists of an open plan lounge and dining room leading out onto the verandah accompanied by a kitchen containing all the necessary appliances. With three bedrooms, the cottage can sleep up to 6 people.

The location possesses an abundance of activities. Immerse yourself in the natural environs by walking one of the many bush tracks or trekking to the top of Mt Peel to experience a view of the Canterbury Plains. For those seeking adventure activities, there’s white water rafting and kayaking on the Rangitata’s rapids, a river also renowned for its world class trout fishing. The Peel Forest Café & General Store is located nearby and the town of Geraldine is worth a visit to check out its impressive craft shops, winery and cheese delicatessens, supermarket and chemist - only a 20min drive away. Peel Forest is situated approximately 150kms (1.75 hour drive) south of Christchurch. Minimum stay 2 nights.


  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Bedroom 3

    3 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
2016 Pricing
22-Jan-17 to 30-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (84)

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  • Very handy to Peel Forest and it has a really good old...

    Very handy to Peel Forest and it has a really good old Kiwi Batch style about it and is priced appropriately.

    nicoal712 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • We loved our stay here, really warm and cozy property

    We loved our stay here, really warm and cozy property. It's well equipped, peaceful and with a gorgeous surrounding. Will definitely be back!

    JHo18 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Lovely secluded house in the bush

    Lovely secluded house in the bush.

    alanve214 new member Nov 2016

  • Lovely setting but facilities were quite basic

    Lovely setting but facilities were quite basic. With just two of us the price was quite high. OK for a family with several kids.

    BrianMc25 0%|1x Nov 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    We realise people are entitled to an opinion but we are surprised at the words "quite basic", it suggests the bach has an outside toilet, cooking on stones, showering under a tree. As for the tariff, I would have presumed you checked the other local accommodation and they all start from $140+ per night for 2 people. We think $100 per night for up to 4 people is reasonable and have been told (by guests) it is. We suggest you look at other guest comments for a fairer opinion.

    deniey929 100%|21x

  • Loved the fire and the feeling of home

    Loved the fire and the feeling of home.. would come again! Location very handy for tramping.

    katef475 100%|4x Aug 2016

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