Countryside Retreat Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Waimate District | #9945

9.5/10 (16 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • You’ll love the tranquil location, overlooking green fields, mountains and out to the Pacific Ocean
  • Great if you love walking, biking, native birdlife and relaxing in country charm
  • Midway to Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown, close to the Waitaki through to Mount Cook

Countryside Retreat Cottage is a charming piece of local South Canterbury history. It is over 100 years old and is part of an original larger estate built in 1913. Set in the picturesque Hunters Hills, the cottage is a fabulous space to relax, unwind and enjoy the sun while listening to native birdsong.

Situated at the end of Point Bush Road, the cottage is only a few minutes drive from the centre of Waimate, or ten minutes from State Highway 1. It is an easy trip to both Timaru and Oamaru (approximately 30 minutes by car), or through to enjoy the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail and the majestic Waitaki Valley. You are perfectly located to spend a day trip visiting Mount Cook National Park and Lake Tekapo.

Local amenities in the Waimate area perfect for families include the Victoria and Knottingley Parks, native bush walks to the iconic Whitehorse Monument which overlooks the Waimate township. The Whitehorse Big Easy Mountain Bike Trail also begins and ends from this part of Point Bush Road. Waimate's local Golf course is superbly laid out and three other excellent courses within twenty minutes drive. Of course a major local attraction is the local Waimate Wallabies!

Your property hosts live on site at Te Kiteroa Lodge Bed & Breakfast which is a stone's throw from where you will be located in the cottage. We are more than happy to check you in and help with any questions you might have during your stay!

Special conditions: Strictly no smoking. No pets allowed.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge Addition

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Subject to booking availability

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
18-Dec-17 to 18-Dec-18
$168+/night $168+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $20/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (19)

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  • The house and gardens were beautiful and well maintained

    The house and gardens were beautiful and well maintained. The view was amazing! Location was easy to find and not too far from the highway.

    LauraDean16 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Great location and lovely view over Waimate and the coast, and also...

    Great location and lovely view over Waimate and the coast, and also very peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed the outdoor spa and the bird life. The cottage was generally pleasant but let down by the lack of some supplies and some issues with cleanliness.

    LyndaMo5 99%|140x Jan 2017

  • Lovely welcoming cottage in a beautiful location

    Lovely welcoming cottage in a beautiful location

    mariapiab 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Peaceful location

    Peaceful location. Simple but everything we needed. Restaurant next door excellent and very handy.

    meliam935 100%|4x Feb 2016

  • Lovely peaceful location - country walks start at the garden gate

    Lovely peaceful location - country walks start at the garden gate. Next to a fine restaurant. Good for a quiet getaway.Fully equipped kitchen - plenty of space. The log fire made it cosy. The only thing I wished it had was a bath!

    CeliaC1 100%|9x Nov 2015

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