River Retreat Accommodation - Coalgate

3159 Coaltrack Road, Coalgate
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Luxury in a rural, relaxing and private setting. River Retreat is a 10 acre property located in Coalgate, inland Canterbury. We have lovely views of the Malvern hills and the Selwyn River is at the end of the property. 40 mins from Christchurch Airport and a beautiful and peaceful place to stop for a night or two on your travels around NZ. Only 30 mins to the Mt Hutt access road for winter skiers/snowboarders. The beautiful Hororata golf course is next door. Go walking, ballooning or jetboat the stunning Rakaia and Waimakariri Gorges. If you want a luxury getaway in quiet rural surrounds then River Retreat is for you. A delicious continental breakfast tray is provided and a super comfy bed. You can eat out or make your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. A fully self contained unit completely separate from our house. If you have extra guests then we have a sofa bed in the lounge with bedding provided. You can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the views of the hills or if it is a cold day you can light the fire and enjoy the cosiness inside. Your Hosts Margie and Allan would love to have you stay and enjoy this little known piece of paradise.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Fire place
Heat pump
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Fire wood supplied
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)

Special Amenities

• Queen sized bed • Ensuite toilet and shower (shampoo, conditioner, and soap provided) • Gas hot water • All linen provided (extra bedding available) • Logburner and heatpump (in winter the fire will already be laid) • Flatscreen TV with Sky • DVD player with a selection of DVD's • Library – there is a variety of books for different tastes. • Fully equipped kitchen with oven, gas hob, microwave and large fridge/freezer. Oil, salt and pepper are also provided. • Private courtyard with garden • Continental breakfast includes; homemade toasted muesli, yoghurt, weetbix, cornflakes, fresh bread and condiments. Plunger coffee and loose leaf tea provided. • Free wifi (details in the booklet in the unit) • Excellent cellphone coverage • Outdoor spa available (by arrangement) The unit is best suited for a couple but the sofa bed in the lounge can accommodate 1-2 children. Please note there is a wall between the 2 rooms but no door. We are happy for you to bring your pet, should you want us to look after them during the day please allow an additional cost of $10 per pet per day.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

There are a multitude of activities in the surrounding areas to keep anyone interested, from Ski fields, back country fishing, day walks and horse treks, through to cafes, wine tasting, hot air ballooning or just kicking back and relaxing.


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

kathy blumm
Wonderful, quiet space with all the ammenities one could think of; spent the weekend at a workshop and enjoyed coming back to the warmth of the roaring fire at night! Thanks for the lovely spot.
Carmel Keegan
We enjoyed our stay and the wonderful hospitality provided by Margie. The homemade bread was moreish and we enjoyed the other extras provided including chocolates and generous breakfast provisions. The bed was comfy, fire warming and sky sports were all just what the doctor ordered for us. Would love to come back.
sherie graves
Such a lovely setting. The owner greets you on arrival & then leaves you in peace unless you need something. They have your every need covered. And the BEST shower I have ever had!
Response from Owner
Thanks very much for your review Sherie and for choosing to stay with us. Regards Margie & Allan
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$160 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
All year$144 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
All year
$144 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
$160.00 per night – includes Continental Breakfast

Discount for bookings of 2 nights or more – $144.00 per night

Prices are for 2 Adults per night, Additional $20 per person per night.

We are happy for you to bring your small pet but please confirm with us first. Should you want us to look after them during the day please allow an additional cost of $10 per pet per day.




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