Struan Farm Retreat Geraldine

34 Thatcher Rd, RD 21 , Geraldine 7991
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Beautiful native trees and birdsong surround your own peaceful, private, and quiet cottage and gardens. You have a star gazing area where you can lie back in comfort and be awed by the clear sky and see the Milky Way and all the constellations. We have been listed with AirBnB for 3 years and are SuperHosts with a 5 star rating and excellent reviews. We have just joined Holiday Houses. Struan Farm Retreat Cottage is very well equipped with everything you need. Your hosts, Drew and Sally, will meet you and show you around their small farm. Meet the cows, chickens and native birds, and browse the large vegetable gardens and orchard. 1. Special Features: • The Cottage exists in a peaceful and quiet oasis, surrounded by vibrant plants and birdsong from our beautiful native birds. • Sally and Drew’s house is 50 meters away from the Cottage and they will ensure your privacy and a quality stay. • They are naturally very welcoming and friendly and have had extensive international adventure life experiences. They have owned Struan Farm for 33 years and have created a beautiful and natural environment. • The Farm has its own Star Gazing area, equipped with comfortable chairs. No other lights pollute the sky, so the stars are crystal clear 2. The Cottage: • The Cottage has a large dining/kitchen/sitting room area with free Wi-Fi and available plug in sound system. • The kitchen is self-contained, including a 2 ring electric hob, electric wok, mini-oven, rice maker, slow cooker, fridge and microwave. • We provide you with a variety of complimentary teas, coffee, milk, biscuits and homemade muesli, as well as fresh eggs from our free-range hens. • It has 2 bedrooms with very comfortable beds. (One bedroom has one queen bed ; the other bedroom is larger with a queen bed, a king single and two singles). • The larger bedroom has a very interesting range of reading material and games for children. • The bathroom has a shower, toilet, hair dryer, washing machine and clothes dryer. Towels and face cloths included. • A baby cot, baby bath, high chair, and iron and ironing board are provided. • The Cottage has a large outdoor deck with barbecue as well as a spacious lean-to cover for your vehicle right next to the Cottage, AND an outside plug for Electric Vehicles to recharge. • A fire extinguisher and first aid kit is provided 3. The Gardens and farm • The Cottage is on our small 18-acre farm. • We planted half of the acreage in native trees many years ago. • We also have paddocks with Belted Galloway cattle. We can show you our cattle close up in safety. • We have an amazing raised (waist-high) vegetable gardens and orchard close to the Cottage. • We grow our own vegetables, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, quince, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and grapes. • We invite you to pick and use any produce when in season. • You can walk around our small farm tracks whenever you wish. The electric fences are well marked. 3. Things to do in our area: • An easy mountain bike and walking track runs right next to our property boundary along the Orari River. You can bike this track all the way into Geraldine. • In the Geraldine and surrounding area there are 2 golf courses, a squash club and many outdoor ventures available. These include bush walking, hiking, skiing, rafting, fishing, horse trekking, canyoning and mountain biking. ( as well as ( • The Orari Gorge Reserve (8 minutes away by car) is an easy 1.5 hour circuit walking track through native bush. ( • Geraldine (10 minutes away) is a small country town with an excellent supermarket, selection of restaurants, takeaways, gift shops and art galleries. ( • There is also an extraordinary astronomy observatory run by a very knowledgeable local. This is really worth a visit. ( • Peel Forest is 15 minutes away and has a beautiful Scenic Reserve forest with a selection of well-kept tracks. ( • Peel Forest village has an excellent bar and restaurant "The Green Man" Great music on Friday nights and a fantastic atmosphere. • A rafting company (Rangitata Rafts - 10 minutes from Peel Forest) offers a fantastic class 2-5 raft trip. • There is also a very good horse trekking outfit in Peel Forest. 4. Our place in NZ • We are 1.5 hours south of Christchurch. • We are 1 hour from Tekapo. • We are 4 hours from Queenstown. • The cottage is 12 Km from Geraldine and 35Km (30 minutes) minutes from Timaru airport. • Skiers have a choice of two ski fields. Mt Hutt and Mt Dobson (both 1 hour away).

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Clothes line
Electric heat
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 King single(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Cot(s)


Average Rating: 5
5 total reviews

Joni Cao
We really enjoyed our stay. Sally and Drew are wonderful hosts who are very approachable and friendly. The house is clean and child friendly. We hope we will visit the farm again early next year.
Response from Owner
Hi Joni and David, Thank you for your lovely comments. We really enjoyed having you all here. It's families like yours that make having the Cottage worthwhile. A real pleasure.Take care and keep well, Drew & Sally.
Lisa B
Lovely place, very quiet and relaxing. Superb views of the stars at night. Comfortable beds, superb water pressure in the shower. Great hosts.
Response from Owner
Many thanks, and it was really lovely having you all stay here. We're so glad you enjoyed the stay and especially the stars! All best, Sally & Drew
We loved our time at Struan Farm Retreat. It is such a special place with so much to explore on the property, and ideally located for visiting Geraldine, Peel Forest and surrounds. The cottage has everything you need (and more) for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. We were travelling with small children and the cottage is perfectly set up for this, which made things easy. We loved exploring the farm and Sally and Drew are extremely warm and generous hosts. So delighted to have discovered this gem. Thank you both for making our stay so enjoyable.
Response from Owner
Many thanks Anna, It was a delight having you all stay here, and we very much enjoyed meeting you.All the best and hopefully we will see you again sometime! Sally & Drew
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
2 Jan - 10 Jan $190 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
11 Jan - 31 Jan $180 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Nov $160 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
Rest of year$160 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
2 Jan - 10 Jan
$190 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
11 Jan - 31 Jan
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Nov
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Please see our "more than 2 night" rates and our weekly rates.




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