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The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah

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2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
LED TV, fireplace
2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
LED TV, fireplace

Overview of The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah

Entire home

The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah

3.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
720 Sleemans Road, Hororata, 7572

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWashpen Falls35 min drive
  • AirportAshburton (ASG)57 min drive
  • Popular LocationCave Stream Scenic Reserve57 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Hutt Skifield68 min drive

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2 Bedroom House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Hororata, this cottage is in a rural area and next to a golf course. Hororata Golf Club and Rakaia Gorge Walkway are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rakaia Gorge and Washpen Falls. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing, rafting and boat tours nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Hororata Golf Club - 11 min drive
  • Rakaia Gorge - 12 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 35 min drive
  • Cave Stream Scenic Reserve - 57 min drive
  • Mount Hutt Skifield - 68 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 50 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah

3.5-star Cottage with kitchen and patio
A restaurant, coffee/tea in a common area and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free cottage. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include express check-in, express check-out and multilingual staff. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and offers free WiFi and a patio. Guests can enjoy a fireplace, and other amenities include a kitchen with a fridge and an oven. Limited housekeeping is available.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Accommodation at this 3.5-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Close to a ski area, ski runs and ski lifts
  • Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby
  • Ski storage


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Limited on-site parking

Family friendly

  • Cots (infant beds): NZD 10 per night


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:00 AM: NZD 27.50 for adults and NZD 27.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • 34-inch LED TV
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Washing machine

Work spaces

  • 1 meeting room
  • Desk


  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lifts
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • Next to a golf course
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Fishing on site
  • Horse riding on site
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 2 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 2016
  • Colonial architecture
  • Individually decorated

Where to eat

  • On-site dining venue – Serves breakfast and dinner daily. Reservations required.

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Check-in from 4 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Dinner is available by reservation only and must be booked by 2 PM on the requested day.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 10 per night

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 27.50 for adults and NZD 27.50 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Stablehand Quarters Gunyah House Methven
Stablehand Quarters Gunyah House
Stablehand Quarters Gunyah Methven
Stablehand Quarters Gunyah
The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah Cottage
The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah Hororata
The Stablehand Quarters at Gunyah Cottage Hororata

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Overall score and ratings

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Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 1 reviews
3 - Okay 100%
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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Nice countryside, unfriendly hotel, not for kids
We were a bit unfortunate with this stay. We came with 2 children (11 and 14 years old and very well-behaved), but the host was not very child-friendly and not very welcoming in general. We stayed in a separate house (clean and spaceous, but with an unpleasant damp smell) close to the main house. Unfortunately the neighbouring guests were a bit noisy, and the walls seemed to be very thin, so we did not sleep much... Dinner was good, but pretty expensive for what it was. Breakfast was definitely below standard (cold toastbread, moldy fruit). But we had dinner and breakfast together with some of the other guests, which was a very positive and interesting experience. Very poor wifi connection. The garden and surrounding countryside was beautiful. I would only recommend this place to couples without children. But we did not get value for money.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017