Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Find out moreOpens in a new window

Gunyah Country Estate

Photo gallery for Gunyah Country Estate

Featured image
Terrace/patio
Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Gunyah Country Estate

Gunyah Country Estate

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Sleemans Road, Windwhistle, 7572

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWashpen Falls12 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Hutt Skifield53 min drive
  • AirportAshburton (ASG)56 min drive
  • Popular LocationCave Stream Scenic Reserve56 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

Windwhistle

Located in Windwhistle, Gunyah Country Estate is in a rural area and on a river. Washpen Falls and Hororata Golf Club 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. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing and rafting nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Rakaia Gorge - 8 min drive
  • Hororata Golf Club - 10 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 12 min drive
  • Mount Hutt Skifield - 53 min drive
  • Cave Stream Scenic Reserve - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Gunyah Estate-The Lodge — 1 min walk

About this property

Gunyah Country Estate

Riverside guesthouse with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free guesthouse has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 7 shared rooms feature free WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. Guests can enjoy heated floors, and other standard amenities include washing machines, dining areas and sitting areas.
Gunyah Country Estate offers 7 forms of shared accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate dining areas. Beds feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses. This Windwhistle guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured, uncovered self-parking on site
  • Free secured, uncovered extended parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM: NZD 32.5 for adults and NZD 20 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Ecotours
  • Golf driving range
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Private picnics

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Golf pro shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (377 square feet)
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – December 2015
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dining room

Outdoor space

  • Garden

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Heated floors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations
  • Soundproofing
  • Washing machine

Similar properties

See similar properties

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: NZD 50
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 30 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs welcome
1 per room (up to 66 lbs/30 kg)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per stay

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 32.5 for adults and NZD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per night
  • High chair fee: NZD 15 per stay
  • Laundry fee: NZD 30 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 per cent

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

You need to know

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
This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Union Pay, Carte Blanche, debit cards and cash
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

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
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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

Gunyah Country Estate
Gunyah Country Estate B&B Darfield
Gunyah Country Estate Darfield
Gunyah Country Estate B&B Windwhistle
Gunyah Country Estate B&B
Gunyah Country Estate Windwhistle
Gunyah Estate Windwhistle
Gunyah Estate Windwhistle
Gunyah Country Estate Guesthouse
Gunyah Country Estate Windwhistle
Gunyah Country Estate Guesthouse Windwhistle

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 36 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 36 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 36 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 36 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 36 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
everything was excellent
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really great to get to stay in such a peaceful setting.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely property. Our springer spaniel, Alfie, loved the grounds!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019