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The Stablehand Quarters

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TV, fireplace, books
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TV, fireplace, books
TV, fireplace, books

Overview of The Stablehand Quarters

Entire home

The Stablehand Quarters

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Hororata, Canterbury

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHororata Golf Club13 min drive
  • Popular LocationRakaia Gorge20 min drive
  • Popular LocationWashpen Falls37 min drive
  • AirportAshburton (ASG)62 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
70 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 child bed
Bathroom 1

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

Family-friendly cottage in Hororata
The Stablehand Quarters is a new stylish cottage set within the grounds of Gunyah Country Estate. With wonderful views of Mt Hutt, Winterslow, Old Man's Peak, as well as peeks at other ranges, it is a quiet conveniently located home for many tourist attractions in the Methven area (skiing, golf, hot air ballooning, fishing, bush walks, landscape).
Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, well appointed and full of character.
Special conditions:
No Smoking inside or outside. No parties, no tents, no dossers. Cleaning: Leave property as found or Optional cleaning fee on exit. One night stay permitted with extra $ 20 surcharge applying per stay.

Extras: Cleaning Fee on Exit (Optional, NZ$70.00 per stay); Linen (included); Full Cooked Breakfast (Optional, NZ$29.50 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • High chair
  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Golf on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 753 sq ft (70 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Stablehand Quarters Cottage
The Stablehand Quarters Hororata
The Stablehand Quarters Cottage Hororata

About this area


Located in Hororata, this cottage is in a rural area and in the mountains. 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 nearby fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails, horse riding and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Hororata Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • Rakaia Gorge Walkway - 17 min drive
  • Rakaia Gorge - 20 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 37 min drive
  • Salmon World - 49 min drive


  • The Butcher's pie - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 2 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Quiet, relaxing stay on the farm.
We stayed 5 nights here because of the central location to surrounding summer hikes, Rakaia Gorge, Arthur's Pass, Mt Hutt. Travelled no more than 1 1/2 hrs in any direction to get to hikes. The two bedrooms were ideal, comfortable bathroom with underfloor heating, excellent kitchen with everything you need to cook. Large fridge, oven and gas cooktop. Be prepared though with groceries before arriving as not in an 'urban'area. Go to Rolleston Countdown for cheapest shopping and stock up. Methven and smaller towns have less range and more expensive prices/shorter opening times. If you want peace and quiet and a visit from two friendly farm dogs, this is the place.

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful and relaxing
This is a picturesque rural location. The Quarters are comfortable with everything we needed. The local farm eggs were delicious. Friendly hosts. The nearby Washpen Falls walk is well worth it. Thanks.