Rustic harness decor in dorm (sleeps up to 7) with shower and loo leads into fully equipped kitchen & dining with WiFi, tv/dvd, cosy firebox and summer swimming pool access. Separate private double room. More info at (URL HIDDEN)
The Old Coach House located at The Staging Post is rustic and full of character, a bit like your hosts Linda and Mike. We aim to make you as comfortable as possible and recognise we're not the Hilton Hotel so bring a sense of humour and call us with any question. We do restrict rentals to a minimum of 2 nights during summer and weekly bookings during school holidays.
You'll be able to access short walking tracks in the Staging Post area as well as our swimming pool or the stage area if you're looking for some peace and quiet. We are a rural retreat located just 45 minutes from Kaikoura and 55 minutes from Hanmer Springs, and the Waipara wine district is about 45 minutes south.
Interaction with guests
We'll pop in every day (trying not to disturb you, so when you go out on a day trip, or around 10 - 11am daily) to check the bathroom and kitchen area supplies and ensure all is safe and well (hot plates off, tv off if you're out etc). Having lived and worked in the area for over 30 years we're able to let you know about other local attractions that make ideal half day and day trips, or the best place to hide and read a book, or even lend you a spare yoga mat.
Other things to note
We have clean drinking water that is UV treated and filtered.
The Staging Post is a rural retreat with plenty of bird call sounds at dawn and dusk. This atmosphere is enjoyed best with a quiet drink in the early evening. Loud parties, loud music and loud people are not encouraged (though loud laughter is as welcome as local bird calls). We only allow pets if the owners have contacted us first and read the "pooch policy" at (URL HIDDEN) carefully and will not allow any dog owners to stay without having read and complied with those conditions at least 2 weeks prior to their arrival. We'd prefer it if you didn't smoke at all, and smoking inside never allowed.
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The Staging Post is a rustic rural retreat and your host Linda, a foodie and an artist, enjoys sharing this little piece of paradise with local and overseas visitors on a regular and relaxed basis. Note the "rustic" part - you'll need a sense of humour at times! Linda has a website for The Staging Post Rural Retreat in North Canterbury where you can find out more about us and the local area.