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The Hayloft

The Hayloft
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272 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka

We warmly invite you to stay at our unique, strawbale loft apartment set on 16 acres of rolling farmland and enjoying fantastic views of the Southern Alps.

The perfect retreat for a couple, the Hayloft is a spacious, fully self contained part of our home with its own private access. Just 4km from the centre of Wanaka, it is an ideal haven to unwind and get away from it all. The apartment combines all the charm and character of an old farm cottage with the comfort and facilities of a modern home.

Designed with natural materials and recycled timbers, it's wonderful thick walls make it cosy and warm in winter and cool in summer. Spacious, private and quiet, it opens onto east and west facing balconies with great rural and mountain views. 

Features include:

  • Fully self-contained with own entrance
  • Lounge/dining room with comfy sofa, table and chairs (inside and on the balcony) plus TV with Freeview, Video and DVD
  • One bedroom with a luxury posteurpedic queen slat bed, cotton linen and electric blanket
  • Private bathroom includes a large, powerful shower, bidet, fluffy towels, a hairdryer and aromatherapy toiletries
  • Well equipped kitchenette with hob and microwave, fridge and tea and fresh coffee making facilities
  • Breakfast provisions are available if required and include local grown and organic produce where possible
  • Heaters in all rooms including the bathroom
  • Non smoking environment
  • Private off road parking
  • Drying room and ski storage available
  • Free laundry facilities available
  • Free wireless broadband access
  • Fax, phone and computer access available
  • We are more than happy to give advice on local walks and activities and make bookings if required

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Total Capacity



VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Satellite TV


Our breakfast provisions are sourced from our local farmers market and from our garden whenever possible. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements. John is on the local tracks trust and is very knowledgeable about local walks. We also run a tour business showcasing smaller local vineyards (many are organic), food producers, local history and Lord of the Rings locations.


See map below. When you get to Ballantyne Rd cross the river bridge and we are about 300m on the right. If you are coming from town and you hit unsealed road you have gone to far. Turn into the drive and we are the house with the red roof on the left.
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