Hielan House Countrystay B&B
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Hielan House Countrystay B&B

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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Quality upstairs guest rooms with relaxing areas, ensuites, TV/DVD, fridges, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers. Complimentary laundry. Golf clubs to use. Relax, unwind on 6 acres in peaceful rural Oxford or stay longer and make us your base for day trips to Arthurs Pass, Hanmer, Akaroa. 3 mins from Inland Scenic Route 72, via Bay Road. 45 mins from Christchurch Airport and Christchurch City.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
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Jan Milne wrote a review Feb 2016
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful country location with bird song and fresh flowers in your room. Lovely and clean but most of all John and Shirley we warm, welcoming and generous hosts. They very kindly mailed back the hand lotion that I left behind.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 23 Feb 2016
Thanks very much for the kind words. They are very much appreciated as we like to (hopefully) give our guests a good experience. Thank you also for the advice on cycling the Otago Rail trail.
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gordongecko wrote a review Nov 2011
88 contributions139 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
John and Shirley were fantastic and gracious hosts and really looked after us and made us feel welcome. The room we stayed in was ensuite and within their home on the first floor and was spacious and comfortable (photos on their website). The only improvement comment I would make is it could have done with a touch better cleaning but it was a minor thing. Before we left in the morning we enjoyed a well cooked breakfast as well as seeing the sheep and lambs kept by John. We stayed here as a stopover whilst driving through Arthur's pass on to the western side of South Island and for that the location was very convenient. The home was on an idyllic site, really peaceful. Overall this was like staying with family, say an old Uncle and Aunt. Recommended
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Date of stay: November 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 24 Nov 2011
Thank you for your kind remarks, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the hospitality. We apologise that the cleaning wasn't up to our usual standard and would appreciate if you could let us know, where we let you and ourselves down so that we can pay more attention to what was wrong. We hope that the rest of your holiday was hassle free with great accommodation.
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Werner S wrote a review Mar 2017
Geneva, Switzerland23 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast was a treat. Choice of many options and prepared with great care of the owners.(Shirley and John). One day I left very early on a fishing trip they made me a packed breakfast. Very kind. The room I had was very large with an en suite section.
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Date of stay: March 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from HielanHouse_B_and_B, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 25 Mar 2017
Werner - it was a real pleasure to host you. No problem, only wish you had caught more fish. Appreciated the company and the conversation and you weren't any trouble. A very nice guest. Please come back to New Zealand and enjoy what else our beautiful country has to offer
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rozlin07 wrote a review Feb 2016
Ashburton, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overnight stay for local function. We were made to feel extremely welcome, and nothing was a bother. The beautiful location was topped off by the hospitality. Rooms were generously proportioned, clean and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was a very pleasant experience chatting with Shirley and John - being treated more like family than guests. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 23 Feb 2016
It was lovely to host you all while attending a family function in Oxford. We also thoroughly enjoyed the conversation at breakfast and thank you for your lovely remarks. Best Wishes
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ukwanderer08 wrote a review Mar 2014
Chathill29 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Hielan House with John and Shirley en route from Christchurch to the west coast. The setting of the house is idyllic and the accommodation is spacious and immaculate. John and Shirley could not have been better hosts, arranging our evening meal at the Oxford Bowls Club and entertaining us later over a drink. We arrived as guests and left as friends.

Hielan House is simply the best and is unreservedly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All accommodation is excellent.
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 11 Mar 2014
Thanks very much for your kind comments. We enjoyed the company, the conversation and exchanging travel experiences. Its so great to meet nice couples who enjoy our 'neck of the woods' in Oxford.
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Ayeuplass wrote a review Feb 2012
New Zealand64 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply wonderful!
Shirley and John were the most lovely , thoughtful, accommodating hosts you could ever wish to find.
The accommodation was beautiful. We had a beautiful large bedroom (the yellow room) with its own small lounge. The bed was large and comfortable and the linen top quality. We had a large flat screen and tea and coffee making facilities were most welcome for that early morning cuppa.
The breakfast we ate with them was superbly cooked by John and there was such a choice. . Accommodation apart, what made this the best of the many B&Bs and Home stays we have stayed in, was without doubt John and Shirley.
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had the yellow room, which was superb and roomy but any of the three rooms will be of the same...
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 11 Mar 2014
It might have been a long time ago but we can remember you both. Hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for your comments. The yellow roses didn't fare very well this year, our pet lamb loved the taste of them and when she got loose she made a bee line for them, the only rose bush she ate. We aim to please and are so glad we did that for you. Kind Regards Shirley and John
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Amy G wrote a review Feb 2011
Portland, Oregon19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two very comfortable rooms in a separate, private wing in this beautiful home. We enjoyed delicious, filling breakfasts, fun conversations with John and Shirley, and feeding the baby lambs. It was an easy walk to the small downtown and restaurants, though John is an excellent cook and offers dinners at home as well. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.
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Date of stay: September 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 18 Oct 2011
Hi Guys Thanks very much for your lovely comments. We are new to this Trip Advisor and apologise for not posting a response earlier. We enjoyed having you and if you had come back this year we would have had more lambs for you to feed. Have just come back from a 10 week holiday abroad, Egypt, UK, China, in a few years it will be USA. Take care and hope to see you back.
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Paul_R99 wrote a review Jun 2010
Orpington, UK38 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Hielan House in late February, as one of the other reviewers did, en route from Fox Glacier to Kaikoura. We also only had one night in a crowded itinerary, and found it a very pleasant place to stay with a large bedroom, good bathroom and a sitting area upstairs. We also were invited to have a drink with Shirley and John. We weren't able to use the pool as we didn't arrive until late, although in time to get to the local restaurant (there only appeared to be one open on a Saturday night!)
Excellent breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 18 Oct 2011
Thanks very much for your excellent comments. Glad you enjoyed our accommodation and hospitality. The swimming pool is going well and we understand you can see the thistle in the pool via Google Earth! Have just returned from your beautiful country, windy roads and traffic make it a bit slower than we anticipated but we thought London was just great. Shirley and John
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wizardofoz07 wrote a review Apr 2010
wizardofoz074 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Hielan' House to stop over for a night en route to Kaikoura from Fox glacier but now wished we'd spent two or three of days there as a base for Christchurch and the fascinating Arthur's Pass area.
It is set in Oxford, a lovely country town close to Christchurch and in pretty countryside very much like Surrey in England. The rooms are large, light and airy and well equipped with every facility. There is also a simming pool, jacuzzi & sauna for relaxation after a hard day having fun!
The hosts are really welcoming and invite guests to come togetherwith them for an evening drink & conversation which we really enjoyed. Part of the fun of travelling is swapping stories and experiences with other people in similar situations.
Breakfast is very generous and well presented.
We will definitely come back when next in the South Island!
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kizzmoll wrote a review Feb 2019
Northumberland103 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this home stay which is in a rural location on the outskirts of Oxford (NZ). The surrounding landscape and garden are very attractive and peaceful. Our room ( the yellow room) was a good size with a lovely comfy bed. Breakfast was very good with a good choice and gave us plenty of opportunity to chat to John and Shirley. I particularly loved the home made biscuits. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful going above the call of duty to help us with a problem back home and to do a wash for me. I wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HielanHouse_B_and_B, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B
Responded 23 Feb 2019
Thanks very much for your kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and sharing holiday experiences. It was great to hear of places you have been. Am looking at Bryce Canyon now as well! All the very best for your future travels and experiences in life. Shirley and John
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Jackie C wrote a tip Mar 2014
Swindon, United Kingdom28 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose to stay here, you won't be dissappointed."
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ukwanderer08 wrote a tip Mar 2014
Chathill29 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All accommodation is excellent."
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Ayeuplass wrote a tip Feb 2012
New Zealand64 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the yellow room, which was superb and roomy but any of the three rooms will be of the same high standard. The beautiful fragrant yellow roses from the garden, found in our room and ensuite, brightened up the rather misty damp day outside."
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Nearby attractions include Oxford Museum (1.0 km), Oxford Farmers Market (1.0 km), and Oxford Cottage Crafts (1.4 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Cruisy Days Diner, Cafe 51, and Black Beech Wine Bar.
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