After booking online Nicky provided excellent communication up to our arrival. The room was luxurious and we enjoyed our greeting from Nicky's cute Spaniel dog. Although we only stayed one night we loved sitting in the sun on the deck chairs and looking out over the pond watching the ducks. Nicky and Simon genuinely cared about us having a great time at their gorgeous property and we were glad we took advantage of the pizza Nicky prepared for us for dinner so we didnt have to drive back in to town (albeit only a short drive). Would highly recommend Revive on Oakview for couples wanting a truly restful stay.
We stayed two nights here, enjoying the friendliness and kindness of Nicky and Simon in a serene secluded area of the central east coast of the South Island, just south east of Ashburton, off SH1. We revelled in the pure air and gentle temperatures after the Sydney bushfires , smoke and heat.It truly revived us. The room is spotless, comfortable and welcoming.The grounds are beautiful countryside with trees, a lake, ducks, chooks, cows, sheep, flowers. It was easy to find after a straightforward drive from Christchurch airport. We were treated to delicious breakfasts and chose to eat the evening meals there. The homemade pizza and the platter were savoured whilst sitting on the deck, sipping NZ wine and chatting to Lottie, the hosts' dog. We can definitely recommend a stay at Revive on Oakview and will return there next time we visit NZ.…
Home from home. Nicky and Simon were the most welcoming and genuinely friendly hosts we have had the pleasure of meeting in our travels across New Zealand. We arrived as strangers and we very much felt we have left as friends. Very comfortable stay in a small suite in a garden setting adjacent to the main house. So quiet away from the road with only the sound of the birds. Excellent nights sleep in a comfortable bed and nice shower. Pretty garden with centre piece pond and resident ducks. In the morning you get treated to a full English breakfast in the main house which is absolutely to die for. If staying in the Ashburton area this idillic place is only 10 minutes out of town and you won't find a better place to relax and revive your spirts - Don't hesitate - just book.
Oakview affords a wonderful retreat of rural serenity only 20 minutes from the amenities of Ashburton. The facilities, including the wood fired hot tub, are high quality and the hosts both welcoming and accommodating. We have no hesitation in recommending this venue.
A lovely spot ourt on a small farmlet - very comfortabl, very private - lovely comfortable room pleasnt views of ducks and pond - lovely private decking looking over garden - excellent ensuite - beautiful homecooked breakfast - lovely friendly host