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The Hayloft

272 Ballantyne Road RD2, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#12 of 17 lodges in Wanaka
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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 and will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. Although self catering, breakfast provisions can be provided for your convenience.
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pd7 wrote a review Sept 2020
Weymouth, United Kingdom582 contributions306 helpful votes
Owner Julie & daughter Lucy were so welcoming to the unique Hayloft - you stay upstairs and they live downstairs. Unique building in a quiet rural spot in Wanaka (which can be very busy at high season). A lovely stay here which was too short - it was a wrench to leave! Thanks again - Paul & Alison
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Date of stay: January 2020
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harald s wrote a review Mar 2020
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany34 contributions15 helpful votes
We spent three nights at this wonderful location. The self contained flat offers a lot of space and two balconies . The owners are really friendly and helpful and provide great stuff for breakfast. The homemade bread was the best bread we had in NZ.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Stephen D wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
The Hayloft is just 10 minutes outside of the Wanaka village on a lovely property facing north towards the lake and mountains in the distance. You can sit on one of the two balconies, enjoy local wine and cheese and listen to the birds. The building is made of straw bales and maintains a comfortable temperature. It has a serviceable kitchenette, full bathroom with shower (no bath) and a lovely bedroom with a south-facing balcony for morning sun. The owners are quiet and friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Thanks for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay :)
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traveller2148 wrote a review Feb 2018
West Midlands466 contributions118 helpful votes
We stayed just overnight but really enjoyed ourselves. Huge apartment with stunning views from both lounge and bedrooms. Everything for our breakfast was delicious,especially the warm freshly baked loaf! Cosy beds and lovely toiletries made this a place to remember
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Feb 2018
Thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast provisions :)
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RuthMiltonKeynesUK wrote a review Jan 2018
Milton Keynes UK43 contributions32 helpful votes
Well this place was so different from anywhere else we have ever stayed. Just a few minutes drive from Wanaka. So peaceful. Just the sheep as neighbours. John, Julie and Lucy are such warm hosts and so helpful. John suggested great walks and also provided us with good breakfast provisions. We really felt at home here. Great place.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Jan 2018
Thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay especially the peace and the breakfast provisions. There are so many great walks, you'll have to come back :) Best wishes Julie, John and Lucy.
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sophie_k55 wrote a review Jan 2016
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
What a wonderful spot... Greeted with a welcoming note pinned to the door and a large friendly cat... And what a great little place - not that little actually! John came and gave us some info and then we had excellent privacy. Very easy to drive into town from here. All in all an excellent spot and the hayloft itself is beautiful. One thing we noticed was that it was very windy (I mean REALLY windy) - which made a bit of noise. But it didn't spoil a beautiful place (oh and the bed was VERY comfortable- hard to get out of it in the morning!
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue S wrote a review Jan 2015
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Wanaka is an excellent base all year round for skiing, hiking and adventure activities in the area. The Haylof is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the many options that the area offers - just make sure you book long enough as it is hard to leave. Self contained and private, with a lovely views and generous and gracious hosts, the Hayloft has a country feel yet is close to the action. As a guide, John is knowledgeable about the area and can recommend activities and tracks. This is our third visit and know there will be more.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Bridget S wrote a review Nov 2014
Southampton, United Kingdom204 contributions75 helpful votes
This was a truly lovely and peaceful location but still not far from the Lake. The apartment is upstairs with its own entrance and has a separate lounge with balcony, (fab views out to mountains) kitchen area with everything you need as provisions for breakfast were provided and were delicious. Double bedroom with another balcony looking the other direction, mainly sheep grazing which was so soothing. The dark sky at night was just fantastic and the intensity and quantity of twinkly stars was phenomenal from either balcony. Just lovely and our hosts were happy to advise on places to see which we did. Gem of a place Thankyou
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Tony S wrote a review Oct 2014
Rochester, New York, United States15 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a charming apartment with beautiful views from both the east- and west- facing balconies. John was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. He left us delicious and thoughtfully selected ingredients for a self-cooked breakfast. Interesting to learn about straw houses (which this is), and asthetically-minded guests will appreciate the beautiful colors of the interior walls. Very quiet, just past the edge of town, but just a few minutes drive to town center. Fun to watch the sheep from the balcony when they're frisky.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Becky C wrote a review Sept 2014
London, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
Planned to stay for a couple of nights but loved it so much I extended my stay! John and Julie were very welcoming and helpful, suggesting things to do. I very much enjoyed the many walks there are around Wanaka, especially the rob roy glacier track, i'd highly recommend doing it! The accommodation its self was great! felt right at home but with the added luxury of amazing views and excellent location!! If I'm ever back in Wanaka I will be sure to come stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hayloft
Which popular attractions are close to The Hayloft?
Nearby attractions include Realm VR Wanaka (3.4 km), Crossfire Wanaka (6.2 km), and Paradiso Cinema (3.2 km).
Is parking available at The Hayloft?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hayloft?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro Gentil, Burrito Craft, and Kika.