GALLERY

We hope that the photos included in this 'gallery' give a clear & detailed depiction of the rooms, layout, & facilities.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.   

 

  • THE MAIN HOUSE
    The owners of Huntington Stables Retreat live on-site in the main house. The North & South Stables can be seen at the back off to the left, the Loft is a separate building to the right of the house, & the Stall is attached to the main house.
  • POOL OUTSIDE STABLES
    The swimming pool , spa pool & cabana are situated right outside the North & South Stables.
  • NORTH STABLE ENTRANCE
    The North & South Stables are side by side. Note: while there is access between the Stables via the deck area, there is no adjoining door inside.
  • NORTH  STABLE LIVING AREA
    A glimpse of the entrance to the living area through to the deck. The bedroom & bathroom are off to the right.
  • INSIDE NORTH & SOUTH STABLES
    Both Stables are set up the same & are situated next to each other.
  • KITCHEN IN NORTH & SOUTH STABLES
    Each Stable features a full kitchen complete with a gas hob, oven, fridge-freezer (behind doors), dishwasher, microwave, pantry, & butcher-block.
  • LIVING AREA IN STABLES WITH ROLLAWAYS
    Rollaways can be added to your booking.
  • NORTH STABLE
    Looking in from the living area to the bedroom.
  • NORTH STABLE
    This beautiful room features a super-king bed, & French doors that open onto a private deck.
  • SIDE TABLES & LAMPS IN EVERY ROOM
    In each draw you will find a box of tissues, small torch, eye mask, matches for the candles, & ear plugs.
  • FRENCH INSPIRED IRON CHAIR
    The Le-Forge wrought iron bedroom chair matches the bedhead, towel rack in the bathroom, & coat rack in the entrance.
  • WARDROBE
    Each lodge has a wardrobe that contains two robes, two pool towels, a spare blanket, wooden & covered hangers, iron, ironing board, hot water bottle, & lockable safe.
  • NORTH STABLE
    North Stable bedroom with the bathroom through one door, & out to the living area via the other door.
  • SWIM, SOAK, STEAM, SHADE & SUN!
    Swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub, steam in the sauna, snooze in the shade, or relax in the sun.
  • CABANA, LOUNGERS, & GARDEN ART
    Enjoy the sun or shade next to the swimming pool & spa pool.
  • HOT BUBBLING SPA POOL
    This is a few steps away from the swimming pool. It is the perfect spot to soak away aches & pains, or relax while watching the stars.
  • STEAM SAUNA
    Steam away your aches & pains in our wonderful sauna. Available to all booked guests!
  • SOUTH STABLE ENTRANCE
    A stable-style door allows the top half to be open while the bottom half is closed.
  • SOUTH STABLE BEDROOM
    This gorgeous room features a King-size bed, with French doors that open out onto a private deck. Extra beds can be added to the living area in the form of single rollaways.
  • SOUTH STABLE BEDROOM
    Stunning artwork by Cambridge artist Santie Cronje. All artwork is available for purchase which includes framed & unframed prints.
  • BEDROOM
    Both Stables are exactly the same size & layout.
  • BEDROOM FROM BATHROOM
    The bathroom is situated off the bedroom.
  • DRESSING TABLE IN STABLES
    Each of the lodges has a native wood dressing table.
  • SOUTH STABLE
    A different look with a change of linen.
  • SOUTH STABLE
    The new duvet set matches the gorgeous colours in the displayed artwork of internationally acclaimed local artist Santie Cronje! All artwork is available for purchase.
  • SOUTH STABLE
    Such a lovely room - for one or two people sharing the King bed. Artwork on the wall is by Cambridge based symbolist artist Santie Cronje.
  • BUTCHER BLOCK IN EACH STABLE
    In each Stable you will find a solid wood butcher block. There are cupboards on three sides & a set of draws on the other.
  • POTTERY CUPS, SAUCERS & JUGS
    These are provided for use in the North & South Stables. They are hand-made by local potter Jo Beckett.
  • KITCHEN
    Colourful pottery cups with tea & coffee plungers - provided in the North & South Stables.
  • KITCHEN IN NORTH & SOUTH STABLES
    Each kitchen has a Nespresso coffee machine, coffee plunger & coffee, & an assortment of tea & coffee in the pantry.
  • PROVISIONS FOR BREAKFAST
    Provisions for cooked & continental breakfast are added to your room - depending on which room & rate you select.
  • PANTRY
    The North Stable & South Stable each have a pull-out pantry hidden behind wooden doors. Provisions include: a selection of teas & coffees, drinking chocolate, cereals, home-made meusli, bread, sugar, salt, vinegar, soy sauce, & tinned fruit.
  • STABLE'S ENTRANCE
    In each of the stables there is a small desk that holds the In-Room Shopping folder, a jar of lavender sweets, & information cards in a beautiful pottery kete. Artwork above is by Santie Cronje, & the print is available for purchase.
  • ART FOR SALE
    All artwork by Santie Cronje is available for purchase.
  • TELEVISION & DVD PLAYER
    A 43 inch, HD Samsung Smart television is hidden behind cabinet doors when not in use. This brand new, late model television can be used with your laptop or phone! As well, you will find a DVD player, & a game of Scrabble. You will find a pack of cards, noughts & crosses game, & a colouring book with pencils on the coffee table. Monopoly is available upon request. Please note: there are no Sky channels in any of the rooms. Lightbox is available free of charge in both Stables.
  • LIVING AREA IN STABLES
    Sofa & coffee table in living areea.
  • ROLLAWAYS
    This is the configuration of two rollaways when added to either of the stables.
  • DVDS & BOOKS
    Both lodges have a bookcase which includes a selection of DVDs & books.
  • MUSIC CABINET IN NORTH & SOUTH STABLES
    There is a small selection of CDs in each room & of course you're welcome to bring your own. As well, there is an iPod dock should you wish to play your own compilations.
  • A SELECTION OF RED & WHITE WINES AVAILABLE IN ALL ROOMS
    A selection of beer, cider, & non-alcoholic beverages are provided in your fridge for purchase. Sparkling wine & champagne is available upon request.
  • BATHROOM IN NORTH & SOUTH STABLES
    Each Stable has a bathroom that includes a slipper bath, toilet, tiled shower, large hand-basin, toiletries, hair-dryer, linen, heated towel rail, & luxury lotions.
  • BATHROOM IN THE STABLES
    Each Stable features a gorgeous bathroom.
  • BATHROOM IN THE STABLES
    Enjoy a bath or shower using liquid lavender body wash, or use the lavender soaps which are provided in the bespoke wax dish.
  • ITALIAN MARBLE TILED SHOWER
    Gorgeous shower in each of the luxury lodges.
  • BATH SALTS & BUBBLES
    Soak in a beautiful hot bath full of lavender salts or gorgeous bubbles! These are provided in the North & South Stables.
  • SOUTH STABLE ROLLAWAY
    We move the dining table to the other side of the room, & can fit one or two rollaways in this space. A third one can be added if needed. Rollaways can be added to either North or South Stable. They cannot be added to the Loft or Stall.
  • NOUGHTS & CROSSES
    Beautiful wooden noughts & crosses game provided in the North & South Stables.
  • COLOURING BOOKS FOR THE ADULTS
    As a way to relax & unwind, spend some 'creative time' colouring in a beautiful picture! Leave a message, quote, or poem for others to read & enjoy. You'll find a gorgeous colouring book & pencils in every room.
  • PRIVATE DECK OUTSIDE EACH STABLE
    French doors open out onto the private deck. Enjoy the view of the hills with a glass of wine, or nice cup of tea. A baby Webber barbecue is provided for your exclusive use.
  • LARGE PRIVATE DECK
    The French doors off the lounge & bedroom in each of the lodges, open out onto a private deck.
  • NORTH STABLE DECK
    Guest's photo that shows the French doors from the lounge & bedroom of the North Stable, opening out onto the large private deck.
  • STABLE STYLE DOOR
    The half of the door can be kept open while the bottom half can be closed.
  • NORTH STABLE
    Guest's photo of the North Stable. This lodge is adjacent to the South Stable. This side opens up into the pool complex. The other side opens out onto the large private deck.
  • A STUNNING EVENING VIEW
    Nothing more lovely than relaxing with a glass of red wine on the deck while watching a full moon rise above the hills.
  • RECEPTION AREA & GIFT SHOP
    Our office (reception) is just inside the main house doors, & right next to our small but lovely gift shop. The artwork above the table is an original piece by renowned artist Santie Cronje.
  • PATH TO POOL COMPLEX & STABLES
    There is a short path from the carpark area to the back entrance of the North & South Stables, & the pool complex. A handrail runs alongside the path.
  • LUXURY TOILETRIES IN EACH ROOM
    We provide natural lavender-based toiletries for guests to use. These are produced locally with the lavender grown here in the Waikato. These are also available to purchase. They are perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or to use during the rest of your holiday when you leave here.
  • ANTIPASTO PLATTER TO ORDER
    These can be tailor made to suit your taste & budget. Enjoy one of these delicious platters for two, with a glass of wine out on the deck or patio, or inside while you watch a movie.
  • HORSESHOE GIFT SHOP
    Local & NZ made art, pottery, jewellery, books, coasters, skin-care products, mosaiced birdies, & felt animal heads! For enquiries to purchase, please email or phone.
  • HORSESHOE GIFT SHOP
    We have a wonderful wee gift shop that is stocked with an array of local & NZ made gifts, souvenirs, & momentos. These items are also available via In-Room Shopping & online sales.
  • LOCALLY MADE POTTERY FLOWERS
    We have a large selection of hand-crafted pottery from local potter Jo Beckett. Flowers, birds, ketes, & dishes are available for purchase.
  • WOODEN FRIENDSHIP NECKLACE
    Beautiful large wooden artwork that adorns the front of the lodge. It symbolises friendship between all the different nationalities that stay here.
  • THE LOFT
    A separate studio-style room that is perfect for one or two people (sharing a Queen-size bed). It provides an excellent 'base' for day trips & activities in the Waikato. Ideal for those visiting friends & family, attending weddings, participating in rowing regattas, or cycling events! Note: entrance is up the stairs, room has sloped ceilings in parts, parking space beside stairs.
  • THE LOFT
    Queen-size bed.
  • THE LOFT
    Looking from the bed to the kitchenette
  • THE LOFT
    This is at the end of the studio in the bedroom area. Robes, hangers, chair, ironing board, drying rack, fan heater, umbrella & lugguge rack are found in this area. Note the sloped ceiling in parts!
  • THE LOFT
    This shows the layout - looking from the bedroom area down to entrance door. Note the sloped ceilings. This may be a problem if you are tall.
  • THE LOFT
    Fridge (with ice box), pantry, pots, pan, dishes, cutlery, tea-towels, microwave, two-element cooker, toaster, jug, coffee plunger. Breakfast supplies, tea & coffee, cooking oil, are behind the top cupboard doors.
  • THE LOFT
    Compact dining area & kitchenette. Note: sloped ceiling in parts.
  • THE LOFT
    Magazines, books, ipod dock, coasters, & lavender lollies. In the draw you will find tour brochures. Cushions for the outside chairs are beside this table.
  • THE LOFT
    Cosy living-room area: flat screen TV, DVD player & selection of DVDs, CD player & CDs, magazines & books, lamp, scrabble & a pack of cards, foot stool, colouring book & pencils, & a petanque set.
  • THE LOFT
    Television, DVD player, CD player, selection of DVDs & CDs, pack of cards & scrabble game.
  • THE LOFT
    Bathroom
  • THE LOFT
    Layout of the bathroom. Limited Edition prints by Cambridge artist Santie Cronje are displayed for sale.
  • THE LOFT
    Shower over a small bath tub
  • THE LOFT
    Bathroom shower
  • THE LOFT
    Striped towels in the bathroom are for using in the Jacuzzi/hot tub or sauna/steam room.
  • VIEW FROM THE LOFT BALCONY
    The petanque court, badminton lawn, & rose gardens can be seen from the Loft balcony. As well, it overlooks hills & farmland. A table & chairs are on the balcony for alfresco dining, or simply to enjoy the views with a glass of wine.
  • THE STALL
    The Stall is a basic guest-room with a Queen bed, tea & coffee making facilities, & an ensuite. The French doors open out to a small private patio.
  • THE STALL
    Suitable for one or two people (sharing the Queen bed).
  • THE STALL
    Comfortable, warm room with ensuite - perfect for one or two nights when needing a bed at the end of a day's sightseeing. Bathrobes are provided in the wardrobe area, between the bedroom and bathroom.
  • THE STALL
    Looking from the bed to the patio outside.
  • ART FOR SALE - SANTIE CRONJE
    We proudly support internationally renowned artist Santie Cronje. Her prints adorn the walls of all four rooms & are available for purchase. These are perfect as gifts, souvenirs & keepsakes of your time in Cambridge!
  • THE STALL
    Polycarbonate glasses to use around the pool & spa.
  • 'SMART' TELEVISION IN STALL
    Latest model wall mounted 'Smart' TV.
  • FOLD-OUT TABLE
    Small table that lies flat against the wall when not in use, or fold out to use with lap-top, write postcards, or similar. Not suitable for heavy bags though.
  • THE STALL
    There is a sliding door between the bedroom & walkthrough wardrobe area, then another sliding door to the bathroom.
  • THE STALL
    The whole room with the bathroom at the end. The Stall measures about 20 x 20 metres. It is a basic but comfortable guest-room intended for those guests who simply need a bed & shower for the night. Note: the other door is locked off to the back end of the house for complete privacy.
  • THE STALL
    Side tables in this Queen-size guest-room.
  • THE STALL
    Known also as the Double Room, The Stall is a basic guest-room - intended for those simply needing a bed & shower for the night. Provisions for a light continental breakfast are included in the rate.
  • THE STALL
    An area to hang clothes is situated between the bedroom and the ensuite. This area has extra towels to use at the pool/spa, outdoor cushions, a small panel heater, guest umbrella, and a mini-fridge.
  • BATHROOM IN THE STALL
    Compact ensuite bathroom that consists of a shower, toilet, basin, heated towel-rail, power source for shavers, & beautiful toiletries for guests to use during their stay.
  • THE STALL
    Ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet, hand basin, towel rail, & toiletries.
  • THE STALL
    Toiletries are provided for use during your stay in The Stall. There is a power-source for your electric shaver, hair dryer or straightener. A hair dryer is provided in your room, & hair straightner upon request.
  • MIRROR
    This gorgeous mirror features on the wall outside The Stall, to provide light, interest & depth to the area.
  • COVERED PATIO OF THE STALL
    This basic guest-room has a quaint little patio protected by an annex. We're training the creeper to cover the walls to give the area a more 'tranquil' look and feel.
  • THE STALL
    This guest-room is attached to the main house but has its own private entrance
  • OWNER'S HOUSE
    We live onsite so are here to help guests any time of the day or night. The house is situated between the South Stable & the Loft.
  • STAIRS DOWN TO LAWN
    A beautiful ivy covers the wall from the stairs down to lower garden, petanque court & lawn.
  • VIEW FROM LOFT
    Guest's photo that shows the view from the Loft on a misty morning.
  • DRYING RACK
    Each room has one of these racks to hang clothes or towels to dry outside in the sun, or to bring inside.
  • STUNNING ORIENTAL LILIES
    These gorgeous lilies are grown in Cambridge. They look & smell divine, & are added to either the North or South Stable for Wedding Nights, Package Deals, & special occasions.
  • ORNAMENTAL HORSE
    There is one of these beautiful horses in each lodge.
  • RUSTIC TABLE OUTSIDE STABLE
    A bespoke macrocarpa table sits outside each Stable. A perfect spot to sit if enjoying the pool.
  • WALLY & MONTY
    Wally is 10 1/2 year old Rough-Coat Collie. He is super friendly, incredibly docile, & can do several 'tricks' when asked. Monty is a 9 year old Selkirk Rex. He is friendly with 'cat people'.

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