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.   

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STEAM SAUNA
    Steam away your aches & pains in our wonderful sauna. Available to all booked guests!
  • 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.
  • SOUTH STABLE
    A different look with a change of linen.
  • 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.
  • KITCHEN IN NORTH & SOUTH STABLES
    Each kitchen has a Nespresso coffee machine, coffee plunger & coffee, & an assortment of tea & coffee in the pantry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ITALIAN MARBLE TILED SHOWER
    Gorgeous shower in each of the luxury lodges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Compact dining area & kitchenette. Note: sloped ceiling in parts.
  • 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
    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 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.
  • 'SMART' TELEVISION IN STALL
    Latest model wall mounted 'Smart' TV.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WALLY & MONTY
    Wally is a 12 year old Rough-Coat Collie. He is super friendly, incredibly docile, & can do several 'tricks' when asked. Monty is an 11 year old Selkirk Rex. He is friendly with 'cat people'.
  • VIEW FROM THE SOUTH STABLE
    Thank you to our Alabama guests for this amazing photo - taken with an iPad.
  • PATH LEADING TO THE TWO STABLES
    The new seating area is between the main house and the two stables, with the driveway that leads to the bottom gardens.
  • RING NECK DOVES
    Beautiful birds enjoying a bath.
  • ROW OF LAVENDER
    This is just about to flower!
  • LOADS OF LOVELY LAVENDER
    Here is that row of lavender two weeks later - absolutely beautiful display that grows alongside the path in front of the North & South Stables.
  • LEMON BALM
    Picked fresh for guests to make delicious Lemon Balm tea.