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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It was just wonderful. Lovely atmosphere, food delicious. Shirley and John were perfect hosts. Great to use the telescope in the suite to look at the New Zealand sky, and the view of the mountains in the morning was just as awe inspiring. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Ian R
HielanHouse_B_and_B, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Hi Ian Thanks very much for your great review. It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely wife Rachel. Hope it was a relaxing time for you and you enjoyed the rest of your time in Oxford. Best Wishes More 

Berks, UK
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed with Shirley and John for one night in February on a 5 week tour of New Zealand and Australia. By the time we left we felt we had stayed with friends. Hielan House is in a beautiful peaceful location away from it all. When you arrive you drive up a lovely flower and shrub filled driveway into the... More 

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Thank PaulineC
HielanHouse_B_and_B, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

What lovely words, Pauline, and loved the photographs. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and conversation over dinner and breakfast. Garden is now going through its autumn colours and lots of leaves to rake up. You were a lovely couple to host and appreciate your kindness in the review. Take care and all the best. Shirley and John More 

Mellor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We have just returned to the UK from a 6 week tour of NZ and stayed with Shirley and John very early on. We stayed in some nice places but this was one of the best. We were also given lots of information about the area and where to go on our travels which was very helpful.The facilities and hospitality... More 

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Thank David K
HielanHouse_B_and_B, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Dear Lesley and David Lovely to receive the fantastic photographs of our NZ bird life as you travelled around New Zealand. Your kind words are very much appreciated and you were a delightful couple to host. Thanks for the review. More 

Northumberland
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We chose to stay at Hielan House Countrystay in Oxford as we were planning to drive across Arthurs pass to the West coast and did not wish to stay in Christchurch. It was very convenient for this purpose. Shirley and John were great hosts, and made us feel very much at home in their house. The house was very very... More 

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HielanHouse_B_and_B, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Hi Helen and Steven Thanks very much for the lovely words. It was a pleasure to host two lovely people. We hope you had a great time over on the West Coast despite the weather. We thoroughly enjoyed the company and conversation, especially as we have travelled through your neck of the woods. Best Wishes. More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had an amazing time staying with John and Shirley our hosts. They own a beautiful bungalow in the countryside tthough it is a short walk and a shorter drive into the town. Right from our initial phone booking we were made welcome. We arrived late evening and were shown to our suite. Yes, a huge fully equipped living room... More 

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Dear Bernadette Thanks very much for your very kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and Philip, giving you a restful time after travelling around our beautiful South Island. The company and conversation was excellent and by the time you left it was as if we had known each other for a long time. Information about your home country has... More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016

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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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

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 More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

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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1 Thank Jan M
HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

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. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We stopped here for one one night en route to west coast. John a most welcoming host, a comfortable room, great breakfast and very good evening meal - thanks John & Shirley. The outdoor swimming pool is available for use. A very comfortable and enjoyable stay in an out of town location. Would highly recommend.

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Thank stix43
HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our out of way place. Coming from Oxfordshire England you would have found our Oxford area very quiet. John tries to make sure our guests feel comfortable and happy. Thank you for your comments. More 

New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We were on a two month trip through Australia and New Zealand and had the good fortune to have chosen Hielan House as our place to stay in Oxford, New Zealand. I must say that it is honestly the most hospitable, cleanest, and charming place I stayed at during my entire trip. I actually felt like I was part of... More 

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Thank Mary M
HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to host you both. All the very best for years to come. More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Like other reviewers we were travelling across Arthur's Pass to the West Coast and could not have found anywhere better to stay. John and Shirley made us feel very welcome in their lovely home. The accommodation and facilities were first class. Oxford is just a small village with limited places to eat, however, our hosts arranged for us to dine... More 

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to host lovely guests. We had something in common as we had visited Perth, Scotland in 2011. We aim to please and John does a great job in entertaining guests and cooking breakfast. Our local club does a wonderful job with meals on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and we have handed your compliments onto them.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hielan House Countrystay B&B

Address: 74 Bush Road, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Oxford
Price Range: ₹ 7,751 - ₹ 10,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“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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