Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the rift and the coach house?

The Rift is the name of the Victorian main residence and the estate name. The Coach House refers to the property's original weatherboard stables/hay loft which have been renovated and converted into luxurious weekend accommodation.

The Rift is a private home and currently unavailable for accommodation hire. However, guests of The Coach House are welcome to explore the entire gardens of 'The Rift Estate'.

Can I hire 1 room/2 rooms/book for 4 people?

Smaller groups are always welcome to book The Coach House, but it should be noted that the house is rented in it's entirety, and prices reflect rates for 13 people/6 bedrooms.

Occasionally we accept a reduced rate for a smaller booking if midweek - please enquire.

Can I book this weekend/Next Weekend?

Weekends at The Coach House tends to book out 3-6 months in advance (but with mid-week week availability).

You can check our social accounts here and here, to find cancellations and last minute specials.

*Our next available weekend is July 26th - 28th.

Do you have a Minimum night stay?

Yes, there is a standard 2 night minimum stay and 3 night minimum stay on public holiday weekends and other holiday/event dates.

Can I host my event at The Coach House?

The Coach House often hosts events, parties and gatherings such as birthday celebrations and wedding breakfasts. Please note that additional guests or events are only allowed by prior arrangement and subject to additional fees.

How do I proceed with booking?

To confirm a booking and lock in dates, we require a 50% deposit. The balance and bond are payable 1 week prior to your arrival date.

We cannot reserve dates without a deposit.

Policies to note:


In the event of cancellation, booking deposit is not refundable (unless dates can be re-booked).

Booking dates are not transferrable.


Unfortunately pets are not permitted at The Coach House house and gardens.

Please note, there is a friendly dog who lives at the estate house on the property. He will sometimes visit our guests at The Coach House - please don't let him persuade you to allow him inside! Please contact us should he become a nuisance.


For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is not permitted within the house or anywhere on the grounds.