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The Jolly Poacher Retreat

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Fishing Cottage | Terrace/patio

Overview of The Jolly Poacher Retreat

The Jolly Poacher Retreat

3.5-star property
3.5-star Spring Creek B&B with bar/lounge

10.0/10 Exceptional

3 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
28 Bothams Bend Road, Spring Creek, Spring Creek, 7273

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 13 min drive
  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Dodson Street Beer Garden - 6 min drive
  • 23 Grove Road Coffee House - 7 min drive
  • The Wine Station - 7 min drive
  • Sagai Japanese Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Watery Mouth Café - 8 min drive

About this property

The Jolly Poacher Retreat

A great choice for a stay in Spring Creek, The Jolly Poacher Retreat features an airport shuttle. After splashing around at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, free bike rentals and a garden.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Tea service at check-in/checkout
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (late night)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Private winery tours
  • Pool table
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Marina nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free bike hire
  • Golf clubs on site


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Vineyard


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch Smart TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Selected Comfort mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • In-room dining only
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Composting
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 50.00 per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from November to April

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Jolly Poacher Retreat Spring Creek
The Jolly Poacher Retreat Bed & breakfast
The Jolly Poacher Retreat Bed & breakfast Spring Creek

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
How much does it cost to stay at The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
As of 30 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Jolly Poacher Retreat on 7 February 2023 start from NZ$248, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Jolly Poacher Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Jolly Poacher Retreat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dodson Street Beer Garden (4.2 mi), 23 Grove Road Coffee House (4.6 mi) and The Wine Station (4.7 mi).
Does The Jolly Poacher Retreat have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a toaster, cookware and a microwave.
Does The Jolly Poacher Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio and a garden.
What's the area around The Jolly Poacher Retreat like?
The Jolly Poacher Retreat is located a short 16-minute walk from Wairau River.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We absolutely loved our stay. Dave and Helen were amazing hosts and made us feel very welcome. Our place was very clean, beautifully furnished with a hunting flare throughout. The beds were very comfortable. The surrounding gardens were nothing short of magnificent. Dave and Helen even let our 3 grandchildren swim in their pool. We highly recommend the Jolly Poacher Retreat. A&C Campion, Victoria , Australia
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Must stay
Loved our 2 nights staying at Fishing cottage. Perfect for a couple or family of 4. Brand new purpose built cottage with all the 5 star amenities. Comfy beds, fresh cooked eggs for breakfast. Absolutely beautifully decorated. A big thank you to hosts Dave & Helen who made our stay really special. Ruth
R C, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay at this venue was fantastic! The cabins themselves were extremely charming - new construction with a great kitchenette, modern bathroom, comfortable beds. On the estate, there are sheep to watch and a common area for activities. Dave and Helen were such welcoming and helpful hosts! Their personal touches such as the freshly baked lemon loaf and recommendations to eat in town made the stay even enjoyable.
Roy, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review