Bed & Breakfast   

La Belle B&B

Country Retreat 

All our bookings are made and

completed through Air BNB.

To check availability, price and

to book and pay for your stay, 




La Belle B&B Country Retreat is part of an established country home set on half an acre. The private bed and living rooms have recently been refurbished with guests in mind. Furniture has been locally sourced and upcycled - each piece with its own story.

The queen bed and associated bedding and linen have all been chosen for their quality and for your comfort.

La Belle B&B Country Retreat is located in Waddington, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Waddington is a small country village beside the town of Sheffield, 9 minutes from Darfield or Springfield, and

just 35 minutes from Christchurch.

Situated at the junction of Route 72 and the Great Alpine Highway,

Waddington is the ideal base for day trips to Oxford, Castle Hill’s limestone rock formations walk, Cave Creek Scenic Reserve, Arthur’s Pass National Park, Washpen Falls, Kowai Bush Walk, and jetboating on the Waimakariri Gorge River.



La Belle B&B Country Retreat offers accommodation for 1-2 guests and includes a self-serve Kiwi continental breakfast, quality Sleepyhead chiropractic queen bed, separate private lounge and country-style bathroom with bath and shower.


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Self-serve Kiwi continental breakfast buffet, including tea and coffee, is supplied. We are happy to provide gluten free replacements, however there may be an extra charge for this. We cannot guarantee a nut allergy-free environment.

Evening Dining 

While there are no cooking facilities available, there is a microwave suitable for reheating food and a small refrigerator.  Laundry facilities are not available for overnight stays. The local Sheffield Hotel is just 1.5km from the B&B and is available for Bar & Restaurant meals - Tues to Sun.

For other local dining options,


Your Space 


Separate lounge with TV and table and chairs for two, private bathroom with shower and bath options, outdoor seating areas.

Daily Housekeeping


When guests are staying for more than one night, the bathroom and toilet area is cleaned daily - guests are responsible for the day-to-day care of their bedroom and lounge.

Free Wifi


Free Wifi is available during your stay.


We encourage you to enjoy our country garden with its abundant birdlife including cheeky fantails, wax eyes, sparrows and swallows along with mature flowering rhododendrons and camellias (spring/summer).

Please Note: some landscaping is currently in progress.

Our pets


Get your FREE purrs and snuggles from our resident welcoming committee - Marlo (greyhound X) and Amelie (Birman cat).

NOTE: Please do not book this stay if you are allergic to or are not fond of cats and dogs.

Sorry, this stay is not suitable for guests to bring along their pets.



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Rhododendron Garden

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La Belle B&B Country Retreat
La Belle B&B Country Retreat

New Zealand Fantail - Piwakawaka. Photo: Fi Maddison

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Sheffield Hotel

40 Wrights Road, Sheffield 

Real country hospitality with a fully licensed bar and a choice of bar or  restaurant dining. Just 1km (approx) fromLa Belle B&B Country Retreat.

Check out their menu here...

Station 73 Cafe

Springfield Railway Station,

King Street, Springfield

(approx. 10mins from Waddington) 

Open Tues-Sat 8.30am-1.30pm

Darfield Bakery

60 South Terrace, Darfield

Darfield, New Zealand

​(approx. 10mins from Waddington) 

Open 6am till 5pm Mon-Frid & 6am-2pm Sat.

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Hororata Village Bar & Cafe

2 Hobbs Street, Hororata

(approx. 15 mins from Waddington) 

Open 7 days from 6am

Check out their menu here

The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop

51 Great Alpine Highway, Sheffield

Open 7am till 4pm daily

(approx. 1km from Waddington)

Check out what the bakery has

on offer here...

Willows Cafe

2597 Homebush Road, Glentunnel

(approx. 10-12mins from Waddington) 

Open 7 days from 6am

Check out their menu here

The Fat Beagle Cafe

51 South Terrace, Darfield

(approx. 10mins from Waddington) 

Open 8am till 3.30pm Mon-Frid  

8.30am-4pm Sat & Sun



 For Waddington & Sheffield's History & Local Walks

Local Walks/Hikes/Tramping
Waddington Walk

Explore our small towns on foot.

Waddington Sheffield Loop


Darfield & Kirwee Walks


Castle Hill Limestone Reserve Walk

Unique limestone rock formations at Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill Limestone Reserve with breathtaking scenery and mountain ranges.


Kowai Bush Reserve

A meandering loop tracks set in

dense beech forest.


Mount Oxford

A 4-hour hike one way through

beech forest and open tussock to the summit of Mount Oxford for spectacular views across the Canterbury towards the Port Hills.


Washpen Falls

Enjoy a walk, with amazing views,  amongst native NZ bush to Washpen Falls. Signposted from Washpen Road near Windwhistle.


Arthurs Pass National Park 

Take a drive to Arthurs Pass (approx. 1hr15min from Waddington) and discover a number a walking tracks ranging from a few hours to a few days. Check out the local  Department of Conservation Information Centre


Local Markets
Visit our local community markets for fresh produce, plants, arts and crafts.

Darfield Farmer's Market

Saturday mornings, South Terrace, Darfield 

The Oxford Farmer's Market

every Sunday 9am - 12pm, main Street Oxford

Ohoka Farmer's/Artisan Market  

every Friday 9.30am -12.30pm, 531 Mill Rd, Ohoka

Oxford Craft Market

first Sunday of the month, Oxford Town Hall


Make Waddington your

weekend ski base...

The below ski fields are all

approx. 1hr from Waddington.


Mount Cheeseman

Craigieburn Valley

Broken River

Mount Hutt 

Approx. 1hr 20mins from Waddington

Temple Basin

Approx. 2hrs 45mins from Waddington

Mount Olympus

Horse Riding/Trekking


Rubicon Valley Horse Treks

Experience horse riding through a working high country farm under the Torlesse mountain range with farm, river, valley, and mountain treks. 

15mins from Waddington.


Kowhai Residential School of Riding

Lessons, day ltreks, riding holidays in the foothills of Mount Oxford. 15mins from Waddington.


Farm Tours
Farm Shows at Rubicon Valley

Sheep shearing, sheep dog mustering show, friendly animals to pet, stagecoach tour, and more

read here...


Hororata Golf Club

Picturesque 18-hole course situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel. 

(approx. 15mins from Waddington)


Waimakariri Golf Club

picturesque 18-hole course situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel. 

(approx. 8mins from Waddington)


Terrace Downs

18-hole Championship golf course catering for all golfers with scenic mountain views. Also offers a range of activities such a day spa, archery, clay shooting plus a cafe and fine dining restaurant at the lodge. (approx. 35mins from Waddington)


TranzAlpine Train Journey
TranzAlpine Train Day Trip

Make Waddington your country base for a day trip to the West Coast aboard the TranzAlpine. Join the train at Sheffield and traverse the Southern Alps to Greymouth and back again. Finish your day with fine  dining at the local country pub, the Sheffield Hotel (1 km from Waddington).


Yearly Events

Check out the yearly events on in and around the area.


Coast to Coast


Malvern A & P Show


Hororata Night Glow


Wheels & Wings


Darfield Art Week


Hororata Highland Games


Jet Boating


Alpine Jet

Enjoy a ride through the spectacular scenery of the Waimakariri River canyon and the thrills of the world famous 360 degree Hamilton jet spins.


Art Galleries

Visit our local art galleries to view local and national artists

Selwyn Gallery

 10am-4pm Tues-Sun, 17 South Terrace, Darfield

Arts in Oxford

10am-4pm Tues-Sun,

Main St, Oxford


La Belle B&B Country Retreat is open

for stays Weds - Sun

All bookings are made and completed through Air BNB.

To check availability, price per night, and to book and pay for your stay, please click here...

Hosts: Fi & Max Maddison

Phone: 03 318 3041