We stayed two nights here, enjoying the friendliness and kindness of Nicky and Simon in a serene secluded area of the central east coast of the South Island, just south east of Ashburton, off SH1. We revelled in the pure air and gentle temperatures after the Sydney bushfires , smoke and heat.It truly revived us. The room is spotless, comfortable and welcoming.The grounds are beautiful countryside with trees, a lake, ducks, chooks, cows, sheep, flowers. It was easy to find after a straightforward drive from Christchurch airport. We were treated to delicious breakfasts and chose to eat the evening meals there. The homemade pizza and the platter were savoured whilst sitting on the deck, sipping NZ wine and chatting to Lottie, the hosts' dog. We can definitely recommend a stay at Revive on Oakview and will return there next time we visit NZ.