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Kylemore

137 Dunn Road Ararimu, Drury, Auckland 2579 New Zealand
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Luxery Bed, Breakfast and Farmstay.Just 35 minutes from Auckland.An Historic 8500 sq.Ft. Mansion, overlooking a 200 acre farm, offering guests speacial peace and privacy.All rooms have farm and country views and free wifi. The apartment has its own living/dining area, plus a small kitchen, a bedroom with king size bed and a bathroom with shower.The other bedrooms have queen size beds, and ensuite bathrooms with showers.Close to a number of wedding venues, Kylemore is the perfect environment for wedding guests. Kylemore also caters for small weddings.Packages include, free champagne on arrival, pleanty of space for dressing and make up, and of course that stunning wide staircase for that special final photo.Kylemore also provides a very different and stimulating environment for small conferences.The huge formal dining room can cater for up to 12 with smaller breakout rooms also available.The very private rural environment is ideal for a successful conference or business meeting. If you're bringing in overseas guests or speakers, we're 5 minutes from the airport by helicopter. We can provide morning and afternoon refreshments and of course you're also able to avail yourself of our beautiful pool area and tennis court.
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Ramya K wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
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My husband and I spent our first anniversary at Kylemore. I must say it was the best. The hosts were incredibly accommodating. We had to change our timings almost 3 times but the host was very patient with us and was helping out as much as they could. We had the BEST breakfast that a hotel could ever provide. We loved the personalised touch in their service. We were taken on a tour around the house upon request and we came to find some very interesting things. Best best best !!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andy T, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 17 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Happy travels to Australia.
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CarolyneandMikeC wrote a review Jan 2018
Verwood, England, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights with a plan to recover from jet lag after a long flight but wished we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect place to relax and we were made to feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for Julie and Andy. They even brought in a local chef, Christian, to cook a fantastic vegan dinner for us (including aquafaba meringues with chocolate-dipped strawberries which were so delicious) using fresh locally-grown produce. Kylemore is a beautiful old house in a stunning location and the whole place has a wonderful calm atmosphere. Julie and Andy are so friendly and helpful and we ended up eating breakfast with them in their kitchen. We were sad to eventually tear ourselves away to leave. This was a perfect start to our New Zealand trip and can't recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 12 Jan 2018
It was lovely to meet you Carolyn & Mike. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and Kylemores food. I'm sure you will recommend us to lots more UK visitors.
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marcguillaume2017 wrote a review Dec 2017
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Setting was amazing. Hosts went out of their way to accomodate and be welcoming, House was immaculate with so much style. You will miss out if you don't get an opportunity to enjoy this place. Everything was ready tidy and clean. Amazing views and very relaxing. Swimming pool and Spa was great fun for the family.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 19 Dec 2017
Thank you for your kind review Mark. We really enjoyed hosting your family and your beautiful bride. We look forward to meeting you again.
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CommsGirl16 wrote a review Mar 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand206 contributions36 helpful votes
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Kylemore is a stunning place in a beautiful location, run by generous and talented hosts. I couldn't have picked a better place for our weekend away. We spent two nights here in March and had a wonderful time. The house itself is beautifully restored and sits in a lovely location nestled amongst rolling fields, oak and magnolia trees. We even had to cross a ford to get there which added to the country feel and the romance of the location. The front entrance is definitely a wow. The rooms are spacious and well set out. The linen on the bed, and the comfort of the bed...OMG fabulous! We got dressed for our night out at Bracu and swanned about in our glad rags, lounging over antiques and draping ourselves over the stairs for photographs. Kylemore is a place that needs to be captured - staying here is an event in itself. I'd recommend Kylemore as a place for couples on a weekend away or a night out. Or a luxury stop over on your way through the Auckland area. Or - as we thought - a great place to book out for the whole weekend for a group of friends for a special event. There's enough to do locally for a weekend such as dinner at Bracu, clay shooting, farmers markets at Clevedon and plenty of wineries out that way. Kylemore has a beautifully kept pool, a stunning dining room (I understand the owners can offer a dinner package which would be amazing if Julie's breakfasts are anything to go by) and a full size snooker table. I can totally see ourselves with a group of friends spending a weekend here for a birthday getaway, getting dressed up, having bubbles and martinis in the snooker room, lounging by the pool after a big night out. This is a very grown up, very beautiful place to be. If I'm honest, 2 nights wasn't quite long enough.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 18 Mar 2017
We really enjoyed sharing Kylemore with you. One of the best things about this job is continually making new friends. Please do come back with all your friends.
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liatownsend wrote a review Feb 2017
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
I arranged a workshop for our Executive team at this beautiful and unique venue. The team at Kylemore house where very accommodating to the specific requirements and the executive team had a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 18 Mar 2017
It was great to see Kylemore in action as business venue. Its privacy and peacefulness certainly gets people thinking. We enjoyed meeting your executive team.
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peterW3065AP wrote a review Nov 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
My wife and I had the pleasure of a night's stay at Kylemore as a gift from our children, accompanied by dinner at Bracu. It was a perfect gift, and very highly recommended. From arriving at Kylemore, to departing the following morning, we can only confirm that it was a really pleasant and enjoyable experience. Our hosts Julie and Andy were very warm and welcoming, without pretence, and made us feel immediately comfortable in their home. Kylemore itself provides just the right mix of old world country house charm with its homely and 'comfy' feel, but with the benefit of having a lovely modern bathroom etc. [ great to see a bidet ]. Our room was spacious, and grand, and the bed was very comfortable, enhanced by beautiful quality bed linen. In addition we had the luxury of access to a lovely balcony, and a well-stocked library/study. The modern pool also looked stunning in the setting, and had the air temperature been about 10 degrees warmer, we may have been tempted to go for a dip. The tennis court and billiard room also added further value to the list of facilities. We were [ unexpectedly ] treated to drinks and canapes in the early evening, which in itself was really pleasant, but the experience was enhanced by the top quality wines and cheeses etc that they offered. The same quality and care was put into the superb breakfast that we we treated to the following morning, country style, fresh local ingredients, good coffee, just right. We also have to comment on the great shuttle service provided by both Kylemore and Bracu, to and from the restaurant, which made what can be problematic, totally seamless. In summing up, Jo and I highly recommend a visit to Kylemore, and had time permitted, we would have stayed anther day. Location, real quality and style without being poncy, we thought Kylemore offers very close to the 'Complete Package' Well done and thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for the top floor, pool view room, next to the study
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 6 Nov 2016
Thanks for the kind words Peter & Jo. We're delighted you enjoyed Kylemore so much. Please pass the word on.
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gerwing2016 wrote a review Apr 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
John and I also had a Bracu dining package and thus discovered Kylemore! Julie and Andy were warm and convivial - the perfect hosts! From the moment we arrived, we felt we were in a special place, from our rural surrounds to the gracious house itself. A wonderful breakfast (loved the mushrooms with lemon) Free range eggs and Julies home made smoothie made with apples (from her own orchard) and pineapple was heaven in a glass! And sharing a glass of wine and cheese with our hosts in the evening before being driven to our meal at Bracu was homely and appreciated. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity you will find a haven in Kylmore and more than a touch of elegance and old world charm, but of course all with modern conveniences one would expect and a swimming pool and tennis court for the more energetic amongst us . Wished we had more time to explore but hey, there is always a next time...Perfect!
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 20 Apr 2016
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. We love sharing our home with guests, do come and visit us again.
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Jodes5 wrote a review Mar 2016
Sunshine Beach, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
My partner & I stayed at Kylemore early this month for a few days, we had a wonderful time. The owners Julie & Andy are the warmest & friendliest people you will ever meet, they were very hospitable & had plenty of knowledge of the area. The house is beautiful, it contains so much history. And the views are amazing. They also have a dog & two kitties who were very welcoming too! This is by far the best place I've stayed in away from home, I would recommend it for anyone who wants some relaxation and/or wants to explore the countryside. And the city is only a 45 minute drive away.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Apr 2016
We're very touched by your comment that this is the best place you've stayed away from home. We try very hard to make it 'homely' and welcoming.
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Steve H wrote a review Feb 2016
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It was a Birthday treat. My wife and I went on a Dining Package at Bracu restaurant where we stayed at Kylemore. The location was wonderful. Rural Auckland with views of the Bombay Hills. The welcome was generous - instantly felt at home. The property a Victorian Home, which once was a Convent, transferred from Central Auckland to this beautiful rural setting. The rooms were spacious with high ceilings and original sash windows. There was an eclectic mix of period and recent furniture which worked really well. Overall made you feel your were invited to stay at some cool relatives home. Service was excellent - nothing Julie and Andy wouldn't do to make your stay great. The vibe was relaxing with the owners equally happy to have a chat or give you your own space. A real treat is when they provide great wine and delicious cheeses in the early evening and spend time socialising with you. Amenities were a pool and Tennis court which we never used. Great escape - relaxing and very comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not all rooms had wifi or cellular coverage.
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 4 Feb 2016
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for letting us know about the internet, we are working on the strength of our Wi-Fi coverage.
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Fiona W wrote a review Dec 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand76 contributions37 helpful votes
A group of us stayed at Kylemore as part of a package included dinner at Bracu & transport to & from the restaurant. Kylemore is a beautifully restored ex convent set amongst lovely farmland. The rooms are large with plenty of spots to relax. We found the best spot to relax was beside the pool. We also had great intentions to play tennis but that never quite eventuated. Julie & Andy were exceptional hosts & nothing was a problem.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from kylemorefarmstay, Owner at Kylemore
Responded 4 Feb 2016
It was lovely to see your group having such a good social time in the Kylemore environment. It was great to meet you all, come and see us again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kylemore
Which popular attractions are close to Kylemore?
Nearby attractions include Beretta At Bracu (5.0 km), Tyburn Monastery (4.3 km), and Maketu Waterfall (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kylemore?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
Is parking available at Kylemore?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kylemore?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bracu Restaurant, Ranges, and The Coffee Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kylemore?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kylemore?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pukekohe's Pioneer Cottage (14.0 km) and Queen’s Redoubt Education Centre (11.5 km).
Is Kylemore accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.