Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack
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Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack

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#2 of 2 cottages in Havelock North
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4 cottage options on site from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms. All are self catering , fully equipped holiday homes . Situated 4 minutes drive from the village of Havelock North . The 4 accommodation options are set in 3 hectares of hills & valleys in a semi rural setting with lifestyle blocks and an array of animals up the road including donkeys, horses, cows, sheep, alpacas and lots of native birdlife. A relaxing home away from home to stay and close to all attractions
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Free parking
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rose j wrote a review Sept 2020
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing stay. Great for a couple's weekend. Close to havelock north but nice and quiet, small pond, lots of birds to view. Fantastic bathroom and good facilities including a fire, comfy bed, balcony to read and relax on. We loved it.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Expedition628131 wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful charming cottage in a rural setting yet only a short drive to Havelock North. Everything about this place was excellent and we will definitely come back thank you Jane.
Joe & Susanne from Wellinton
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rosiekeys wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand162 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect spot to unwind ... facilities perfect for a warm homely weekend away

3 nights... perfect amount of time to get around the area ...

Loved the bath ... a good old fashioned soak!

Take a book ... best place to sit outside and relax ...
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Silvousplait wrote a review Feb 2009
New Zealand29 contributions29 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed with another couple at Ribbonwood Cottage over the Harvest Hawkes Bay Wine and Food Festival. While we enjoyed the lovely setting of the Cottages, the beautiful view and the peaceful surroundings, our experience was severely compromised by a cockroach infestation at the cottage.

We were unable to eat out on the balcony in the evening once the sun went down and the cockroaches made their presence felt in their dozens. They entered the cottage and crawled around inside in our bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area. This meant we had to close all the windows and doors and spray the entire cottage with fly spray.

Temperatures over this weekend were in the high 30s so having the cottage shut up like this, especially over night when we couldn't even open an window, was just about unbearable. There was also no air conditioning.

We understand that 'bush' cockroaches (the big ones which do not signify unsanitary conditions) are a part of life in the Hawkes Bay area and we don't expect not to see them at all, but the extent to which they have infested this accommodation was unacceptable.

This situation might have been redeemed if we felt our host had tried to sort it out for us, but our request for help over the weekend resulted merely in a can of fly spray being left for us outside the door to the cottage. We have subsequently been very disappointed by the owner's unsympathetic response to a written complaint from us. Such a pretty cottage and lovely setting demands a much higher quality of care and service for guests who pay well to stay in this accommodation.
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Date of stay: February 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jen D wrote a review Apr 2016
Palmerston North, New Zealand50 contributions27 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A delightful, gorgeous and romantic cottage in a semi-rural setting with with views of a landscaped garden and pond, surrounded by native plants. The cottage is situated five minutes drive from Havelock North. The cottage has been lovingly restored and the name "The Loveshack" says it all - the cottage has so comfortable, luxurious and unique and it made our stay extra special. The tasteful furnishings, quality linen and well equipped kitchen were superb. The decor was perfect for a cottage of this era - with some modern touches as well. The white washed furniture and floral wallpaper - with crisp white linen made our stay very comfortable. The bathroom is just perfect - shower that is great for two - and a a bath that has views of the paddock - open the door and there was a surprise every time - either a fantail or a friendly horse in the paddock. We will definitely be back - beats a motel everytime!! A thoughtful and welcome touch was a bottle of bubbly and a delicious treat in the fridge. Our hostess was available to answer questions and we give this a five star rating!
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Romantic, Views, Clean, Quaint and a perfect escape from the rat race!
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Response from janemack1961, Owner at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack
Responded 4 May 2016
Would love to have you both back soon. Incidentally THE TIDIEST guests ever!
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xsibergerin wrote a review Mar 2015
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Over the last seven years, we stayed at Ribbonwood Cottages multiple times with family and friends. The cottages are beautifully designed, well equipped, quiet and perfectly located to explore the Hawkes Bay. The decks have got great views, but are very private allowing for relaxing brunches or BBQs. Overall, great accommodation. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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DeborahEbert wrote a review Mar 2014
Glonn, Germany1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Ribbonwood Cottage for 2 nights on our tour of New Zealand. We spent much time on the terrace enjoying the beautiful pond and beautiful grounds.. The kitchen was very clean and well-equipped.Jane had a lovely Cocktail Party one evening for all of her interesting guests from around the world and some neighbors. The finger-food was creative and very tasty. It was a nice experience with a totally mixed group of people.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Clint_and_Ange wrote a review Jan 2018
Auckland, New Zealand202 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Being regular visitors to HB there is no other place we would stay but Ribbonwood Cottages in particular the Love Shack, beautifully decorated and secluded down a nice quiet street this is a place where you can completely unwind and relax, my wife and I especially love laying down next to the man made small lake and just hanging out with nature and a wine, there’s free roaming chickens just cruising round, you’ll see horses sheep and stunning birds, plus your only a 3 min drive from Havelock North next time we hope to stay longer, thank you again Jane for looking after us can’t wait to return
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from jane m, Owner at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack
Responded 8 Jan 2018
Thank you. Yes the Loveshack is pretty special!
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yararat wrote a review Jan 2018
Melbourne21 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second time to stay in the cottage and we still love it. one of the easiest most accomodating place in the area with amazing views in a nice quite neighbourhood that feels like your own home.
The owners thought of everything, even if the weather turns cold as it sometimes do, we had the fireplace set up and the wood outside waiting. an umbrella and lights. was great to feel welcomed.
the setup gives privacy as well as a great common area and is well spaced.
The owners were very understanding with our situation as we had to bring our dog with us and were happy to accomodate for her as well as providing dog bed, toys, brush etc.
We will definitely return back to this place next time.
Would recommend this lovely spot without a doubt in my heart.
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from jane m, Owner at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack
Responded 8 Jan 2018
Thanks guys! Yes we have a couple of dog friendly cottages so the loved family pooch can come away too!
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Kiwi-Freds wrote a review Feb 2017
Waikanae, New Zealand49 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage is perfect for two couples with ensuites in both bedrooms. Very well equipped in a beautiful location. An easy drive to all the attractions of the Hawkes Bay. Would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. Thanks for you hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from janemack1961, Owner at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack
Responded 21 Feb 2017
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Ribbonwood Cottages offers accommodation to suit most guests between the 3 cottages & Endsleigh house.
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Kathryn M wrote a tip Feb 2017
Levin, New Zealand25 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Endsleigh House is great for a family, we had three generations on our trip."
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Elizabeth D wrote a tip Nov 2016
Arizona64 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All accommodations are incredible"
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Jen D wrote a tip Apr 2016
Palmerston North, New Zealand50 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Romantic, Views, Clean, Quaint and a perfect escape from the rat race!"
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ClaireT312015 wrote a tip Sept 2015
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loveshack for Couples, Two Bedrooms cottages for families or a couple of couples."
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ausgezeichnet70 wrote a tip May 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand205 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Two bedroom cottage ideal for two couples."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack
Which popular attractions are close to Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack?
Nearby attractions include Hau Ora Clay Shoot (7.3 km), Te Mata Peak (3.1 km), and Hawkes Bay Farmers Market (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack?
Conveniently located restaurants include Craggy Range Restaurant, Malo, and Star Of India Authentic Indian Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Ribbonwood Cottages & The Loveshack accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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