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Blackwood House

557a Pencarrow Road R.d.3, Hamilton 3283 New Zealand
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Blackwood House,accepts Visa and Mastercard (online and in-house) Blackwood House is an 'American Arts and Crafts' home set on 30 acres of sprawling rolling Waikato farmland.Walk about the property with its large established trees and fine pastures, New Zealand's Waikato is famous for.Enjoy the gardens and lawns about the home while staying with Margaret and Allan.Total privacy can be for you to relax.Enjoy Margaret's food both on arrival and with your choice of breakfasts daily. Dinners can be requested, but incur additional costs.With the close proximity to Cambridge and Hamilton, Blackwood House is very central, for visiting the fine horse studs, the Hobbiton film set .Sanctuary Mountain at Maungatautari,Hamilton Gardens, Raglan's surf beach ,the fabulous Waitomo Caves. We always suggest visiting Mount Maunganui for N.Z.'s best beach & mount walks.If you seek tranquillity, great hospitality, then seriously consider Margaret and Allan's options, we will endeavour to make your visit both enjoyable and memorable always..
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melmel2016 wrote a review Apr 2020
China7 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a really relaxing stay at this beautiful manor house. We got two adjacent rooms that open up to the grounds, where you could walk around to explore the greenery and also the farm. The hosts Margaret and Allan are kind and welcoming. They also made us the best breakfast spread in the morning! Not far to drive to Hobbiton and Hamilton Gardens and other highlights.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 19 Apr 2020
It truly was our pleasure to host you for your stay and we very much appreciate your kind words of praise. Our location definitely benefits those seeking rural tranquilty and the proximity to visit the above tourist attractions. Thanking you once again. Allan and Margaret
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Grahame D wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia79 contributions28 helpful votes
The grounds are reminiscent of an English 'estate'. They are well kept and comprehensive. The home is 'IMPRESSIVE'. Our hosts, Allan and Margaret are relaxed, well spoken, well educated, gracious, and welcoming. Margaret is a most excellent cook. The 'expansive' views from the floor to ceiling windows, allowed us to bring the outdoors inside. The patio, with it's Italian stone paving evokes memories of Europe.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 19 Apr 2020
Hi Grahame, Thank you for making the effort to review your stay here at Blackwood House, your words of praise are very much appreciated, indeed. Over the years we have tried to culture a memorable experince for all guests, who elect to come and visit us here at Blackwood House, Tamahere. Receiving appreciative, kind words are always well received, thank you. Wishing you well. Allan and Margaret
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Charlotte wrote a review Jan 2019
Taupo District, New Zealand7 contributions
Was a stunning place, gorgeous view, and amazing hosts. Snacks were provided, and breakfast was amazing. Allan and Margaret were very accomodating as we were surprising my father for his birthday. They were very friendly and ensured that we had an amazing stay. Would defiantly return, and would 100% recommend this stunning hidden away gem.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 8 Jan 2019
It truly was our pleasure to host the Wigram Family at Blackwood House. Obviouly a happy ,united family, who know how to celebrate a birthday. Choosing to do so at Blackwood House, it seems, made for an enjoyable, memorable experience. We thank you for selecting Blackwood House, feel free to do so again.
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Abigail Wigram wrote a review Jan 2019
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Wow. Just wow. What a stunning place - in every way. The house itself was absolutely beautiful inside and out, the view from the house picturesque, and the hosts themselves were wonderful. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a nice shower - or slept in such a nice bed! It was a good distance from everything and not too hard to find. Margaret and Allan are such lovely people, 10/10 would stay again, thank you so much for having us in your stunning house.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 7 Jan 2019
In the words of the popular song,"Its hard to be humble "when you tell us the "Blackwood House experience "is perfect in every way! Having your family visit was our pleasure, thank you very much for your kind words.
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cferg8 wrote a review Dec 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina21 contributions33 helpful votes
This is a very unique and lovely home. It's uniqueness is guided by the hosts themselves: an interesting couple who seem to appreciate experiencing what their guests bring to their home. They truly seem to enjoy their role and go to great lengths to make sure their guests are comfortable. We stayed in 10 different accommodations during our three weeks on the North Island and our accommodations here were the most outstanding in terms of quality and attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Margaret and Allan and greatly appreciate the outstanding breakfasts Margaret prepared and Allan's careful guidance in planning our days. Hamilton is a hidden gem and this home and couple allow that gem to sparkle.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 7 Jan 2019
My apologies for the slow acknowledgement. Blackwood House really enjoys welcoming guests of the caliber of Candice and Bruce. To get to share ones adventures and travels make the business of welcoming ,initial strangers to depart as great friends, all the more worth while. We very much enjoyed the Fergusson visit. Wishing you both all the best. Margaret and Allan at Blackwood House
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Samhache88 wrote a review Dec 2017
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions7 helpful votes
Allan and Margaret were kind enough to have us stay with them for a night at their beautiful rural estate. They made us feel very welcome, were always attentive and made the perfect hosts. Their house is something else and I highly recommend staying there if the opportunity arises! Thanks again Allan and Margaret!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 1 Jan 2018
Thank you Sam, It truly was a delight to welcome you and Sophie for your brief visit to Blackwood House. Its very much appreciated by Margaret and I that you made time for a great positive review, encouraging others to do so, well done. Blackwood House is proving popular for weddings as well as the well known tourist attractions close by. Wishing you both well, for the rest of your holiday. Allan and Margaret at Blackwood House
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麻衣 梅 wrote a review Sept 2017
Tokyo2 contributions2 helpful votes
The lodge was surrounded by a wonderful scenery and we truly enjoyed a wonderful stay. Margaret made us a lovely dinner and Allan showed us a exciting videos and we had a great time! We love to visit the lodge again.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 22 Sept 2017
Dear Mai and family, It was our pleasure to have you visit all the way from Tokyo ,Japan. Being able to show you the farm animals and later to entertain you and your family, was enlightening and enjoyable. We hope that we met your expectations, returning to Japan, with great memories of your visit and New Zealand. Wishing you all the best for your future travels, Allan & Margaret at Blackwood House, New Zealand
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missileanyass wrote a review May 2017
Orlando, Florida22 contributions5 helpful votes
Nestled within a manicured arboreal estate, the Blackwood House is a private respite hosted by Allan and Margaret. Our sleeping space was spacious and comforting, with soft chairs and an ottoman that faced sweeping views of the palate of late fall trees, fading to silhouettes when the stars to the north began to glow. Breakfast was made to order, served at a grand table with proper place settings. Our stay at Blackwood was a pleasure seldom savored in this age.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 18 Sept 2017
Welcoming guests from anywhere in the World, makes it easy, to demonstrate 'the art of hospitality'. Welcoming guests from anywhere in the World, who openly demonstrate their appreciation of their stay, albeit for a short time, here at Blackwood House, brings great pleasure to Margaret and I. Thank you both for excelling in all aspects, your visit has been most appreciated. Wishing you well in your future travels. Be sure and consider visiting again, when planning your next trip to New Zealand.
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carole_eatonnz wrote a review Apr 2017
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Blackwood House is a blissful peaceful country House yet only short journeys to Cambridge Town, Hobbiton and Raglan beach. The standard of accommodation was spacious and beautifully maintained with all the little extras you would expect in a high quality Hotel. The views in all direction is of manicured gardens, trees and green field. A Balm to the soul and "sore eyes" we came away restored. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts with breakfast and the evening Musical Concert a highlight. Contact the hosts direct for expert attention and bookings.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 22 Apr 2017
Carole and Murray, we thank you for being superb guests. It truly was a pleasure sharing three days with you, initially as guests, departing as friends. Your kind words are most appreciated. Wishing you both well, cheers, Margaret and Allan
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Connie072 wrote a review Feb 2017
Cumbria67 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed here for our last two nights in New Zealand and really enjoyed our stay. Allan's and Margaret are excellent hosts and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. Allan even lent us his SatNav so that we could find the way to meet our niece and family as we weren't sure of the route. Their house is beautiful, our room was really comfortable and the bathroom was luxurious. We really enjoyed talking to them when we came in after our evening out. The breakfasts were delicious and we really appreciated them getting up early as we had to get to the airport. This was the perfect end to our stay in New Zealand and we were very sorry to leave.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from alfa2k99, Owner at Blackwood House
Responded 20 Feb 2017
Dear Pam & Colin, What a pleasant surprise, for a nicely penned review all the way from the Lakes District. Your sentiments of your stay are very much appreciated and your kind words about us, are more than mutually similar to those we have of you both............thank you very much. As seasoned travelers, as the Mansfield's are, sharing your adventures and experiences to places we have yet to visit, engender plans and aspirations, which all make for a diverse lifestyle for us all. Margaret and I thank you for your visit and very positive review. Yours, Allan & Margaret at Blackwood House, New Zealand
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackwood House
Which popular attractions are close to Blackwood House?
Nearby attractions include Ye Olde Berry Farm (6.3 km), Inspirit Studio & Gallery (1.5 km), and Avantidrome (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blackwood House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blackwood House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blackwood House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blackwood House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lily Pad Cafe, The Bikery Cafe, and Punnet cafe.
Are pets allowed at Blackwood House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Blackwood House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (12.6 km).
Is Blackwood House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.