The French Country House
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The French Country House

163 Esdaile Road Pahoia, Tauranga 3180 New Zealand
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Farmhouse, a luxurious antique filled French country home, offering romantic getaways in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Spacious, light and airy living areas filled with a mixture of luxury antique furnishings. Comfortable modern facilities. The views from the balcony over the Bay of Plenty country are spectacular. An on-site Ballymaloe Chef will look after all your needs. Guests say they don’t want to leave!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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DavidinNZ wrote a review Jan 2022
Whitianga, New Zealand276 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having worked for many months without a break I felt the need for a 2-night break to rest, relax and recharge. The French Country House is a beautifully appointed lodge with high ceilings and beautiful suites, On arrival, you are welcomed with a name board and shown the Lodge and taken to your room - My Suite was the Blue Room with fine linen sheets and a most comfortable bed, with perfect chandeliers a view over the paddock with sheep and horses was a delight and the peace a quiet truly wonderful. Breakfast was a delight with a lovely table setting, fresh flowers, and a great fruit salad. Host Kay gave great tips on sightseeing and a local forest walk which was wonderful. Can't recommend this place enough if you need a place to totally relax and enjoy some you time. It is becoming a favourite place of mine.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tony A wrote a review Feb 2020
93 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is amongst the best places to stay anywhere in the world, it is beautiful and the attention to detail to ensure guest’s comfort was outstanding. Only bed and breakfast - but oh so comfortable and delightful.
It’s worth going out of your way for!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian & Diana wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful experience at The French Country House. Quite apart from the beautiful farm setting, the exquisite interior decor, with beautiful antique furniture and accessories, the highlight of our stay was our hostess, Kay, who, together with her dear little four legged companion, Freddie, made us feel extremely welcome and cared for us in every possible way. She cooked and served delicious breakfasts, at a table set with beautiful Minton bone china, and then in the evenings we ate her hors d'oeuvres whilst drinking very fine local wine. The house was warm and inviting, and despite experiencing an afternoon without power, due to a local power outage, we were treated to home made carrot cake and sat reading beside a roaring wood burner. Our bedroom and ensuite were again furnished in the French style and delight of delights, an electric blanket on the bed. Overall a wonderful experience which we hope to repeat in the not too distant future. Ian and Diana.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tracey B wrote a review Oct 2021
Morrinsville, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My hubby and I were lucky enough to be gifted a mini getaway at the French Country House for our babymoon.
Although the package was slightly altered from that advertised on the website (I assume Covid is the reason for this), we had an absolutely amazing time.
Kay was a wonderful host (along with Billy!), and made sure we were comfortable and were making ourselves at home.
The house is absolutely beautiful, and being able to go for a walk through the farm and feed the horses treats was great.
Our bedroom was massive, and had a stunning view. The spa bath was to die for!
Each night Kay prepared us delicious canapés to have on the deck by the fire, and made sure we helped ourselves to the drinks in the fridge. Our bed was made each day along with cute little chocolates and roses put by our pillows!
Breakfast was freshly cooked each day and Kay made sure of any dietary requirements we had before our arrival.
We spent three nights as the only guests in the house (once again, probably due to Covid!) and by the end of the trip it felt like home away from home.
Would recommend a stay at the French Country House to anyone!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roving59394 wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back to Australia after a couple of weeks in NZ, including 2 nights at the memorable French Country House in Tauranga. Under the care of host Kay Pierson and her canine assistant Billy, we enjoyed the extraordinary attention to detail of this unique and beautiful house and its facilities. Kay is delightful company, generous with her time and draws on her deep experience of hospitality to give her guests a very personal experience. She is very knowledgeable of the area with good suggestions for activities including local restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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acl1 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights at The French Country House in late February 2021. From the moment we pulled up at the front door, complete with a personal welcome notice written on a blackboard, we were made to feel genuinely “special”. Our host, Kay, together with her absolutely delightful assistant, Freddie, treated us so well. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room, was huge and tastefully furnished with French antiques. The bathroom modern and the bed beyond comfortable. We chose The French Country House because we wanted to relax, and relax we did! No pressure to do anything at all except to enjoy the atmosphere of the house and the peaceful country surroundings. Oh, yes, and the breakfasts were amazing too!
Thank you Kay, we arrived as guests and left as friends.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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danaeboy wrote a review May 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand119 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights here as a bit of a rest stop whilst doing a very slow/interrupted tour of NZ. The house is stunning and we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves.
We were hosted by Kay and her lovely little dog Freddie. Kay was very attentive and made us feel very much at home. Breakfast on both days was outstanding and a great start to the day.
This is a great place to get away from it all and recharge the batteries.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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425gra1955 wrote a review Oct 2022
Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the pleasure of staying at the French Country House near Tauranga for two nights in October.
What a great experience, made even better by our amazing host Kay.
The property and the attention to detail that has gone into its construction is amazing.You were made to feel as if you were staying in a private luxury chateau in France.
From the moment we arrived Kay made every effort to ensuring that we had a memorable stay, from the welcome drinks and canapes,organising dinner at a local restaurant (which was very good),presenting a great breakfast and suggested site seeing options.
The stay at this property was the highlight of our New Zealand holiday and I highly recommend this property.
Thank you again Kay for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try the White House Restaurant for good food with attentive and friendly staff
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Jasmine wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a young family from London and visited the wonderful french country house back in February, just before the world was struck by Corona. We are a family of 4- myself, my husband and our two very young children (aged 0 and 1 at the time). Kay was wonderful, she arranged everything to be picture perfect and so comfortable for us all! From the delicious breakfasts, to the day trip recommendations to the chocolates on our pillows- we couldn't ask for a warmer host. I hope we can visit again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cherie H wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at The French Country House. We were so pampered by lovely Kay and felt relaxed from the moment we walked in. From the warm and personal welcome on the chalkboard at the front entrance to the bouquets of freshly picked roses in our room, we both dropped into the 'bliss zone'. Fabulous boutique touches for our overnight stay including a turned down room, candles lit, chocolates and rose buds on our pillows. Thank you for your warm hospitality Kay and for the delicious breakfast, home baking and freshly brewed coffee. We have an everlasting memory of our 23rd Wedding Anniversary to cherish. Cherie & Wil
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Adrienne N wrote a tip Jan 2024
Taupo, New Zealand133 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the time to relax there. We loved the Farm View room with the balcony, but they are all good. A lovely breakfast is provided."
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Luke V wrote a tip Sept 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Farm view room perfect for Romantic night"
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Rob M wrote a tip Feb 2023
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom383 contributions188 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check that manager is in place!"
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425gra1955 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the White House Restaurant for good food with attentive and friendly staff"
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ok_xin wrote a tip Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1,217 contribution131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Love our usual favourite Blue room!"
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PRICE RANGE
$796 - $960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Farmhouse
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The French Country House
Which popular attractions are close to The French Country House?
Nearby attractions include Omokoroa Thermal Holiday Park (5.0 km), Minden Lookout (7.9 km), and Omokoroa Walkway (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The French Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The French Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The French Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The French Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alma Eatery, Village Green Omokoroa, and La Petite Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The French Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The French Country House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The French Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (15.8 km), Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (14.7 km), and Brain-Watkins House Museum, Est. 1881 (15.7 km).
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