We have just spent 2 wonderful days at The Factory. We were looking for 2 days to do nothing and we got that. Welcomed by a nice Pinot and Cheeseboard - Sean and Skip were just wonderful hosts. We spent our time in front of a roaring fire - waking up in the morning to the hot tub overlooking the Kaikoura Ranges. The cottage is just beautiful a with everything you would expect from a luxury property. Thank you guys for allowing us the opportunity to share your spectacular spot. We loved it!
Sean and Skip were amazing hosts and their hospitality was second to none. Very helpful, gave us recommendations and offered to book us into a restaurant as well as drop us off. Super lovely people, would definitely recommend The Factory, which is just beautiful, and we’ll certainly be back. Thank you!
This lovely conversion from an old dairy ‘factory’ to a home with accommodation has all the facilities. Hot tub, outside seating, fully fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge area with TV and DVDs, very easy stroll to the beach - and a helipad in the grounds. However, their secret weapons are Sean and his wife ‘Skip’ who run the place and live on site. Go for the Heli trip if you can, you won’t regret it!
From the moment we made contact with Sean many months before our stay his communication and assitance not only with the accommodation, but also with restaurant and other local bookings was above and beyond what you would expect! Similarly when we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Sean and his wife Skip and not only shown around the property, but also presented with a welcome platter and various refreshments, including a bottle of bubbly, a few beers and milk in the fridge! The standard of accommodation was simply charming and first class, in fact a real luxury home away from home and in the perfect location to not only walk onto an amazing beach where we saw dolphins swimming (the beach is not suitable to swim due to currents), but also very easy to find, convenient and just a short drive into Kaikoura. Sean, Skip and thier property were amazing and we feel privileged to have found them on Trip Advisor and we would not only highly recommend them and their property, but hopefully we may return ourselves for a future visit!…
The Factory is a wonderful accommodation with a very unique and beautiful interior. It was the perfect place for our family (including two little children), because it is situated in a quiet area along the beach just outside of Kaikoura. Guests can enjoy an outdoor spa. For kids there is even a playground in the garden. The Factory hosts are wonderful and take great care of their guests. They are more than happy to create you the perfect stay. Every morning a freshly cooked breakfast was delightful. We can highly recommend the Factory!!! It’s excellent!!!