I am an engineer who travels to Picton a lot, but only for one night at a time. I normally stay in the McCormick House, which is great accommodation and great hospitality. But what with the popularity of McCormick House, I was unable to get a reservation. So I decided to go to McKippilaw House, which people raved about. I have to say that i was left underwhelmed. The rooms were very old in style, and a little cold. At breakfast, the story was not much better. the scrambled eggs were cold and the orange juice almost as warm as tea. Otherwise good service by the proprietor, Bill. He was also very happy to talk to me about his motorbikes, which is also a fantasy of mine. Will book earlier to get myself into the McCormick House two blocks along next time.
I have just returned from an incredible 2 day stay with Margret, Bill and Jane in their beautiful homely b and b in Picton. The service was top notch and their attention to detail was 💯 The food was delicious and such generous servings. Thankyou for an ab fab weekend away and for looking after my friend and I in every possible way. I will be back🤗
Just had 3 amazing nights at Kippalaw house. A lovely break after the lock down. The room was spacious and was so well equipped and serviced. Very quite and with the lounge add on was a lovely place to enjoy a wine before dinner. Margaret and Bill were amazing hosts and very knowlegable about the area. We had breakfast each morning and dinner in the evening. The food was amazing and so much choice and nothing was a problem. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting that special break away. Thank you Margaret and Bill for making our break so special. We will be back.
I came to this place several times, and have left very good reviews (under a different alias). I stayed here in March 2020 and the bed linen was dirty. evidently had not been changed since the last person came here. You could see exactly where their derriere had been. I complained and was told in no uncertain terms that "it was in a better condition than when I last left it" meaning that I left the rooms dirtylast time.
We really liked our 2 night stay here. Probably the best breakfast we had in NZ. Margaret makes the best pastries ever. Bill is the best host. Very accommodating. A special hello to the two doggies on site—Vinnie and Floyd. We had a very spacious room with a large bath. Bill even did a load of laundry for us. Thanks!