Disappointingly we only had time to stay for one night & arrived much later than expected. This didn’t appear to be a problem for Johan & Nancy who were perfect hosts, & couldn’t have been more friendly or welcoming. The house & surrounds are amazing, stunning views, overlooking native bush. Our room was air conditioned, comfortable & very clean, best nights sleep I’ve had in a long time. Great value for money, Continental breakfast was included in the price, which was delicious. Thank you both for being so hospitable, & Johan many thanks for sharing your local knowledge.
We had a great time in Warkworth. It is so centrally located. There was enough to do for weeks using Warkworth for a home base. Nancy's garden was clean, welcoming and the owners were so helpful and friendly. Breakfast was more then just the continental breakfast that I was expecting. Nancy made us eggs and John kept the coffee cups full. Such a wonderful visit.
My wife and I were needing to find a place to stay in Warkworth and we found this property on google. We had just finished a busy day in Auckland and this town and just wanted to rest. We first booked another rporperty but it looked awful so we kept looking. Nancy's Garden is listed as a B&B but operated by two very nice people who operate it like a 5 star hotel. All the rooms look out over an amazing Vally. It is so quiet there it is perfect for a good rest. At the same time, it is only a 3 minute drive to shops and restaurants so it gives a secluded feel but is very confveneint. The breakfast is included with amazing coffee. The hospitality is excellent. I highly recommend this property when you want to relax or have a base for side trips in the region.
This was an overnight stop on our first night in New Zealand, and we really feel that our flying visit did not do the place or the area justice. Johan greeted us in our own language (Welsh), and showed us to our clean, well equipped, and large double room. My wife crashed out but I returned upstairs and had a really interesting hour chatting with Johan about the area, and his wide travelling experience (and rugby). Would not hesitate to recommend, and would hope to call in again as we arrived too late, and left too early to do the place justice.
I must say I am so impressed with the reception and overall accommodation from hosts Johan and his wife Nancy (dba Nancy’s Garden). The property is on a high estate (over 3 acres apx) overlooking nature, trees and lots of greenery-the kind you’d expect to see in a National Geographic magazine and you could only dream of. I’m beyond grateful I was able to experience this first hand with my hubby on our 5th anniversary. Our room is clean very private and modern with fast WiFi, guests shared kitchen area with fridge, microwave, cooking range, etc. We just wish we had more time to enjoy the property and learn more about the area and it’s history. Thank you Johan and Nancy! It was such a pleasure meeting you! We definitely recommend staying here! You will feel at home!