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Glenview Farmstay

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Alexis D wrote a review Jan 2015
Los Angeles, California131 contributions53 helpful votes
My husband and I loved this farmstay! It was such a cozy little cottage off of the main house, which a comfy bed, tv, bathroom, and a small room for kids. The cottage looked right at the farm, so we occasionally had a group of cows hanging nearby. Our hosts were so kind and were really great about accommodating for us arriving later in the evening, leaving very early in the morning, and cooking a vegetarian breakfast. Breakfast was delicious! And Helen showed us around the farm afterwards, which was really interesting to see and more than you get from a regular B&B. Even though Methven is a bit off the beaten path for international tourists, it is definitely worth a visit and this is the place to stay!
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Date of stay: January 2015
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agingmom wrote a review Nov 2014
Boulder CO13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had an interesting tour of the farm during cutting and a pleasure to meet the next two generations. Mike and Helen showed us genuine hospitality with breakfast and directions to walks and Mount Sunday.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Craig T wrote a review Oct 2014
Noosa, Australia16 contributions4 helpful votes
Good old fashioned true country hospitality, we had 2 kids under 5 and I am sure the play, sky, mountain and breakfast were highlight of their 2 weeks in NZ. Mike and Helen go above and beyond and make you feel like you are the long awaited visiting rellies
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Room Tip: do dinner at the brown pub and breaky back at the farm - watching stars by wineglass
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Maxine P wrote a review Sept 2014
Taupo, New Zealand69 contributions48 helpful votes
Mike & Helen definitely make you feel like one of the family. This was our second stay in the cottage in the garden and we were very comfortable. We were even invited back to watch the All Black vs Australis Bledisloe Cup match. Unfortunately the 12-12 score was not the result we wanted.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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ysniki wrote a review Apr 2014
33 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed for one night before heading to Christchurch airport the next morning for our departing flight to home. Mike and Helen are great hosts and our conversations can go on for hours cos they are such an interesting couple. We stayed in a cottage next to their residence and it was clean and nice. We had dinner cooked by Helen as well and that, together with breakfast the next morning, were delicious. We will stay in touch with this nice couple.
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Date of stay: April 2014Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mark B wrote a review Sept 2013
19 contributions12 helpful votes
This is just the most perfect place to stay. It's not just having your own cosy cottage, or the spectacular view across the farm to mountains so close you'd swear you could touch them. If you read the other reviews, you'd soon realise that it is Mike and Helen's hospitality and warm welcome that makes Glenview Farmstay so special. From the moment we arrived they made us feel like we were part of their family; sharing the most delicious home-cooked meals, taking us out on the farm, helping to feed the chickens and introducing us to their wider family. There was nothing that was too much trouble, while at the same time we had as much privacy as we wanted. I'd definitely recommend this place as one of the most special places we've ever stayed at.
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Date of stay: April 2013
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zoep229 wrote a review Sept 2013
Sydney, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Glenview for one night as we were passing through on our way to Wanaka. The little cottage we stayed in was perfect for us, 2 rooms one with a bunk bed for the kids, bathroom and AMAZING views of Mount Hutt. A private little outside area and Helen and Mike on hand for anything we needed. Helen took the kids off to feed the chooks, we went for a wander in the fields to find some lambs and then had a great dinner in one of the pubs in Methven. The beds were comfortable, the breakfast in the morning was yum and the kids loved it. Helen was totally happy for them to play in the garden and with her grandkids toys. They didn't want to leave! We would absolutely stay again, especially if we were skiing Mt Hutt next time. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Nigel A wrote a review Aug 2013
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
My family and I have just returned to Hong Kong from a skiing trip to New Zealand and stayed with Mike and Helen for 10 days. They made us feel very welcome and took excellent care of us. We were made to feel part of the family and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on their farm. Mike and Helen did their best to ensure our holiday in NZ was unforgettable, and got us involved in numerous activities around the farm. Helen’s cooking (breakfast and dinner) was always to the highest standard. I have to say this is the best and friendliest B and B I have visited in many years of traveling around the world.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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blueskysue wrote a review Jul 2013
Tully, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
We had intended staying in Methven in our campervan, but we decided to call in after seeing their roadside sign. We felt like something different to the side-by-side stacked in campervan caravan park stopover. We were only going to stay one night and ski Mt Hutt, but it was so easy and relaxing and comfortable we ended up staying for 4 days. It's only a 10 minute drive to town for the best coffee and Eggs Benedict at Primo. Fantastic skiing at Mt Hutt - so much less busy than Coronet Peak and the Remarkables - you can ski straight onto a lift chair without having to queue!!! Mike and Helen were really friendly hosts, they couldn't do enough for us. We were totally self-catering but they still invited us in for tea and coffee and Helen's terrific biscuits, and a glass or two of wine after dinner, and yummy winter puddings! Mike took us on a tour of their beautiful farm to see the cattle and sheep. They have the most incredible views across their green pastures right up to the mountain. Helen gave us lots of sight-seeing tips and maps. It is a beautiful part of NZ and it was a relaxing last couple of days' rest before we flew out of Christchurch (about 100km away) Hey Bella and Joe!
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Date of stay: July 2013
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meerk_1 wrote a review Jun 2013
Singapore, Singapore110 contributions39 helpful votes
Mike and Helen are such wonderful host that made our two-night stay at their Glenview Farm memorable. We arrived in the afternoon and had their home cooked dinner. The lamb was nice and the apple pie was soooo good. Oh, not to forget the delicious cookie Helen baked for us to take along for our Tranzalpine train ride the next day. We totally enjoyed the after-dinner chat, with the fire place just neaby, and the company of the ever-energetic Bella and the "King of the Roast", Mr Jojo. Mike was so nice to bring us along with him around the farm as he herds his cattle and sheep, explaining to us how things work around here. We couldn't ask for more. As for the accommodation, it was nice and cosy. Very homely. Oh, we go a beautiful view of their farm and Mount Hutt from our room. For anyone who wants to hop up to Mount Hutt or experience a cattle and sheep farmstay, this is the place you have to make a stop for.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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