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Myrddin
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definately not your average stay

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Jan 2022
We stayed here for a birthday celebration, taking up almost all of the facility, so this review is a reflection of a variety of opinions.
Firstly, the various 'locations' are in three distinct areas with the local road intersecting them. If you are staying as a couple then this probabily won't matter, but for us it came as a surprise and meant a bit of coming and going for some in our group.
The villa is definatly "old School' and may come as a bit of a shock to some. Even though we were here in summer the nights were cool/cold. We had to light the fire both nights....Yes an open fire that you have to work at.....comes as a surprise to those who are used to a heat pump.
The ceiling are very high and the windows small. meaning it is dark in there, even when it's bright sunlight outside.
We also had some un-invited guests, of the fury, long tailed variety. Our fault no doubt for leaving food out, but country life!!! (and this is not imagined as we saw them).
The other property is 'quirky' at best. I can imagine some people not being comfortable in there at all, as the sleeping areas have open spaces so private conversations, aren't. Also, for those of us who stayed there, hot water would have been nice.....there was none!
You probabily think that we didn't enjoy our time here, well that's wrong. Far from it, we loved being away from everything and stepping back in time to when houses like this were the norm. But if you think you'd miss your mod con's then perhaps this isn't the spot for you.
Date of stay: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Awesome weekend stay at The Retreat. Amazing funky place. Had everything we needed. And amazing views especially waking up in the queen room. Cosy with the fire also. We had breakfast on Sunday which was delicious and plentiful including homemade jams and muesli. Sue and David are wonderful friendly hosts. We'll be back.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

We stayed with David and Sue two nights, in the homestead over the road. A delightfully quaint villa, still furnished in the original way, we had the whole building to ourselves, and loved it. The bed was comfortable, the setting beautiful, and breakfast in the main farmhouse each morning was tasty, varied and stylishly presented. Sue's evening meal was also lovely, with drinks included, and they are very pleasant hosts to dine with.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank Edward J
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

Arrived from Tauranga late on a stormy afternoon to a warm welcome and shown our already heated, with all facilities, room looking out on pasture, cattle and waving bushland.
Drinks at 7-30 and a beautiful dinner accompanied by stimulating conversation with host and hostess Sue and David Sweet. We have done travel plus plus and must recomend Sue and David's "Rural Retreat" as one of the most comfortable facilities experienced, We will certainly hope we will be seeing more of Sue and Daid's Mairenui Rural Retreat

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 April 2019

We stopped here for a night on our way to Wellington. It made for a magical evening with our 3 kids. We saw the sheep getting sheered, met the new foals, and fed Flossy the sheep. David gave us a tour in his vintage land rover around the area. Sue made us a beautiful breakfast in the morning and we had a wonderful time chatting with them about the history of the farm and their own travel experiences. This was a special experience for all 5 of us!

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank misha K
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

I stopped over for 1 night and chose to have the optional dinner. It was beautiful and the conversations with David and Sue were interesting and they made us feel at home. The breakfast was amazing and so was the tour of the farm. The sheep and horses were nice and so was the dog.

Date of stay: January 2019
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