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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 Apr 2021via mobile
Enjoyed the night in the cottage, very quiet with peaceful gardens and bush walks. The cottage interior was a bit tired and dated but clean and spacious. Breakfast supplies left for us included home made marmalade which was lovely but no other choices and some herbal teas would also have been appreciated, especially it being such a natural kind of setting. Could be an amazing place with a few updates but a good value for money.
Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

Fantastic afternoon, although the weather was gloomy the atmosphere inside made up for it. Great local cuisine cooked by an amazing chief. Highly recommend the lamb burger. Looking forward to returning soon.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2021 via mobile

A nice walk but a lot of money to pay for the experience. Over priced in my opinion. There are two parts to the walk, one side signposted in yellow is an easy amble along paths and around lily ponds. The second part seems to me more natural forest growth with a waterfall at the top of the walk. This side of the walk takes longer but anyone able to walk a kilometer or two should cope easily with this.

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank androsofwelly
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

After 10 years living on the Coromandel Peninsula, we finally decided to explore the gardens. What an idyllic place, carefully maintained, nested in the native bushes. Were followed by ducks and when we sat down for a cool beer we were surprised by a plate of delicious bruschette... just so we don‘t have to leave hungry. The family business shows how much passion and care is put into treating guests and nature with love!
The venue was just preparing for a wedding - what a place to celebrate such a special day! The menu looks inspiring, prices are very fair - the giftshop has a very cute selection of „things“.
We will definitely be back - wonderful hosts in an amazing place! Thanks a lot!

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank mrppfister
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Reviewed 29 October 2019

We can't begin to describe how wonderful our stay here in your little paradise. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with lovely smiles. Sally is personable and accomodating. The food in the cafe was very good. The steak sandwich and Butterscotch Sundae were to die for! Sacha, you're such an excellent chef! Sally gave us a lovely tour of the cottage. It is perfect - tantalisingly beautiful! The garden is just booming with lushness everywhere you look. The walk to the waterfalls was such a lovely experience. It was peaceful and relaxing - something that we miss living in the city. We enjoyed the ducks - cute and entertaining. In the evening, Sacha came in to start the fire in the hearth. Thank you, Sacha, for making the cottage warm. Thank you both very much for your kind and thoughtful hospitality! We appreciate it greatly. All the best!

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

This isn't a review of any accommodation but the gardens themselves.

These gardens are lovely and well worth a visit. The peaceful forest walk up to the waterfalls and the gardens were fantastic. Plenty to see and enjoy. It won't be a long visit but I'm pleased we went.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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