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BlackCoookie
Singapore, Singapore

Nothing short of AMAZING

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Feb 2017via mobile
Jennie and her family are absolutely great hosts. They are not your typical commercial farm but more of a family hobby and lifestyle choice they have made.

You get to see a variety of animals and I had my first experiences with the alpacas. Depending on how adventurous you are, the Gibsons are more than willing to share their farming experiences with you. Jennie gave me some hands on experiences in feeding and herding.

The rooms are so clean and you have everything you need. Trust me on this... I'm very particular with my accommodations and you can look up my other reviews.

My piece of advice, bring a pair of footwear which you're willing to give up and not wear your limited editions. This is a farm!

I will definitely be back should I ever come back to South Island.
Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this review
Responded 23 Feb 2017
Thanks so much for your great review. I really appreciate your feedback.
Hey sorry, it seems I must have forgotten to show you where the gumboots are kept! We have spare gumboots for guests to clomp about in so you don't have to worry about getting your own shoes dirty.
Look forward to seeing you sometime soon :)
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted a farmstay experience was out of giving our little girl a closer contact with sheep and get to know a farm's daily life. We searched websites and finally chose Gumtree our detination.
Now we are back from New Zealand, we still miss the magnificent country a lot, both extrem weather and nice people. All good memory. Gumtree host, Gennie family were all very friendly and with a lot patient to guests and it is super OKAY if you are from non frequent English speaking persons. The location is 10-15 minutes from main street/downtown. We found many animals and beautiful garden there. Great bedrooms and breakfast. All super. If someone is looking for a farmstay experience, We think Gumtree Farmstay won't fail your expectation and one will find a lot more surprise there. Thanks to Gennie's family of giving this amazed experience. Wish you and every family member health and happiness.

Kuo family

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thanks so much Kuo family for your great review. It always makes me really happy when I get feedback from guests saying that they enjoyed their stay with us. Come visit us again sometime!

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I really wanted a farmstay experience as part of our holiday around South Island and I couldn't have picked a better place. From the moment we arrived and every minute we were there, Jennie and her family were so welcoming, it almost felt like we were staying with friends. Even the family cats warmed up to us quickly! The house is impeccable, guest rooms large with beautiful views. Top-notch accommodation and hospitality! If you want a nice country side experience, choose Gumtree Farmstay.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Mimimiu
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review. We also enjoyed your 2 day stay with us, so many laughs and great conversation - that's what its all about!!

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great place to stay to experience farmstay in New Zealand. Very friendly family which makes you feel at home all the time. Willing to share their experiences and how they move from Australia to New Zealand.

Date of stay: October 2015
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

I see its been a while since you stayed with us (almost a year!) but I still remember you! There have been quite a few changes on the farm since then but basically we are doing the same thing - rearing bull calves, fattening bulls, running a small flock of sheep. We now have alpaca which are a new addition to the farm scenery. Many thanks for thinking of us and for your kind review.

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Magical and memorable. Others described it well, so I won't repeat it. Our impression reflects the best of all the comments. We cant sing Jennie's praises loud enough. Go way out of your way if at all possible to take in this magical experience.

We hope Jennie continues her venture to allow others to continue to share a slice of her life.

Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thank you for thinking of us and writing a review. We really appreciate you doing so. We try to make each guests visit an enjoyable (and hopefully informative) stay.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our family of four arrived to be warmly greeted by Jennie (and her pets!). Straight away we were made to feel at home. After some delicious afternoon tea we went for a walking tour around the farm- the kids were so excited to look for eggs and feed all the animals, we were amazed by the serenity of the property. Jennie cooked us a fabulous home cooked roast, complete with roast veggies and topped off with a sticky-date pudding...by far the best meal we enjoyed on our 4 week holiday. The beds were super comfy, the spacious bathroom a welcome sight after our prior motel stays, and the fireplace in the lounge room was as warm and inviting as Jennie's family.

I couldn't recommend Gumtree farmstay highly enough, it was definitely a highlight of our trip and we hope that one day we can make it back to this little piece of paradise :)

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

We certainly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a heart warming review about your stay with us. We can only hope that one day we will meet you all again :) Thanks guys.

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