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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Gumtree is a genuine NZ farmstay experience with animal feeding (alpacas,cows,sheep,pig etc) and friendly family dogs and cats thrown in as good company. Friendly host Jennie makes you feel really welcomed and she makes a wonderful breakfast too! Nearby Oamaru penguin tour (we saw over 200 penguins!) and the historic precinct are major bonuses. Highly recommend Gumtree as part of your NZ South Island itinerary.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2019

Thank you HP and Family for staying with us. It was a pleasure to host your family.

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Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

The hostess was warm and friendly and gave us a farm tour and had us feed the llamas which was fun. Stood in the sheep enclosure and watched her dog move the sheep. Her older daughter helped too and was wonderful. We had a very nice room in her house with bath across the hall. This is a shared bath but we were lucky to not to have another guest to share. I had not read close this had a shared bath. The downsides for me that I saw her kids in the hall. If I had realized I might have had a shared bath I would not gave booked. I got lucky. We opted for the dinner. It was OK I thought the $40 per person charge was steep since not a real restaurant. We shared the dinner table with her family. Two of the kids I felt were not happy with that. The hosyess helped us to and fro with our luggage. Others might love this experience. For me. Not really my preference. The hostess was very interesting to talk to

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Great to hear that you enjoyed the farm tour, the animals and your bedroom.
Yes it very clearly states in all our listings that the bathroom is shared with other guests, but not with our family.
Guests are staying in our family home, so yes our children are present in the house. Perhaps I should lock them in their room? On that note they are teenagers and can be sullen at times so totally understand what you are saying about the dinner table, but then we were all teenagers once and can remember how awkward an age it was...

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Reviewed 4 March 2019

Jenni and her family were wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they had time to chat, really interesting to hear about life in a different country. Breakfast was lovely, the room was very comfortable and the bathroom enormous. It was my husband's birthday while we were staying and Jenni produced a delicious dinner for us, in fact her daught Kate cooked the amazing chocolate pudding. Thank you very much.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2019

We loved hosting you both for your 2 night stay. Kate is famous in our household for her chocolate brownie lol. Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review.

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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Had the best stay at Gumtree Farmhouse and host Jennie was wonderful! Apart from the wonderful brekkie prepared by Jennie...everything from the smallest details to that of introducing us to the must dos were top-notch. The farm sits at 82 Devils Bridge Road and u will see the Gumtree Farmstay wooden stand at the entrance to the farm. The place sits on a 2-hectare pc of land and the farm was simply lovely! Not too far from the main town centre yet close to nature for us to really rest and relax. I have attached pics on how to get to the farm once u arrive at Devils Bridge.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoyed hosting you and your family and it’s always great to hear positive feedback from past guests.
I would like to make a tiny correction though - we farm 80 hectares, about 200 acres, not 2 hectares.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is one of the few highlight in our trip. Jennie is a great host. Grant is a friendly and funny guy. The kids are amazing too. The Gibsons have a great knowledge of farming and they are willing to share with us. The best way of experiencing New Zealand is to stay in Gumtree Farmstay.

We enjoying the animals, the 2 lovely dogs, Cloud and Bonnie. We love playing and watching the house cats lying in the living room. We love the interaction with sheep, cows, piggy, chicken and alpacas. we have a great farm tour - feeding and interacting with the animals.

At night, we are able to catch sea of stars in the sky.

Lovely breaksfast and Dinner. We have a great chats with the family throughout the 3days 2nights stay. Lovely room. Basically we just feel like being part of them during the 2 nights stay. Highly recommended to stay at least 2 nights.

Happy Birthday to Lucy and myself (guess i won't forget ever) haha... cya guys again soon...

Room tip: All rooms are good
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review about your stay with us. It's really appreciated. It makes me so happy to hear that your stay with us was an enjoyable one. We all really enjoyed meeting you both and hopefully we'll see you in our neck of the woods some time in the future.

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