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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Amberley, Canterbury Region, South Island

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Sebastien...
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Wonderful experience - Hosts, Accomodation, Farm animals, Meals”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed for only one night on our way to Wellington from Tekapo with our 2.5yo boy and that was a very smart thing to do.
On arrival, Lyndal took us on a tour of the property as our little one could not wait seeing chicken, sheep, goats, pig, ducks. She took the time to answer the many questions we had and our son immediately felt comfortable.
We then went through a delicious dinner with our hosts and kept talking until late. I highly recommend guests to opt for the dinner option!!
The guest area is very comfortable, clean and tidy, with private bathroom and we all had a very quiet night.
We had an early start on the next day but Lyndal and Steve kindly accommodated our unusual schedule and served us a beautiful cooked breakfast.

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Liked best: Friendhip of our hosts and definitively meals!!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DianneDB
Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
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“Charming, Clean, Entertaining - Excellent Meals!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed for one night in the middle of a really fast 2 week visit to the North and South Islands. It was a welcome, relaxing break with our hosts. We enjoyed meeting the farm animals & watching Lyndall spin wool into yarn, make cheese and create in incredible dinner, almost entirely from items raised/grown on their farm. We later agreed that our dinner was the best meal we had while in New Zealand. Lyndall & Steve were exceptional hosts and we enjoyed trading stories of different countries we had all visited. The guest wing of the home is lovely, spacious & clean, one of my key issues. Wine & olives on the patio at sunset was a nice touch. We slept quite well in a very comfortable bed and enjoyed a lovely home cooked breakfast.

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Liked best: The staff.
Liked least: hard to find maple syrup in NZ. :-)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lucy H
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“Relax in the comfort of a warm house and enjoy the variety of gentle farm animals”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Lyndal is a welcoming host who loves meeting new people and who is able to tell you everything about the farm. She is a brilliant cook, makes her own cheese, and is very artistic. The guest area is lovely and comfortable with a private balcony looking back towards Christchurch. It is close to several wineries and some of New Zealand's beautiful scenery. If you want a relaxed farmstay with interesting hosts, then this is the place for you.

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Liked best: Being able to walk around the farm and relax with the hosts
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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