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Auckland, New Zealand

The BEST overnight stop on Alps to Ocean cycle trail

Review of God's Old house
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Feb 2016
We stayed one night on the A2O trail - this was the ABSOLUTE best place we stayed out of all the overnight stays. Roger and Carolyn are great hosts - welcoming refreshments, a bottle of wine before dinner, delicious home-cooked meal with vegetables from the garden, continental breakfast. Accommodation is in a converted church, which was Roger and Carolyn's home. The restoration is beautifully done. The church can sleep up to 8, but there were just the two of us (the hosts don't combine groups). There is a spa pool to relax in, and pretty garden surrounds to sit and read. There were some wifi problems while we were there, but hopefully they're sorted. The double bed downstairs was a bit squishy, but this shouldn't detract from your stay (there is a queen bed upstairs too).

Windsor is on the A2O trail about 20km before Oamaru, and Gold's Old House is just a couple of hundred metres from the intersection (watch for the sign).

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Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

We stayed at Gods Old House at the end of our cycle trip - what a way to finish! The Oamaru stone church has been lovingly converted into beautiful accommodation and sits amongst beautiful grounds. Roger and Carolyn were very accommodating and made us feel right at home. The food is no-fuss and tasted amazing!

Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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