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Cottage within the magical gardens of Flaxmere

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Swimmimg Pool
Living room
Kitchen

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

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David and Mary A.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
The beautiful garden is a joy to visit and superbl...
The beautiful garden is a joy to visit and superbly planted with a magnificent combination of interesting plants and spaces. It was a privilege to stay in the well-appointed peaceful cottage and view the garden at different times of the day. One of our favourite gardens in NZ. Penny is a welcoming hostess who took the time to share her extensive gardening knowledge with us. A highlight of our trip around the Sth Island.
Written 24 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Tracy B.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful, peaceful getaway
Beautiful, peaceful getaway
Written 24 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Mel R.
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Lovely peaceful setting. Loved the birdlife and be...
Lovely peaceful setting. Loved the birdlife and being able to explore the gardens.
Written 24 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Paul
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
We had the most amazing stay in this stunning, pea...
We had the most amazing stay in this stunning, peaceful environment - this property is truly magical. There were heaps of great activities in the surrounding area (wineries, walks, Hanmer Springs), but we enjoyed staying in just as much! Walking through the spectacular gardens, playing in the pool with the kids, chatting with Penny and her family, or just reading a book with a nice glass of wine, this place is so relaxing, we just loved it!
Written 24 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Michelle
by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful grounds. Stunning autumn colour. Beds ...
Beautiful grounds. Stunning autumn colour. Beds very comfortable.
Written 24 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
A Wonderful Experience
An amazing internationally acclaimed 7 acre garden with a lovely homely cottage. Penny the host is a talented visionary and creative garden artist. And very friendly. We had 3 days of sheer joy despite the mixed bag of weather. Highly recommend it without hesitation
Visited July 2022
Written 16 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Bookabach.co.nz
5.0 of 5 stars
Peaceful Beauty
Warm, comfortable, peaceful and quiet in the country. Beautiful gardens
Visited June 2022
Written 25 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

CarolynSylvan
CarolynSylvan
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful in spring
The garden is stunning and the view of the Mount Tekoa covered in snow is magnificent. Thousands of daffodils greeted us as we entered the property and the blossom trees were beautiful. We loved sitting in the garden with a cup of tea and delighting in the "host of golden daffodils". Penny was a wonderful hostess and made our stay very enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your wonderful garden with others.
Visited September 2019
Written 4 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
Things to do
  • Skiing available
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Towels provided
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Getting there
Christchurch Intl Airport
70.4 km
Attractions
Flaxmere Garden
0 kmGardens
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilitiesSkiing available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
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