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Farm Stay Karetu Downs B&B Stunning Waipara Gorge

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Private Room , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Hawarden, Canterbury Region, South Island
The Louisa Suite has a comfortable queen size bed complete with a wool rest, electric blanket and cuddly duvet. The modern ensuite adds a touch of class to this lovely character home and complements the guest room beautifully -complete with bath robes, hair-dryer, cuddly towels and complementary soaps.

The Suite has its own adjoining private lounge and verandas which open out on to large attractive gardens. The lounge has Sky TV and WIFI, a welcoming log fire and cosy furnishings. Free complimentary tea and coffee.

Choice of a cooked breakfast or continental served in your room at your request, outside on the veranda or in the farmhouse kitchen. Laundry facilities are also available in the Homestead.

The Musterers Studio has been tastefully styled to reflect the ambience of staying in traditional NZ country farm style accommodation. Th...
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About the Owner
Karen F
Languages spoken:English
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Response Time:Within a day
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Megan B
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We stayed one night at Karetu Downs and my kids did not want to leave. Bruce and Karen were very welcoming and kind. We loved the tour of the farm in Bruce's truck and my children loved feeding the animals and seeing Bruce sheer a sheep. Accommodation was simple, clean, and comfortable with comfy beds. Highly recommend!

Management response:

Thank you Megan and Eric for your lovely review we are delighted you all enjoyed staying here at our farm. Bruce loved taking you around the farm in the 4 wheel drive as you get to see some real NZ hill country. I particularly love to see the kids having fun feeding the pet sheep and getting close so they...


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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Karen and Bruce were so kind and friendly - we really enjoyed chatting to them over breakfast. The accommodation and location were beautiful and we had a really relaxing stay. The hot tub on the veranda was an added bonus. Our only regret is that we only booked to stay 2 nights.

Management response:

Thanks so much Alister for your super review. We very much enjoyed meeting you both. It's always a pleasure to hear that our guests have had a relaxing stay. I bet you have some great memories to share and stories to tell about your trip around beautiful New Zealand. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show you our little...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Showers
    1 King
    1 Super King
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About the neighbourhood
The Waipara area is renouned for its vineyards and restaurants. Vineyards such as Pegasus Bay winery, Waipara Hills, Black Estate, Waipara Springs, Muddy Waters to name but a few offer great wine tasting and relaxing lunchtime experiences.
Visit Hanmer Springs to take in the Hot spa pools or take a day trip to Kaikoura for whale watching. If you want to simply relax and take in the ambience of the NZ country side then Karetu Downs offers all this and much more. Come visit we would love to show you our 'little peace of paradise'.
Getting around
As we are in a rural country area it is essential to hire a car or campervan and drive out to the farm. Vehicles can be hired from Christchurch airport. Maps and directions on how to get to Karetu Downs are listed on our website www.karetudowns.co.nz on the contacts page.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Christchurch Airport: 64.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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