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Southern Belle Orchard, Matamata

19 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
Only 6 minutes from central Matamata and 10 minutes from the Hobbiton Movie Set, our apartment is located at the far end of the property, so very quiet and peaceful. It has beautiful views over the ancient Waikato river valley to the South and West, where beautiful sunsets can be admired. You will have your own private garden and terrace, leading to an outdoor hot Spa pool which is included in the price. The apartment is equipped with kitchen facilities, spacious bathroom and a bedroom that can sleep two singles or a couple (King size). It is separated from the main house by a garage, so a lovely private spot where you can come and go as you please. A pull out Sofa-bed in the Lounge will sleep another adult or two young children. The property itself has a successful and sustainable g...Only 6 minutes from central Matamata and 10 minutes from the Hobbiton Movie Set, our apartment is located at the far end of the property, so very quiet and peaceful. It has beautiful views over the ancient Waikato river valley to the South and West, where beautiful sunsets can be admired. You will have your own private garden and terrace, leading to an outdoor hot Spa pool which is included in the price. The apartment is equipped with kitchen facilities, spacious bathroom and a bedroom that can sleep two singles or a couple (King size). It is separated from the main house by a garage, so a lovely private spot where you can come and go as you please. A pull out Sofa-bed in the Lounge will sleep another adult or two young children. The property itself has a successful and sustainable greenhouse and feijoa orchard - feijoas are a popular New Zealand fruit with a unique and exotic flavour. See our website for more information about what we produce. We offer you: - Continental breakfast (self served, so you can relax and have breakfast in your own time) includes: Juice, fruit, eggs, bread, (Feijoa!)jam, cheese, yoghurt, cereal, complementary tea and coffee. - 1 bedroom with 1 King Size bed or 2 Single beds - The lounge has a Double Pull Out Sofa-bed - Private Spa Pool under the stars - A friendly service and enjoyable stay (no extra charge!)More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Towels Provided
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Private Garden
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Nice simple accommodation with a small/adequate breakfast. Great for a trip to Hobbiton. Bed was a bit uncomfortable as we slid towards the middle all night. Decor could do with a refresh to reflect the 2000’s

Thank Deltasmelta
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had a great short stay at Southern Belle, Our hosts were really great and very helpful, Very clean and well presented, make sure you take the time to use the spa and catch the southern stars. Perfect for a stopover for Hobbiton as well.

Thank Steve O
Frans d, VR Owner at Southern Belle Orchard, Matamata, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you Steve, we are happy you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests to host.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Amazing house to stay in. I stayed here for a night only. Wish I could have stayed longer. Loved the outdoor spa pool. Great and friendly host. I will definitely stay here again if I end up going to Matamata again.

Thank ARJUNM436
Frans d, VR Owner at Southern Belle Orchard, Matamata, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for your kind words. Tineke

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night so that we could attend the evening dinner at nearby Hobbiton. We were greeted by Tineke and made to feel perfectly at home. The hot tub was great and the surroundings are gorgeous. Thoroughly recommend this stay to anyone...More

Thank barbarabooklady
Frans d, VR Owner at Southern Belle Orchard, Matamata, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

"Thank you for your kind words", we love it when guests have had a great time!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our overall experience was very pleasant! The accommodation itself was complete, with entertainment, privacy, a very relaxed environment, and delicious food provided. The owners are very lovely and make you feel right at home. The location is very handy and close to several major cities...More

Thank Odyssey735946
Frans d, VR Owner at Southern Belle Orchard, Matamata, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.

About the Owner
Emily M
Languages spoken:English, Dutch
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
Our place is easy to find from all directions. We will welcome you on arrival and will show you the amenities. On request we can give advice on a scala of activities in the area. Hobbiton is only 10 minutes away from our location, but there are also a number of hidden gems (walks and tracks) that only the locals know! Matamata is only 5 minutes away and has a good range of restaurants and take away options. As our front door is only 10 m away from your apartment, feel free to knock on the door if you have any any more questions!
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About the neighbourhood
This is one of the most lush green rural areas of New Zealand. In the east you will see the Kaimai Ranges, which runs like a spinal cord from Paeroa in the North to the South where it amalgamates with the Mamaku Plateau. There are some great tracks, i.e. climbing up to the magnificent Wairere Falls, with its spectacular views is a must! You can either do the short trip and see the waterfall plunging down, or go all the way to the top and admire the views of the Waikato valley in the distance. If climbing is not really your thing, a beautiful walk along the 'Blue River' or Waihou River is the way to go.
Getting around
New Zealand has only 4.5 million inhabitants, which means public transport is only well provided in urban areas. So if you travel the country and use B&B's, it is really recommended to have your own transport.
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