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Petite Provence

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   703C Tinopai Road, Matakohe, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 4 Matakohe B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The hosts are Linda and Guy. Got to know them in no time. They are very friendly and cater to every need. Their local knowledge is excellent and we were well directed to the major tourist attractions during our three day stay. Linda is a fantastic cook and we took advantage of her offer to do meals and food plates.... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Thank you Robyn & Alan for your very flattering review. It was a pleasure to have people like yourselves stay 3 days and we enjoyed our interesting conversations together. I'm glad you both enjoyed my evening home cooking as in the winter weather one doesn't always feel like driving 20 minutes for a meal. Guy & I appreciate you taking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The B&B is 2 hours drive from Auckland. So it's a nice place to drop off after a long flight from Europe before heading North. Of course, it should be also a nice place for your last night in NZ before going back home I was warmly welcomed by Linda and Guy who are delightful hosts. The view of rolling... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review
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Merci Patrick pour votre bonne appreciation sur notre B & B. Nous sommes contents que vous ayiez aime votre escale... More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We chose the location as it was only a couple of hours from Auckland and we were leaving for the UK the following evening. What an interesting stay due to Guy and Linda's backgrounds of Maori culture, French living and the most amazing chair creations we have ever seen. So much for an early night! We munched our way through... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for writing a very positive review on us, it is always a pleasure to read kind words and we appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks again. Kind regards, Linda More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed with Linda and Guy in late January and have such happy memories of this delightful B & B. They are such welcoming hosts and we loved the ambience and the superb views over the rolling hills. Linda has worked wonders with her garden, planting native trees and pretty flowers. Guy showed us the workshop where he creates some... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Hello Sally, I try to give guests food that is not sprayed and homegrown whenever possible so I am glad you appreciated my simple cooking. We have thousands more native trees to plant and it is a rewarding challenge. Guy thanks you for your compliments on his work and we appreciate your kind review. Regards, Linda More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a delightful stay in the countryside not far from the Kauri Museum in Matakohe. Linda and Guy are a welcoming couple to their charming B&B overlooking the rolling hills where they have planted many native trees and have a flower garden. After a full day of driving and enjoying the Kauri Museum, Linda’s Mediterranean dinner definitely was a relaxing... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We are always pleased when guests have enjoyed their stay at our peaceful home. Regards, Linda More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Linda and Guy are the perfect hosts. Entertaining and informative. By far the most enjoyable accomodation we stayed in during our three week trip from Glasgow. Lovely rooms, antique French furniture and Guy's own arthouse chairs - a tour of his workshop was fascinating - Linda's cooking and the scenery couldn't be surpassed.

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Thank you Sheena for your kind review, we had such an enjoyable evening in your company. We are always pleased to know when guests enjoy their stay with us. Cheers, Linda More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Petite Provence is really the place to choose for those looking for a quiet clean and comfortable stay. Gorgeous views from the surrounding balcony. Linda is an excellent cook and cares well for her guests. Stayed there for a couple of days and enjoyed the peacefulness.

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review on us Rene, we don't often have guests write a review so it is much appreciated. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Kind regards, Linda More

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Unfortunately we could only stay for one night. But it was just excellent. We enjoyed the delicious platter in a beautiful surrounding in pleasant company with two other Kiwi guests from Auckland and our friendly hosts Linda and Guy. It's a very nice, well-kept, very clean and solitary accomodation we can recommend to everybody. A good place to relax... so... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us and the evening platter. Guests often don't feel like the drive to local restaurants so the platter has become very popular. It certainly is very peaceful in our rural surroundings and very relaxing. Thank you for your review. Regards, Linda More

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at Petite Provence on 9 January 2014. We received incredibly warm hospitality, enjoyed fantastic home cooking (of restaurant standard) and stimulating conversation, all set in a truly peaceful country environment with sweeping valley views and glimpses of Kaipara Harbour. The extra treat was co-owner, Guy Bucchi's extraordinary art-inspired furniture. To de-stress in a genuinely warm, clean and comfortable... More

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words on Petite Provence B & B and your compliments on Guy's work. We also enjoyed your company and our very interesting conversations with you. More

Marina del Rey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We spent a lovely evening enjoying Linda's Mediterranean style cooking, Guy's fascinating metal and kauri wood chairs and workshop, and their beautiful, vey comfortable B & B. This is a great stopping place before or after a visit to the Kauri Museum, which you definitely should not miss.

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LindaMatakoheNZ, Owner at Petite Provence, responded to this review

We had a very enjoyable evening, interesting conversation and in good company. I often inform guests that we also sleep in the house, not in another building.True B & B's welcome visitors to share their family home. Thanks, Linda More

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Address: 703C Tinopai Road, Matakohe, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Matakohe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Petite Provence 3.5*
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Eco-friendly (a native New Zealand tree is planted on our propriety for every staying guest) rural Bed & Breakfast, only a 10 minute drive from the Matakohe Kauri museum.All rooms open onto a large covered deck with panoramic views of the distant Kaipara harbour and rolling farmland.Evening meals Monday-Thursday, platters nightly,Mediterranean/local cuisine. ... more   less 
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