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French Fields

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Fairbourne Drive, Blenheim, New Zealand
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$300 (NZD)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading the great reviews written by others on French Fields in Blenheim, I asked the travel agency who organized our travel for 3 weeks in New Zealand and part of the 4 weeks in Australia to make reservations at this BB for two nights, from 4/12 to 4/14/ 2015. We arrived at about 1 p.m. with my wife sick.... More 

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We were dismayed to learn that this had happened to these guests We were away at the time and had reminded the agent before we left that our check- in time was 3pm and to make this clear to these guests. We did not have any contact details for them. Our son arrived before 3pm to welcome them and to... More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

"What a fabulous property" we thought as we drove to French Fields, a bit of Provence in the Marlborough wine country. We had think twice about where we were upon seeing the lavender fields and french country estate that was to be our future home. And a delight it was...the lodging, the hosts (thank you Ruth, Barry and Ben), the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

French Fields... Fantastique! My wife and I have just spent the most fantastic weekend in Blenheim for our wedding anniversary, most of which we attribute to our hosts Ruth & Barry and the wonderful & luxurious accommodation that they provide. Such a helpful couple and so attentive to our every need, they made us feel like VIPs from start to... More 

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Thank you for your kind words. Reviews like yours are a real encouragement ! We were delighted that you had your anniversary weekend with us . It was a pleasure to have you staying. More 

Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wonderful B&B (actually small hotel). 3 rooms -beautiful Provençal stay with wonderful Hosts-Ruth , Ben , and Barry. Gorgeous room and heated swimming pool. Immaculate with fabulous breakfasts. This was our best Provençal stay ever Lavendar plants, olive trees etc on approx 3 acres. 5 to 10 min country drive thru wineries to Blenheim on New Renwick road. We will... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a very relaxing time over the New Year at Ruth and Barry Struthers property French Fields and felt we found a hidden gem. We stayed in Maison Lavande, looking directly on to the lavender fields where we could hear the bee’s busy hunting for nectar to take back to the hives on the edge of the property. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hands down the highlight of our long weekend in Marlborough, French Fields is a gorgeous Provence-style house nestled in amongst olive trees and lavender rows. It's only 10 minutes from Blenheim town centre, but you wouldn't know it, given that it's situated right in the heart of wine country. The rooms are beautifully styled, the bed AMAZING and the gardens... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

French Fields was the best part of our 2 week stay in NZ. We spent 1 night in the Petite Maison room and it was perfect. Even though we came at the time of year when the lavender was not at its peak it was utterly beautiful sitting on the private balcony with a cup of tea looking over the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It may have been the lavender but we found we were sleeping really well in the beautifully appointed room. The setting is great with big drifts of lavender at the front and a small orchard at the back. Guests are offered the use of the swimming pool and courtyard. The breakfast was lovely and they catered for our particular diets.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

French Fields is fabulous and I would definitely recommend it. We stayed for two nights as part of a fortnight long road trip of the South Island and it was one of our favourites. Our self contained suite was gorgeous, beautifully designed and very comfy and it felt like a lovely luxury to have a roll top bath right by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

The weather was not the best, but despite that we had a nice stay. We can't imagine how amazing this would be in the summertime! The hosts, Ruth and Barry are very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was the best we've had yet, and Ruth was flexible and accomodating to my dietary needs. The grounds are well kept and relaxing to... More 

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