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French Fields

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Fairbourne Drive, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from a fabulous weekend at French Fields. It had been recommended to us so we had high expectations. Our expectations were well exceeded. Beautiful luxurious rooms and setting, perfect location and very thoughtful and accommodating hosts. Ideal for New Zealanders looking for a weekend getaway and for foreign tourists visiting our beautiful country. Thanks Ruth &... More 

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Frenchfields, Owner at French Fields, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments We love it when busy couples get a chance to have a weekend away ! It was a pleasure to help you enjoy your time in Marlborough. More 

Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We just came back from a fabulous stay in NZ - one of our stops was in Blenheim and we stayed 3 nights at the French Fields B&B. What a beautiful spot this was. The Petite Maison Suite was lovely- the balcony overlooked a beautiful field of lavender in bloom and the vegetable gardens were a source of our breakfast... More 

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Frenchfields, Owner at French Fields, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your time at French Fields. The lavender was looking lovely wasn't it. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This beautifully presented property exceeded our expectations. Gracious hosts Ruth & Barry have put a huge amount of effort into delivering a unique and high quality accommodation experience. It is a perfect taste of rural France in New Zealand. The Maison Lavande guest room was sumptuous and perfectly appointed. The location was quiet, the bed beautifully comfortable. The breakfast served... More 

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Frenchfields, Owner at French Fields, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments. Spring is a lovely time to travel and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

French Fields epitomises tranquility. A beautiful house set amongst beautiful lavender bushes- this place is perfection. There is so much attention to detail in every respect. The welcome is warm and genuine. Nothing is too much trouble. The room is incredible- from the bath you look put onto rows of perfectly aligned lavender plants. On offer- lavender oils made from... More 

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Frenchfields, Owner at French Fields, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Thanks for the compliments about my breakfast! More 

San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Frenchfields, Owner at French Fields, responded to this review

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 

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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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Frenchfields, Owner at French Fields, responded to this review

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 4, 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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