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Birds Ferry Lodge

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 16 Westport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Presentation, attention to detail and execution. Cottage facility is very well equipped making this wilderness location superbly comfortable.Abundant bird life, close to the wild west coast, but almost all attractions require driving.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birds Ferry Lodge is lovely. Alison and Andre are outstanding hosts. We arrived with wet bathing suits which they immediately offered to wash and dry. The lodge is warm and cozy and the food is outstanding. I left with recipes in hand!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I don't think I need to add to the excellent reviews already on here, but to echo the same amazing sentiments that this place is worth the drive up. Arrived at 7pm with a fishpie and a berry crumble ready to warm up, plus a breakfast hamper which we couldn't finish and took some even for lunch. Stunning lodge and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in Ferryman's Cottage. It was brilliant! The weather was lovely and mild, with hardly a breath of wind. The surrounding bush is just stunning. Our kids enjoyed the resident ducks and weka. Alison and Andre are warm and friendly. We needed to take our boy to the doctor during our stay - they not only told... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had two nights recently at the Ferrymans Cottage. With the remote location and gorgeous surroundings it was truly an unforgettable break away. The cottage overlooks the most gorgeous bush where you can watch the sun set beautifully in the evening. The outdoor baths were such a beautiful way to unwind in the evenings too! Pet and family friendly -... More

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We are very grateful to Alison and Andre for there great hospitality.We stayed there two nights and do not want to live the place. We roam around there organic farm which was great. The 2 BHK cottage with full amenities was a luxury place to live in. The pond next to the cottage with beautiful ducks. Had a great time... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We spent 4 great days in Ferryman Cottage and it was wonderful! The isolated and stunning location gave us a boost of energy and inspiration we needed. The cottage is warm, cozy and functional. We were also very impressed of how Alison and André have thought of every detail. The reception of our hosts could not have been better. We... More

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Brasschaat, Belgium
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

An excellent and personal reception by Alison and André. We stayed one night in the lodge. Despite the rainy weather it was a five-star experience. Luckily we booked dinner: it turned out to be outstanding, worth a top-restaurant, seriously. Breakfast as one to remember too. A place to return to. Patrick and Chris Vanhelmont-Meyers

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We booked a one night stay in the Ferryman Cottage. The location is pretty isolated (I believe around 20km from the nearest town), so the detailed directions provided on their website were useful. We were told beforehand to proceed directly to the cottage upon arrival. It had a separate road leading to it and felt very secluded. As we drove... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little gem. We stayed in the cottage - I only wish we could have stayed longer. It's a fully kitted out cottage suitable for a family, and had everything we could possibly need as travellers, including a washing machine with powder, and a dryer. There was plenty of hot water, towels, dressing gowns, and bathroom stuff,... More

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Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
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Welcome to Birds Ferry Lodge where you will enjoy a wilderness location just North of Punakaiki. This modern and stylish solid timber lodge features comfortable en-suite rooms with baths & balconies with superb mountain, bush and ocean views. The Self-contained cottage "Ferry Man’s Cottage" in its own private garden is perfect for couples seeking privacy or families needing space for children to run. The twin garden baths with hot piped water are a popular ‘kiwiana’ feature! On-site masseuse and day spa. Alison enjoys sourcing local fish and lamb for use in the Lodge kitchen. We grow almost all of the fresh produce used in the kitchen in our 1 hectare vegetable garden along with our own free range eggs from very happy chickens. Be sure to book a dinner which will be a highlight of your stay! FREE WIFI. Nearby are Norwest Adventures, Charleston where you can explore ancient limestone caves and see millions of glow worms. Stay 2 nights to enjoy 10% off the price of this tour. Also nearby is Tauranga Bay where you can view one of New Zealand’s large fur seal colonies and enjoy a scenic cliff top walk to the light house. Stay 2 nights & enjoy a complimentary tailor made local tour with Andre as well as a reduced tariff. NEW for 2011/12 is the "Denniston Experience" which is a short drive from Birds Ferry Lodge. This is a guided trip into a historic coal mine and is outstanding. ... more   less 
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