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Coombe Farm Bed and Breakfast

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18 Old Le Bons Track | Takamatua Valley, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
Coombe Farm Bed and Breakfast

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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I see why this place has nothing but 5 stars. Kathrine was an excellent host and very accommodating. Her home is beautiful and the grounds were like out of a fantasy novel. Originally, I was hesitating to book this place because I really wanted somewhere where you could have a view over the bay but I don't think a view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our one-night stay in the Shepherd's Hut at Coombe Farm was a highlight of our two weeks in New Zealand. It is a rustic hut overlooking a creek and forest, but the hosts had thought of everything to make us comfortable. Cozy and romantic! Our only regret was that we could only book one night.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Kathrine made us feel right at home, though seriously pampered in the main house with the super-comfy bed, countless soaps, and hot and filling breakfast. We also enjoyed a roaring hot fire after our evening Pohatu Penguin tour (also recommended!). This was our last stop on a two-week self-guided tour, and I didn't want to leave--not just to end our... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed at Coombe Farm in February 2015 during our three week self drive tour of South Island. We booked it on the basis of the previous reviews and wow we weren't disappointed. It is a delightful and restful place to stay and Katherine & Hugh are wonderful hosts. As one previous reviewer has commented it is like going back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I loved the deck with the outdoor bathtub. Katherine's lavender bath salts and pots of herbs, the gentle rush of the stream just below the deck, and the watchful appearance of a large New Zealand pigeon in the tree above us made for one of the most memorable afternoons of our entire stay in NZ. We enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spent four nights in the "Shepherd's Hut" and really enjoyed it. The iPod dock was a nice added feature; sitting on the deck, with the beautiful surroundings, with our own music playing was a good way to wind up a trip to New Zealand. The outdoor tub/shower would not be to everyone's taste (nor would having to go out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

When 99 people rated Coombe Farm as 'excellent' we had high expectations - and we were not disappointed, so make that 100! Wonderful hosts, beautiful location and we were hugely disappointed to be only staying for one night - we would have absolutely no hesitation in going back and if we return to the South Island at any stage then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I absolutely love this place - we're so grateful to Hugh and Kathrine for making us so welcome and sharing their beautiful house with us. Our favourite things... 1) Lovely tea tray upon arrival including delicious home made banana cake. Yum! 2) The spectacular view from our bedroom window across the valley. A great way to wake up, especially when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I don't remember the last time I slept with lace fringed linens, nor went to sleep with the smell of lavender wafting through the room, but Coombe's Farm offers you that and more. Katherine made sure that my gluten free and dairy free needs were met, and fresh eggs and ham, cereals, yogurt, fresh squeezed juice, pressed coffee, helped you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

After reading excellent reviews about this B&B, our expectation was quite high. Despite that high expectation, this place made us stunned and speechless since the first moment we stepped inside the house. It's hard to believe that it was far exceeding our expectation. It was so neatly decorated in vintage style, full of taste, scent and warm. The house is... More 

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