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Kippilaw House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   98 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 24 Picton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
21Janmac Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed at Kippilaw House for 5 nights. Welcoming and warm. Stayed upstairs in a beautiful bedroom with large ensuite, and all the facilities with fridge and tea and coffee. Wonderful house and accomadation, excellent food, would highly recommend. With wonderful hosts.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Kippilaw House. I was really surprised with your comments of how much warmer Picton and the house was compared to the Otago region. . Our pleasure making you comfortable, providing the best food selections we could from the top of the South and sharing life and... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at Kippilaw House on 26th July. On arrival we were welcomed by Margaret who then produced a wonderful afternoon tea which we enjoyed after our drive from Christchurch. We stayed in the sumptuous suite upstairs which boasted a huge bedroom, fabulous en suite and our very own sitting room with books galore. We dined at Kippilaw that evening... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Hello Elizabeth, Many Thanks for the special review fantastic !!!!! it always gives me a buzz reading wonderful comments guest have made about Kippilaw House and their stay. Bill enjoyed the chat with Gerald from their homeland goodness me I may have difficulty understanding him on his return after 9 weeks holiday in Scotland. I'm delighted you enjoyed The Picton... More

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Kippilaw House: Margaret and Bill were the most warm and welcoming hosts we could have asked for! It was teeming down with rain when we arrived at the train station in Picton, only to be immediately warmed by Margaret's smile. She went out of her way to pick us and our luggage up right at the station and whisk us... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Well what a review !!!! many thanks we do what we have to, making sure our guests are warm and comfortable and of course well feed while staying with us at Kippilaw House. I hope your daughter Jayme is churning out the organic cheese big time up north. I would love to hear from her and know how the new... More

Newcastle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Margaret and Bill were very gracious hosts. Their home is exquisite and the food they prepared was amazing. My wife and I were there for a one night stop over on our honeymoon. We would highly recommend the Kippilaw House as a place to stay in the Marlborough region.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to review Kippilaw House. Bill and I love hosting guests from where ever they come from. Every Guest has been a delight and interesting in their own ways. Hosting Honeymoon couples is special seeing folk committed to each other. I hope New Zealand lived up to your expectations especially Picton which is a real... More

Linville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Bill and Margaret McHugh were wonderful hosts for our recent stay 2 night stay at Kippilaw House. Prior to our arrival, they gave us some great ideas for things to see during our drive from Nelson. We had a lovely, comfy room with a great view of the Picton Marina. Margaret and Bill took excellent care of us and served... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, Bill and I really enjoy what we do meeting guests looking after them while they are in our Home. Winter is upon us now and we are taking it much quieter. Happy and safe travels Kind wish. More

Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A huge thank you to Bill and Margaret who made our 2 night stay truly wonderful. The bedroom, bathroom and private sitting room were all immaculately clean, welcoming and very comfortable. Margaret's home made packed lunch, breakfasts and a very special anniversary dinner were a delicious delight. Nothing was too much trouble and little touches like home-baked cakes in the... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Kippilaw House is the perfect place to relax, be pampered and made to feel welcomed, we love our guests to make our home feel like there own for their stays with us. Thank you for your kind words our job is done when we receive such kind reviews of how you felt about visiting us and Picton. Kind wish and... More

Durham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in february. Bill and Margaret are great hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them from booking trips to the sounds etc. The house is very comfortable and charming and the bedrooms stylish and spacious. The best thing though is the food, great tea on arrival, inventive and tasty breakfasts, and the dinner in the... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we always like to make sure our guests relax feel at home and have the best time with us and in Picton. I expect you are safely returned to your home and looking forward to another holiday somewhere sometime. All the very best for 2014 More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

stayed two nights here with Margaret and Bill, who made us feel very welcome in their lovely home. We very much enjoyed chatting with them and our fellow guests, and the wonderful smells which emanated from Margeret's kitchen. Our accommodation was spacious and very comfortable, and they made some good suggestions for things to see and do on our travels,... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Great you could manage to stop by and see the baby seals, such a great spot being up close and personal with the little ones. It was our pleasure having you in the house and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kippilaw House. Picton and the Marlborough Sounds are such a place of beauty we love sharing it with those... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is top quality and great value. You feel like you're staying with friends - friends who have a lovely home and spoil you rotten. It's a great place with loads of character. Margaret's cooking is exceptional. Don't look any further than Kippilaw House. Thanks Margaret and Bill.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kippilaw House for your three night stay on Picton. Your kind words are appreciated we love what we do, we love the opportunity of meeting special people sharing with them the joy of this exceptional paradise Marlborough Sounds. Bill and I wish you all the best with your futures and hope your wishes and aspirations come... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Kippilaw House was by far the best lodge we visited: a beautifully decorated home, full of victorian antiques and collectibles. Our bedroom was elegant, bright, spacious and perfectly appointed (down to the the silver tea service). The black and white victorian bathroom was charming, as was the en-suite library which was hard to leave. Our friends' room had itsown fruit... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Greetings from Picton New Zealand thank you so much for your kind words, we were delighted to have you all at Kippilaw House as our guests. I was particularly pleased you enjoyed my date scones and other foods I prepared for you. Making different foods for different people and cultures is a lovely challenge. Thank you for stopping by at... More

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Address: 98 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kippilaw House 4*
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