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Kippilaw House

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98 Waikawa Road | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, 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
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

A big Thankyou to Bill and Margaret. A fantastic treat for my mother. Amazing food for supper and a stunning breakfast. The house is just splendid, the hospitality, welcome and conversation a real treat. My wee Smudge enjoyed the freedom with Clyde and Floyd. So greatful for this stay

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

What a surprise and delight to have you both stay with Bill and I How the years roll by you Eileen were such an excellent host and hard working hospitality person. It was great sharing our life in Picton with you. Kind wish and happy days More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A short trip to the town's waterfront, steps away from the best walking trail overlooking the Sound and welcoming hosts. You can't beat that combination. Margaret is a master chef---and served up the best B&B breakfast we've had. She even provided an impromptu dinner for two tired kayakers! This place provided true Kiwi hospitality.

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San Francisco, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were in New Zealand celebrating our honeymoon and my wife's 30th birthday. Kippilaw House was the perfect location after the ferry brought us to the South Island. They picked us up at the ferry and dropped us off at the train. Margaret prepared an amazing birthday dinner for my wife's birthday and we had a great time! The dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The house is stunning, our room (downstairs) was big, with a little nook with Fridge & wardrobe, a Huge bathroom with an amazing shower, and our own living room. It is all very nicely built, designed and decorated (and I'm a picky architect!) Breakfast was FANTASTIC. Margaret is a cook, and breakfast definitely is top quality! 2 course breakfast, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a wonderful experience. Bill and Margaret were most gracious and would go out their way to make your stay perfect. The property is beautiful with various fruit trees and assorted fruit plants. The house while only seven years old is styled on a much older property. My room which was on the second floor was really a three room... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank You Michael for your very kind comments you were a delight to have in the house, your were very relaxed and laid back enjoying all that came your way. It was our pleasure making your stay enjoyable especially as you were travelling alone. I hope you have had time to relax a bit before starting back at your work.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Loved everything about our stay, the English charm, wonderful food including afternoon tea on arrival. Cosy beds with electric blanket, everything was immaculate. Lovely walk into Picton through the marina. Bill kindly picked us up from the Port on arrival, and got some fabulous cooking tips from Margaret. Would definitely stay again, thank you

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank You Elaine for your kind words. Bill and I really enjoy hosting lovely guests from far and wide. We have had a tremendous summer season and meeting folk like yourselves makes it all the more worth while. As professional hospitality hosts all our working lives it is natural to make sure your stay is memorable. I expect you are... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Kippilaw house was a delightful surprise in the middle of our New Zealand journey. Margaret and Bill welcomed us with genuine warmth and a delicious tea. Margaret t helped us solve a laundry problem and Bill made sue we knew the best places for views and for a brew! The rooms had luxurious linens and towels. Our visit was capped... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Carole it was fun meeting the four of you and great seeing how you fitted in relaxing in the garden over a drink and nibbles. I hope your official evening went well in Wellington and the trousers stood the test of time. Kippilaw House has been very busy this summer hosting great people from near and far. Safe future travels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We so enjoyed arriving from the ferry to find a plate of delicious "afternoon tea" waiting for us! Bill gave us a great suggestion as to the perfect walk (the Snout trail) and Margaret made the most gorgeous breakfast for us. They both had great ideas about special stops on the way to Christchurch to see seals. Our visit was... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Beth it was our pleasure having you both in the house. We pride ourselves in looking after people and being helpful its all part of what we do. Providing a hearty breakfast is equally as important as the bed in our opinion this sets you up for the day. I expect you are back to your normal life and planning... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Margaret and Bill were very welcoming, and we loved the place. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Kippilaw House would be a great place to stay as a base when you go out on day trips in the surrounding region. We'll definitely be going back there!

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

I have been a bit snowed under with lovely guest so sorry about the late response it was great meeting you both and hearing your interesting stories. Remarkable Creative card is always sitting in front of me at my desk do hope your flat out busy as bee,s.. I hope the dogs foot got better and he's giving you both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After a long drive from Christchurch with a teething 9 month old, we were greeted with open arms. Bill and Margaret welcomed us into their magnificent and grand house, surrounded by market gardens and sweeping views of the mountains and bay. Margaret had prepared an afternoon tea of club sandwiches with her amazing home-made terrine, fruit cake, berry tarts and... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure hosting the three of you. I'm sure Nina will be running about now enjoying her freedom. I hope you have planted your fruits and vegetables it is such fun watching them grow. If you ever pass by our way please call by to say hello. Kind wish and thank you for your kind words. More 

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