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Kippilaw House

4.0 of 5 98 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Kippilaw house after kayaking trip under heavy rain, felt really cold and tired. The owners were like a family for the one night I spent there. It felt like you are in your grandparents house, only better. Made me a warm soup and chicken and the dessert... oh my god.. I fell in love with the desert. With... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Well Igor it was our pleasure hosting your stay at Kippilaw House, you looked wet and tired when you arrived we upgraded you to the suite that did the trick what with fresh hot food and a hot shower you were comfortable and rested for the next days adventure. Bill and I enjoy the hospitality industry which we have been... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My husband and I were in New Zealand last month and had the pleasure of staying at Kippilaw House for one night. We arrived from a day of wine-tasting in Blenheim on a shuttle-van that I was able to arrange via email from a recommendation by Margaret, Kippilaw's co-owner. We were the only guests that evening so she upgraded us... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the long generous letter review, Bill and I love what we do for 6 months of the year, meeting exciting lovely people who also enjoy meeting the locals of the country they visit. As a professional caterer of many years I love whipping up treats for our guests. Our Menus change daily so the freshest and seasonal... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Johnny and I had such a wonderful stay at Kipplilaw House. Margaret your cooking is out of this world. We loved both your company and had such a pleasant stay. So welcoming and so generous. Thank you for being so good with the kids too! Hope to see you again soon. Beautiful home beautiful people. xx Cleaves

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it was great meeting such friendly bubbly younger people full of life and great travel stories. The children were so good a delight to have in the house. Bill and I wish you all the best in your move to Christchurch and please feel free to call by for a chat and a refreshment... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 3
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