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174 Progress Valley Rd, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have just returned to UK after a superb holiday in NZ and as before the Catlins Farmstay a highlight! A great place to stay wonderful hosts and music for breakfast! Will try and return again as so much to see and do. Thank you June and Murray for a superb stay, The 4 of us thank you.

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Bloomington, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Our travel agent set us up at Catlins Farmstay. We had a delightful time meeting June, Murray and other members of their family our evening there. Our room was large, bright and airy and June was a wonderful host. We had dinner at Niagara Falls restaurant which was very nice and only a mile or so away. Then went to... More 

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Wimborne UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When you enter the grounds of this "farm" you are amazed by the beautiful garden followed by your very comfortable room. The hosts were very attentive band the breakfast was to die for (many more and it might have been the case). The peace was welcome and the hospitality very homely

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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Staying here was a lovely contrast to the chain hotel we'd just left. The location is wonderful, so peaceful & tranquil, our room cosy and comfy, but the real highlights are the owners, June & Murray. They couldn't have made us more welcome, and just sitting with them in their lounge, in front of a warm log fire, drinking tea,... More 

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catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review its nice to know that you enjoyed our place .we have lived here a long time now on this farm and just love having guests .its like bringing the world to our doorstep. Safe travels More 

Kingdom of Mercia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Lovely country farm location with a beautiful garden and very clean/comfortable rooms with their own en-suites.Very short dirt-road ride to Niagara (and NZ's very own Niagara Falls). June welcomed us with friendly chatter in addition to tea/coffee and jam scones on the garden table. Murray was a very attentive breakfast host - providing cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast and any cooked... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This three-bedroom home is close to Curio and Porpoise Bays, close to the Niagara Falls Cafe, and a good place from which to explore the Catlins. Comfortable rooms, well-appointed bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen. Buy groceries before you get there if you are planning to self cater.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

There are few rooms to be had in the far south area of New Zealand called The Catlins, and this is a great choice. Better than rooms at the farm are the three bedrooms, good for a family or couples traveling together, that are the proprietors' eventual retirement home. The house faces a lively lagoon with shore birds and is... More 

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catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thanks our holiday house is in agreat place relaxing to come home to after sightseeing all day and watching penguins etc On the farm the last few days guests have enjoyed sheep shearing And this next week is our local annual art exhibition in Waikawa with over 50 exhibits and two visiting guest artists plus a puppet group from. USA... More 

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215 reviews 215 reviews
67 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I feel slightly awful only given this B&B a very good rating. It is very good indeed but we have now stayed in three quite outstanding B&Bs in New Zealand and whilst good this one is not quite up there with the very best. We were made very welcome , had a nice large room with excellent shower room and... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We got to the B&B after driving all day. We had a warm welcome by June and Murray on this cold rainy day. After sharing my passion for Merino wool with June (empty my luggage to show her myMerino collection), we took the time to share a bottle of wine. We were going out for dinner, but we were concerned... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had a tremendous welcome from Murray and June: it more like staying with friends than as guests in a B & B. We were welcomed with cups of tea and cake and then a glass of wine each evening before we went out for a meal. We had a lovely spacious room with views of the garden and it’s... More 

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catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Yes this is a special place in fact last nights guests visited the yellow eyed penguins and saw 5 . since they are nesting this was amazing to veiw them on the fossil forest at curio bay So pleased you enjoyed your stay at our place it is very relaxing and an oasis away from the coast which is actually... More 

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Address: 174 Progress Valley Rd, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region
Number of rooms: 3

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