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Chestnut Ridge Farmstay B&B

40 Moorfield Road | PO Box 34, Te Kauwhata 3782, New Zealand
Chestnut Ridge Farmstay B&B
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Thanks again to Janet & John for a wonderful Wedding Anniversary stay. Not only did they make us feel at home and welcome once again, they served up another delicious dinner and breakfast next day and went that extra mile by making us a lovely anniversary carrot cake surprise. Thanks so much for another lovely stay - we will be... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Booked my parents into Chestnut Ridge for the weekend so they could be close to the Motor Race Meeting at Hampton Downs they have never stayed at a Farm stay and this accommodation exceeded their expectations with very clean, private, comfortable accommodation. Janet & John are such kind people that made them feel very welcoming. My parents were wrapped and... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Exquisite home cooked food (grown on site, including the lamb!), an enormous super king bed with proper feather pillows, views to die for and a fascinating chestnut farm to wander around. I went with my mother & 2 year old and we decided to stay an extra night. Janet & John make you feel like part of the family as... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a most wonderful stay at Chestnut Ridge on the weekend. We were welcomed very warmly by both John and Janet and shown straight to our room, which was lovely. Once we freshened up we were asked to join them for drinks and nibbles. The conversation flowed very easily, the food was devine and the surroundings, overlooking Te Kauwhata... More 

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Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

These guys Janet and John Free are the best B & B place we have ever stayed with! Very welcoming despite our very late arrival and a well prepared breakfast was ready for our early departure the very next morning. Kept our gear safe for the day until we returned later in the day. We will be staying there again... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Janet and John are lovely people and very welcoming. We turned up knackered from a 24 hour flight and were delighted with our room. Very comfortable, with top bathroom. The view over the lake in the morning is quite something. Janets chestnut soup is also recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I recently were in New Zealand for a Motor Race Meeting at Hampton Downs. We were lucky enough to stay at the Chestnut Farm Stay for 2 weekends. What a fabulous place to stay. Janet and John treated us like family. The room was lovely and clean and so comfortable. They accommodated a friend of ours who... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here overnight on our way to Rotorua. Our room was comfortable and clean, as was the bathroom. Breakfast was excellent. John was unable to provide us with an evening meal, but we had been warned of this in advance and Janet gave us suggestions for somewhere to go en route from Auckland. However we arrived too early to... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Wonderful room, quiet, very clean, extremely nice hosts! A greenstone factory store is nearby where you can buy maori pieces of art and jewellery at greatly reduced prices when compared to tourist locations. Janet and John proposed to us an alternative way back to Auckland, which turned out to be a wonderful "finalissima" of our trip in NZ.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Late night arrival from Auckland airport was no problem at all for John who had been spot on with his 45 minute estimate for the drive down. It was the perfect place to start our long journey down to the South Island the following day. Very comfy bed in the King Room and a very hearty breakfast (lunch not necessary!)... More 

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