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4 Chestnut Lane | Eldonwood, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Chestnut Lane Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Matamata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I likened staying at Chestnut Cottage to staying with "Auntie Kath" since we were treated just as if we were family members. The self-contained cottage was idyllic, spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and we were immediately made to feel right at home. From the moment we arrived the hospitality couldn't have been better. The cottage was warm and... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Heather thank you for the lovely review, it was great to meet you both and have you stay with us for a couple of days. Thank you also for the little present you gave to us. Kind regards to you both K&J. More

Orange County, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find. Traveling from US to experience the wonders of New Zealand, we found a jewel. John and Kathleen couldn't have been more gracious, charming and helpful. The accomodations were outstanding. Kathleen greated us with fresh warm scones and tea. What a delight. This home is beautiful and most importantly welcoming. Guests basically have a living space in addition... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks to you both over there in Orange County, it was a delight to have you stay in our house. Thank you for the gorgeous review and thanks so much for coming to stay, we do hope you come back again and stay with us again and get to do the Hobbit Night Tour. Very kind regards Kathleen and John. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kathleen and John gave us a "home away from home".. Chestnut Lane B&B is onr of the BEST and we have stayed in a few. The rooms were lovely and Kathleen and John were perfect hosts. We enjpyed our walk around the area and it is great to stay where we could come and go during a time which was... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Moana and Pete, it was a pleasure to have you in our home, it was nice to be here for you at this special and busy time. We too look forward to your visit again in October. Kind regards K&J More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed for two nights structured around our Hobbiton Evening Dinner Tour. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place or a nicer host. Kathleen & John are some of the nicest people we've met here in New Zealand and the cottage we stayed in was absolutely divine. Private and so so cosy. We felt at home from... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Adam thank you so much for your lovely review and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We enjoyed having you here, pleased you had a nice time in our cottage. Take care, kind regards to you both, Kathleen and John More

Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Found this place in Tripadvisor and booked directly with them. Informed them my arrival time into Auckland and Kathleen was nice enough to wait up for me. Took the cottage next to the main house and it was a great place. Reasonably new, very clean and overall a great place to stay. Too bad i was there only for a... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Mr and Mrs Chung Yeh, thank you very much for choosing to stay with us on your honeymoon. It was so nice to meet you. We are happy you enjoyed your stay here. Our very best wishes to you both. Kind regards Kathleen and John More

Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed here with our family of four for one night after visiting Hobbiton. We didn't really know what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised by the comfortability, the cleanliness and the convenience. Kathleen and John recommended a place for dinner in town and it was perfect for us. As my wife put it, they thought of everything! All... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

It was just lovely meeting you and having you stay with us. We are so blessed to have such lovely guests come to our B&B. Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We wish you all the best for your transition back to the USA from Hong Kong. Kind regards K&J More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Absolutely beautiful cottage, beautiful views and beautiful people to meet on your holiday! I'd recommend this cosy cottage to anyone looking to stay in Matamata, it's close to everything, very clean and very comfortable. To top it off the breakfast is amazing! I will definitely be back to stay when revisiting the North Island - in fact I'd put Matamata... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, we loved having you stay, you are such a gorgeous couple. Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Yes we hope you will be back again some day. Very kind regards to you both. Kathleen and John. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stayed at the cottage as part of my stop at Matamata for a trip to Hobbiton and was not disappointed in either! The cottage is a home from home and the hosts, Kathleen and John, are wonderfully warm on their invitation into their lives. The home baked cookies and cooked breakfasts were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Hi there in Peterborough. Thank you for taking time out to write a great review for us. It was lovely to meet you We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for the beautiful photo you sent of the scene at Wairere Falls, it is so pretty. Best wishes to you from Kathleen and John More

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My daughter and I stayed in Kathleen and John's lovely cottage for one night in June, 2014. The cottage was perfect with everything we needed and more. We arrived in the late afternoon and were greeted by our friendly and helpful hosts. The warm scones were wonderful and I enjoyed them while sitting on the deck outside. We enjoyed the... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Deb thank you very much for coming to stay with us while on vacation in New Zealand with Katie. I hope you enjoyed your NZ experience. I guess by now you will be home in Denver. Best wishes for your studies Katie. Very kind regards K&J More

Grand Pre, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I only had a short time to visit NZ and created an itinerary that included Matamata and the Chestnut Lane Cottage. Kathleen and John were delightful and extremely helpful hosts and the cottage was lovely. It is clean, well appointed and has a beautiful view. Having our own space with the comforts of a B&B - a... More

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Hello the Halletts in Nova Scotia. It was so nice to meet you and have you stay with us. Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed our chat over breakfast. Keep up the good work with the children. Kind regards K&J More

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Address: 4 Chestnut Lane | Eldonwood, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata

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This brand new self-contained cottage, with beautiful country views, is five minutes drive to Matamata town centre and 10 minutes drive to Hobbiton.Your private cottage has a lounge and kitchen that open out onto a deck with stunning views. The bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.A large cooked breakfast is included. Home cooked lunch and dinner on request. Free WiFi. DVD player. Your friendly hosts Kathleen and John welcome you. ... more   less 
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