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Chestnut Lane Cottage

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
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Hangzhou, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We decided to stay at Matamata for the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, and started looking for a place and located this lovely place. We have stayed at plenty of B&Bs in NZ, this is definitely a very unique one. The host, Kathleen, was really kind and helpful. She sent us a detailed direction description to help us reach the place... More

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

Frank thank you very much for your review and thank you for coming to stay with us. I hope you had a lovely time in New Zealand. It would be lovely to see you again in the summer. Kind regards to you both. Kathleen More

SIngapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My family of four flew to Auckland and thereafter took a 2.5 hour drive to Matamata. Kathleen and John's warm reception made it the best thing that can happen to any tired family after a long flight and drive. The scones and cookies prepared for us upon arrival were the most delicious and the cottage was spotlessly clean and felt... More

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

Hello there in Singapore, thank you so much for the lovely review and thank you for coming to stay with us. It was so nice to meet you. We hope you had a great time in Rotorua and the Waitomo Caves. We hope you come back again some day. Very kind regards Kathleen and John. More

Newark, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Staying at Chestnut Cottage Lane was an amazing experience! I'd say it was our favorite place out of the 9 different hotels/motels/B&Bs we stayed in throughout our 3 week trip. Kathleen and John are great hosts, and we even got to meet their daughter. The whole family was incredibly kind and welcoming. I will admit we were a little nervous... More

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

It was lovely meeting you both, it was so nice that you came over and chatted with us during the evening, we really enjoyed that. Thank you so much for the lovely review and for choosing to come stay with us, Best wishes to you both. Regards Kathleen and John 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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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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