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“A Memorable Stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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160 Sladdens bush Road, Oxford 7495, New Zealand   |  
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“A Memorable Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We went during a bad period - when it was raining continously and most of the usual sights were not available due to the rain. But nevertheless, my partner and I enjoyed our stay at Mingary. It was a very good getaway from the busy bustling city life we came from. Pam and Mike are very kind and geninue people - it feels like coming home to our parents.
Pam is a great cook and Mike has a wonderful sense of humour. We enjoyed sitting around at the fireplace and chatting with them and their friends, Dave & Trish, before dinner. We didnt feel like we were tourists at all but were part of the family.
A stay in Mingary is a good way to experience farm life in NZ!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Upon arrival at Mingary Farmstay, we were warmly greeted by Pam and Mike and their new puppy, as if we were family that they hadn't seen in a while. What a wonderful experience - you really are staying as a guest in their home, and they were so welcoming with tea and delicious zucchini bread - and great stories to make us feel at home. We had a nice spacious room with doors that opened out onto the porch with a beautiful view of the farm (with their horses, alpacas, sheep, cows, etc). Pam provided us a very hearty breakfast the next morning with almost all ingredients entirely from their farm (sausage, eggs, and more). She even packed up our leftovers for a nice picnic lunch later in the day on our way through Arthur's Pass! After breakfast we wandered the farm a bit to pet their horses and sheep, and to enjoy the beautiful grounds. We wish we could have stayed more than one night - it would have been a lot of fun to explore more, but hopefully we can come back to visit soon!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

We had a lovely room with a gorgeous view. Pam and Mike made us feel right at home. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. It is truly a wonderful place. My only regret is that we stayed us just one night. 5 stars!!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Te Arnau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

It's a lovely little farm in the near of Oxford. They have a nice veggie garden and a lot of sheeps and cattle. And don't forget the pretty nice view from the veranda over the hills in the background!
The food was very delicious and more then we expected. The rooms are tidy and all have shower and a toilet.
I think we'll come back one day ;)
Robert and Timo from Germany

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

I had a wonderful stay at Mingary. The farm is in Oxford, about a 50 minute drive from Christchurch, so its the perfect relaxing getaway while still being within striking distance of one of New Zealand's most culturally rich cities.

The Farmstay hosts were so friendly and accommodating, the food was splendid and my room was comfortable and clean. The farm itself was absolutely gorgeous-rolling scenic hills, nice trail into the hills, and even a quiet stream meandering through the heart of the farm. My stay was the most relaxing part of my trip to New Zealand. Mike and Pam were really the model of Kiwi hospitality. I wish I could return again and again and again.....

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brookings, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

On searching for a farmstay in Canterbury, I was lucky enough to find a quiet gem near the small town of Oxford. The hosts, Pam and Mike, were so friendly and their home warm and inviting.

The scenery was awe inspiring with beautiful nature walks in the hills of the farm. Being so close to nature, feeding the Alpacas, petting the tame sheep and participating in hand-milking a cow--"Quite an Experience."

Lasting memories of a beautiful New Zealand

Diane, Oregon

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We loved our stay at Mingary and loved the friendly farm animals, the room was comfortable and clean and loved the home cooking. We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mingary Farmstay B&B Accommodation

Address: 160 Sladdens bush Road, Oxford 7495, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Oxford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We live in a tranquil setting at the foothills at Oxford. We farm cattle and a small flock of sheep, also we have Alpaca's, miniature horses,chickens,ducks,pigs, and milking cows. We are on the inland scenic route 72 between Rangiora and State Highway 73 (to the West Coast, Lake Tekapo, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura). Within a few minutes drive there is salmon & trout fishing, easy walks and tramps at Mt Oxford, Mt Richardson, Mt Thomas, and many bush walks also nearby.Horse trekking can be arranged. Mountain biking at the Wharfdale track offers one of the best in the South Island. Ski fields within 1-1/2 hrs drive.On the farm we grow all our own food with no sprays. ... more   less 

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