We stayed on New Year's Eve, wanting a quiet place near the airport for our last night in NZ. The place really did live up to our expectations. The website photos don't really do justice to the size and beauty of the house and gardens. The guest area, which guests are free to use, is spacious and comfortable, with lovely traditional style country furnishings. Our 2 young children (3 and 4 years old) loved the gardens, stables and fields with all the resident animals: cat, chickens, sheep and alpacas, as well as horses to see next door.
Our room was the 'family' room and had a large double bed, single bed and made up bed for our children, as well as an ensuite bathroom. It was large and comfortable for the 4 of us, especially as we are used to sharing rooms when travelling. Lovely extras included chocolates, toiletries and drinks in our room. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean.
Gaye was a wonderful host, making us feel very welcome and cooking us a delicious breakast.
Overall, highly recommended, especially as our kids loved the 'farmstay' aspect of it, and it's only 20 minutes drive to Christchurch airport.