Llandaff is a magnificent house with a fascinating history. It has a drive one kilometre long and the rooms and grounds (including the transport) are truly majestic. Elizabeth and Robin are wonderful hosts and Elizabeth had prepared an excellent meal, with corn (from the garden) chowder followed by New Zealand leg of lamb. Despite our arrival an hour after planned, due to Wellington traffic and missing the turning (rescued by google maps), the meal was beautifully prepared and beautifully presented soon after we arrived. After dinner Robin and Elizabeth entertained us with stories of the house. Robin had to leave early the next morning (very quietly) but breakfast was as elegantly served as the dinner had been. It was a great pity this was just a one-night stay on our way from Wellington to Hawkes Bay.