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100 year old character homestead with open fires/central heating for winter and fenced swimming pool for summer. Large scale sheep, beef and deer property that guests are encouraged to view on a free farm tour. B+B with optional evening meal Families welcome . Hosts very well travelled and enjoy hosting visitors to their "Neck of the Woods."
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Palmerston North Airport11 mi
Wanganui Airport39 mi
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All reviews old friends farm stay new zealand at home stayed longer sheep and cows farm tour opening and closing fabulous hosts welcoming family warm welcome food was fantastic whole family two nights made us feel cousins edmund
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was part of a group getting a great lunch in a family setting and learning about sheep and the dogs herding them. It’s worth it. I appreciated every minute. John answered every one of our questions with pleasure.More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Roving27476017851
Response from John and Toos C, Owner at Hiamoe FarmstayResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks . Always a pleasure to us to host groups of overseas guests for a brief introduction into life on a sheep farm in New Zealand .The appreciation expressed to us is what makes it worth while for us to do this and knowing...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018

I have visited Hiamoe several times, and it has always been a highlight. The family welcomes you like an old friend and it feels like home. It is very nice to see such a tight knit family, so friendly and happy to talk about anything.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank AngelaD5228
Response from John and Toos C, Owner at Hiamoe FarmstayResponded June 13, 2018

Many thanks for your review . The Farmstay sideline of our farming business is a hobby for us as we get as much pleasure from hosting visitors, as we hope they get from experiencing what we have to offer.

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Lovely home, lovely family, how we wish we could have stayed longer! We were so lucky that John and Toos managed to squeeze us in between other guests, and we were very grateful. The farm tours are amazing, the room was perfect, the food delicious,...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Judith B
Response from John and Toos C, Owner at Hiamoe FarmstayResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for your accolades ! Your comments highlight how fortunate we are being able to wander around all the time on the farm . It is our home and our occupation . The farmstay is our hobby and enables us to meet such wonderful...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

What an amazing experience!!! I loved it. I sincerely enjoyed chatting with the family by the fire (with a glass of wine), sharing tasty meals together at the table and sleeping in my beautifully-decorated guest accommodations (although a bit chilly for this Canadian, hooray for...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from John and Toos C, Owner at Hiamoe FarmstayResponded May 12, 2018

Susan, thank you very much for your very descriptive account of your Hiamoe (Sleepy Hollow) farm-stay experience ! Maybe Trip Advisor should implement a" review of reviews" facility and then the hosts could review and rate the reviewers . We would rate you 5 out...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Such lovely people and hospitality. Comfortable bed and room, farm tour was a blast and every detail was seen to! The dinner provided was delicious! Would definitely stay there again if I was in the area :)More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank srasmus2002
Response from John and Toos C, Owner at Hiamoe FarmstayResponded May 4, 2018

It is always a pleasure for us to host guests and offer them just a small taste of some Kiwi hospitality. When we have travelled ourselves it is the people we meet along the way that is the most memorable experience for us and likewise...More

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"Real farm stay"
Feb 13, 2017
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"A taste of real New Zealand farmlife"
Dec 7, 2015
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"both are cozy and comfy"
Jan 6, 2014
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"Rooms are great and just as described on website."
Sep 6, 2013
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