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Dylans Country Cottages

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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We stayed for one night over Labour Weekend, we wanted a relaxing escape from our busy life in Christchurch. Staying in Kowhai Cottage on Lavendyl Lavender Farm ticked every box. The farm is in a great location, just a short drive from the town, but far enough away for pure
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Was actually shouted a night here with the missus for doing some stuff for the bros. Ended up staying an extra night! Cheeky fullas must've known we were gonna stay cause they paid for 2 nights!!! Hey guys if it's lavender season, and you think your gonna get lucky with the
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We hoped for more and it sounded very romantic to be on a lavender farm outside Kaikoura. The farm itself is nice so the setting is lovely. However, the cottage was not, it was really cold, dark and it was not clean. The little garden and the bathtub were not inviting, just
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Responded Sep 23, 2016
You stayed in September when we had been operating the business for less than a month. What a shame you didn't pass on your comments at the time as we would have welcomed them. Aspects of the accommodation had been neglected and since you stayed we have done a significant amount of work around that cottage. Trees have been felled and pruned around the cottage to allow in more light. The garden has had significant work with updated screening, new planting and the craft-room walls, which border the garden, have been painted to brighten it up. The bath is being re-enamelled and a new cover will be made for it. The upstairs balcony has been completely replaced. We plan to replace the bathroom and kitchen at a suitable point. All of this has to be done while retaining the unique character of the cottage. New management photos will be posted soon and I would welcome your view on the cottage as it is now.
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We stayed here for a couple of nights and enjoyed our stay on a beautiful farm. It was lovely to have an outdoor bath with lavender water, the farm is beautiful and the cottages are very cute. The breakfast was good with a great continental selection and lavender yoghurt,
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Responded Sep 23, 2016
We have plans in place to replace the kitchen units. When we do that the cooking facilities will be modernised.
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We stayed here 2 nights while in Kaikoura and absolutely loved it. My wife and stayed in the Kowhai Cottage, and it was great. Cozy, clean, and with lavender everywhere! The fresh baked bread for breakfast, with lavender honey was fantastic! We also enjoyed walking around the
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Responded Sep 23, 2016
The team here at Lavendyl appreciate your review.
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Kowhai Bedroom
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upstairs Bedroom
Looking out from the cottage - very private
The gardens
Panorama of the garden area
Prior to making payment for your booking on the website you had to confirm that you had read and agreed with the booking conditions for the cottage, which included the cancellation policy. I believe everyone that cancelled their booking with us last year received a refund if their cancellation was made in line with this so I do not understand your comment. I cannot find any email from you about this and wonder if it was sent to the wrong place. Perhaps phoning the business rather than asking a question on Trip Advisor would have give you the answer you needed. If you have an outstanding issue please call during our working hours of 08:00 to 22:00 NZ time so this matter can be resolved +64 3 319 5473.
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"Mahoe Cottage is sill my pick for the room"
"Easy, there are only 2 cottages and either is charming but we really liked the outdoor shower/tub with a bottle of lavender water for the tub. Slept soundly with sweet dreams"
"An outdoor bath in lavender oil was opulent!"
"We loved the Kowhai cottage."
"If you want to enjoy a soak in an old cast iron deep and long bath whilst being outdoors, under the stars then take the cottage with this feature :-)"
$166 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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