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hawaii
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed in the annex which was a lovely suite. The décor is simple and refined. Neil was very helpful and welcoming. Provisions were provided for breakfast were nice, plus a nepresso machine . I would have like a teapot or a mug as trying to make a cup of tea in a small tea cup is not very practical.... More 

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Gillian H, Owner at Dry Paddocks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Dry Paddocks and give suggestions. We are delighted you enjoyed our part of NZ and our local wineries. We have added to our kitchen, some larger mugs for especially suited tea lovers. kind wishes Neil Hyndman More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Only an hour away from Christchurch and a complete transformation of scenery, felt very much like we could have been in the South of France. From the moment we stepped into this well appointed luxurious cottage we were impressed! The wine in the fridge and the beautifully presented breakfast was second to none experienced before. Everything one would need to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A retreat of this quality and value is hard to come by! We just loved our weekend here and were thoroughly impressed by the standard of the service Gillian and Neil provided. Our every need was thought of - a delicious breakfast, baking in the cupboard, luxurious decor, warmth, privacy, and what felt like miles of gorgeous gardens - not... More 

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Saint Maries, Idaho
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Neil and Gillian were the most gracious hosts for the arrival of our first night in New Zealand after 4 long flights from the US. The room was well appointed and the grounds are immaculate - such as wonderful collection of trees, gardens, and grounds; all meticulously kept. We also appreciate the recommendations on local restaurants and wineries Bravo!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

From the moment we arrived we knew this place was special. Gillian and Neil have created the most complete accommodation retreat we have been to. Its hard to cover everything but it can be summed up by "incredible attention to every detail" Very comfortable, peaceful, luxurious and private.Located in the heart of Canterbury's wine region opportunities abound for exploring, dining... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Our first trip to New Zealand has started with first class accommodation in this relaxing, beautifully furnished cottage. The cottage easily accommodates 4 people, with great outdoor areas for relaxing as well as a spacious living and kitchen area. The breakfast and nibbles are amazing, with wineries for lunch and tastings close by. The hosts Gillian and Neil just add... More 

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous time with Gillian and Neil at Dry Paddocks. A wow moment indeed as we enjoyed every minute of our stay - restoring body, mind and spirit. The welcome platter was amazing and the hosts were exceptional.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is our 3rd stay at Dry Paddocks and we look forward to returning and staying again when we next visit North Canterbury and the Waipara wine growing and vineyards area. Again the house was very well presented and suitable for long days of leisure on site but with very good restaurants not too far away and good wines to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We live in Christchurch and have a young family and busy jobs, so we wanted somewhere easy to get to from the city and a place where we wouldn't have to do anything and could relax immediately to make the most of two nights away. Dry Paddocks did not disappoint AT ALL, the owners were really friendly and welcoming but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Thank you Gillian, Neil and Baxter for a lovely stay! The cottage was beautiful, everything you needed is there. Quality furnishings down to the cookware! Gillian you are marvel at design and such impeccable taste. Neil you are a wonderful and gracious host. Baxter, you helped me get over missing my 3 dogs! Dry Paddocks was definitely a getaway. The... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dry Paddocks Retreat is situated amidst the vines of the Waipara Valley in North Canterbury. Designed to provide privacy and comfort, the cottage is self contained with two spacious bedrooms each with its own unique bathroom, one features an elegant french tub, the other a large walk through shower.There is a generous open plan living area, which contains a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. This opens out onto sunny decks and sheltered outdoor courtyards.Amenities include full laundry facilities,dishwasher,gas open fire, sky TV, WiFi, ipod connection,CD and DVD player, with a movie and music library. Quality linen,bath robes,slippers and bathroom accessories are also provided.A swimming pool in the garden and gas barbeque are available for guests in the summer months.The tariff includes guests sole occupancy of the cottage-a maximum of 4 people (2 couples)a box of breakfast provisions and a bottle of local wine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dry Paddocks

Address: 325 Purchas Road | North Canterbury, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region
Price Range: $282 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dry Paddocks 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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