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Kinsale, Ireland
Reviewed June 29, 2012

its like staying with a sweet aunt. nice gardens, great thai restaurant in town too! one pet sheep, real kiwis!

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Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Booked well in advance, great communications. Stay was comfortable and hosts were very pleasant.

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

Pleased to have met you both, hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Hobart
Reviewed April 28, 2012

We arrived late in the day and were quite tired after a long bout of travelling. Our hosts attended to our needs and we found the experience warm and homely. It was good to sit, chat and relax. We were pleased to discover that we shared common experiences and interests and talked late into the evening. We found our room...

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you - we get to meet such interesting people!

Whangaroa
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Had the best night's sleep in ages after being on the road for a while. What a gem of a place. Ann and Ken are so hospitable and just the lovliest down to earth people. I have to say it......after driving from Queenstown to the Bay of Islands it was by far the most homely stop over of them all....

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

Thanks Caryl - think we'll put you on the marketing payroll!!

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Friendly and comfortable place to stay, Ken and Ann couldn't have been more helpful. Spent ages chatting and learning more about NZ and about lavender farming. We chose Purple Patch as a good place for our last night before flying home from Christchurch, this was a good decision as it is a simple drive to the airport. Take Ken's advice...

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

The learning was mutual - our photography must surely improve with your advice!!

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Had a very comfortable night at Purple Patch. Anne and Ken were very accommodating, even to the extent of providing a chauffeur service to and from a local concert and home baking for post concert supper - both much appreciated. Ken was also very helpful in providing driving directions for our subsequent day in Chriistchurch.

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It was a pleasure to be of help to you.

Woodend
Reviewed September 20, 2011

We had a lovely stay at The Purple Patch Lavender Farm. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. We had a wonderful night away, very relaxing. We even bought some things from the Lavender shop. . .am loving my new handcreme. The kids loved their 'one-eyed cantabrian' wheat bags.

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

What a treat you had with a surprise weekend - so pleased you enjoyed it all.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed August 1, 2011

We got stranded in Queenstown recently with much snow causing cancellation of flights. Thus we had to drive up to Picton, opting to stay the night north of Christchurch, in Amberley. Found the Purple Patch Lavender Farm on internet and called. Website easy to use and warm and friendly, as were the owners Ann and Ken. We felt most welcome....

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stay with us also your encouraging words about our website. We get to meet such interesting people - thanks to the snow this time! Would love to see you again if/when you're back down this way.

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed June 15, 2011

For us bed was too soft. No en suite a minor moan. But hospitality more than made up for this. Warm welcome especially at short notice. Sorry to hear about Rusty. Always sad to lose a loved pet. Plant survived our trip but can't remember what it is! Have a great trip. Hope the ash cloud blows away in time....

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CountryKiwis, Owner at Orchard House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write ua a review. Guest feedback is important to us so we do apprecitate it. I too can't remember what the plant was! We're on the market now so will keep in touch with developments and future plans.

Irvine, CA
Reviewed April 5, 2011

Our hosts were very accomidating, including good travel advice. Home was clean, neat, nicely furnished. Surrounding gardens and lawns were beautiful.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A brand new home in a quiet cul-de-sac away from the main road. No longer the lavender farm but we are still in a 'purple patch' - a good place. Two rooms available, one with queen sized bed and a twin room. Guest share bathroom(not en-suite). Continental breakfast included in tarrif. Free internet access. Laundry available (small charge). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orchard House

Address: Flat 1 7 Wineberry Avenue, Amberley 7410, New Zealand (Formerly Purple Patch)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Amberley
Price Range: $60 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“only one room and one bed, but small.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahfrnch, Jun 29, 2012 | Read review
“A shared bathroom, but wasn't a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles carylw, Apr 25, 2012 | Read review
“Train noise possible at front of house.”
 of 5 bubbles anneandmikemccarthy, Jun 15, 2011 | Read review
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