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“Perfect farmstay for families”
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Karetu Downs Farm Stay 4 bedroom Farm Cottage
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Karetu Downs Farm Stay 4 bedroom Farm Cottage
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28 reviews
Karetu Downs Farm Stay 4 bedroom Farm Cottage
Emma with lamb
Guest shearing the sheep
Children grain feeding the sheep
Happy girls staying at Karetu Downs cottage
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View form the hills at Karetu Downs
Mountain biking the hills
Campervans welcome
Swimming at the river
Kevin the calf
Guest bottle feeding the lamb
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Hawarden, Canterbury Region, South Island

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Lou S
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Perfect farmstay for families”
Reviewed November 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a wonderful time at Karetu Downs. Karen and Bruce were wonderful hosts - introducing our young children to all the animals. They were very friendly and helpful and welcoming. Nothing was a problem. Plenty to do and lots walks and bike rides all on the doorstep.

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 21, 2014
Thanks guys we enjoyed showing the kids the pet lambs, Kevin the calf and the Kune Kune pigs Ginger pig and Wilby and I know they had fun feeding them. So pleased you enjoyed mountain biking the hill country too. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Karen & Bruce
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Christchurch
Reviewed March 30, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Wellington
Reviewed November 16, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Management Response
Nov 16, 2013
Thank you Barbara and Nick. Bruce and I enjoyed meeting you both and were pleased you enjoyed staying with us. Congratulations to Nick selling his sculpture at Art in a garden too. Best wishes Karen & Bruce
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Christchurch
Reviewed November 11, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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A romantic getaway
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Management Response
Nov 11, 2013
Thank you Tracey and Martin for the lovely review. Many thanks for sending though the super photos of martin and the kids riding the horses on Karetu and I especially liked the photo of the kids kayaking on the river as well. Hope to see you all again soon. Karen & Bruce
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Christchurch
Reviewed June 14, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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A romantic getaway
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Christhchurch
Reviewed June 10, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Management Response
Jun 10, 2013
Hi Andrew and Tracey thanks for your super review. We loved having you stay and the kids were a delight.Its great to see the smiles on their little faces when they see the animals. Next time you come we will take you out on the hills so you can experience some fantastic NZ hill country views.
Regards Karen & Bruce
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Christchurch
Reviewed June 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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