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Archer House
Ranked #7 of 17 Westport B&B and Inns
Evesham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“A real gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed at Archer House for one night, this place is a real gem and we would definitely stay for longer if we come this way again. We had the red room, it has the largest ensuite shower room, but the other rooms are a bit more interesting and catch the light in the evening.
The owner has a real eye for furnishing the house, and his two housekeepers are very friendly and helpful, we enjoyed talking with them so much we could hardly bring ourselves to leave.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

An amazing house, glorious furnishings and garden, and perfect hosts. This heritage house has three guestrooms, each with newly remodeled, top-of-the-line ensuite bathrooms. We staying in the, bright, sunny blue room, (which is mostly white). Our friends stayed in the green room which has lovely stained glass. Throughout the home are beautiful (and comfortable!) antiques from across the globe, tastefully arranged in a non-cluttered way. The paintings and other wall art, including a variety of lamps, are well worth a look. Great use of color. What could have been a hodge-podge of artifacts and furniture with differing styles, cultures and historical times, was instead a well connected whole and was thoroughly welcoming. Kudos to Paul, the owner of the home, for such remarkable taste and opening his extraordinary home to travelers. Our hosts opened the whole house to us. This stop was towards the end of our two-week trip, and our last stay on the west coast. We were used to dumping our bags and immediately going out to explore. But this house was so interesting, relaxing and luxurious, that we decided to get take-away from a local Indian restaurant, dine al fresco on the patio in the garden, and toast our good fortune in landing this B&B accommodation. Unfortunately, we had only one night on our itinerary for this gem. Internet was free and easy to connect. We could also use the washer and dryer for free. Breakfast was complete with yogurt, fruits (including delicious canned black Doris plums), freshly made muffins, juices, cereals, toast etc. Our hosts gave us tips on restaurants, our next day travels, and a bag of muffins we had not consumed from the breakfast. I bought a knit cap handmade by our hostess Jackie that came from sheep she had owned and wool she had carded - doesn't get more authentic than that! Charles, our host, treated us to his photography and gave us maps and historical insights. All in all, fantastic! Thank you!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful home!!!! Hosts were lovely. Very comfortable and relaxing stay. Breakfast was phenominal (including fresh baked muffins)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would highly recommend this heritage listed home as a place to stay while in Westport.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

we stayed in archer house for only one night, westport was a stopover on our way to franz josef glacier. westport itself is not much to talk about but omg, the archer house must be one of the best b&b ever. this house is absolutely amazing. the rooms are huge and still cosy. the entire place looks like somebody traveled the world and chose the best to furnish this astonishing place. jackie and charles are great hosts and made us feel very welcome. we were lucky to be the only guests that night, so we had the entire house to ourselves. for breakfast, jackie surprised us with freshly baked delicious muffins, there was also a wide variety of cereals and lots of fresh fruit as well as different breads. the bathrooms are very modern and of course the place is very clean. if you stay in westport, it is a must to stay at archer house. do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of it.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is by far the nicest place we have stayed in anywhere. It's even nicer that my own house :-) The decor is fabulous. It's not over crowded and definitely not old tat. Everything is well selected and very high quality. The bedrooms are quite large, the beds are very comfortable, very modern bathrooms with high quality fittings. All the furniture was also wonderfully comfortable and beautiful to boot! While it has period furniture and period styling, it does not feel like a museum and was definitely NOT a creaky dusty old remnant of former glory. Archer House is a glorious and gorgeous place to stay!

Our hosts were very accommodating and comfortable to be around. You didn't feel like they were your servants or your masters, more like staying with long lost family. And the breakfast spread was just astounding. Fresh fruit, fresh food, great tea, actual butter, no little plastic containers of stuff, it was just like living in a house and not a hotel.

Very much "fine accommodation". I miss it already!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We travelled from Wellington down the west coast to Queenstown visiting Rainbow along the way. We were looking for a place to stay to break up the trip and we chose Archer House at Westport. This was a great choice. The house is beautiful and Charles and Jackie were fantastic hosts. It was a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

We arrived without booking. They opened up the house lit the fire face us a 2 glasses of wine a. Organized where to walk to dinner .what more do you want. after going out walked home sat in front of the fire made a hot drink this house is dripping with history like being in someone's home lots of photos .etc

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Archer House

Property: Archer House
Address: 75 Queen Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Archer House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Archer House Offers, 3 large bedrooms, all with en suites.Sunny balconies and relax in a sheltered private conservatory or one of the two guest lounges.Category 1 New Zealand Heritage Home, with outstanding historic significance to the West Coast created by lead lighting masterpieces, fireplaces and antique furniture.Short stroll to all town amenities including restaurants. Or simply relax in a spacious idyllic setting to experience history and charm and be pampered with a sumptuous breakfast and with an afternoon or early evening sherry or wine. ... more   less 
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