The Coombe farm was recommended to us and it did not fail to live up to expectations. First and foremost was the hospitality from Hugh and Kathrine who went beyond the call in the service to their guests. The breakfasts were delicious and filling. The decor in the house and the bedrooms tasteful with some nice contemporary touches. We stayed one night in the ensuite room which was spacious with a queen, comfortable bed and the other night in the one with the shared with the hosts but was left mostly for our own use. The grounds around the house are beautifully landscaped which then meld nicely into their hundred plus acre farm around which we were lucky enough to be toured. There are fruit trees which were laden with plums, apples and peaches.
Location: it is situated about 5 km west of Akaroa - a problem if you like to walk to your restaurants but a benefit if you like to be off the beaten track in a true, Kiwi, pastoral setting. Recognizing that we did not relish a lovely dinner at Le Petit Bistro without wine they were quick to offer to drive us into Akaroa and pick us up after.
Overall it was two of the finest days we spent in our 6 week tour of New Zealand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable farmhouse accommodation. ... more less