It was our first night on the south island and what a pleasant surprise! Catherine and Hugh have set a very high standard of hospitality that is hard to match. The farm is huge, sits on a 500 acre of land. The main house is nestled at the foothill, surrounded by a lovely garden. The picture at the website does not do justice to the beautiful surroundings.
At the back of the house, there is a farmyard where the dogs and hens run. Cathrine took the trouble to find and introduced her pet lamb Marshall to our daughter, and she was absolutely thrilled. The dogs are friendly too. Hugh and Catherine are friendly and we had long conversations of sheep price, farming life etc...
There was no WiFi, but they have a computer and internet connection that we can use for free.
The breakfast was the best we had so far in NZ, and they are always willing to offer more choices until we are completed filled. We took the two bedrooms on the first floor and they re spacious. The bathroom was renovated and clean. Cathrine introduced "Trader's Room" for our dinner, and it was fantastic too. We will certainly recommend Coombe to anyone wishing to visit Akaroa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable farmhouse accommodation. ... more less