We stayed here on the last night of our South Island trip to Abel Tasman. This had been highly recommended and it was even better than we expected. The hosts, Margaret and Bill were exceptionally welcoming as were their two lovely dogs Clyde and Duffy. The room was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated, the house, a marvel of interesting antiques and curios. The highlight was Margaret's cooking. I could have eaten everything off the menu, but I chose venison patties and risotto ball and butter fish - both were delicious. They were preparing for the farmers market the next day so we were woken up to the wonderful aroma of freshly cooked pies and scones. I thoroughly recommend Margaret and bills hospitality to anyone traveling around Picton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel relaxed, warm and comfortable at Kippilaw House our guests often mention that they have walked in as guests and left us as friends. We are just a few minutes stroll to the waters edge of the Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. Margaret is a professional chef/caterer of many years standing and loves sharing her recipes and experience in food. Bill is excellent passing on knowledge of the region things to do and see. Originally from the borders of Scotland he spent all his school holidays at Kippilaw Estate where his grandfather was the groom. We also operate a very well stocked deli Trailer at the Marlborough Farmers Market in Blenheim on Sundays where guests are most welcome to enjoy their breakfasts if staying Saturday night with us. We pride ourselves on good southern hospitality and place equal importance on the breakfast and the comfortable beds. Our point of difference is providing freshly sourced food with menus changing daily. Complementary afternoon tea is served at 3pm if you have not arrived this is left covered in your room. We make tasty interesting packed breakfasts for early travellers to take away. ... more less
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