The things that "make" a holiday are the sweet surprises like our stay at Llandaff with Robin and Elisabeth. Their hospitality was so personal we felt like we were old friends coming to visit. Llandaff House is quite a special place,beautifully decorated, full of special period pieces. The house is lovingly restored, and the furnishings, some of which belonged to the original owners, enhance the character of the house. My husband commented that it was probably the most beautiful place that he had ever stayed in. We were treated to Robin's collection of gramophones, and to Elisabeth's great cooking. Photographs around the house depicting the history of the house give you an idea of the property's past. Close to Masterton, but hidden in the countryside, we rode our bicycles out and about in the area, taking in some of the vineyards, even in the light rain, we had a nice outing. We tasted lovely wines at the Wee Red Barn and Loop Road.
This is the most special place that we stayed during our 7 week visit to NZ, can't say enough to recommend it to visitors to the Masterton area and NZ; an easy drive from Wellington.
Thank you Robin and Elisabeth for creating this wonderful place for us and other visitors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Llandaff Country Residence is a large historic 1880 homestead offering an elegant boutique bed and breakfast / farm stay experience. Elegantly restored, the homestead boasts beautiful native NZ timbers throughout, wood paneled rooms, polished floors; old pull-handle toilets; a “coffin” bath; open fireplaces; and a cosy woodburning kitchen stove. Explore our historic hayloft and stables, glass house, produce shed, gardener’s shed, pavilion, dove cote and see the vintage farm machinery. Soak up the peaceful country atmosphere, relax in the majestic garden beneath 130 year old trees, or wander the farm and feed the animals. Bike riding, croquet and petanque are available to our guests. Enjoy a country cooked breakfast. We are happy to provide dinner – please request this when you book. Also enjoy a country picnic lunch, packed for your day of exploring the Wairarapa. LLandaff Country Residence gives you peace and tranquillity, yet is located in the centre of a huge range of Wairarapa ... more less