We have stayed at Llandaff twice, the first time when living in NZ in 2004 and again this spring when we returned to show our daughter where she spent her first years. The accommodation was beautiful, comfortable, and Robin and Elizabeth delightful both times. They were always ready to answer questions about where to eat and what to do and how to get there, and rang one of their many connections if they did not know themselves. We opted for the home cooked meal one evening and it was well worth it! Our daughter enjoyed the rural atmosphere both times, wandering around the garden and looking at the many animals and one very colorful pheasant. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone visiting the Waiarapa.
- 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