Pete and Gaye both welcomed us to their home and provided us with information about New Zealand in general and the Rangiora area in particular. Pete gives a farm tour which would be especially interesting to "city folk" and children alike. The farm is located a short drive from Rangiora; the yard has pretty gardens and interesting animals in residence.
It was like staying in the spare bedroom at a friend's house. The bed was comfortable, but there was no lock on the door, something that always concerns me. When I booked the room, I asked if the room had an ensuite, and my confirmation clearly stated that it did. However, the bathroom (tub, shower and sink) was down the hall in one direction, and the toilet and another sink were in a room down the hall in the opposite direction. Although we were the only guests using these rooms, it didn't feel very private because they were both off the main hallway and close to the family areas of the house.
Pete set out a continental breakfast for us that included warm pastries, juice, cereal, yogurt, toast, preserves, and coffee. We helped ourselves and sat in the sun-filled kitchen chatting with our host.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking