I must say this stay at Chestnut Lane cottage left me a most beautiful experience of NZ. We had been traveling from the South to the North and had varying experiences at the different places we had stayed in. Some decent, others disappointing.
When we arrived, the owners Kathleen and John greeted us with a plate of home baked pastries and there was also a plate of fruits on the table. Clean. Well furnished, fantastic and thoughtful hosts (who quietly heated our beds whilst we were out for dinner so we could return to warm beds when we returned), beautiful scenery, lovely homemade breakfast - what else can one ask for? We were all tired from the driving and this was the perfect place to chill. To top things, the hosts loaned us lord of the rings DVDs (after we shared with them our renewed interest post-Hobbiton visit) and we had a fantastic time watching it whilst catching up on rest. Knowing that urban fellows like us don't usually come into contact with nature, John was nice enough to offer the 5 yr old in our group the opportunity to feed the chocks and collect eggs, which absolutely thrilled the little one. Thank you Chestnut Lane cottage for the 101% experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This new self-contained cottage, with beautiful country views, is five minutes drive to Matamata town centre and 10 minutes drive to Hobbiton.Your private cottage has a lounge and kitchen that open out onto a deck with stunning views. The bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.A large cooked breakfast is included. Home cooked lunch and dinner on request. Free WiFi. DVD player. Your friendly hosts Kathleen and John welcome you. ... more less