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Chestnut Lane Cottage
Ranked #1 of 7 Matamata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed at this beautiful place just after new year. Kathleen and John are wonderful friendly hosts and I must highly recommend this B&B to all travelers . The grounds are parklike with beautifully groomed lawns. The accommodation spares no attention to detail and comfort. This exceptionally clean and modern, yet friendly and inviting stop over, will leave you with the most wonderful memories of true NZ hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2013

Hi Michael in Hanoi. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review and thanks Michael for coming to stay with John and I at Chestnut Lane Cottage. We so enjoyed having you stay. Take care, cheers Kathleen

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We are on a long trip around New Zealand and have stayed in several B & Bs but this is one of the best. We received a great welcome from Kathleen, with fresh watermelon and cake to greet us. The cottage is great, light, airy with garden views. Breakfast was delicious, whatever we wanted!!, cooked freshly and nothing was too much trouble. Easy day trip to Rotorua if you don't want to stay there and ideal for Hobbitton. Efficient booking and excellent value for money. HIghly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2013

Hi Liz, thank you so much for your review, we are happy you had a nice stay at Chestnut Lane Cottage. We hope you are keeping warm in the UK. It is a very warm 30 degrees C. here today. Thanks Liz for choosing to stay with us in Hobbiton.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The whole thing is just outstanding! Dunno what or who is the nicest: the cottage is very modern and spotless clean, you get free Wifi (unlimited), the countryside is amazing, the Chestnut Lane B&B is just a short ride from Hobbiton... and, last but not least, the people! Kathleen and John Day will provide you with guidance whenever you want: best restaurants in town etc. Kathleen is a marvelous cook. The food is fresh, fantastic, addictive! We got free scones (home baked) and free beer! Thanks Kathleen and John. We'll be back...

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Candace it was lovely reading your review. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time while staying with us at Chestnut Lane Cottage. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you come again some day.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Very nice new cottage with private bedroom and loft, full kitchen and living room. Beautiful view of pastoral countryside. Excellent breakfast and complementary teas/welcome package. Great property to stay at on the way to Hobitton.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Hello Doug in Alabama - thank you so much for the review you wrote about your stay with us.
We enjoy reading the reviews and like to remember our guests while we read.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Chestnut Lane Cottage was delightful! The cottage was sparkling clean and very well appointed. Kathleen provided delcious breakfasts and wonderful afternoon treats. It was the perfect place to explore the area and visit "Hobbiton." We had great fun watching the antics of the chickens!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Hi there in Arizona. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us and thank you for choosing to stay at Chestnut Lane Cottage. It was so lovely to meet you both.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Best place to stay if you're touring Hobbiton. Easy to find, very nice people, lovely, lovely house. Excellent amenities, family friendly atmosphere. Picked up the rental car at the airport, drove to Hobbiton, did the tour and then found this place. Made for a good first day.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Hi Brent and Robin. Thanks so much for your review. We hope you had a great time travelling through New Zealand. We enjoyed meeting you both and thanks for the time we had to chat with you.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Stayed in November.Just found time to write.First trip to NZ with spouse and 3-yr old,2-week self drive.On day one,landing in Auckland at 10am,wanted to stay in a place just to recover from the jetlag and have a start at Rotorua from day 2.Six months before the trip,had a look at NZ map and looked at all possible locations between Auckland Airport and Rotorua,while also looking at Trip advisor reviews for a B&B with the best reviews on hospitality.Thanks only to TA,found this GEM.Booked in June for November stay.Just by email,no credit card details etc.Did not even go to Hobbiton set.Totally agree with all the previous reviewers-lovely hosts,spacious accomodation,complete privacy,great rural views,comfy bed,fully equipped kitchen (we did not get to use),good shower,2 min drive to restaurants.Its a few more minutes drive to New World supermarket.Our little one enjoyed running about the place and feeding the chickens.The fresh eggs scrambled and the mushrooms are memorable,so is the chat we had with the hostess who joined us at breakfast with her coffee.For dinner,we went to Workmans cafe and found that the hostess had spoken to the cafe owner about us being vegetarians and we had lots of special dishes made just for us.Really appreciate the home-baked goodies on arrival,the fruit platter and the kind gesture of a lovely "thank you for staying" card at checkout.All in all,a great start to our holiday,thanks to Chestnutlane cottage.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Hello there in Dubai. It was lovely to read your review, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We are so pleased you had a happy time here in Matamata. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Chestnut Lane Cottage.

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Address: 4 Chestnut Lane | Eldonwood, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Matamata
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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