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Chestnut Lane Cottage
Ranked #1 of 7 Matamata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed at Chestnut Lane Cottage for 2 nights for our anniversary and we are so glad we did! We were impressed with the very warm and friendly welcome by our hosts Kathleen and John when we arrived, not to mention the lovely homemade scones and chocolate chip cookies baked by Kathleen. We have been travelling around quite a bit and have stayed in many b&b's and we must say that Chestnut Lane Cottage was one of the very best that we have stayed in! The cottage was very comfortable,cosy,modern and clean(the walk in wardrobe was a treat!). Waking up in the morning enjoying the beautiful sunrise with amazing views is more than we could ask for. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast cooked by Kathleen and the feijoas as well!! Thank you Kathleen and John for making our stay such a memorable one. We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Hi May and Richard thank you very much for your lovely review. We are happy that you enjoyed you stay with us and hope you had a great time in NZ especially your travel to Taupo and through to the King Country. We enjoyed having you stay. Best wishes for your career May. Kind regards K&J

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Found this place on Tripadvisor at the last minute because of a mixup with our booking at a hotel in Rotorua. One of the best mistakes I've ever made because Chesnut Lane Cottage was fabulous. We made our way there after visiting Hobbiton and climbing up to see the nearby waterfalls so were fairly tired and it was nice to be met by such friendly hosts and warm scones! Lovely clean and new cottage with all modcons. We went to the restaurant recommended by John and Kathleen (which was delicious) and came back to find cookies, chocs and a card for our wedding the day before which was very kind and thoughtful. Breakfast was yummy and included eggs from their well-kept chickens. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished it could have been longer...particularly as our flight was cancelled and the bus from the airport went back through Matamata :) Can't recommend staying here enough and looking forward to our next one!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

We were so lucky you had a mix up with your hotel in Rotorua - if not we would not have had the opportunity to meet the both of you and on your honeymoon.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a delight having you stay, we hope you will be back one day soon. Very kind regards to you both K&J

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We arrived at Chestnut Lane Cottage following our visit to Hobbiton and were greeted by our very friendly hosts, Kathleen and John and a fantastic batch of home-cooked scones. We would have no hesitation in recommending Chestnut Lane Cottage to visitors to Matamata. The setting is so tranquil, the cottage was spacious and modern, spotlessly clean, and the beds very comfortable. The next morning, following a perfect night's sleep, Kathleen cooked us a wonderful breakfast. This was our second holiday in New Zealand and Chestnut Lane Cottage was definitely one of the best places that have ever stayed. A+ all round.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Peter thank you so much for bringing your family to stay and thank you very much for the lovely review. We really appreciate the feed back and the time our guests take to write reviews for us. It was really nice meeting you. I am happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chestnut Lane Cottage and New Zealand. Kind regards K&J

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at Chestnut Lane Cottage for 1 night on 19th May 2014, while visiting Hobbiton. I was so glad that we decided to stay here! Kathleen and John are very kind and generous hosts and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in the cottage and it was absolutely lovely! Very comfortable, spacious, modern and clean. The cottage is set in a beautiful garden and we loved sitting on our deck, eating scones, that Kathleen had very kindly baked for us. In the morning Kathleen cooked us a scrumptious breakfast, that kept us full for the rest of the day. Thank you Kathleen and John for a lovely stay! We hope to return one day.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Hi Angela and Minh, thank you for the lovely photo of you at Hobbiton. It was lovely having you stay, I am so pleased you enjoyed your New Zealand holiday. We hope you come back another time. Kind regards and best wishes from K&J

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Cannot speak highly enough of this B&B. We had flown overnight (with no sleep) from Western Australia and Kathleen was kind enough to have the room ready for us by 12pm so we could get a few hours sleep before our Hobbiton tour at 4pm. We were in the bedrooms under the main roof, and Kathleen was very quiet so we could rest and get over the jet lag. My husband Barry enjoyed a beer and great conversation with John in the evening. We enjoyed a wonderful fully cooked breakfast with a couple from New Mexico and enjoyed hearing about Kathleen and Johns daughter who is climbing Everest soon. Such a quiet lovely location, loved it!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Hi there in Albany. Jodie thank you very much for bringing your family to come stay with us, we so enjoyed our chat with you in the evening. Thank you also for taking time to write a review for us. Kind regards from John and I.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We arrived later than expected but were still greeted by a very friendly Kathleen, she even made us homemade peanut cookies. The accommodations were lovely. The bed comfy and smelled faintly of lavender. We also communicated several times via email and she was very helpful in selecting the best Hobbiton Tour (pick the one from Shires Rest, in case you are interested). This is definitely the place you want to stay if you are planning to stay overnight in Matamata!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was nice to meet you both. Thank you for coming to stay at Chestnut Lane Cottage. I hope you are enjoying your few days on Waiheke Island. Have a safe flight to Singapore tomorrow before flying home to Virginia. Kind regards Kathleen.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We arrived to Chestnut Lane Cottage on our first day to NZ and I must say this is a Very Good First Impression for us! Love every bit of this house, very kind and caring hosts Kathleen & John, We definitely would come back if we ever visit NZ again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Janice thank you very much for taking time out to write a lovely review for us. It was so nice to meet you and your friends - thank you for choosing to stay with us whilst on your New Zealand tour. I hope the remainder of your holiday was fun. Kind regards to you all. K&J

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Additional Information about Chestnut Lane Cottage

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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