Mingary Farmstay is everything a farmstay should be, a beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere and good food! Both Pam and Mike make you feel like one of the familly in there typical kiwi unpretentious down to earth attitude. Pam cooks an excellent large breakfast in the morning where nearly everything is grown or made on the farm. We stayed in the Lavender Suite which was spacious comfortable and clean. I can highly recommend dinner at Cafe 51 in Oxford followed by starlit soak in the Jacuzzi on the veranda.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We live in a tranquil setting at the foothills at Oxford. We farm cattle and a small flock of sheep, also we have Alpaca's, miniature horses,chickens,ducks,pigs, and milking cows. We are on the inland scenic route 72 between Rangiora and State Highway 73 (to the West Coast, Lake Tekapo, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura). Within a few minutes drive there is salmon & trout fishing, easy walks and tramps at Mt Oxford, Mt Richardson, Mt Thomas, and many bush walks also nearby.Horse trekking can be arranged. Mountain biking at the Wharfdale track offers one of the best in the South Island. Ski fields within 1-1/2 hrs drive.On the farm we grow all our own food with no sprays. ... more less