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“Homely and wonderfully relaxing”

Lavendyl Lavender Farm
Ranked #14 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Hubby and I stayed here as a gift from my brother and sister in law. We loved our own little cottage with it's upstairs bedroom. We enjoyed many samples of the lavender products on offer which are made on site. It was immensely relaxing wandering around the beautiful gardens and chatting with fantastic hosts Jan and Corry. We loved the fresh eggs and home cooked bread loaf delivered every morning so that we could eat our breakfast outside in the courtyard. Plus we were treated to home cooked lavender cookies and delicious buns.
Definitely would recommend as a relaxing getaway - we would love to stay again.
Ange & KJ McDonald
Christchurch

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed here for one night on a trip through Kaikoura and we wish we could have stayed longer. The property is gorgeous, and the owners clearly take pride as everything was clean and impeccably well cared for. The cottages are charming and quaint. We thought we could manage with four of us in one cottage however there was not quite enough space for all of us, next time we would rent another cottage as well. The freshly baked bread in the morning was to die for! Well worth a visit, if only for the stunning flowers and cute little gift shop!

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Been here twice over two summers and it is a must do in Kaikoura. The farm is closed in winter if I am not mistaken.

The place is really nice and there are accommodation available. There is a small charge to enter the gardens, NZD2-4 (can't recall). On a brilliant day, your pictures can be absolutely stunning.

The shop has all things lavender and the price is cheaper than buying it outside. The lavender oil is good and so is both the massage oil and cream.

Food wise, the ice cream is worth a try on a hot day.

I would recommend this place. It is near the exit of Kaikoura heading towards Blenheim or Nelson and is not far if you are on a day visit from Christchurch.

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We loved staying at Lavendyl Farm. From the beautifully designed cottage to the outdoor bathtub, wandering the gardens to the fresh bread and farm eggs delivered to your steps - it was a great experience. The owners are friendly and clearly take pride in the space. It is a short ride to many places in kaikoura, but we love this oasis off the main strip.

Highly recommended for couples and families with a baby or child.

Dylan - Toronto, Canada

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We had two nights at Lavendyl Lavender Farm which were very relaxing. The location is quiet and very beautiful with lovely views of the mountains. We were fortunate to view them with a dusting of snow. The breakfast provided was generous with free range eggs and fresh home-made bread delivered to our door (warm). Thank you Jan.

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