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Dylans Country Cottages
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

We simply loved it... its such a wonderful country cottage in an absolutely stunning setting...

We had booked the Mahoe cottage and it was so cozy and beautiful, not to mention the outdoor spa which was fantastic...

The entire property has a lavender touch to it - lavender soap, lavender water for the bath, lavender coloured towels... looks very nice...

We didn't really meet Jan, but Corry was the perfect hostess. Her homemade bread which she serves fresh every morning with breakfast can't be bought for any amount in any bakery - it is awesome...

The lavender farms surrounding the cottages had just started to bloom, making it a lovely setting to relax and enjoy yourself... its a shame we booked only one night...

If you are in Kaikoura, stay here... you'll love it...

Room Tip: pick the mahoe cottage if you can - the outdoor spa with the lavender water is a wonderful experience
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

After a long drive and a marginal B&B the night before, this was like landing in heaven. Taking time to walk around the lavender fields, pat the sheep, and just breathe in the lavender and rosemary relaxed us completely. The beds were great, the spa bath was another option for relaxation, and the lavender-scented bath salts and soaps a treat. Corry's secret delivery of fresh home-made bread for breakfast was a highlight, and the cute little basket of fresh fruit and home-baked cookies very much appreciated. You'll be supplied with the fixings for breakfast and make your own in your own little kitchen, so no worries about having to make conversation with other guests or owners first thing in the morning - lots of privacy. We hated to leave.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

On our recent vacation in New Zealand we stayed in 14 different accommodations and the Lavender Farm was the most enjoyable.
We were made extremely welcome, really enjoyed the fresh bread, eggs and other breakfast items, and loved wandering in the gardens and listening to the birds.
We thoroughly recommend Dylans Country Cottages to anyone visiting the Kaikoura area.

Room Tip: We were in the larger cottage and it was great
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

My husband and I have just celebrated my 40th by having a wonderful stay at Dylan's Cottages, to spend this time child-free and in the peaceful surroundings of these divine gardens was a treat for us! To wake each morning with fresh baking, and beautiful breakfasts was a pleasure, and should I even start on the outdoor bath and shower - divine, divine, divine. Corry and Jan were incredibly friendly and hospitable, and nothing felt like it was too much trouble, the best hosts ever! We will definetely be back, to know complete relaxation is a reason to return!

Room Tip: If you can, get the cottage with the outdoor bath and shower.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

The cottage was an absolute delight - the scent of lavender is all pervasive, with the lovely goods available for purchase in the lavender shop. The gardens are beautiful. We sat in the sun and watched wood pigeon and tuis in the trees outside. The cottage is well equipped and the fresh bread or scones delivered in the morning with the condiments already supplied is a true treat!

We were well looked after by the hosts and their willingness to accommodate our early morning departures was truly appreciated. Wonderful hosts!

This is the most perfect place to stay in.

Room Tip: Note - the cottages are 2 storied so stairs to the bedroom won't suit everyone.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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