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Dylans Country Cottages
Auckland, New Zealand
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“Excellent accomodation in Kaikoura”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We stayed for one night in the lovely Kowhai Cottage. The farm is really great and peaceful, we had a warm welcoming with selfmade cookies and selfmade bread for breakfast. Tasted great. Unfortunately the lavender was already harvested and we didn't see the blossoms. But we highly appreciated the Spa-Pool with the lavender shampoo, conditioner and bathing water, aswell as the huge area for our own.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Sunshine Coast BC
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

In our recent trip to New Zealand we spent 2 nights in the Mahoe Cottage. Firstly we love places that are a little off the main routes and so this place appealed to us. Corry was very welcoming. The cottage is very quaint and welcoming and so peaceful. This cottage has an outdoor bathtub in a very private garden and it is sooooo peaceful at night to relax in the warm water, listen to gentle evening and have the lovely fragrance of lavender that is thanks to Corry supplying you with a lovely bottle of lavender water each day.
In the early morning you awaken to the aroma of fresh bread that is placed in your little bread box by your front door.
This is a perfect place to stay for at least a couple of nights where you can be refreshed and relax and also have short drive to Kaikoura town. We really enjoyed a beautiful long walk along the Peninsula Walkway - excellent on a beautiful day.

Room Tip: This is a very romantic little cottage and a perfect little get away for couples.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

We especially loved our romantic and bright bedroom in the Mahoe cottage and the bird's motif. Dylans Cottages is a perfect setting for two or three nights, very close to the lovely Kaikoura and yet very tranquil, full of charm and delicious odors of fresh lavender and home made bread delivered every morning. Also loved the outdoor bath tub.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

So pleased we chose to stay here. Setting is idyllic and we slept almost 12 hours both nights due to the combination of real peace and quiet, and the heavenly scent of lavender! Quick and friendly welcome and show around the cottage (we were in Kowhai), but left to relax and enjoy our surroundings without intrusion.
Wholeheartedly recommend these little cottages for some relaxation and charm. The lavender farm shop is also lovely and very tempting.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by host Corry. The cottage was clean and cozy and the surroundings were stunning. The beautiful lavender gardens, the view of the snowy mountain peaks and the lovely sheep made our stay so peaceful and relaxed. We enjoyed the delicious lavender tea and lavender biscuits and of course, the warm homemade bread for breakfast. Would love to come back one day.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We stayed in the Mahoe Cottage and it was amazing. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the surroundings were amazing, the gardens are beautiful and so peaceful and relaxing. The fresh bread delivered to your doorstep for breakfast with all sorts of fresh jams, eggs and even lavender cookies all made for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Great Welcome from Corry to this delightful cottage with home baking, {including kiwi shaped lavender shortbread biscuits and fresh bread and scones in the morning}, and posy of seasonal flowers from the garden when we arrived. We much enjoyed the outside bath - (just like everyone else) with lashings of lavender water - luxury. The lavender farm garden is exquisite, beautifully laid out. We spent hours spotting varieties of lavender, thyme, rosemary and manuka and all of us wishing that garden enthusiast friends and family were there to share it with us. The location at the mountain foot with snow still on the tops and the coast nearby was an added bonus - and we all found delightful lavender products made from farm produce to take home with us. If it wasn't 25 hours flying time away I'd be a regular visitor!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Dylans Country Cottages
Address: Postmans Road, RD 1, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #16 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dylans Country Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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