This was a really lovely place to spend 2 calm and romantic days around Christmas. The whole premises, house and grounds are really lovely, with lovely views of the surrounding hills. The house is wonderful with gorgeous wood floors and ceiling and rich, warm textured decorations. The bed and bedroom were so comfortable.
We whiled the day away sitting on the outside patio, drinking wine amidst the blooming garden with summer all around. The owners, Wendy and Mark, made us feel so welcome at their place during Christmas and Wendys Sherry Trifle (with gooseberries) was delicious! I'm sorry that we had to leave so soon.
Attention burgeoning artists! It would be a perfect place to write, navel gaze and maybe even to catch up on lagging paperwork, whatever! This place is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, to relax and enjoy the silence on your own or with your loved ones! Of course, the nearby village of Akaroa provides some great activities (swim with dolphins) and restaurants.
We'd love to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kokopu Estate Cottages - Kokopu Cottage is idyllically situated beside a stream with gorgeous garden and native trees. Two bedrooms, full kitchen and bathroom with washing machine.Open fire in the living room. Secluded outdoor wood-fired bath beside the stream. DVD player, games and books. No WiFi - this is country living at it's best. The Gatekeepers Cottage is a luxurious romantic retreat with ensuite bathroom and private courtyard. Stunning location. Self catering or delicious cooked breakfast bought to you. WiFi available The Potager Suite is a bed and breakfast room within the main house with a private adjacent bathroom. Single room also available. Lounge with open fire available for guests use. ... more less
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