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Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 16 Timaru B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Wonderfully welcoming home stay”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We were made very welcome on arrival at Sefton Homestay B&B and our room was spacious with the whole house set in beautiful gardens. Every need was catered for and Trish's breakfast next morning was fabulous and wholesome.
Sefton House is an easy walk to good restaurants and the town centre if you want to eat out for lunch or evening meals.
We couldn't have asked for anything nicer in Timaru and would definitely return next time and reccommend Sefton Homestay to others.
Thanks Trish and John for a lovely stay.
Lynn and Ken - Melbourne

Room Tip: We stayed in the tartan room with the use of a very functional private bathroom with great shower
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Thanks, Lynn and Ken, we'd love to see you again. It was great to have you both to stay.
Trish & John
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Trish was a lovely, gracious host who made us comfortable yet gave us enough privacy for an enjoyable stay. The room was spacious and as it was low season, we were the only guests that day and had the bathroom all to ourselves. We woke to a lovely and deliciously cooked breakfast with black boy peaches and best fresh juice I've had! The house is very well kept, and comfortable and the price reasonable. A recommended stay.

Room Tip: Take an ensuite during high season for privacy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Charlotte S
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Thank you for your kind review but we must point out that the bathroom you used was a private bathroom for the sole use of guests booked into The Tartan Suite. We do not have "shared bathroom" facilities at Sefton Homestay B&B. Our other guest room, The Blue Room has an ensuite. We advertise The Tartan Suite with a private bathroom which means just that - your own private bathroom.

Trish & John
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Pontypridd
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed at Sefton Homestay in February and were delighted with the welcome we received. Trish took great care of us and made sure that we had everything we needed without being intrusive or fussy. She even went out of her way to get us a restaurant booking in the town ( it was St. Valentine's day and in my opinion, quite a feat!)
Our room was very comfortable with much thought and care put into the 'finishing touches'. There was also a lounge with tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a variety of books and magazines. Breakfast was delicious and very nicely presented. All in all an extremely pleasant experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank eir12
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you.
Trish & John
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We really enjoyed our one night stay at Sefton Homestay. We came directly from Christchurch airport and found it an easy 2 1/2h drive to Timaru. The place is cosy (it reminded me a lot of England with the cottage style rose garden) and the hot shower works a treat. The hosts Trish and John were very welcoming and helped us with weather reports and suggestions to plan our next day trip in the morning. The breakfast was great - we enjoyed both the 'continental' (with fresh fruit and good coffee) and the cooked breakfast.

Room Tip: We stayed in a queen bed room with ensuite.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 183travel
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
We are pleased our travel advice was helpful. With Timaru being so central in the Sth Island there are different loops the traveller can take. Thanks for taking the time to review Sefton Homestay we do appreciate it.
Trish & John
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Trish's breakfasts are a real treat. We were lucky to arrive the day she returned from her sisters with some wonderful Black Boy peaches which were served for breakfast along with many other delights to provide easily the best breakfast on our 6 week trip.
Our room was en suite and was very comfortable.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
The Black Boy peaches have been very popular with our guests. We enjoyed your company at Sefton Homestay. Thank you for your comments.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Not being regular stayers at B&B's we were not sure what to expect. A lovely welcome was a great start. The rooms were excellent & the facilities were faultless. Lots of little extras, fresh flowers & water decanters in our rooms etc. We could not have wished for more. Very quiet location & only a minutes drive to town or a very short walk. Breakfast was great. Thanks Trish & John. We appreciated the privacy during our stay & also the information we needed when asked. Well done!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Carol S
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your B&B experience and think it is important guests have their own space. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Trish welcomed us to her B&B and showed us our very comfortable en-suite room and then the guest lounge which had all the normal refreshment facilities and also a tray containg a sherry decanter and glasses for our use as well. Magazines, books and a desktop computer were all available for guest use. The breakast provided was first rate. There was secure car parking alongside the house which looked like a typical english seaside B&B. Could not fault it.

Room Tip: Ask for the en-suite, other rooms share a bathroom.
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Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank southgg
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 February 2013
Thanks for your kind review. We do enjoy running a B&B and meeting so many great people.
To avoid confusion we must point out that we don't have a share bathroom, it is a private bathroom for the other guest room across the hall.

Trish & John
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Property: Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast
Address: 32 Sefton Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast invites you to be their special guests. Relax in our superbly appointed and spacious 2 story character brick home with sweeping views from the mountains to the sea. Refurbished with the feel of yesteryear, with an ambiance and style you will love. Perfect Location: Sefton Homestay B&B is conveniently located just a minute or two walk from the Bay Hill restaurants, Caroline Bay and the Stafford St shops. ... more   less 
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