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Shy Cottage & Piquillo
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Shy Cottage & Piquillo
Ranked #3 of 6 Greytown B&B and Inns
Wanganui
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78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Great welcome”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

It was a wet cold miserable afternoon but not inside Shy Cottage because Rachel had lit the fire ready for our arrival. This was one of many lovely touches that Rachel and Nigel (the new owners) provided during our stay.
The cottage has absolutely everything you need to be totally self-sufficient and the location is great. Only a few metres walk and you are in the centre of Greytown. There are some excellent restaurants but also a French bakery a butcher and a chocolatier.
It is quiet, spacious, secluded and very comfortable.
Fortunately the weather wasn't all dreary and we were able to explore further afield each morning after we had consumed the most amazing breakfast we have been supplied with at a B&B.
Yes, everything everyone else has said is true. The fridge was stocked with goodies and there was a daily delivery from the French bakery.
What's more it is a surprise each day to find something different when you lift the cover or look in the fridge.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

This experience was a little mixed but a very good one none the less. When we arrived at the cottage and we were met by the owner and shown our to our cottage. It was lovely but unfortunately extremely cold. I immediately put on the little radiator heater to try and get some warmth into this cottage. I discovered a window open in the bathroom and quickly closed it. My husband then got the chippie fire going and after some time the place started to warm up. We unpacked and settled in. We had two nights here and wanted to make the most of it. The bed looked very comfortable and the bath very welcoming. The bounty in the fridge for our breakfast was very tempting, but we took ourselves off for a meal. We had a very good nights sleep. In the morning we got up and attacked the bounty. There was fruit, yoghurt, a selection of jams and butters, a jug of milk and a jug of fruit. On a plate there was bacon, breakfast sausages, tomato, mushrooms and two eggs. What a treat, but wait, there's more. At 8 O'clock there was a discreet delivery to our little shelf outside the door which inside a basket, wrapped with a cloth serviette, was two long rolls, two croissants and two pastries and of course the morning paper was there too. What a delight. Yummmmmmmy!!!!!!!!! We'll be back. Thankyou

Room Tip: These are cottages and as we only booked Shy Cottage I can only say it was beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We recently stayed at Shy Cottage as a surprise weekend away for my partners birthday. Of all the accommodation we have ever stayed at between us, this was by far the best. From the wooden floors and claw foot bath, to the roaring fire and the most comfortable bed and pillows ever. The cherry on the top was the fantastic hosts and the basket of fresh breads and pastries and the morning newspaper left for us each day. The fridge was stocked with lots of goodies for a cooked breakfast and lovely fruits and yoghurt for the cereals left for us. Although the weekend weather was dreadful (stormy) we had a fantastic time. Well worth the money, this quaint little cottage reached every expectation and more. Will definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Matamata, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

We have just returned for a fabulous 3 night stay at Shy Cottage - We had read the lovely reviews on Trip Advisor and thought we would put trust in these comments for my birthday treat. We were not disappointed in any way. All the extra little touches were very much appreciated - the most comfortable bed ever. Deirdre was a wonderful lady who goes the extra mile as well as being so friendly and welcoming. The garden is inspiring and it was great to in a quiet spot but close enough to walk to town. Thanks Deidre - you were a joy to meet and your cottage amazing.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We will never forget our time at Shy Cottage. We can only agree with the other reviews here but have to add that the cottage is surrounded by beautiful grounds, has a barbecue shack, and the most attentive hosts you will ever find. We'll be back! Anne & Ron.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Shy Cottage is a good size and in an excellent location. It's comfortable, homely and has incredibly soft towels! Set back from the main road it's peaceful and relaxing.

The food was great. A bowl of fruit and jar of cookies were refilled throughout our stay. Fresh breads and pastries were delivered daily. All the ingredients for breakfast were provided: a platter of local sausages, bacon, eggs, chopped mushrooms and tomatoes; three cereals, stewed fruit, fresh yoghurt, local jams/marmalades; a choice of butter or margarine; apple juice and milk. We couldn't eat everything in one meal; there was always enough left to do a lunch, snack or dessert.

Our hosts' generosity seemed limitless. Nothing was too much trouble: late checkout, extra supplies, free return travel to the train station. We're not coffee or tea drinkers: if we'd mentioned this before or during our stay I've no doubt that alternative provisions would have been supplied for us. Great place. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Lovely little B & B off the main street in Greytown. Very comfortable bed everything clean neat and tidy. Breakfast was a great start to the day. Would stay again - no hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shy Cottage & Piquillo

Property: Shy Cottage & Piquillo
Address: 39 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Greytown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Greytown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shy Cottage,a charming self contained holiday cottage in the back of our private garden. The bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed has an en-suite attached with shower and old fashioned claw bath. There is also a lounge and dining area and fully equipped kitchen, a private court yard and barbecue shed. Piquillo is our apartment style accommodation very comfortably furnished and lots of personal touches, which will make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 

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