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Perivale Farm Cottage
Reviewed 10 March 2011

Located ideal to the Franz Josef glacier this family friendly farmstay offers all you and your kids can ask for. Milk as fresh as it gets, "help yourself with the eggs", goats, ducks, dogs and pigs and hosts that always be there for a help. Great value, simple but tidy place, all self contained. We loved it and the kids asked for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2011

We discovered Perivale Farm Cottage on TripAdvisor after a fruitless search for other accommodation in Franz Josef and were extremely pleased that we did! The cottage was spacious, well furnished and very well equipped (books, toys, etc.). Graham welcomed us and was very helpful. Our kids enjoyed watching the milking and fresh milk and free-range eggs were also a welcome bonus! After staying in holiday parks it was a really refreshing change to stay in somewhere more homely. Great location - just off the main road, but hardly any noise as not much traffic. Only downside was having to keep the flies out in the evening, but plenty of well-placed fly screens made that easy enough.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank thegreenkiwis
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

The cottage is ok but the farm is a pigsty. Graham greeted us but no sign of Dora - ever. And if you try to contact them to ask a question - no one answers the phone, and it is not the kind of place where you feel comfortable walking over to their house and knocking on the door. The wording of some of the directions in the information folder is a bit rude - like " if you can't get the fire started drive into Franz Josef and buy some fire lighters". Who is going to do that at 7pm at night? The cottage was ok but we stayed at an excellent farm stay in Dunedin (silver peaks lodge) and this was nothing compared to that. It really looks horrible from the outside but is ok on the inside - when we drove up we couldn't belive that was it. Stay in Franz Josef township instead.

Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
4  Thank lesley70Bundaberg
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

A lovely family who really made us feel welcome. The cottage was in great condition and the nighly views of the stars was amazing. Make sure you try the fresh eggs and milk - so much better than anything you'll find in the stores.

The cottage itself was well equiped - plenty of toys for small children etc. Overall a great place to stay when visiting the glacier region. We certainly plan on staying again when visit ing NZ. We didn't take any pictures of the cottage but did see this great rainbow - see attachment.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank shellmat
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

We stayed at the cottage mid April and wished we could have stayed longer than a night! The cottage is clean and comfy and has everything you would need whether you stayed at the height of the summer or mid winter. The views are amazing from the kitchen window and it is just so peaceful. Graham, Dora and the children came and introduced themselves which was a lovely touch and then showed us around the farm which was great. The fresh eggs and milk were a lovely bonus, if planning to stay here stay for more than a night so you can really enjoy the farm, great views and peace and quiet.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stuart R
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Reviewed 1 March 2010

We stayed mid Jan 2010 and had a whole homestead to ourselves with fresh eggs and fresh milk straight from the cow. Awesome scency, clean and comfortable. Felt very welcomed with our own privacy at the same time. Well equiped cottage for families all you could possibly need. We stayed in various locations in the south island and would rate this at the top of our list. It is also the best value for money. Thank you for a great place to stay and relax with kids.
Armstrong Family

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank armstrongsm43
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

What a wonderful week we enjoyed at Perivale cottage.. Beautiful rural situation on a working farm with stunning views of the mountains. Although we live in a very rural part of Norfolk it was very interesting to talk to Nigel, the dairyman and Graham the owner of this farm to compare farmig methods. The free range eggs, as many as one could wish for, and fresh milk were delicious.

The cosy cottage had everything we needed and more, to make our stay very comfortable.

Meals outside in the beautiful weather and so much to do and see in the area helped to make our stay one of the best we have ever had.

Thank you Dora and Graham.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Perivale Farm Cottage

Address: 307 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Ranked #12 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Franz Josef Glacier self-contained family holiday house in farmstay location minutes from Franz Josef township, Westland National Park and glaciers. Budget self-catering modern cottage accommodation for families visiting the South Island's West Coast. ... more   less 

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