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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Villa Rosa - a charming turn of the century villa

 A beautifully presented, spacious villa. Well equipped for a short, or lengthy stay. We loved it, thank you! 

ELLSTONE   with  Outdoor Spa,Sky Sport, Free Wifi

 A very pleasant home for a young family to stay in over 5 days. The house was perfect and the log burner(s) plus heaters for the kids rooms kept the place cosy. Being so close to Martinborough, Greytown was ideal for day trips. Enjoyed the relaxing nature of the farm with several walks over a few paddocks. Would highly recommend for anyone staying. 

ELLSTONE   with  Outdoor Spa,Sky Sport, Free Wifi

 This was a great place to get away but still not be to far away from local supermarket. Wonderful location very peaceful, spa was a bonus. 

Todd's Cottage and Vineyard

 Fantastic place to stay and in such a lovely setting. Close to town and the best vineyards are nearby. Loads of rooms/ bathrooms so perfect for our large group. We all had a great time staying at Todds Cottage and highly recommend it. 

ELLSTONE   with  Outdoor Spa,Sky Sport, Free Wifi

 This was a very comfortable place to stay with a very homely feel. The spa was clean and deliciously warm and with lovely views over the farmland. Lighting the fire in the evening kept us lovely and warm. Having access to the kitchen was very convenient too. Lots of room to totally relax in. 

Villa Rosa - a charming turn of the century villa

 Liked the proximity to the Village