Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4) plus fold away if needed
Carol Hughes & Ian Silk
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About Carol Hughes & Ian Silk
I was born in a small country town in Southland and had many friends some of whom I am still in touch with today. I am an animal & bird lover and enjoy anything which involves animals, nature or forests/trees etc. I now breed and show English Exhibition budgies . I am a bright and bubbly outgoing person who loves meeting people and ensuring they enjoy themselves while staying with us. We have a lot of overseas guests stay and guests in Feilding for motor racing at Manfeild Park, the world equestrian events, field days and much much more. Many guests return time after time and we have bookings 18 months in advance. We have a Visitors Book which guests fill in and it is full of compliments and comments saying we'll be back. They especially like the cleanliness, spaciousness & how helpful the host is. On occasions we have taken our guests out with us & my partner recently took an Austrian guy keen on trout fishing to Turangi for the day to fish. All in all I am welcoming and friendly and hope you will book with us to see for yourselves.
Why Carol Hughes & Ian Silk chose Feilding
My partner and I moved from Hawkes Bay in 2005 after he owned and ran a large motel in Hastings. Feilding, giving a much more relaxed life style we fell in love with this house and because it had a huge basement area which was only being used as a pool room thought it ideal to convert into a downstairs unit for guests. Ian with his previous experience as a hotelier & me having been in PR for some time decided to set it up and renovate and redecorate as needed. Ian is a handyman and there is nothing he cannot do. We imported the papers which he put up. He is a manager at Flooring Xtra so we had new vinyls & carpets laid which have been replaced again in the past 2 years. Carpets & vinyls in the garage along with the guest laundry. There are no other fully self contained properties that I know of in our area. We went out of our way to make our property stand out and it has become one of the most utilised and popular in Feilding & Manawatu.
What makes this Guest House unique
Fully self contained downstairs unit. Private to guests. Spacious 40sqmt so lots of room for friends and family. Complimentary continental self serve breakfast so good for guests in a hurry who don't have to go to a cafe for breakfast. My partner, Ian, have made many friends and on a number of occasions have taken guests to the local pub to meet the locals and our friends. They usually have a meal and many laughs. Recently we had group of Americans stay and they had a ball at the pub. They have since invited us to stay with them if we ever are in the States. Welcoming people who love meeting people and making them welcome
Children not allowed
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Home away from Home
What a lovely homely place to stay. From the time we were greeted at the door by our lovely host, Carol, we were made to feel very welcome.The accommodation had everything you could wish for and more, so clean and comfortable, little touches like homemade baking, tasty things for breakfast, the air conditioning on for our return at night and nothing too much trouble.We highly recommend you to stay here, you will be so well looked after.
Thank you Vicky for your kind and complimentary words. We enjoyed having you here and actually wondered if you had stayed. The place was so clean and tidy. I'd recommend to all.
Great place to stay
Extremely comfortable with every imaginable detail thought of and provided
Very complimentary. Left the place very clean and tidy would welcome back anytime.
spacious and great accommodation
Carol was very helpful and welcoming. The apartment was spacious, very comfortable and pleasant. Could easily have fitted a family.
Parking in the garage and entry from there is most convenient.
Breakfast components were provided as well as delicious cookies! Much appreciated.
Aimee and her husband were a pleasure to host. Communication was excellent from date of booking. The unit was left clean and tidy. We would welcome them back anytime.
Very clean and comfortable
Very clean and comfortable
Our accommodation is in a semi rural town with population of 15,000 mainly farmers, retired farmers & people who just want a quieter lifestyle.
We are in a pretty, tree lined, quiet culdesac on a hill which overlooks Feilding just 1.6.kms to the town centre.
Feilding is a very pretty town with many art deco buildings having won NZ's Most Beautiful town 17 times.
There is a large Farmers Market every Friday in the square which has won Best Farmers Market in NZ ever since it began many years ago. It sells only local produce.
It has many boutique shops, pubs and many varied restaurants including Amajen which is a silver service restaurant run by a French couple.
There is a lovely licensed cinema/cafe, Coach House Museum, library, golf course, mini golf and a massive new swimming pool with outdoor pools as well.
Countdown & New World are just 2 kms away.
The largest stockyards in the Southern Hemisphere are in Feilding and there are weekly tours.
Manfield Racing circuit is only 2 kms from us and holds motor racing and motor cycle racing round the clock. The NZ Grand Prix is held there. It also holds many equestrian events including world class events, IA&P shows & dressage.
The National Field Days are held there yearly which are only second to Hamilton. Many large markets and other events are also held there.
There is a steam train which does tours on most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
There are many lovely beautiful parks especially at Manfield with aviaries, rose gardens & a walkway lined by lovely camellia trees.
Just 1km from us you can drive up to the look out and view over Feilding, Palmerston North & the windmills in the distance.
We are about 2 hours from Wellington & guests often stay with us as a stop over on their way back home if driving north. We are also 2 hours from Hawkes Bay & just 15 minutes to Palmerston North.
In summary, Feilding is a prosperous, quiet & pretty town where many people from busy cities chose to move for a quieter and more relaxing lifestyle. We moved here and find the people very friendly and have many, many friends and would not move from here.
The Feilding Information Centre is just 1km from us and can provide any information you'd like.