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Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Earth Lodge. It is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. The hosts are incredibly friendly and breakfast was just amazing. Our only regret was it was only a one night stay. Will definitely be back for a longer stay.

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We're so very glad you enjoyed your time with us, we certainly enjoyed meeting you. I hope the Auckland restaurant you visited was all a wonderful ending to your NZ trip, Wishing you all the very best. Suzie and Alistair

australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

These villas are close to the town of Cambridge and was the best we could find at the time. We stayed in "Reid House", a one-bedroom apartment that is situated in a small paddock in which about 5 cows and 3 or more calves roamed. Only a low electrified fence separate them from us which was only a metre or...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so very sorry that we were not able to make your stay a happy one. Having happy and satisfied guests is something we work very hard to achieve, and to know we let you down is very disappointing. The summer past was one of the hottest on record,...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Really attractive location with Owners that are seriously interested in the organic way of life but are highly attentive whilst not being overpowering. Stayed in Cobb cottage which apparently was the chosen location for Sir Ian McKellen when he was filming "The Hobbitt". Beautiful and Quaint it most certainly is and in an extremely quiet location. Very convenient if visiting...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you David, We really appreciate your kind words, and your interest in the organic way of life. Wishing you the very best, Suzie

Fremont, California
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I booked Earthstead villas directly through their website. Before booking I called them directly to discuss our plans with Alistair and determine which was the best room to book. Alistair was extremely helpful with the booking process and since we were four adults with two small children he recommended the Cob Cottage - where he added an additional twin bed...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

We loved hosting you and making sure the Cob Cottage was a welcoming refuge each night when you arrived home form your day trips to Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, etc. Wishing you all the very best, Suzie

Reviewed 28 April 2016

The owners were delightful, each cottage stunning in its own way. The breakfast and welcome platter were all organically made/grown/baked using produce and diary from around the property. So great and such a beautiful experience. I wish we'd stayed longer than 1 day. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Lindsey, for taking the time to write this review, and thank you for your kind words. We really love the work we do, and knowing you enjoyed your time in the French Studio, makes it all the more special for us. Wishing you well, Suzie

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 22 February 2016

One year ago, five friends from Romania traveled to New Zealand in the trip of their lifetime(so far), trying to make every stop as special as possible. This meant also finding the most particular accommodations, in terms of coziness, environmentally friendly, character and host's implication in the soul of their business. While wondering on the hobbits' shire, we chose Earthstead...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Hello, Even though you were here 12 months ago, we remember you for your outstanding zest for life. Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate that you took the time to write. Wishing you all the very best, Suzie and Alistair

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We recently stayed in the Earth House for three nights for our honeymoon and had the BEST time. Alistair and Susie are the nicest folks - so welcoming and they make the best breakfast, fresh in the morning, or if you're leaving early they'll bring it over the night before. Wish we could have stayed for our whole trip!

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thanks you, we really appreciate your kind words. We loved meeting you and hearing your plans for your wonderful adventure. Kindest regards, Alistair and Suzie

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We stayed only 1 night, our last in NZ. After 2 weeks of road trip and hotels, the welcome we received from Alistair felt like a visit to GrandPa for our children. The girls got to enjoy fresh milk straight from the cow to their glass, sill warm. What can be more pleasant? We were in the Read House, which...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Alistair is passionate about his cows and raw milk, and it is nice to share that with you. So glad you enjoyed your stay, kindest regards, Suzie and Alistair

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2015

A beautiful rural location and awesome little French Studio villa. Hosts were friendly and quirky. Comfortable and warm room - very romantic. Some nice touches like a tea cosy, coffee grinder and hot water bottle. We were not served with the platter on arrival as was advertised, which was disappointing and reflected in our overall rating. Breakfast however was plentiful,...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Hello, Oops, so sorry you missed your platter. A total over site on our part. Thank you for your other lovely comments, though. We'd love to have the opportunity to host you again and make it up to you, so if you are in our area, let us know. Wishing you all the very best, and once again our apologies...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We stayed one night on 11 Dec, after visiting hobbiton. I wanted to book a farmstay at matamata but its hard to find so I stumbled on this Earthstead which has a small farm and surrounded by nature, with luxurious accomodation. We checked in around 5pm and stayed in earthhouse, same house which Grandoff stayed during LOTR filming. Host is...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. So glad you enjoyed the animals and farm noises and food. We loved meeting you, and seeing your enthusiasm for all the animals. Kind regards, Suzie and Alistair. (PS we found your lavender oil and will be happy to post it to you if you give us an address.)

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for luxury accommodation in Cambridge, New Zealand (20 minutes to Hamilton, 1 hour to Taupo, 45 minutes from Waitomo Caves), we have a little piece of paradise waiting for you at Earthstead Villas. With self-catering bed and breakfast accommodation, you are free to relax and enjoy your visit at your own leisure and pace. Centrally located for: Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Coromandel, Auckland, Hamilton, Raglan, Tauranga, Ski Fields Ruapehu & many more! Villas are serviced daily, and delicious breakfast provisions provided, including fresh baked bread delivered each morning. Set on 3ha (7 acres) of prime farmland, this boutique and ecologically sensitive building is a welcome addition to the accommodation scene in Cambridge. Enjoy walks around our tranquil property of biologically farmed pastures, native trees and organic vegetable gardens. Take pleasure in a morning tea on your own private patio or relax with a book by the fire. We invite you to join us at this outstanding Cambridge accommodation, in a truly private and sustainable setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Earthstead Villas

Address: 3635 Cambridge Road | Monavale, RD3, Cambridge 3495, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Cambridge
Price Range: ₹ 8,033 - ₹ 17,767 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Earthstead Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“You can't make a bad choice, all rooms a great. Pricing is mid range but you get luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles TheGryffon, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your needs but Cobb Cottage is a true cottage with full kitchen and all the facilities you could wish for.”
 of 5 bubbles 100DavidB, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Cobb Cottage is the largest, but Earth Cottage has laundry attached”
 of 5 bubbles vidhyarprakash, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“They all seemed amazing, but the French Studio is where we stayed and it was quaint and chic all at once. Loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles lindseyp443, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The French studio was incredibly romantic”
 of 5 bubbles Eliza_Bucharest, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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