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San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 April 2015

What a treat it was to spend time at the Earthstead and to meet the delightful owners. We stayed in the Earth House--much larger than what we needed and absolutely lovely. The bed was incredibly comfortable and we both had a wonderful night sleep. We purchased the breakfast and it was truly worth it! Homemade cheese, jams, and bread, along...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our property. We loved meeting you both, and sharing our love for all things sustainable. Wishing you all the very best, Suzie and Alistair

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Despite only having one night in this fantastic location this place really left a lasting impression with both myself and my wife on our honeymoon. The service was wonderful, friendly and helpful and our room (the French suite) was beautiful! The snack in the evening was a fantastic surprise and the breakfast with all of the homemade ingredients was divine....

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thanks Glenda, We loved hosting you and appreciate your kind words. Wishing you all the very best, Suzie and Alistair

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Delightful night at the French Suite at Earthstead Villas in Cambridge NZ. We were on the way back from Lake Tarawera and wanted a stop before going all the way in to Auckland. This was a pleasant alternative to nearby Hamilton and as Cambridge is quite horsy, enjoyed the various horse portrait mosaics in the pavement and the coffee shop...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Glenda for your kind words, we loved meeting you and cooking the fish for you was a pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to write this review, kind regards, Alistair and Suzie

Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in the French Villa which was very cute with it's own private little garden and verandah. It is located within a working farm which the charming hosts Suzy and Alistair have managed with great passion for 35 years (you can hear the milking cows mooing in the distance!) Suzy brought us a welcome platter on arrival...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you very much Andrew for taking the time to write this review. So glad you enjoyed the breakfast and platter. Wishing you all the very best, Suzie and Alistair

Bellevue, WA
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We stayed here for one night just so that after we finished our evening dinner tour of the nearby Shire we wouldn’t have to drive all the way back to Auckland in the dark. For that purpose, this B&B is convenient. However, it’s a bit more rustic than we would have preferred; I wouldn’t recommend it as a romantic destination....

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we will certainly think over your comments. We aim to please our guests, and are so sorry we didn't hit the mark for you. Hoping you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand, Suzie and Alistair

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Our family of four just stayed in the Earth House for two nights. The house was amazing with all the luxurious features one would long for in his own home. We could feel the love and passion Al and Suzie had put into building the house. Wish we could stay longer and would definitely recommend it to our friends.

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

We loved hosting you and your children, and hope your luggage makes it to the next destination. We appreciate you taking time to write this review, and wish you are very relaxing time for the rest of your holiday. Really makes my day to hear that you enjoyed your stay. kind regards, Suzie

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Stayed here recently, and really had a good night's sleep. Property was easy to find, and close to Cambridge. Room was comfortable; the single knob for hot and cold water in the shower took some trial and error to work out. We really enjoyed the breakfast, but the fresh milk and cream did not agree with our stomachs (perhaps supplying...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review, we really value feed back from our guests. Our aim is to please, we certainly will look at ways to make the breakfast more pleasing to a wider range of guests. And thanks for the tip on the shower knob, we will also have a look at this. Thanks again, Suzie

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We only spent one night here but the accommodation was superb and the hosts very helpful. It is relatively close to Hobbiton so a good stop when going to visit. Gandalf stayed here during his filming so that is interesting.

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Hello Clive, thanks very much for taking the time to write this review, I really appreciate it. We loved meeting you and your family. If you are over our way again, please stop by, kind regards, Suzie

Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We had a couple of very comfortable nights in the French Villa. Loved the choice of buildings to stay in...some unique touches. Take time to look at the Cob and mud brick cottages in particular. Lovely home grown, home prepared food...absolutely delish! Home made jams and pickles, freshly made bread, milk, butter and cheese from the farm cow and the...

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, makes it all worth while. So glad to know you enjoyed your stay, we certainly enjoyed hosting you. Thanks again.

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 22 January 2015

we stayed here at 11/26-11/27 2014, everything is perfect...the environment, the food they provided, the cozy room..... Mr. and Mrs. Earthstead are very nice and our 5-year-old son and us really had a good time here. We will surely come here again next time we visit Cambridge. 很有意思的農家樂民宿。 房間乾淨典雅舒適,農場有飼養雞豬乳牛。。一到住宿還奉上自制小点心,餐點也是有機的。 老闆和老闆娘很nice,對小朋友很友善,兒子玩的很開心...據老闆說hobbition的甘道夫在拍攝期間也有來這裡住吔~~房間數不多,環境很好,可盡享田園風光~~

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EarthsteadVillas, Owner at Earthstead Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Wishing you all the very best, Suzie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for luxury accommodation that is close to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves, we have a little piece of paradise waiting for you. Our accommodations are at two sites, both very close to the lovely town of Cambridge. The Earth House, Cob Cottage, French Studio, Read House and our Glamping on-site campervan, are situated on 3ha (7 acres) of prime organic farmland, 4 km from Cambridge and are surrounded by native trees, fruit trees and vegetable gardens. You can even request to view Alistair milking our serene jersey house cows and taste milk directly from the cow. We serve this raw milk in each of the accommodations situated at Earthstead. A delicious breakfast of organic goodness can be ordered for an extra cost at time of booking when you stay on the Earthstead site. For those guests who want to be a little closer to the restaurants and boutique shopping in Cambridge (20,000 people), our Cambridge River House is situated just 3 min walk from the main street. Breakfast is not available to guests who stay at Cambridge River House. All these accommodation options are centrally located for day visits to : Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens, Sanctuary Mountain, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Coromandel, Auckland, Raglan, Tauranga, Ski Fields Ruapehu & much more! They each have access to private gardens, free wifi and free parking. The accommodations are serviced daily, except Read House and Cambridge River House, which are serviced weekly. ... 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: ₹ 8,111 - ₹ 17,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Earthstead Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We were not there during a busy season, so the room rates may likely vary.”
 of 5 bubbles Lopeti_Fekasoni, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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