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Chestnut Lane Cottage

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London, United Kingdom
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Karl: "Beautiful place, very comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed every moment. Kathleen and John were great and made us feel very welcomed. We will definitely return and have already recommended you to family and friends."

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Karl it really was fun meting you and having you stay in our home, we enjoyed our chats with you. Great to hear you enjoyed your night with us. Thank you for the recommendations to your friends and family. We look forward to meeting you again someday. Warm regards Kathleen and John

Palmyra Western Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Chestnut Cottage was truly exceptional. We stayed in the house for three nights as the cottage was previously booked. This proved to be beneficial as we had more opportunities to get to know Kathleen and to see John again after many years. We could not have been made more welcome and the house was very homely, perfectly...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Jack it was great meeting you and having you stay with us and lovely for John to see you again after 50 years. He has often spoken to me about his days working with you. We will catch up with you again someday in the not too distant future Jack. Thank you for the lovely review and thank you for...

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathleen and John are great hosts, and who make you feel extremely welcome. The standard of accommodation is to a high specification, with our standalone cottage having very clean and modern facilities, with its own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, and a living room leading to a veranda, and access to the garden. Breakfast is very good and presented to a...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Hello to you both in the UK. Thank you so much for taking time to write a full review about our accommodation, we are happy to hear you found everything to a high standard and enjoyed your breakfasts. It was great meeting you both, thank you for choosing our B&B to stay at whilst you were in our area. Very...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two night stay at Chestnut Lane Cottage was wonderful. Kathleen and John were very welcoming and attentive, making sure our stay was relaxing. She greated us with scones and made the most amazing breakfast. The day we left my son said "Kathleen has a heart of gold". We traveled all around the North and South Island and would often...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Crystal thank you for your lovely review, and for bringing your family and friend to stay with us. It was fun having you stay and so good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. That was so lovely of your son to mention how much he enjoyed his stay. We are the lucky ones to have such warm and...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathleen and John were fantastic hosts. The rooms were clean and comfortable. After several nights in hotels, it was a nice change of pace to stay in the secluded calm of Chestnut Lane. Kathleen made us a delicious breakfast the next morning as we departed for Hobbiton and the rest of our tour of the North Island of New Zealand....

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Rick, thank you for your lovely review with such kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and your family, it was great having you stay in our home. Thank you for mentioning the points you enjoyed about our secluded property. Kind regards and best wishes from Kathleen and John.

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so mush better than a four-star hotel. The cottage is beautiful, well equipped, spacious and quiet. The sundeck is very cosy. The hosts, Kathleen and John are so lovely and attentive. The home-made breakfast is delicious and we had a nice chat with Kathleen in the morning. We stayed only one night but I would definitely book here...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Claire thank you for coming to stay with us and thank you so much for your review. It is encouraging to hear how you thought our Cottage compares well to a four-star hotel, thank you for your telling us. Good to hear too that you enjoyed your breakfast. Kind regards to you and your partner. Best wishes from Kathleen and...

Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually stayed here some time ago and neglected to write a review. But it was so fantastic I felt very guilty about it and wanted to amend my error! I cannot fault this place. The hosts were completely charming and the cottage was so comfortable, warm and tidy. Very handy to all the tourist spots and I recommend staying...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Irene how lovely to see your review, I remember your stay with us last year, was lovely to meet you. Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay, we appreciate you mentioning you enjoyed the comforts and cleanliness of our B&B. Best wishes to you Irene. Best regards Kathleen and John.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kathleen was so very warm and welcoming as was John, with the welcome being felt from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Warm, hospitable, friendly are just a few words which could be used to describe our hosts. We stayed in the cottage, which was a self-contained 1 bedroom unit. The unit was well appointment and had...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Sylvia thank you very much for your review, we are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed meeting you, your husband and lovely daughter. Thank you for mentioning points of interest in our cottage. The DVDs have proven very popular. Our guests often like to familiarise themselves again before heading off for their...

Zurich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful , just perfect , clean , friendly , wonderful breakfast , the best hosts one can imagine . Kids loved the big grass yards to run around .if you visit hobbiton stay here .The best place we stayed at on our New Zealand holiday.next time we stay longer for sure Marcela,Ron,Angelina,Michael from Switzerland😃😃

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Ron we had a wonderful time meeting you and your family, even though your visit was short we felt we had made a friend in your family. Thank you so much for the lovely review. Warmest regards to you all in Zurich. Best wishes from Kathleen and John.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at Chestnut. Location was fantastic, and was a short drive away from Hobbiton and the local town centre Kathleen and John were great hosts and were very friendly and accommodating! The morning breakfast was delicious. Overall, we had a great time, and wish we could have stayed for longer. Thank you Kathleen and John for...

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Kathleen_and_John, Owner at Chestnut Lane Cottage, responded to this review

Jesse thank you so much for coming to stay with us on your very "special weekend". It was lovely meeting you and your fiancé. Best wishes to you both. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us Jesse. Warm regards Kathleen and John.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This brand new self-contained cottage, with beautiful country views, is five minutes drive to Matamata town centre and 10 minutes drive to Hobbiton.Your private cottage has a lounge and kitchen that open out onto a deck with stunning views. The bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.A large cooked breakfast is included. Home cooked lunch and dinner on request. Free WiFi. DVD player. Your friendly hosts Kathleen and John welcome you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chestnut Lane Cottage

Address: 4 Chestnut Lane | Eldonwood, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Number of rooms: 4
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“The cottage is very nice, with its own kitchen and living room.”
  • The sundeck
 of 5 bubbles 431claires, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles SuzanneCridge, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the view and sounds from the porch”
  • exterior facing cottage
  • interior
 of 5 bubbles carolinebales, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are of top quality”
 of 5 bubbles lewisNassington, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only one suite, which is excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Kezza16121869, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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