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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I really wanted a farmstay experience as part of our holiday around South Island and I couldn't have picked a better place. From the moment we arrived and every minute we were there, Jennie and her family were so welcoming, it almost felt like we were staying with friends. Even the family cats warmed up to us quickly! The house... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We also enjoyed your 2 day stay with us, so many laughs and great conversation - that's what its all about!! More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great place to stay to experience farmstay in New Zealand. Very friendly family which makes you feel at home all the time. Willing to share their experiences and how they move from Australia to New Zealand.

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Thank andrewganhw
fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

I see its been a while since you stayed with us (almost a year!) but I still remember you! There have been quite a few changes on the farm since then but basically we are doing the same thing - rearing bull calves, fattening bulls, running a small flock of sheep. We now have alpaca which are a new addition... More 

Jensen Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Magical and memorable. Others described it well, so I won't repeat it. Our impression reflects the best of all the comments. We cant sing Jennie's praises loud enough. Go way out of your way if at all possible to take in this magical experience. We hope Jennie continues her venture to allow others to continue to share a slice of... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Thank you for thinking of us and writing a review. We really appreciate you doing so. We try to make each guests visit an enjoyable (and hopefully informative) stay. More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our family of four arrived to be warmly greeted by Jennie (and her pets!). Straight away we were made to feel at home. After some delicious afternoon tea we went for a walking tour around the farm- the kids were so excited to look for eggs and feed all the animals, we were amazed by the serenity of the property.... More 

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Thank kylied992016
fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a heart warming review about your stay with us. We can only hope that one day we will meet you all again :) Thanks guys. More 

Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We informed Jennie that we would be arriving sometime in the mid afternoon, and were pleasantly surprised to be greeted with muffins and tea! The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The toilet was huge with a giant bathtub - great for relaxing after a long day. There were a great variety of animals on the farm - kitten, dogs,... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your stay at our farm and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Sadly the duckling hatch rate was not much of a success, lets hope next year is much better!! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Described by my 7 yr old daughter as "the best place I have ever stayed", our family group of 6 people (3 generations) all loved our stay at Gumtree Farm. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and the arrival tea and cake was perfect after a long drive. The kids (and adults) really enjoyed... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Love love love your profile name "Funky Wildcat", how totally cool! Was actually the first thing to capture my attention lol. We do also love and appreciate your super wonderful review about your stay with us. Thank you very much and best of luck for your future travels. Hopefully we will see you again one day. More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2016

My husband and I had a great time during our two night stay at the Gumtree Farmstay. Jennie was a wonderful host and the whole family was very welcoming. We enjoyed touring the farm, feeding the sheep, and watching a sheep-shearing demonstration. Breakfast was excellent and Jennie made us tea and fresh pastries the day of our arrival. The farm... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

We are always happy to hear past guests have enjoyed their experiences at Gumtree Farmstay. Thank you and it was lovely meeting you both. More 

St Albans
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed at Gumtree Farmstay for our last night in New Zealand. Jennie, Grant and their children made my friend and I so welcome. We were shown to a very comfortable twin room where were relaxed until dinner. We sat and ate a nice meal with the family, which was lovely after being on the move so much. We wished... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We had a lovely time chatting to your both. More 

Crozet, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2016

So comfortable and interesting. Jennie and her whole family were so much fun to talk to and get to know. We learned so much and felt very welcome here. The dogs, the goat, the sheep, the ducks and chickens, even the young bulls are all part of the family. We felt like we were in another world, yet it's only... More 

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fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. We enjoyed getting to know you both over the 2 days you spent in our home. More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

From the first minute we arrived,we got a warm welcoming from Jennie, our hostess and now our very good friend! We really liked the talks about everything; interesting to fx compare our familylives, as we both got three children; same struggle and joy! We also like to chat with the rest of this lovely family, AND of course the outdoor... More 

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Thank Ingvar L
fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review and yes hopefully we will get to visit your part of the world!! It would be great to catch up again and I'm grateful that you were both able to stay on our farm, next time hopefully longer! We've found that GPS systems can differ with the instructions they give, so not all... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our rural farmstay/homestay is located less than a 10 minute drive from the Historic Victorian Precinct and Blue Penguin Colony in Oamaru, so you can experience the best of both worlds! For a memorable experience why not spend a night or two immersed in the culture of a small working farm and get to know the locals. Guest accommodation is located inside our spacious family home, surrounded by trees and gardens, on 200 acres where we farm beef cattle and sheep. Other animals include 3 working dogs, alpacas, chickens & ducks, Greta the naughty goat and house cats. Mid August to early October we rear calves and lambs - guests staying during these months have the opportunity to participate. Children over 3 years of age most welcome (we have children ourselves) and a wonderful opportunity to experience life on a small farm. Tariff includes:- Continental Breakfast (cereals, toast, homemade scones & jams, yoghurt, fruit, juice, tea/coffee), Afternoon Tea if you arrive at the right time of day!(Home baking, tea/coffee), free wifi internet and brief farm tour if time allows. Being only a short drive to town guests are able to sample Oamaru's wonderful restaurants. Optional Extras - Kiwi style evening meal, Sheep Shearing Demonstration, Working Dog Demonstration (please contact us for prices. We are the perfect base for sightseeing in and around historic Oamaru. We hope you visit soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gumtree Farmstay

Address: 82 Devils Bridge Road | RD 1D, Oamaru 9492, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: €82 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“All rooms area great!”
 of 5 bubbles FunkyWildcat, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to get proper directions, so you find the easiest way from Oamaru!”
 of 5 bubbles IngvarL, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“if not booking the dinner with Jennie, it is better have dinner in the town before heading back the farmstay.”
 of 5 bubbles oceanpearl1222, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles shannonh227, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Let Jennie knows in advance your requirements and she will see to the rest.”
 of 5 bubbles siewyeunteo, 4 Dec 2013 | Read review
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