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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an all too brief one night stay here as part of our tour of South Island. Hosts June and Murray are former farmers who have semi-retired to run the B&B (the farming operation is in the hands of family). We received a warm country welcome and Murray whisked us away for a tour of the area in his...

1Thank JulesandSand
catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words it was great to read this we are only doing what comes naturally .farming has been our life for a very long time we love it and guests like you make it special for us keep safe and enjoy the rest of nz

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege of staying at the beautiful house "Waterside" which apart from being a wonderful house also stands in such beautiful surroundings offering panoramic views of the estuary. June and Murray are such a wonderful couple, and as previous reviewers have commented June makes a delicious breakfast which sets you up for the day! The area as a...

Thank Peter M
catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you and I'm pleased you enjoyed the house even if you had to drive back for breakfast ! Best wishes to you both and have agood trip home

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

June and Murray are a wonderfully welcoming couple with a wealth of stories about the farm and the area. The breakfasts will see you all through the day, if you can get up from the table afterwards! The bungalow is quietly tucked away on a gravel road but within easy reach of all the local sights. We were lucky to...

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A little off the beaten track - up some quiet backroads. The welcome was warm, the room was spacious and the breakfast was sumptuous. Spent some time in the company of June and Murray which we really enjoyed, they are lovely people.

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catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we do live in a quiet area nice for relaxing and breakfast time is enjoyable as I love food too

Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was, by far, one of the best accomodations we had in New Zealand. Instead of praising assets, I´ll mention shortcomings : NONE. The Catlins are a beautiful, not much visited, área. Lush vegetation, caves, waterfalls. Curio bay´s petrified forest, and you may also be lucky and see yellow eyed penguins ( hoiho ), returning at dusk. When in Southland,...

Thank boguslaw_krauss
catlinsfarmstay, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words we do indeed live in a nice area and I love to make breakfast pleased you enjoyed it

Reviewed 17 January 2016

We tried to book in the Catlins farmstay but as they were full, we stayed in their Waikawa Waterside holiday house which is truly beautiful with views over the bay and it is even even closer to Porpoise Bay and Curio Bay for seeing the dolphins and seals. The house is modern and really luxurious with 3 bedrooms and a...

Thank Caroline O
June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words I do enjoy what I do and hope you both continue to enjoy nz and have safe travelling best regards June

Reviewed 5 January 2016

June and Murray were very nice hosts in this special place in the middle of the Catlins. Clean, modern and very comfortable rooms in the setting of a beautiful and well kept garden situated next to the gravel road. We arrived a bit early but were welcomed with tea and pastry in the garden. Breakfast was very sumptuous and the...

Thank BertHeemstede
June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words we have indeed enjoyed the nice weather lately I hope it continued for the rest of your journey yesterday was a magic day I went boarding in the surf at Porpoise bay and the dolphins came around so lovely best regards June

Reviewed 31 December 2015

The BnB is perfect situated in the heart of the Catlins, and is therefore a perfect location to stay when traveling through this beautiful part of NZ. Nice, clean, spacious rooms, the hosts are very friendly. Penguin and dolphin spotting is close by!

Thank Dannes W
June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments it is indeed abeautiful part of nz and the weather lately is just lovely hope the rest if your travels went well and maybe we will see you again Happy new year to you both

Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 December 2015

nice location in beautiful gardens. friendly and helpful owners nice breakfast. The farmstay is reasonably close to curio bay, so you can watch the yellow eyed penguins come in at dusk and not having to drive in the dark afterwards!

Thank bartdebeer
June S, Owner at Catlins Farmstay B&B, responded to this review

Hello I'm so pleased that you had Nice stay even though your agent booked the smallest room in the house I do hope you mentioned it to them ! The veiw of the garden is beautiful from all rooms .hope you also enjoyed the rest of New Zealand and we welcome you back next time in the large rooms !!...

Reviewed 19 August 2015

We arrived at 24 December 2014 just before teatime. We were invited to have tea with homemade pie in the garden. June and Murray are wonderful hosts. Our breakfast in the morning, Christmas day, was overwhelming. And June just replied "o it is not much more than a regular breakfast". Next time we will definitely stay a bit longer to...

Thank Jacqueline W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Catlins Farmstay B&B is a great location for visiting the many scenic attractions of the beautiful natural Catlins area of Southland. We are situated 10 minutes drive from the 160 year old fossil forest at Curio Bay where dolphins and penguins may also be seen.We are genuine kiwis farming 2800 sheep, 500 deer, and 150 cattle on 1000 acres with the help of 3 sheep dogs. You may choose from hosted accommodation at Catlins Farmstay B&B or self contained studio accommodation at Waterside Cottage (built in 2007) in the village of Waikawa - an old fishing settlement. ... more   less 

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Address: 174 Progress Valley Rd, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region
Hotel Class:3 star — Catlins Farmstay B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“We had the rhododendron room. Very good. And the rhododenrons justoutside the sliding door ..... oh, my !.”
 of 5 bubbles boguslaw_krauss, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Waterside Holiday House.”
 of 5 bubbles carolineo98, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“neem niet de kleinste kamer! die is redelijk krap. overige kamers uitstekend”
 of 5 bubbles bartdebeer, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles bradders242, 3 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Book early for your choice of the two best rooms with en-suite bathrooms. One has kitchenette and larger decking area.”
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