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House Testimonials

What holiday makers and visitors had to say about their stay at Pete's Farm Stay and Bed & Breakfast.

Wonderful experience with great food, education, nice accommodations, interesting mingling with the other guests but still have your privacy if you want it.Highly recommend staying here.
Rachel Fremeth, Canada, January 2012

Thanks to Peter & Gaye!! Amazing stay & a homely warmth and experince farmstay. Best stay of our New Zealand holiday.
Amit & Sonal, India, December 2011

Thanks Peter and Gaye for the warm hospitality and farmstay experince. We truly loved our stay here.
Dave Yong & Family, Singapore, December 2011

We had the most wonderful experience . NZ is beautiful but your place is more beautiful. The house is wonderful. Will definitely be back with the rest of our families.
Shishin and Dipika. India ,December 2011

Great place to stay. Really enjoyed seeing the sheep getting shorn and the hospitality shown by Pete and Gaye was great. Thotoughly recommend.
Alberta and Frank. Florida October 2011

Fun & enjoyment for our kids
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Nicholas - 13 Apr 2010

We had a couple of days to fill in between arriving in Christchurch, and then picking up a camper for a motor camper trip round the South Island. We found Pete's Farm here on the internet and booked for two nights. It turned out to be the most memorable part of our three week NZ holiday. Pete and Gaye are wonderful hosts. We felt welcome right from the minute we arrived. Our two girls, 10 and 4 years old, loved the farm animals and were enchanted by Teddy the pet lamb. They spent most of their time outside with the animals or playing on the trampoline, just the thing after a long flight. They loved the farming and shearing demonstrations, and enjoyed the toybox and tv when it was time to come inside. We grownups enjoyed our farmstay every bit as much as the children. The rooms were comfortable, spacious and well appointed. Hearty breakfasts, and the optional three course evening meal (round the big table with Pete, Gaye and other guests) was delicious, and there was plenty of fresh local produce in it too boot! Gaye was also a great source of info for local activities and final planning tips for our 3 week campervan tour. Pete and Gaye create an atmosphere that is a mix of family friendliness and top notch hospitality. There were two other couples staying at about the same time as us. The layout of the house enabled all of us to mix and enjoy each other's company, or enjoy a little bit of private time as we pleased. Thanks again to Pete, Gaye and family for a great Kiwi welcome and friendly start to our NZ holiday! Nick, Kristin, Johanna and Alyssa Hayes Darwin NT, Australia

Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome thoughout our stay. We loved the kiwi dinner we had and all the walks and explainations about life on the farm. We will bring many wonderful memories of the farmstay here.
Hsien & Ruth . Singapore . March 2010

Thank you so much for the highlight of our NZ vacation. Your warmth, hospitality, fabulous food & informative tour of your fantastic property was absolutely great. We hope to see you both again.
Bev & Rob McVeigh. Canada. February 2010

Thank you both so much for making us so at home.You have a beautiful home to be proud of. Just loved the farm tour and Pete shearing the sheep & Gayes chocolate cake is gorgous. Do not forget I'm happy to move in when you go on Holiday!!
Chris & Paul Goodwin. Suffolk England. February 2010

Wonderful home with fantastic views, really relaxed and welcoming family.Loved feeding of the lambs and watching Pete shear the sheep. The most amazing experince. Thanks for everything.
Rita Holmes.Norfolk UK. January 2010

We really enjoyed our stay here!! Pete & Gaye are great hosts and took care of everything very nicely. Loved the farm tour, the meals, and the company and the lively conversaion. It is our pleasure to get a chance to stay here.
Mihardja Family. Indonesia. December 2009

Pete and Gaye are such nice couple. What an educational and friendly farmstay. This is surely the best part of our trip to NZ
Joe,Vicki & Isabella. Hong Kong. December 2009

Thanks heaps for letting us stay at your home. You can't experience anything like this at a motel. Very friendly and professional hospitality. Cheers.
Alistair,Sarah & Amy. New Zealand . December 2009

Hospitality was awesome. We enjoyed our stay here very much. Awesome sheep shearing experience. The house was more like a luxury lodge.
Dave and Jackie, California, USA, December 2009

Four of us, 2 adult couples were fortunate enough to select Pete's Farm as one our B & B's during our Feb 2009 visit to New Zealand. Along with excellent accommodations we were given great sight seeing advise, 2 delicious dinners at very reasonable prices and top drawer treatment. The friendly hospitality shown by Peter and Gaye helped make our trip a memorable experience.
Tom Riley, Colorado Springs, CO. USA. January 2009

The room is very nice and cosy, the hosts are friendly & make you feel like part of the family, the farm activities/experience is great. Shearing the sheep, toughing the sheeps, see how the cows are milked etc. Breakfast.... It is like the buffet breakfast in the hotel. So many choices!!
We had a great stay. Highly recommended!!
C K, Malaysia,March 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pete's Farmstay. The hosts Pete and Gaye went out of their way to welcome us into their modern, warm inviting home. They were extremely friendly and helped us with anything we needed to know. The facilities were comparable to that of a 5 star hotel and the food was delicious. We strongly recommend staying here. Thanks Pete and Gaye.
Chris, New Zealand, April 2008

The welcome from the family is joyous and caring, come and stay. The evening meal cooked by Gaye is to dream about. The sky is the dominant feature here, early morning sun falling gold on green. Sunsets ever changing pink and flame. Pale blue skies massed with cloud. This farm is magical the tranquil scenes are received from picture windows.
Laurie & Meg. Australia, April 2009

We had a beautiful stay at Pete's Farm. The lodge is beautifully decorated & luxurious. Our hosts Pete & Gaye was very nice. We will be back again.
Jane Pak - Singapore,April 2009

This has been a chance to see 'real NZ' in luxury surroundings with warm and welcoming hosts, wonderful food and fun for all the family. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we will recommend you to all back home in England.
The Senior/Jones family
Dorset/Cornwall, UK, May 2009