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Chestnut Lane Cottage

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Kathleen and John greeted us when we arrived. They showed us around the cottage and took orders for breakfast. While we were out for the evening Kathleen made up the sleeper sofa for my son. We all slept well and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfast Kathleen served. We highly recommend this B & B as a delightful place to stay...

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We had a really homely stay. Welcomed with the best scones ever! Kathleen and John were so warm and friendly. It felt really welcoming to stay in their place. And the breakfast the next morning was amazing! Bacon, sausages. We didn't even have lunch that day. Kathleen even made a fruit salad for us because my little girl had a...

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

Hello Diane and family. We loved having you stay with us, thank you very much for coming to our home as part of your New Zealand holiday. Hope you enjoyed your road trip to Wellington. Say hi to your little girl from John and I. Best wishes and warm regards from our place to your place in Singapore. Kathleen and...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

No words to describe the wonderful, positive, amazing experience we had. Katherine was incredibly accommodating and welcoming. We had to arrive a bit earlier than usual due to our hobbiton tour reservation and she was very helpful and accommodated us to arrive earlier. The breakfast experience was out of this world. She was respectful, patient, and so welcoming. Made us...

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

"Yessy B" thank you for your beautiful review, it was just lovely having you and your daughter stay with us, we wish you could have stayed longer too. We appreciate the positive and kind words you put into your review, thank you very much Yessy. We hope you will be back some other time with your family. Best wishes and...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved every minute of our time at the Chestnut Lane Cottage. Kathleen and John were delightful in every way. Upon arriving they got us settled in the cottage and Kathleen brought us delicious home made scones. My husband and I spent some time admiring the sunset while John gave us a quick tour of the property AND fresh...

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

Carrie thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. John and I so pleased you enjoyed your first B&B experience with us and were home to see the lovely sunset. Warm regards to you both from Kathleen and John.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to email ahead of time to secure a spot in this lovely cottage home near Matamata. The cottage is situated about 5 minutes drive from Matamata and 15 minutes drive from Hobbiton Movie Set location. John and Kathleen were extremely welcoming when we arrived at their beautiful residence in the New Zealand countryside. They greeted us upon arrival gave...

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

Thank you so very much "silverxnt" for a wonderful review. You and your family were a joy to have stay in our house, thank you Ian for bringing your family to our B&B. We were very happy for your parents they could watch the sun rise before sitting down to breakfast. Best wishes and very warm regards to you all...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were very lucky that we recently had a friend who vacationed in New Zealand and went to Hobbiton. When planning our trip, he insisted that we make a reservation with Jon and Kathleen. After staying with them this past week, I can't even begin to emphasize how glad we were to stay at Chestnut Lane! First,...

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

Matt thank you very much for your review. John and I loved having you, your wife and parents stay with us, it was great meeting you all. Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Chestnut Lane Cottage. I hope you had a wonderful stay in Fiji on your way home. Best wishes to you all with warmest regards...

Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rumor has it that our B&B on Chestnut Lane was used to host a member of the cast during the filming of the Hobbit, but that was not the best part of our stay. The hosts, Kathleen and John are the nicest and most accommodating people we have ever stayed with. Regardless of our request, they found a way to...

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

Ron your review is amazing, thank you so much. John and I had a wonderful time with you and your honey and your dear friends from Australia. How lucky we are to have met you all and have you stay in our home. Thank you for your very kind words Ron. Take care on your travels, I hope you all...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time with Kathleen in her beautiful home! When you book (which you should) you should CALL OR EMAIL directly. You can't book her on Tripadvisor and I thought that her place was originally booked but it wasn't. Make sure to reach out with her contact information directly. Also she takes cash or a bank transfer...

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

Thank you so much for your great review, we had a lovely evening in your company whilst watching the sun go down from our gazebo and loved our chat over at breakfast. Many thanks for the advise you offered to other guests wanting to book with us. We enjoyed having you in our home, thank you very much for choosing...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage as Kathleen and John really made us feel at home. The cottage is nicely decorated with a beautiful view, giving a tranquil feel. The afternoon treat of yummy scones and cookies was a wonderful surprise and my two young boys really enjoyed them. The breakfast was also really special as Julie made...

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

Hema thank you very much for the review you posted for us. It was great to meet you, your husband and your2 boys. Thank you so much for coming to stay with us, I am happy you all enjoyed your time here.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

While we have stayed at a number of hotels, we don’t often stay at a bed and breakfast. What a great experience! The cottage is beautiful and had all the conveniences of home with the “away” fun of a hotel. Kathleen and John were perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome! The warm scones when we arrived were amazing!...

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

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It was great meeting you and so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you had a great time in the south Island, especially beautiful Queenstown. Thank you for mentioning things you enjoyed most about your stay with us Best wishes to you both, warmest regards Kathleen and...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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“Cottage offers privacy and the house has 2 bedrooms”
ronvoyage, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the unit adjacent to the main house which was beautiful Breakfast was served in the main house”
JassyW, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is very nice, with its own kitchen and living room.”
  • The sundeck
431claires, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is lovely”
SuzanneCridge, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the view and sounds from the porch”
  • exterior facing cottage
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carolinebales, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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