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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located within a quick drive to Hobbiton, this Inn is the ideal place to spend a night or two. The proprietors, Allen and Margaret have a spectacular home on 20 plus acres of well manicured gardens, orchards and fields. Our room had an amazing view of the sunrise. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the shower had great water pressure...

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Dear Barbi & John, Having a wonderful, positive review , from a senior contributor is so welcoming, we very much appreciate your kind words. You obviously had read reviews from some of our previous guests, in selecting Blackwood House, to give you confidence to contact directly via email. In doing so, we set about advising and suggesting how, we can...

Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was simply put perfection! Our room was beautiful. Located on the first floor it had a stunning view of the grounds. I loved the privacy of the location of the house. So peaceful but only a short drive to both Hamilton and Cambridge. Breakfast was delicious, fresh fruit homebaked banana bread, eggs and so on. Our hosts Allan &...

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alfa2k99, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

My goodness me..........it is" hard to be humble" when Winnie is writing an excellent review ! It truly was a "delightful Danish" experience, having Morten & Winnie visit the Waikato, after travelling from so far away. Sharing anecdotes and stories with "worldly travelers" makes for a memorable, experience for guest and host alike. We thank you both once again, feel...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100/100 for recharging the batteries and experiencing luxury country hospitality. So easily accessible yet the feeling of being away from it all. Perfect way to spend our holiday away from our city life. Thanks Allan and Margaret!

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alfa2k99, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

We thank you both for your kind words of praise, for the hospitality and rejuvenation, received. Blackwood House is proving for Auckland guests to have some rural experiences, especially checking out cows and horses close by. Feel free to return for another visit, we appreciate, that you both enjoyed your stay. Wishing you well. Allan & Margaret

Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our stay was lovely, We were made to feel very relaxed. My favorite part was enjoying great music. Thanks for that Allen. We also enjoyed a generous and well presented breakfast. Blackwood House is in immaculate condition and very warm and cosy. We definitely recommend to stay. Thanks for having us Allen and Margaret.

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alfa2k99, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Thank you for the prompt, praising review, Nicky. Having you elect to celebrate your wedding anniversary at Blackwood House, was our pleasure. You are both most welcome to come and stay , anytime. Thanking you again, Allan & Margaret at Blackwood House

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This place is a Shagri-La in Hamilton. Amazing viewing and 5 star luxury house. The lovely owner couple with high tasting. So glad to stay and have walking around the place. Peaceful place to stay and enjoy the time. 舒适高雅的庄园式的度假屋。 友善的主人夫妇,豪华舒适的房间,罕见的都市中的室外桃园。可爱的牛和 马环绕庄园四周。 安静的夜晚,天空中各种美丽的星星。 Hamilton附近最佳的度假休闲庄园。

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Dear Sunny,Emily and Kevin, It was wonderful to have a cheerful family, to share experiences with, in an all but short time, away from your home in Auckland. Being able to share time with you, to see the animals and horses up close was great fun. Be sure and consider staying with us another time at Blackwood House. Thanking you...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Blackwood House is a beautifully appointed lodge overlooking well established park-like grounds that on entry are reminiscent of an old English manor (along with resident cows and ducks at the gate). Margaret and Alan were consummate hosts taking care of all our needs during a recent overnight stay - from the delicious home baking on arrival through to a guided...

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Di, Carl & Caspar, Firstly thank you for your appreciation here on Trip Advisor, with a glowing report of your stay with us at Blackwood House. It was our pleasure having you choose and decide to stay with Margaret and I. It is always the big unknown about where one might stay, but having a great review does give comfort...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2016

If it's possible to get a rating higher than 5 stars then this place deserves it. Hosts Allan and Margaret's home is as near to perfection as you could hope for. The style and class of their beautifully furnished home is best described as tasteful opulence. Set on a hill overlooking their tranquil estate you get there via a long...

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Hi Binky, It is always appreciated when the team at Blackwood House, receives a review, even better when it is from a returning guest . But there is more , it is truly superb when we are reviewed in 'glowing terms', thank you Binky, we will have you back anytime ! As a seasoned, international traveler, well recognised for many...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Even more impressive than the beautiful home in a definitive rural New Zealand setting, was the personal attention, helpful attitude and local knowledge graciously shared by Allan and Margaret. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

My apologies for the slow response Dixon and Carrie Jo, we thank you for your praise of our property and operation. It was a pleasure having you both come and visit us, sharing experiences and celebrating accordingly . Be sure and encourage others from California to visit ! Yours, Allan & Margaret Fitzgerald at Blackwood House

Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Allan and Margaret have created a stunning country retreat that is simply world class with service and hospitality equal to the setting. Our two children aged 6 and 9 simply loved exploring the beautifully appointed grounds, lovingly planted over many years. As warm and inviting hosts, Allan and Margaret naturally make you feel welcome. We would definitely stay there again...

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Jonathan & the Hewlett, family are welcome at anytime, especially after the 'glowing review', thank you. We are finding that offering more than just a stay for the night, but an experience for travellers, means that we as the provider/s are also having an enjoyable time, knowing that our efforts are appreciated. All in all, Allan & Margaret are happy,...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Its a dream home!! A must stay!! Allen and Margret are an amazing couple and absolutely very warm & welcoming hosts. The house is done very tastefully, and they take the pains to keep it new. You will find all what you need ( and actualy much more). They pamper you and go the extra mile to make sure your...

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AllanF369, Owner at Blackwood House, responded to this review

Hi Varun, Please accept our humble appreciation, of your wonderful words of praise! We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to host you both all the way from India, for your honeymoon, thank you. It was fun sharing the different aspects of each our cultures with you both....my word, the World is getting to be a smaller place as a result. We...

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Blackwood House,accepts Visa and Mastercard (online and in-house) Blackwood House is an 'American Arts and Crafts' home set on 30 acres of sprawling rolling Waikato farmland.Walk about the property with its large established trees and fine pastures, New Zealand's Waikato is famous for.Enjoy the gardens and lawns about the home while staying with Margaret and Allan.Total privacy can be for you to relax.Enjoy Margaret's food both on arrival and with your choice of breakfasts daily. Dinners can be requested, but incur additional costs.With the close proximity to Cambridge and Hamilton, Blackwood House is very central, for visiting the fine horse studs, the Hobbiton film set .Sanctuary Mountain at Maungatautari,Hamilton Gardens, Raglan's surf beach ,the fabulous Waitomo Caves. We always suggest visiting Mount Maunganui for N.Z.'s best beach & mount walks.If you seek tranquillity, great hospitality, then seriously consider Margaret and Allan's options, we will endeavour to make your visit both enjoyable and memorable always.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackwood House

Address: 557a Pencarrow Road | R.D.3, Hamilton 3283, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range: RM1,059 - RM1,377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blackwood House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“It's the best- all rooms are well appointed and maintained.”
 of 5 bubbles dix0nj, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Save some time and have a walk around the property. Its more than beautiful!! ”
 of 5 bubbles Varunshah49, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful views from upstairs bedroom suite”
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“top floor with bathroom ensuite”
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“Very hard question. All the rooms are warm and quiet, my preference is the room closest to the kitchen.”
  • Nice spacious bedrooms
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