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Dylans Country Cottages

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Was actually shouted a night here with the missus for doing some stuff for the bros. Ended up staying an extra night! Cheeky fullas must've known we were gonna stay cause they paid for 2 nights!!! Hey guys if it's lavender season, and you think your gonna get lucky with the missus, forget it... There's that much lavender smell around...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We hoped for more and it sounded very romantic to be on a lavender farm outside Kaikoura. The farm itself is nice so the setting is lovely. However, the cottage was not, it was really cold, dark and it was not clean. The little garden and the bathtub were not inviting, just faded and not well maintained. The price is...

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You stayed in September when we had been operating the business for less than a month. What a shame you didn't pass on your comments at the time as we would have welcomed them. Aspects of the accommodation had been neglected and since you stayed we have done a significant amount of work around that cottage. Trees have been felled...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights and enjoyed our stay on a beautiful farm. It was lovely to have an outdoor bath with lavender water, the farm is beautiful and the cottages are very cute. The breakfast was good with a great continental selection and lavender yoghurt, honey etc, although the hot plate provided to cook the very...

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We have plans in place to replace the kitchen units. When we do that the cooking facilities will be modernised.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stayed here 2 nights while in Kaikoura and absolutely loved it. My wife and stayed in the Kowhai Cottage, and it was great. Cozy, clean, and with lavender everywhere! The fresh baked bread for breakfast, with lavender honey was fantastic! We also enjoyed walking around the gardens. Myra was a delight to talk to. The lavender farm is located...

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The team here at Lavendyl appreciate your review.

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We'd booked this as a romantic couple of days on a lavender farm. Sounds perfect, right? Wrong! It was obvious when we arrived that we were not expected. To be totally fair there had been a minor earthquake the day before which had caused some fairly major problems with the imminent lavender harvest. That was obviously a major cause for...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We had a wonderful, relaxing one-night stay at Dylan's (wish it was longer!). The property is located slightly out of town, on a gorgeous country hillside with views of the ocean and mountains. Most spectacularly are the highly maintained grounds with lavender and other gardens. We were most excited to see the lambs and chickens on the property, and loved...

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The team here at Lavendyl appreciate your review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in feb'15. Must say the place is simply amazing . Surrounded by the smell of lavender, the place is pristine, warm and ideal for couples who prefer a quite and romantic stay. We stayed in the Mahoe cottage. The place is better than the pics one sees online. Add to that the small balcony upstairs...

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Lovely cottage accommodation in beautiful surroundings, made to feel very welcome by owner Jan. Outside bath was a lovely treat. Breakfast provisions were fantastic, exceeded expectations. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 March 2015

My wife and I just spent three lovely nights in Kaikoura at Dylan's Country Cottage Lavender Farm. What a perfect setting in a great beach town. To start Jan is a great, attentive but not overbearing host. She made sure we had what we needed and then some. We had lovely baked goods every morning at our desired time. Also...

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Skaneateles, New York
Reviewed 6 February 2015

I am not one to take the time to write a review but must do so regarding our visit to this establishment. My husband, daughter and I have traveled extensively over her 20 years and this charming cottage and beautiful lavender farm was one of our top places to visit. In fact, it was our daughter's top pick. The mature...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Dylans Country Cottages

Address: Postmans Road, RD 1, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Mahoe Cottage is sill my pick for the room”
Naman_GGN, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Easy, there are only 2 cottages and either is charming but we really liked the outdoor shower/tub with a bottle of lavender water for the tub. Slept soundly with sweet dreams”
terryh944, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“An outdoor bath in lavender oil was opulent!”
Harbourbridge, 24 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We loved the Kowhai cottage.”
Hokeypokeysue, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you want to enjoy a soak in an old cast iron deep and long bath whilst being outdoors, under the stars then take the cottage with this feature :-)”
  • Looking out from the cottage - very private
GLR01, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
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