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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Chestnut Lane Cottage for 2 nights as we were booked in to do a tour of Hobbiton and saw that Matamata was the place in which to base ourselves. What a fantastic choice we made! We were amazed at how lovely the whole surrounding area was and when we saw our accommodation we were delighted to see...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We are from China, we like this place, the environment is beautiful, the room is clean and comfortable, the host is very enthusiasm, our family had a happy night here, the breakfast is great. Look forward to the next meeting.

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Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said by countless other guests who have stayed at the Chestnut Lane B&B? Adjectives such as delightful, warm, beautiful, and majestic come to mind. Kathleen and John were such wonderful hosts ready with a smile, a story, and scrumptious scones! The place was absolutely immaculate and beautifully decorated. Only 15 minutes away...

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

Thank you so very much for your lovely review, we enjoyed meeting you both and loved the time we had chatting together. You are such a delightful happy couple. Thank you for coming to stay at our B&B. Hope you are having fun on the high sees. Warm regards Kathleen and John.

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chestnut Lane was a cute cottage set away from the main road in a quiet local. It is a perfect 15 minutes from Matamata/Hobbiton, which is great if you do the Evening Banquet Tour. The guest room you stay in is absolutely gorgeous with a great sun terrace for a morning/evening tea. Was only there for a day but the...

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

Heather thank you so much for writing a nice review for us. It was lovely having you stay here as part of your honeymoon. John and I send you our best wishes for your life together. Warm regards and many thanks for staying with us. Kathleen and John.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was love at first sight when we pulled up on the driveway to be greeted by Kathleen herself. We had just arrived the day before from a long journey from home. Our 2 girls were miserable from the jet lag but they were all smiles when we got to the cottage. The cottage is beautiful and cosy, everything that...

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

Hello Bella. Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you, your husband and 2 little daughters. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your 2 nights with us. Hope you are well, we send our best wishes and kind regards to you all. Kathleen and John

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While Hobbiton is the main reason people visit Matamata and many make it a day trip from Auckland, we are so happy that we were able to spend the night in this beautiful and modern cottage on Kathleen and John's property. It was a great place to relax, have wine and listen to the sounds of nature all around. They...

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

Caroline, so lovely to see your review, thank you very much. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Hope you had a fabulous time in the South Island. Thank you for choosing to stay with John and I. Best wishes to you both. Warm regards Kathleen and John.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful cottage has everything you would wish to find for a break away and more, a very generous host and hostess. Kathleen cooked us a beautiful breakfast each day and every afternoon when we returned, we would be greeted with Scones, jam and cream, Lemon cake or Chocolate Cookies and one night we were invited to join Kathleen and...

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

Hello you 2 "slowworms". It was lovely having you stay with us. Thank you so much for your review. We hope you are having a wonderful time with your family in Taranaki. It is almost time for you to return to your homeland. Have a great flight. Next time you are in NZ we would love to see you again...

Parua Bay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful home and holiday cottage, mum & dad stayed in the cottage and we used one of the private rooms in the main house, both were stunning, everything you would need for a holiday and more. Kathleen and John are very friendly and welcoming, felt like we had known them for years and we had only just met. Kathleen made...

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

Hi Gemknits and family in Whangarei. Was lovely having you and your parents from UK in our home. Thank you very much for coming to stay and for your nice review. Warm regards and best wishes from Kathleen and John.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the guest cottage for a night while we were on our Honeymoon in New Zealand! Kathleen and her husband John were so welcoming and very communicative with us before our stay and when we arrived in NZ too. This was the perfect place for us to stay after we finished our tour at Hobbiton,...

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

Ivenez1, thank you so much for your kind words in your review. Thank you for staying with us on your honeymoon, we loved meeting and are happy you enjoyed your night here. Best wishes for a wonderful life together. Warmest regards from Kathleen and John.

Croydon, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cannot recommend Chestnut Lane Cottage highly enough! Kathleen and John were so friendly, funny, and welcoming, and the premises were beautiful. We were welcomed to the cottage with freshly made scones, and enjoyed every single conversation we had with our hosts. Cooked breakfast was delicious, and catered to our dietary requirements; the cottage was just perfect - spacious, comfortable,...

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

Evan thank you so much for your lovely review and thank you for choosing our home to celebrate your special Anniversary. We loved meeting you and happy you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes for all the years ahead. Warm regards from Kathleen and John.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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 

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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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“Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the view and sounds from the porch”
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 of 5 bubbles carolinebales, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are of top quality”
 of 5 bubbles lewisNassington, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only one suite, which is excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Kezza16121869, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There is only one bedroom!!!”
 of 5 bubbles poloc986, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved the cottage, very roomy and private”
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 of 5 bubbles Minigirl24, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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