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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We stayed at Burnside as part of our A2O ride with Adventures South. We are very grateful for the experience, and must say the stay from the very warm welcome, through the wonderful dinner, to the fine breakfast before we left the next day was not to be missed. To be able to see and enjoy Burnside as it was "working" was amazing and the host and hostess went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to ensure our comfort. It is 150yrs old but wonderfully maintained, and needs to be preserved for future generations to visit and enjoy.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Trail Adventures booked our group into this fantastic accommodation as part of our A2O trip. Wow, it was like stepping back in time. It was so lovely to stay in a very old homestead that had been lovingly looked after by our hosts Bruce and Alison.
The food was devine, alot of it all homemade using produce grown at the homestead.
The accommodation was lovely with some rooms having 'quirky' ensuites'.
Its only 20km out of Oamaru and you might be tempted to bypass this and bike on to Oamaru but make the effort to stay here; it is a unique experience. Alison was able to tell us about the landmarks we would see as we left Burnside which you would miss out on if you didn't stay here.
Thanks Alison and Bruce your hospitality was outstanding. A great memory for us all.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank ShortyHJ
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

As the property is on the market the opportunity to stay in a 120 year old heritage listed home in near original condition may be limited. Operated with passion by 40 year owners Bruce and Alison, the homestead is a work of art and dedication. Our room was huge with an attached bathroom almost as big, both with a collection of memorabilia. There is a range of rooms available, including a separate self catering building. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank C974ISjeffs
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

When you drive up to the homestead, you immediately feel thrown back in time. You're being welcomed by the hosts in authentic clothing. When you step in to the homestead you're overwhelmed how it's made to look just like the time period. Every room we've seen was meticulously dressed like you might imagine the old days looked. The homestead is surrounded by a well maintained garden looking fitting as well. The hosts go out of their way to make you comfortable. They serve a good breakfast and make you feel at home. Our room was big with a separate bathroom containing a old-style bathtub on legs, shower and toilet. A must do for anyone visiting the area!

Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank LeonCoolen
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had no idea this place existed. As part of the A20 cycle tour this stay was the hidden gem. Genuine Victorian homestead with cunning design changes to ensure modern facilities without ruining the ambience of the place."Mein Hoste", Bruce and his lovely wife Allison Have this place ticking like a well oiled machine and the food is of exceptional quality with most if not all fruit and veggies grown on site. Allison grinds her own flour and her bread is to die for. Bruce is a raconteur with a fund of knowledge about the history of the building and will happily pass on historical details of the building and its previous occupiers. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay and I would like to think that we will be back sometime for another visit.

Room tip: Take what comes they are all good.
Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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