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Llandaff Country Retreat B & B
Ranked #3 of 10 Masterton B&B and Inns
Townsville, Australia
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“Delightful highlight of our holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

As 2 cyclists touring NZ, we were thrilled to arrive at this destination we had booked via the internet. Llandaff is a beautiful, gracious residence with a wonderful array of antiques, lovely gardens and exquisitely fitted suites. Robyn and Elizabeth are simply charming hosts, and we enjoyed their company and fabulous meals. This location was definitely a highlight of our holiday, and one we would instantly recommend to others.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cortona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

The things that "make" a holiday are the sweet surprises like our stay at Llandaff with Robin and Elisabeth. Their hospitality was so personal we felt like we were old friends coming to visit. Llandaff House is quite a special place,beautifully decorated, full of special period pieces. The house is lovingly restored, and the furnishings, some of which belonged to the original owners, enhance the character of the house. My husband commented that it was probably the most beautiful place that he had ever stayed in. We were treated to Robin's collection of gramophones, and to Elisabeth's great cooking. Photographs around the house depicting the history of the house give you an idea of the property's past. Close to Masterton, but hidden in the countryside, we rode our bicycles out and about in the area, taking in some of the vineyards, even in the light rain, we had a nice outing. We tasted lovely wines at the Wee Red Barn and Loop Road.
This is the most special place that we stayed during our 7 week visit to NZ, can't say enough to recommend it to visitors to the Masterton area and NZ; an easy drive from Wellington.
Thank you Robin and Elisabeth for creating this wonderful place for us and other visitors.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

Booked the Llandaff over the Internet from England. What great rooms, huge size with all the fittings provided to take you back in time, but with good shower and bathroom facilities. Robin and Elizabeth were wonderful hosts, and rightly very proud of the accomodation they provide. A very enjoyable experience.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

Unfortunately we were only booked in for 1 night on our way to catch the ferry to South Island. A beautiful house in the 'English Country House' style, set in a lovely garden, it was so peaceful we would have liked to have spent more time here and taken advantage of the bikes to explore the local countryside. We were met wiith a pot of tea from our very welcoming hosts, Elizabeth and Robin. The bedroom was beautiful with everything you could wish for supplied, extremely comfortable bed, and delightful balcony overlooking the garden. Elizabeth cooked us an excellent meal in the evening, and we couldn't have had better company.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2009

We arrived at Llandaff after a fairly gruelling drive from Wellington in the rain and the hosts, Robin and Elizabeth couldn't have been more welcoming. The house is gorgeous and it was lovely to experience a little gracious living. Bedroom was fabulous and the bed really comfortable. The house is a bit of a way out of Masterton but worth the extra effort for what you get. Thoroughly recommend Llandaff.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Llandaff Country Retreat B & B
Address: 183 Upper Plain Road, Masterton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Masterton
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Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Masterton
Price range (per night): $93 - $112
Number of rooms: 5

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