Contact Anne & John Mackay

Ph (03) 439 5288

284 Breakneck Road
R D 90
Oamaru 9495

$135 - $170

Waianakarua, Oamaru

Glen Dendron Farmstay, Garden and Private Golf Course

Photos of Glen Dendron Farmstay, Garden and Private Golf Course


Property Description

We look forward to welcoming you to our Award Winning Homestay.

Enjoy tranquility and beauty when you stay in our stylish modern home, spectacularly sited on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque Waianakarua River and surrounded by 5 acres of landscaped garden. After a sumptuous farm-cooked breakfast, feed the sheep and alpacas. Then take a stroll around the farm, native bush complete with waterfalls and birds or beside the river. The neighbouring forest is popular for hiking and mountainbiking. Free wireless internet available.

For a small charge, you are welcome to play a round on our picturesque, private 9 hole golf course, which was established by John's family in 1927. We can provide clubs.

Later, watch the seals and penguins on a beach nearby. Then, complete a perfect day by joining us for a tasty 3 course dinner with fine NZ wine before snuggling down for a peaceful sleep in the fresh country air.

After a lifetime spent in farming and forestry we relish the opportunity to share our home and semi-retired lifestyle with guests. Our adult family lives overseas so we travel frequently and have a great interest in other countries and cultures. We are very keen gardeners, read widely and enjoy antiques. Anne is a floral designer and John is a tree connoisseur.

An overnight stay is not enough to do justice to this lovely area - with so much to see, why not stay awhile!

We can plan customised itineraries of the area's many attractions. Oamaru's historic architecture. Garden, heritage and fossil trails. Beaches, fishing, seals and penguins. Famous Moeraki Boulders and other interesting geological features. Award winning restaurants within easy reach.

Use us as a base for day visits to Oamaru, Dunedin, Waitaki Valley and Mt Cook. Christchurch International Airport - 3.5 hours.

We dont mind short notice!


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Farmstay
Email: Email this host
Phone: (03) 439 5288
021 615 227
Fax: (03) 439 5288
Beds: 2 King/Twin
2 Queen
Total 4 Bedrooms
(Ensuite rooms include TV and tea making facilities. King beds can be reconfigured into singles)
Total capacity for 8 guests
Baths: 2 Ensuite
1 Guest Share
Spa bath
Tariff: Double: $135.00 - $170.00
Single: $120.00 - $135.00
Children: $50
Dinner: $40 with wine
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: 27 km S of Oamaru
Pets/Children: Children welcome, Pet free home
Facilities: Internet Available
Payments: Visa/Mastercard
Associations: B&B Association New Zealand




Reviews: 13 reviews

"A fantastic place to stay. I stayed in a lovely room, with gorgeous surroundings, and Anne and John were the perfect hosts, very welcoming and chatty. The breakfast will keep you going well into the day!"


Richard Murrant, 06/10/2011

"Great hospitality, great place, beautiful views."


Vera & Hans G Doerdelmann, 16/03/2011

"Great hospitality, great place, beautiful view."


Vera & Hans G Doerdelmann, 28/01/2011

"We had a wonderful albeit short stay in the home of Anne and John. The warm reception, genuine hospitality, great stories and meals of Anne and John in a comfortable tranquil setting makes Glen Dendron a place we would recommend to every one!"


Gregory and Deborah Barkhuizen, 09/06/2010

"This bed and Breakfast is a "must" for anyone wishing to meet genuine warmhearted and friendly New Zealanders who provide superb accommodation. While the rooms are fine and the views are magnificent, it is their hospitality and the company they provide which lifts this Bed and Breakfast well above the ordinary. Furthermore their dinners are a gastronomic delight."


Waine Lawton, 13/04/2009

"Wonderful! Simply the best. Enjoyed talking about farming & agriculture. Also they helped us map out some of our trip."


Lynette Filter, 17/04/2008

"Could not have had a better welcome or more comfortable stay."


Jan Wallace, 19/03/2008

"Ten out of Ten, just fantastic."


Walter Tinkl, 22/09/2006

"A most welcoming, informative and interesting couple who were excellent hosts. The location is fabulous and the evening meals and breakfasts excellent. We would highly recommend Glen Dendron to anyone especially those interested in gardening/landscaping. The grounds are beautiful and full of exotic plants from all over the world."


R & J Aitken, 24/04/2006

"Very friendly and accommodating and willing to find out about activities etc."


Nadia Machill, 28/01/2005

"Rating 9/10. Charming hosts; lovely location; comfortable spacious room. Good breakfast Good value. Superb garden."


david simmonds, 09/02/2004

"Highly recommend this homestay. John and Anne made us very welcome and we could happily have spent more time with them in their beautiful home. Very tranquil, a great place to chill out!"


John & Lesley Taylor, 08/05/2003

"Outstanding. 10 out of 10. Very bucolic. Dinner was superb. Most helpful hosts in planning the rest of our trip in N.Z."


H. F. Wohlgemut, 20/03/2003