Contact Elizabeth McCracken & Allan Berry

Ph (07) 868 9662

452 Kauaeranga Valley Road
RD 2

$140 - $150


Mountain Top B&B

Photos of Mountain Top B&B


Property Description

Allan and I grow mandarins, native trees and raise sheep on a small organic farm. Our private, peaceful, guest wing with lounge, TV and extensive library has bedrooms and decks with superb views overlooking river, forest swimming pools and mountains. Nearby Forest Park has wonderful walking tracks. We have a productive, rambly garden and can accommodate pets. No cell phone coverage - best to phone mornings or evenings. We love entertaining and cooking for people, mostly from farm produce. Let's look after you.


B&B Details

Type: Homestay
Email: Email this host
Phone: (07) 868 9662
Fax: (07) 868 9662
Beds: 1 Queen
1 Twin
Total 2 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 5 guests
Baths: 1 Guest Share
Tariff: Double: $140.00 - $150.00
Single: $90.00
Children: half price
Dinner: $35-$40
Other: No credit/eftpos facility
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: 6.4 km E of Thames
Pets/Children: Children welcome, Pets welcome by arrangement


Reviews: 4 reviews

"I stayed here while attending the Urban Farming workshop at the Kauaeranga Hall and could not have picked a better place to stay at. Upon arrival, Liz and Allan made me feel like one of the family, with freshly brewed tea and the offer of something to eat and later that evening we all went to the workshop dinner together and shared an excellent meal with the other participants over a bottle of wine. Their home is situated in the most picturesque spot, with amazing views along the valley and over the tree-tops. I especially enjoyed being able to look out at night from the deck at the moonlit landscape and listen to the morepork. A cooked breakfast was offered next morning and the home-made muesli and fruits from their orchard that we shared, along with coffee and toast was more than ample and set me up for the day ahead. We also had some great conversation. I had the guest wing to myself and stayed in the twin room, with its glorious view. The bathroom is excellent and even has a bath, if you need a soak. This has been the hosts home for many years and features some beautiful art and photos of their travels. If you are traveling within NZ from overseas you could not go past Liz and Allan as they are wonderful ambassadors for New Zealand. The only thing you might note, is that there are two or three steps down to the bedrooms and back up to the bathroom, so take this into account if you need a level access room. It was a real pleasure to stay here, excellent value for money and I hope to stay again."

Margaret McQuillan, 26/02/2016

"Elizabeth and Allan are the most friendly welcoming people. Allan is most interesting with all the things he has been involved with, even been to the Antartic, quite a character! The views are super as is Elizabeths cooking. Be sure to stay for dinner. Not the most luxurious place but very homely. Very clean and comfortable. Would certainly recommend"

irene silander, 01/03/2009

"On our 5 week holiday in NZ we stayed with Elizabeth and Allen in the first week and it still shines as one of the most special places. We so enjoyed sharing stories and thoughts with Allen and Elizabeth and the spread of food they prepared us was totally organic bar one thing (brocolli). It was delicious and we felt truely spoilt. Also my food allergies and intolerances were no problem and no fuss was made. The location was spectactular with a huge veranda from the bedrooms and kitchen looking out across the lush green mountains and trees, whilst just a few minutes up the road there are loads of great walking tracks. After just one night we were genuinely so sad to leave. Great company, great food and wine, great location, and a way of life that is an inspiration. Thank you!"

Kirsty Hunter, 05/12/2006

"The hosts were very friendly and welcoming - she cooked a delicious supper with thoughtful additions. The views from bedroom and main house balcony were stunning"

James & Carol, 04/04/2006