Tidsfordriv Rural Retreat
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54 Cootes Road
Matahiwi R.D. 8
Tidsfordriv Rural Retreat
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A warm welcome awaits you at 'Tidsfordriv' - a 64 acre farmlet - seven kilometres off the main bypass route. Enjoy the comforts of a modern home set in parklike surroundings with large gardens & lakes. Bird watch with ease and enjoy the peaceful serenity of this 'Rural Retreat'. Glenys & Athol invite you to join them for dinner and enjoy good conversation about gardening, conservation, travel & local history. If your travel itinerary allows, please stay more than one night and get a 10% discount. This will give you time to enjoy visits to Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, Castlepoint, wineries or other Wairarapa attractions; or simply just relax and enjoy the peace at 'Tidsfordriv'.
|Type:||B&B & Homestay & Rural Lifestyle farmlet.|
|Email:||Email this host|
|Phone:||(06) 378 9967|
Total 2 Bedrooms
(1 Queen room, 1 twin room)
Total capacity for 4 guests
Children: $30 under 13 years
Dinner: $30 by arrangement includes pre-dinner drink
Other: Wireless Internet - free
|Breakfast:||Full (Continental + cooked)|
|Nearest Town:||10 km W of Masterton|
|Pets/Children:||Children welcome, Pet free home|
|Facilities:||Internet Available, Wheelchair accessible|
Reviews: 23 reviews
"Exceptional setting. Glenys and Athol were wonderful hosts. Clean room. Great food. Great company. Very highly recommended. Wished we could've stayed longer."
"Had a wonderful stay. Glenys and Athol were great hosts and we only wish we had more time there to really appreciate the location and hospitality. The breakfast was lovely and the rooms clean and comfortable. We would loved to of stayed longer. Next time. Thanks. Neville and Kathy."
"Glenys has created a lovely, peaceful rural garden and a warm, friendly and very comfortable home. It was a real pleasure and delight to enjoy her cooking and hospitality and especially to share stories with her and Atholl. Well worth an easy drive off the main road."
"What a beautiful setting and great place to stay. Glenys you were a wonderful host and made us feel really welcome and at home, in a very relaxing atmosphere with absolutely no awkwardness at all. It felt like we have known you for years. Really enjoyed meeting Athol, and learnt a lot about the Wairarapa from both of you. If anyone is looking for a neat place to stay, with a couple of down to earth hosts in the Wairarapa, Don`t Go Past Tidsfordriv. Thanks Glenys & Athol"
"What an amazing find! Glenys Hansen's home and gardens are just fantastic, as is the welcome. It is certainly 'off the beaten track', but that is the attraction. We had a lovely evening meal and breakfast. Accomodation is very comfortable and we would certainly book in again next time we are in the area. Jan and Tony Sanders - UK"
"Myself and my husband were in the first week of our 6 week tour of New Zealand. We stayed with Glenys on 15th December 2011. When we called to book Glenys asked if we would like to join her for a roast pork dinner. We were already beginning to discover the kiwi hospitality. The house and gardens are beautiful and the food was amazing. We enjoyed our evening with Glenys and her friends and would happily go back there if we visit New Zealand again. The room was clean and comfortable and the views into the garden are stunning. Would definitely recommend"
"Have visited Glenys every time we are in NZ to see our daughter who lives in Auckland. It is a must to see the lovely garden and meet the hospitality at Glenys' beautiful house. She is a great chef and a clever gardener! You must see her place if you pas by Masterton. It is a treasure!!!"
"Colin and I stayed with Glenys on 25 Jan 2009 just for 1 evening. We were warmly welcomed by her and her family, and found her home and extensive grounds a delight. She is full of local knowledge and was an inspiration to us."
"We had a warm welcome from Glenys when we stayed with her on the 24th February 2008, an absolutely delicious dinner with lively interesting conversation followed by an equally good breakfast - all very memorable. Her garden was very special, immaculate with splashes of colour and set in wonderful parkland - all looking really good in spite of the lack of rain. We did enjoy our stay and only wish we could have had another day there."
"Glenys, the perfect hostess, could not have made my wife and me feel more welcome in her beautiful home in a lovely, quiet rural setting. Tidsfordriv is an idea spot from which to explore the area - our few nights their passed all too quickly. We stayed early in 2006 and intended a return visit which has been put on hold only for health reasons. The house is some km from Masterton (we weren't massively impressed with the two restaurants we tried there and hope other visitors have better luck) BUT Glenys is a brilliant cook and if she still offers evening meals, I challenge anyone to find better-tasting lamb anywhere."
"We booked for 1 day and stayed 3. In seven weeks of traveling this was the best. We were welcomed and made to feel at home from the minute we arrived. The gardens were an oasis. Both breakfasts and evening meals were prepared by a master cook, including fresh fruit and vegetables. We were given great directions for nearby places to visit, especially for bird watching."
"Our family had a really memorable stay at Tidsfordriv. We were made to feel very welcome. The home is situated with a rural backdrop, with park and garden like setting, with a beautiful outlook. Glenys was an absolutely wonderful host. We enjoyed fine conversation, lovely meals and overall superb hospitality. And our kids loved it. I would highly recommended staying there."
"Nice view and beautiful garden. It's very nice to be away from all the city noise. We would love to come back in spring again. Thank you!!! Momoe (Upper Hutt NZ) & Fusako (Japan) Sato"
"Thankyou for your warm hospitality. We enjoyed staying in a room with beautiful lake and garden view!!! KK & Katherine Chen, Sydney, AUSTRALIA"
"We loved everything about the home of Glenys....so personable and caring. Fred & Carolyn Wright, Idaho, USA"
"Not exorbitant. Such a wonderful warm welcome! Beautiful home, beautifully decorated & the grounds are fabulous. The view from our bedroom window unbelievable. Great meals. Homely atmosphere. Enjoyed board games in the evening. Knowledgeable hostess."
"We are the 2 Danes who visited for 2 nights in February. We just want to send our best thanks for wonderful hospitality in a wonderful place. Thanks also to Athol for driving us to see a NZ dairy farm and milking system in action. We saw many B&B places, and would rate Tidsfordriv as one of the best. We will recommend your place. Facilities and breakfast extremely fine."
"Thankyou for a great weekend and your recipe for garlic sauce. We had a very peaceful time and thoroughly enjoyed your fantastic gardens and ponds. We would have loved to stay longer. Lauren & Colin Hale I liked walking on the hill, racing with the dogs and going on the boats. The bed was very cosy. Gabrielle (5) I liked having all that space to run around, playing with the dogs and going boating on the pond. I would like to stay again. Connor (8)"
"Michelle and David Herd December 2004 We recently spent 2 nights at'Tidsfordriv'. Glenys was a wonderful host. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in her lovely home and spending time in her beautiful gardens. Our sons Jack and Oliver had great fun playing with her dogs and rowing on the pond. Thankyou Glenys, we will be back!"
"We stayed with Glenys for 5 days in April 2004, whilst we were attending an exhibition in Masterton. Glenys did everything she could to make us feel at home, despite the fact that we cluttered up her living room when we were packaging products for the exhibition. In fact, she helped us with the packaging! <br>Glenys prepared a wonderful meal every evening. Each night we sat together long after we had finished eating, chatting and sharing stories and jokes. If you are lucky, you might also meet Gleny's friend Athol, who also has a great sense of humour.<br>We were lucky to see the garden at the beginning of Autumn, absolutely glorious.<br>We highly recommend a stay at Tidsfordriv. Plan to stay more than one night!"
"Only were able to stay one night but that left us with one of our most enjoyable stops in all of our three weeks in NZ. Lovely food, lovely room, gorgeous gardens and above all gracious host. This place is a gem."
"If you want 'paradise' - Tidsfordriv is definitely the place. Glenys will give you the warmest of welcomes which you will never forget - garden, scenery are 'out of this world' tranquility - the food fantastic - the perfect location for whatever choice you desire. A Very Positive 5 Star Rating - do not miss booking in - it is a must."