Friends from the UK found the website to Kawatea Farmstay and were keen to book and, having never tried a Farm stay before, we were up for it. Up over the hill from Duvauchelle, 20 kms from Akaroa, the grand Farmhouse Villa dating back to 1900 stands in beautiful gardens.
There is a stunning lounge area for guests to use, as well as being free to wander around the gardens and sit and enjoy the country air and peace and quiet (when the Bull isn’t being grumpy!). One of the Thacker’s sons was shearing sheep one morning, so after breakfast we took a wander over to see sheep shearing up close and chat. Breakfast is served in a lovely conservatory, a nice selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast and home made preserves as well as cooked options.