The Countryside Guesthouse near Hobbiton
The Countryside Guesthouse near Hobbiton

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Our place is great for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and groups up to 4. You’ll love the friendly people, countryside views, clean and tidy guesthouse and of course the central location with many local attractions like the Hobbiton film set which is a must do for any fan of the movies.

The space

This guesthouse is located in the countryside on a working farm. It has great views all the way to a nearby mountain range directly from your bed across the rolling hills of the South Waikato countryside. The guesthouse itself is detached and private so you can come and go as you please with its own bathroom & tea and coffee making facilities. Cutlery, plates and a fridge are provided but the guesthouse does not have a kitchen. The room is clean, quiet, light and well aired. We are happy to help so feel free to ask if you need anything.

Guest access

This is a detached guesthouse with its own shower and toilet and green areas around it. The main house has a separate clothes washing machine which you are welcome to use. The guesthouse is located on our working farm and you are welcome to explore the nearby farm areas and the native bush which is just a short walk away.

Interaction with guests

We live on the farm and have lived in the area for many years so are able to help with any questions you have about things to see and do in the area or even where next to go on your adventure.

Other things to note

This is a working farm so its not uncommon to see the cows in nearby paddocks and tractors and machines working. Occasionally the livestock may be in paddocks nearby and then gates should be left as you find them.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

A strict "No Smoking" rule applies to all inside spaces including bathrooms. You are welcome to smoke outside in the open air near the guesthouse though.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Clay User Profile
May 2017
The views were great, and it was the perfect location for going to Matamata and Hobbiton. Our hosts were very helpful and had some suggestions on what to do around the area. We would definitely stay here again!

Marion User Profile
May 2017
Great view. Good hot shower.

Kelli User Profile
April 2017
Gwynn's place was the perfect peaceful retreat for us on our way from Taupo to Hobbiton. The guesthouse was quiet and clean, and the views over the hills were lovely. Gwynn was very easy to communicate with and came out to meet us, and gave us a great recommendation for a place to eat for lunch nearby. Would recommend to others!

Marisa User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful experience. Gwynn and family were extremely kind and inviting. It was the perfect country stay before visiting hobbiton. Highly recommend!

Yuka User Profile
April 2017
Gwynn's charming little farmhouse is situated on the outskirts of Matamata and a stone's throw away from Hobbiton / Shire's Rest by car. At the end of the scenic driveway clearly marked with the Airbnb sign, we met Gwynn himself who came out to meet us and to introduce the area around the farmland to us. We were thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness and attention to detail inside the guesthouse in which we stayed. The view from the main window looked out across the rolling hills and fields and was a wonderful sight at both dawn and dusk. Tea, coffee, crockery and cutlery were provided (and beautifully colour coordinated), as well as a kettle, toasted and fridge. Hot water was in abundance in the shower and bathroom and the beds were very comfortable. No television or cooking facilities were provided but that suited us just fine as we wanted to get away from the crowds and put our feet up. Beautiful stars in a clear night sky greeted us at night making our stay with Gwynn a truly unforgettable experience. Thank you again for hosting us and we will be back again!

Amy User Profile
April 2017
very comfortable and affordable stop off before the hobbiton tour

Dawson User Profile
April 2017
Gwynn lived up to his title as a super host!He accommodated our last min request on setting up an extra bed and lending us a hairdryer. The place is exactly how it looks like in the pictures and is a short drive to Tirau where you can get good breakfast. :)

Waikato, New Zealand · Joined in August 2016
Marie User Profile

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Gwynn’s place.
Magda and Marie help host.
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