"From the moment you arrive at Mumford’s you feel like you are in a fairy tale. The scent of roses is at every turn coming from the hundreds of roses on the hillside. Duckling wander through property. Beautiful songbirds wake you up in the morning. The views are the best in town. And comfort - the bed is wonderful, the bathroom has a beautiful rustic feel while providing all modern comforts, and the living area is the perfect place for sharing a bottle of wine. This is next to the host’s house, and they are available to help with every need while also leaving you in complete privacy. I highly recommend Mumford’s to all!" - Mary, USA

"So you want to stay in beautiful Akaroa, what would you be looking for? Sea view I would imagine and no other noises than the sound of the birds. A cozy cottage, surrounded by a large, well-kept garden, close to town but not part of it. Inside there is every amenity you can imagine, plus a wall full of books and a super comfortable bed to retreat to after a full day. That is Mumfords, a place where lovely owners Nicky and daughter Fran are genuinely happy that you came and will do everything you can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible." - Erik, Netherlands

"Fantastic location just outside Akaroa, quiet & peaceful with a stunning garden. Hosts are so friendly & welcoming, we absolutely loved staying here-it really is perfect!" - Jenny, UK

"Hosts were friendly and extremely welcoming. Facilities are of a high standard and we even used the oven without mishap. Local smoked salmon and duck eggs grown by Fran were yummy. Bathroom had under-floor heating and plenty of hot water. Much better for us than the outside bath which would have been wonderful to share in less cold and wet weather. Or maybe we were just wussy. The bach has a great vibe with its wall of books and the birdsong, not to mention the view across Akaroa harbour. For us it was a great place for a stress free do as you please long weekend, an easy drive from home." - Stephanie. NZ

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