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The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

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Outdoor spa bath
Free minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
146 Benhar Rd, Benhar, OTA, 9272

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKaka Point Beach22 min drive
  • Popular LocationKaka Point Scenic Reserve25 min drive
  • Popular LocationNugget Point Lighthouse34 min drive
  • AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.)46 min drive

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About this area


Located in Benhar, The Fern & Thistle Accommodation is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kaka Point Scenic Reserve and Kaka Point Beach. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hunting.

What's nearby

  • Kaka Point Beach - 22 min drive
  • Kaka Point Scenic Reserve - 25 min drive
  • Teapot World - 33 min drive
  • Nugget Point Lighthouse - 34 min drive
  • Cannibal Bay Beach - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 46 min drive


  • Raj Indian Restaurant & Takeways - 6 min drive
  • The Rudder - 6 min drive
  • Captains Cafe & Bar - 6 min drive
  • Thai Kai - 6 min drive
  • The Gate Cafe - 6 min drive

About this property

The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

Family-friendly bed & breakfast with free breakfast and outdoor pool
This bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden. All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Guests can enjoy outdoor private hot tubs, and other standard amenities include free minibar items, furnished patios and dining areas.
The Fern & Thistle Accommodation offers 5 forms of accommodation with outdoor private hot tubs and free minibar items. Rooms open to furnished patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate dining areas. 48-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels, video game consoles and Netflix.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. This Benhar bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Art supplies
  • Baby bath
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's toys
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Separate dining area
  • Trampoline


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property – January 2014

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 48-inch smart TV
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Video game console

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio
  • Garden


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Private outdoor hot tub
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you, lockbox


Pets stay for free
Food and water bowls, an off-lead area and litter trays are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 40.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 40.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

The Fern Thistle Accommodation
The Fern & Thistle Accommodation Benhar
The Fern & Thistle Accommodation Bed & breakfast
The Fern & Thistle Accommodation Bed & breakfast Benhar

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What. A fantastic place! Matt was a superb host from the moment we arrived providing local flavour and knowledge wrapped in a historic setting. It set us up for 2 days of total enjoyment in the well renovated building and we recommend this to anyone looking for a boutique, high quality stay in a quiet location.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable stay
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A lovely B&B just outside of Balclutha. A beautifully restored historical home with lovely gardens. A note to owners: The TV has a big glowing red light that is very distracting when you're trying to sleep in the dark. Also, disturbing that other guests kept using our bathroom. Otherwise a great stay.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A treasure at Benhar.
Very homely stay in the countryside close to town. Great place to meet and talk with other guests. Wonderful breakfasts in the stately dining room. A very historic home and with many stories from the past to make it unique. Part of New Zealand's history. Would definitely stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The age and style of the home,the lovely gardens and hot tub
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021