Just had a wonderful experience at dinner at craggy range , which started at the greeting at the door though to the professional service staff who provided charming, knowledgeable, effortless service. Thoroughly enjoyed our Te muna rd Pinot with the wild venison and spiced cherries. Dont know how we found room for dessert but loved the rhubarb cheesecake apple crumble ice cream! Enjoyed talking to chef at end thank you for beautiful food!
Strayed the long weekend in a 2 bedroom Garden Cottage. Even with Covid restrictions it was an excellent stay. The service is impeccable and the food is to die for. If you get a chance, sit on the terrace and have the platter with some of their lovely Pinot Noir. The platter can feed 4 easily!
We stayed in the Syrah Cottage at Craggy for a 60th celebration … The property is superb … it is private set adjacent to a vineyard with open fields with clever planting and views to Te Mata peak … the two bedrooms are mirror images of each other with ensuites and generous and clever lighting … the accessories are generous and the kitchen dining and living room space is excellent with really generous and luxurious fittings and furniture … The highlight accessory is a pot belly fire with a great dry wood supply that heated the whole cottage … There is also a heat pump for cool or hot central heating … The property is walking distance to the winery and that superb Craggy restaurant … A great stay and lovely experience … The property is priced very competitively and was good value …
We stayed in the Merlot Lodge which was a two bedroom unit set amidst the vines. It was so well appointed and totally private from the other villas. Simply but stylishly decorated with two bathrooms and a combined living/dining area with a small kitchen. Kitchen was a bit smaller than I would like but in the end the one night we did eat in we just did nibbles so it was fine. The small fridge proved a little challenging particularly given the fantastic breakfast supplies you were given but we managed to make it work. The breakfast was made up of all locally sourced products and was fabulous - loved that they provided you with a list of who the suppliers were and where to source the products. Beautiful quality linens and the most comfortable couch we have sat on outside home - we ended up with couch wars at night! Highly recommend having dinner at the restaurant as well - great staff and beautiful food. This was a fabulous stay for couples and I would definitely do it again. The cycleway goes past the door so you can walk/bike in the area if you would like. The outlook to Te Mata peak is stunning. Felt incredibly proud and privileged that we have something of this calibre in New Zealand.
I have stayed in a number of top end lodges in NZ. Craggy Range ranks right up with the best of them. We stated in a two bedroom villa which was beautifully appointed with top quality fixtures and fittings. The views and outlook is amazing.