The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

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Outdoor spa tub
Free minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished
Free minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished
Free minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

4.0 star property
Benhar upmarket B&B with outdoor pool

9.4/10 Exceptional

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Lounge area
146 Benhar Rd, Benhar, OTA, 9272
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Playground
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Private hot tub
  • Separate dining area
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Nugget Point Lighthouse - 45 min drive
  • Jack's Blowhole - 51 min drive
  • Purakaunui Falls - 50 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

The Fern & Thistle Accommodation

Enjoy your visit to Benhar with a stay at The Fern & Thistle Accommodation. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self-parking and continental breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls, off-lead area and litter boxes available


  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Taking the kids

  • Playground
  • Trampoline
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Baby bath
  • Stair gate
  • Outlet covers

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Laundry facilities


  • Built in 1914
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Video game console
  • 48-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Free stocked minibar

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Private outdoor hot tub
  • Furnished patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water
  • Children's dinnerware
  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 40.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Amazing BB
It as amazing in every way possible. Hot tub, Sauna, free bar breakie ever
Helen, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Generous hosts.
A great welcome by Matt. Such a lovely place to stay with comfortable room, lovely food, lots to drink if so desired and in historical architecture. Thank you Matt and family. We wish you well.
Tazmina, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Can not rate this property highly enough. Magnificently restored 1914 property with all the little touches to make you feel pampered. Even comes with friendly black lab welcoming committee. Great host and wish we could have stayed longer in this peaceful spot.
Liz, 1-night romance trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable stay
Darren, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
ALLAN, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The age and style of the home,the lovely gardens and hot tub
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A beautiful historic house with luxurious rooms. The hosts are extremely helpful and generous. Very nice to have access to a free mini bar and proper coffee machine. Definitely order the cooked breakfast Matt makes a great one with home made venison sausages...delicious.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review