• 27

    Aug

    Stargazing Special 3-Night Package

    We are very excited to offer a special package in conjunction with our friends at SkyScape Sky Beds in the nearby Mackenzie Country. Combine a stay at Pen-y-bryn with a one-night stay under the stars in your own private luxury accommodation at SkyScape for a…
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  • 26

    Mar

    Pen-y-bryn Honey

    For the past seven years, when explaining to guests what we have on offer at breakfast I always say "we make everything here", and make an exception for the honey, which we would purchase from local beekeepers. Well, that's a thing of the past now,…
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  • 20

    Nov

    Kaikoura Earthquake

    Our hearts go out to all those who were affected by the 14 November earthquake in the area of Kaikoura. The earthquake, which hit in the early hours of the morning, resulted in two fatalities and significant changes to the landscape of that corner of…
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  • 20

    Dec

    2015 Gingerbread House Unveiled!

    [caption id="attachment_1218" align="alignleft" width="600"] Gingerbread Waitaki District Council[/caption] Every year since¬†1997 we have created a gingerbread house as part of our holiday decorations, generally modelled on an architectural marvel that we visited during the year during our own holidays. Since this year we did not…
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  • 26

    Aug

    Pen-y-bryn Annex Expansion Shaping Up!

    In mid-2014 we began the process of planning for the expansion of our three guest rooms in the Oamaru stone "Annex" building (the Nest, Park and Garden Rooms) by challenging¬†Timaru-based architect Desmond Prisk, who had been involved in the original conversion of the Annex building…
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