We have received many glowing testimonials. See below for just a small sample of what our guests are saying about de Preaux Lodge farm-stay and wedding accommodation:


Fantastic food & great hospitality. We loved the effort and warmth you put in! Your home is truly beautiful! Thanks for having us.

Dear Joy & Ian, Thank you for your excellent hospitality and for making us feel so welcome. We have some very special memories following our Hobbiton Wedding. A big thank you.

Refreshing break from a busy LA life. The countryside is stunning and I enjoyed it so very much. Great hospitality - warm & friendly. Thank you! Hope to return in the future.

First time in NZ. First time in a farm stay. Wonderful! I was so wowed by the natural beauty of Matamata, by modern farm of Joy & Ians. Joy is a fabulous host, fantastic cook. Ian just came home from hospital, yet he enthusiastically showed us their farm, how to feed the cows, how milking producing works. Im so touched by their warm farm home atmosphere. Loved it so much! Will definitely come back.

What a refreshing change from staying in hotels! Thanks for a wonderful memory of our honeymoon. We loved your beautiful farm, the home-cooked meals, and most of all the company and conversation.

We 4 men lived for a day in NZ palace!

What a beautiful place and a wonderful warm welcome. Thanks for a a glorious stay and you'd better check my bag for Edmund the Cat!

Beautiful place, warm, welcoming & peaceful. A great nights stay and a perfect end to a busy week. Will recommend to others.