Fern and Thistle B&B in Benhar

On our trip to the south island, we spent three nights at
The Fern and Thistle, a lovely and historic bed and breakfast.
The owners were wonderfully hospitable and helpful.

The house was built for Peter McSkimming with bricks made down the road 
at the brick factory he owned.
He also built houses for his employees nearby and the town of 
Benhar was created.

Later, he changed the factory to make 'sanitary ware' and at least one of the sinks in the B & B still has the McSkimming name on it.

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