First off, New Zealand is pretty cold in the winters. It's not Montana cold or anything, but the winters are crisp, and sometimes quite wet. Many of the houses are old and lack insulation. Most of the houses use heat pumps or a wood stove. This house, built in the late 1930s, is no exception.
The heat pumps work well in the bedrooms, and there are electric blankets, so you're covered at night when you go to sleep. The heat pump in the living room gets warm enough for you to tolerate being in there, but it won't get you toasty. However, the kitchen is separated by a set of doors, and they're closed when you arrive. This is because the kitchen is downright cold at night. The trick I found is that during the morning, if you open the blinds in the kitchen, the sunlight gives you a greenhouse effect, and it ends up getting pretty comfortable, particularly if you use the oven for anything.
So we covered the heat. Now let's talk about the rest of the house. The kitchen and bathroom have excellent water pressure, and the water gets very warm. In the shower, you have to be careful with the temperature control, because it's easy to bump into, and give yourself a hot hot shower or a cold cold shower. I didn't test out the large tub.
There aren't any paintings or decor on any of the walls, although the curtain and carpet are elegant. There are some remnants of stains on the white carpet, but overall the place is pretty clean, and there is a rose scent when you walk in the house. I'll grant bonus points for the kids games in the closet, and the TV has Netflix.
Overall, I give a strong recommendation, for location and comfort, if you disregard the cold kitchen. Anna is a great host who is communicative and helpful should you need her for anything.