Lovely character villas in central Christchurch

Bach or holiday home | Christchurch City | #17950

8.5/10 (4 ratings)
  • 25 Guests
  • 15 Bedrooms
  • 20 Beds
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Three colonial style villas available for your exclusive use, ideal for small and large groups
  • Good selection of rooms in each villa: doubles, twins, spacious dorms & plenty of bathrooms
  • WiFi, plenty of parking, Spa & Sauna, comfortable handmade beds, bbq area, quiet and secure property

Are you looking for somewhere warm, clean and comfortable for your group to stay while in Christchurch? Stay with us and let your group enjoy the camaraderie of staying all together in one large villa, let the kids play in garden, enjoy our Spa and Sauna Sanctuary.

We have three fully-restored colonial-style villas within our property. The villas have a mixture of twin, double, single and dorm rooms. They are well insulated and beautifully decorated, with plenty of charm, native wood and original features.

The smallest villa sleeps up to 16, and the two larger villas sleep up to 23 and 31. Ideal for sports groups, large families and more.

Hire a villa (or more than one villa) for your exclusive use and have plenty of privacy as well as the full services of our reception desk if you should need us.

We can also rent rooms individually within a house if your group is smaller and you don't need an entire villa to yourselves (we have rooms available that sleep anywhere between 1 and 8 people).

With hand-made native timber furniture, the Old Countryhouse is set in landscaped gardens, with secure electronic access to the property 24-hours a day. All houses are fully centrally heated for your comfort. There is WiFi available as well as coin-operated computers, and plenty of car-parking. The villas have farmhouse style kitchens and there are comfortable TV lounges with DVD players. Laundry facilities including dryers available at a small cost.

We have a range of comfortable double, twin, single or dorm rooms within each villa. Some have their own ensuite bathrooms and the rest are all located very close to individual-style, brightly coloured shared bathrooms. There's plenty of these. Bedroom linen is provided.

Pricing is based on the size of your group and whether you require exclusive use of your villa. Please let us know the size of your group and your requirements, and we'll get back to you promptly with a quote. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Special conditions: Please note that we do not have cots or high chairs available. Please be aware that as The Old Countryhouse is shared backpacker accommodation, there may be other guests on the property (although not in your villa if hired by you for exclusive use). Smoking outside only. CHRISTMAS: We have a minimum stay period over Christmas and your booking must include the nights of 24 and 25 December. NEW YEARS: We have a minimum stay period over New Years - your booking must include 31 Dec and 1st Jan.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Dorm room 4-5 person

    5 x Bunk bed

  • Dorm room 6 to 8 person

    8 x Bunk bed

  • Double room

    1 x Double bed

  • Double room with ensuite bathroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Single room

    1 x King single bed

  • Twin room

    2 x Single bed

  • Twin room with ensuite bathroom

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (4)

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  • Excellent

    Excellent. Cosy, homely, clean, plenty of space and better than was advertised.

    wendon575 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Great house for a group

    Great house for a group.

    David_Perry 100%|7x Jul 2017

  • Great spot! perfect for a multitude of reasons

    Great spot! perfect for a multitude of reasons....

    DaniRecreate 100%|15x Jun 2017

  • As part of a sports team staying in one of the OCH...

    As part of a sports team staying in one of the OCH houses we found the staff very friendly and helpful, the kitchen well equiped, the bunk rooms spacious with a comfy lounge and different spaces for people to spread out and do their own thing if they wanted. Unfortunately, despite free offstret parking being advertised on their site, this is rarely available due to the practice of the OCH renting out their car park to backpackers who pay to use the facilities while they sleep in their cars.

    Jan_Reid 100%|6x Mar 2017

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