Award-winning historic replica in Richmond

Cottage | Christchurch City | #33579

9.8/10 (30 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Minutes to the city, perching within reach of Wilding Park and The Palms
  • Flexi Split King bed configurations: 2 Kings / 4 singles; or 1 King & 2 singles High spec bathrooms
  • Peaceful outlook to the north; 2 affiliated neighbouring properties for larger group options

This stunning property is a loving tribute to the old cottage that preceded it on this site. The new building's facade recalls the imposing street-friendly presence of the original cottage, now enhanced by award-winning landscaping that draws looks of admiration and neighbourhood appreciation from all who pass. Old-fashioned sash windows (double-glazed for warmth), bright black and white quoins and copper planters for geraniums complete the welcome.

Behind the electric gates the property opens up to a grassed expanse to the north. A small terrace invites alfresco dining or whiling away the early evening hours as the sun goes down. First floor balconies open up from each bedroom to the same view.

The neighbourhood is quiet, but not far from the restaurants and cafes at the northern end of Stanmore Road. Other local facilities include a nearby supermarket, bus routes and Richmond Playground. A little further afield lies the Wilding Park Tennis centre and The Palms Shopping Mall.

For larger groups, this property is affiliated with two adjoining houses Maison du Ciel (Bookabach #35473) and Maison du Soleil (Bookabach #35475) via a garden gate. So it is possible for larger groups to stay in close proximity, yet maintain privacy when required.

This house received a Gold Award in the Master Builders House of the Year 2015 competition. It has been tastefully decorated and offers internal access from the garage. It is naturally warm but fully appointed with heated ceiling and gas fire in the living areas and each bedroom has built-in panel heaters.

Special conditions: Although we prefer 2 day bookings, we will take single night bookings at $220 (Occupancy for up to 4 adults). Please enquire regarding this option. Suitable for two couples, or small family. Cot available. Smokers: outside only please.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master 1

    1 x Split King bed

  • Master 2

    1 x Split King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
23-Oct-16 to 23-Jan-18
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (30)

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  • It is an Excellent and Well presented house! We really impressed by...

    It is an Excellent and Well presented house! We really impressed by this beautiful place. Also our kids had lots fun time in the private big flat back yard! We will definitely stay at this beautiful place Again if we visit Christchurch again.

    Jian73 new member Oct 2016

  • Beautifully restored cottage, very comfortable and well appointed

    Beautifully restored cottage, very comfortable and well appointed. The location suited us as we have children living close by

    SueM4524 Oct 2016

  • Loved our stay, this house is absolutely amazing, warm, cosy, comfy beds...

    Loved our stay, this house is absolutely amazing, warm, cosy, comfy beds and definitely felt like it was our home away from home. Highly recommend this property to everyone, Danielle and Nigel you should be very proud of this property it rates 10/10 in my books, thank you both so much.

    LouieM96 new member Oct 2016

  • Great location, wonderful houses with everything you need, our home away from...

    Great location, wonderful houses with everything you need, our home away from home in Christchurch.

    stevti68 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Unreal!!


    robens318 100%|4x Sep 2016

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