Solway House, stylish, and very sunny beautifully set up. Happy guests.

Bach or holiday home | Ilam | #8894

10/10 (5 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Spotlessly clean the house has 2 living rooms, 2 bdrms, drawers and large wardrobes. Kitchen with Rimu floor. French doors open to east and north terraces with terrace furniture. The bathroom with shower, and separate laundry, each have a loo. The house is insulated with plenty of heating including ceiling heating in the sitting room. The two bedrms have hotel standard king beds (can be singles) quality linen, duvets and electric blankets. A second TV is in the main bedroom.

The house is on our property but separated by a grass tennis court. We are close by if you need help. We set it up for family and friends to stay as an extension of our own home with everything you would need there and like guests who will appreciate that.

The terrace overlooks the court and garden designed by Marion Morris and guests are welcome to enjoy both gardens. Plenty of cutlery, glassware and china is useful for entertaining and for the dishwasher. The quiet private, well fenced, house has a key lock box, security alarm, smoke alarms, fire extinguisher and emergency items. Plenty of off street parking. Linen is supplied.

We really enjoy our guests and hope you will have time to join us for a drink or coffee during your stay. Our first guest said "everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more. A lovely warm home with so many personal touches".

All visitors are given my personal guide to Christchurch which has our favourite places, restaurants and cafes, shops and things to do not found in the guide books. We look forward to having you here.

Special conditions:

Cost is a guide and happy to discuss. Depends on stay length, special and; school holidays, time of year, number of people. From $135 to $205 per night. Phone, fibre broadband unlimited, electricity to $300. Netflix, Sky aerial enquire. Minimum stay of 7 days but will consider shorter stays. Bed configuration needs to be stated at time of booking. The house is smoke free but smoking allowed outside. Please enquire about children and dogs.

Extras: Cleaning if short stay ( NZ$75.00 per stay); Linen if short stay (NZ$30.00 per stay); Electricity to $300 per month (included);

We ask that you leave it tidy with china etc washed and put away.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Second Bedroom

    1 x King bed
    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (7)

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  • Nice house, quiet location and convenient

    Nice house, quiet location and convenient.

    David_Ca1 100%|4x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    It was lovely to have you stay and I was just sorry we couldn't manage the addition day you wanted. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we do hope you will return.

    alissh295 100%|8x

  • Solway House was immaculately looked after and beautifully furnished

    Solway House was immaculately looked after and beautifully furnished. We loved the NZ art and books provided, and the location was perfect for us. The tennis court/lawn provided much outdoor fun for our children and the security of the gates and fully fenced section was ideal. There are plenty of shops nearby including a fantastic French bakery. We would highly recommend the house to anyone.

    ellam6 100%|2x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you very much for your generous comments. We have created Solway House to be a home away from home and get huge pleasure from seeing our guests and their family enjoying being here. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    alissh295 100%|8x

  • The home was clean, comfortable, very well-equipped and lovely

    The home was clean, comfortable, very well-equipped and lovely. The grounds were wonderful, and we were invited and encouraged to make use of the lawn and gather flowers as we wished. The location was perfect for our needs. We will definitely return!

    SoutterJ 100%|1x Nov 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    My response here is very late but it was lovely having you. We were so pleased you popped in out of the blue to see us last year when you were back in Christchurch house sitting and what a fun time we had going to the George Hotel etc. We really value the friendships we have with our guests. You will be pleased to know we now have Apple TV and Netflix so look forward to your return.

    alissh295 100%|8x

  • A lovely home to stay in - peaceful and tranquil setting

    A lovely home to stay in - peaceful and tranquil setting. Location is wonderful with bus stopping to the airport and city centre at the end of the street.

    HelenGu5 100%|1x May 2015

  • This is such an awesome, super clean and cosy house (winter/spring)

    This is such an awesome, super clean and cosy house (winter/spring). I highly recommend it as a place to stay and relax. The owners have thought of everything you'd need, and its right there at 'home'. Also great location near the Uni, and handy shops just around the block. I am so coming to ask to stay the next time I go to CHCH. Definitely a lovely place, really homely, with a touch of retro class.

    TanjaSc1 100%|2x Oct 2014

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