Award-winning historic replica in Richmond

Cottage | Christchurch City | #33579

9.9/10 (70 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Although I prefer 2 day bookings, I will take single night bookings at $220. Make an enquiry for a speedy response.

Special conditions:

Although I prefer 2 day bookings, I will take single night bookings at $220. Please enquire regarding this option.

Suitable for two couples, or small family.

Cot available.

Smokers: outside only please.

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


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master 1

    1 x King bed

  • Master 2

    1 x King 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 (71)

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  • Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home

    Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. Gorgeous, very well-appointed and clean - had everything we needed for a very comfortable few days away.

    Brian&LizS 100%|7x Jun 2018

  • Beautiful house, amazingly warm

    Beautiful house, amazingly warm. Well equipped kitchen. Handy location. Very well maintained. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you!

    Gracieluu 100%|6x Apr 2018

  • The property was excellent - it is warm, it is in a...

    The property was excellent - it is warm, it is in a handy location (close to town and a supermarket around the corner) and it has everything you need. We loved it!

    janwn988 100%|6x Apr 2018

  • Fantastic house

    Fantastic house. Close to the city centre. Big garden. Fixtures and fittings of high quality. Owners easy to contact and a great deal of care has gone into the house. I would definitely recommend this place and would definitely stay again.

    ChrisHu33 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • This is the 2nd time we’ve stayed here

    This is the 2nd time we’ve stayed here...just love it! We will always endeavour to stay at this property if/when we return to Christchurch. Quality fittings and attention to detail make this place an outstanding spot to stay. The location is great too, as it’s Quite close to the CBD and food shopping is nearby. Just love this place!

    JohnD6 100%|2x Mar 2018

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