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A Grand Design - The Britten Stables

SuperhostChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Entire villa hosted by Isabelle & Tim
15 guests7 bedrooms9 beds7.5 baths
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** Available for 3-6 month stays if required**
The Britten Stables featured on Grand Designs was originally built by Motorcycle Designer John Britten and it offers its guests unprecedented luxury and a phenomenally rich history.

There is simply nothing that compares to this homes stunning beauty, for those who seek an experience that is completely unique, this is the place for you.

With seven spacious bedrooms all with ensuite, there is space for everyone to enjoy a relaxing holiday here.

The space
You will enjoy staying in this incredible luxury home that is jam packed with character and charm while you are in Christchurch. The Stables spans over 900sqm, there are multiple spacious living, kicthens and dining areas, inside and out, for guests to enjoy. The conservatory holds a stunning heated swimming pool (heated Nov-Mar), the expansive backyard has a hot tub (spa).

There's a bold, contemporary aesthetic that works brilliantly with the exposed raw materials of the building

A few of the outstanding features of this home include:
- Seven bedrooms all with ensuites and some with living spaces/kitchens
- Billiard Room
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private heated spa pool in the garden
- Large entertainers kitchen and a further two kitchens
- The main cosy sitting room with fire and its curved staircase is a retro delight
- Enjoy the conservatory with this stunning stained glass work
- 9 x Heat pumps/ Air conditioning units
- Off street parking for up to 3 cars

The restoration of this property cost over 2.5 million and has resulted in an outstanding home. The property is close to all amenities including the central city 3.5km, airport 5.5km, shops 1.1km and public transport.

Guest access
You have exclusive use of this space while you stay.

Other things to note
No party policy at this property. The train lines are nearby.
** Available for 3-6 month stays if required**
The Britten Stables featured on Grand Designs was originally built by Motorcycle Designer John Britten and it offers its guests unprecedented luxury and a phenomenally rich history.

There is simply nothing that compares to this homes stunning beauty, for those who seek an experience that is completely unique, this is the place for you.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Pool
Wi-Fi
Hot tub
Pay TV
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Dryer
Iron

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Shopping, restaurants/cafes, sports venues, the farmers market, beauty and family-friendly attractions are all near The Britten Stables. Riccarton Mall is sure to have something you need. Catch a cricket match at Hagley Oval or stroll through Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a picnic. We are located close to Hagley Park, on the other side of the park is the city. It's about a 20 minute walk into the city from The Britten Stables.
Shopping, restaurants/cafes, sports venues, the farmers market, beauty and family-friendly attractions are all near The Britten Stables. Riccarton Mall is sure to have something you need. Catch a cricket match…

Hosted by Isabelle & Tim

Joined in August 2018
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The Britten Stables offers an outstanding experience where you will feel inspired the moment you enter this large enchanting home and stand in awe of what lays before you. Originally the Stables was part of the historic Mona Vale homestead (est1896) and later restored by Motorcycle Designer John Britten into the home of his dreams. Post earthquake, The Britten Stables has had a full restoration to now represent the finest, unique accommodation available. The Britten Stables has an expansive lawn and picturesque garden offering tranquil setting in the heart of the city.
The Britten Stables offers an outstanding experience where you will feel inspired the moment you enter this large enchanting home and stand in awe of what lays before you. Original…
During your stay
A week before your arrival we will email you details on how to access the property, via a lock box (Key Safe). This means you can arrive anytime after 2pm that suits you. If you require any assistance, we live nearby and can assist. Please contact us on the number provided. There is also a Property Manual at the house with local information along with more detailed house information.
A week before your arrival we will email you details on how to access the property, via a lock box (Key Safe). This means you can arrive anytime after 2pm that suits you. If you re…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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