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Unique Retreat at the Britten Stables Observertory

4.92(51)SuperhostChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Isabelle & Tim
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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The Britten Stables recently featured on Grand Designs New Zealand and has a phenomenally rich history. Built in the late 1800's it was originally a horse stables, until being transformed into a unique home by Motorcycle legend John Britten. Isabelle (John's daughter) and husband Tim, are dedicated to sharing it's history and beauty with guests from all over the world who seek an experience that is completely unique, just like you.

The space
Be enchanted by this architecturally designed heritage property. This B&B suite is stylish and comfortable with luxury fittings and furnishings.

With it's own bathroom and living area with Television and fully equipped kitchen. The perfect hotel alternative. An ideal city retreat for those wanting to relax and unwind in style.

There is a spa pool (heated all year round) in the garden that is very private and a heated swimming pool (heated between September - April).

Parking is available on the street side and there is always plenty.

Infants under 10 months of age that are not walking are welcome free of charge. A portable cot and high-chair can be provided.

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

Other things to note
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The Britten Stables recently featured on Grand Designs New Zealand and has a phenomenally rich history. Built in the late 1800's it was originally a horse stables, until being transformed into a unique home by Motorcycle legend John Britten. Isabelle (John's daughter) and husband Tim, are dedicated to sharing it's history and beauty with guests from all over the world who seek an experience that is completely unique… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Pool
Wi-Fi
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Dryer
Iron
Hangers
Air conditioning

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter

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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
Before your arrival we will email you details to our lock box (Key Safe). This means you can arrive anytime after checkin time, that suits you. We live onsite, so if you need anything you can just let us know. We also provide a booklet with handy local tips and a list of our favourite things to do and see in Christchurch, along with detailed house information.
Before your arrival we will email you details to our lock box (Key Safe). This means you can arrive anytime after checkin time, that suits you. We live onsite, so if you need anyth…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy