Historic Homestead on half acre, Christchurch 10 mins, fenced river boundary

Historic Homestead on half acre, Christchurch 10 mins, fenced river boundary




May 2007

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Historic homestead, refurbished in keeping with original character. 4 double bedrooms, new "farmhouse" kitchen/dining room, separate lounge with gas fire, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in-wardrobe, all rooms redecorated recently. Large double garage and workshop area, art studio and summer house in half acre of private child-friendly garden, with many fruit trees (plum, pear, fig, grapefruit, walnut) and lawns. Large children's play area with trampoline, sandpit, play house, raft and swings. Fenced river access (at bottom of garden)with use of canoes. Large paved outdoor entertaining area, with barbecue and outdoor fireplace.
The hammock is a great place to relax and listen to the many native birds.
4 bikes available for use.


More about us

  1. Mike is a GP, and Julia is a Medical Practice Manager (although currently doing a Masters in Business Administraion at University).
    We have two boys, aged 9 and 5, and a cat called Mea. Mea would like to be fed while we are away, but is otherwise very independent (we could make alternative arrangements for him if necessary).

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Where is it?


Tai Tapu is a "sought after area", being close to Christchurch (10 mins) but having a quiet, rural feel. The village has several good cafes and restaurants, and many good local walks on the Port Hills. The Halswell River flows through the village (and past the bottom of the garden).
Christchurch is large enough to have all major amenities, including museums, art galleries, Wildlife reserves, many restaurants and cafes, and beautiful botanical gardens (going punting on the Avon River through the gardens is particularly relaxing). The population of the city is only around 350,000, so it is still small enough to find your way around easily.
There are several great beaches, some popular for surfing. The Port Hills, which surround the city on two sides, provide ample opportunity for day walks, with fantastic city and coastal views.
The nearest ski fields are about 90 minutes away, and Christchurch is a central base from which to explore the many tourist attractions of the South Island.

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