Lovely character cottage in organic garden by the sea.

Lovely character cottage in organic garden by the sea.




Apr 2008

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in this cute cottage which was once the local manse. It is semi rural and 10min walk to excellent surfing and safe swimming beach. Our half acre organic garden attracts native song birds, bell bird and fan tail. It provides eatable treats year round including eggs from our 8 hens. Up in the trees is a self contained studio. The outlook is across the valley to the hills and to the sea. The house is ideally situated for shelter and sun. It has high ceilings and big windows with great outlook.
For returning from the beach we have a outside hot shower and toilet. Plenty of boards and bikes.


More about us

  1. Sarah Heath and Graham Berry. We work from home running our natural health business, Botanica. Sarah is a graghic artist. We have Freya who is 2 and share Isabella, 9.
    We enjoy Sumner with its surf and village feel. The garden and bush has become a rewarding passion. We surf, snow ski, bike, yoga and I fly fish.

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Where is it?


Sumner is a village 20mins from Christchurch. Our house is on the sunny southern face of the valley. The village has lots of good quality cafes, shops and a public library. From home we have great walking and mountain bike tracks. ChCh is flat so biking is popular.
6kms over the hill behind us is the delightfully interesting port town of Lyttleton where we shop each saturday at the farmers market. Sumner is a friendly, relaxed surfside community with lots of holiday options.

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