Two storey family home in nice suburban area.

Two storey family home in nice suburban area.

Jim & Joy



Sep 2012

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house is a family friendly home with 5 available bedrooms. It is in a good suburb of Christchurch & has minimal damage from the earthquakes. We have hens in the back yard (7) & we would ask any exchange partners to feed them whilst staying. Any eggs are for you to enjoy.If you intend to be away for any time we have an arrangement with our neighbor & he will feed them as long as you let him know. It is only a couple of minutes from the beach & within 5 minutes of 3 quality golf clubs. It is on a good bus route but there will be 2 cars available for personal use during your stay. Bottle lake Forest is 5 minutes away with lovely walks & mountain bike trails. It is only an hour & a half to the popular tourist resort of Hanmer Springs with hot pools & lots of bush walks. Skiing is just over an hour away.

The house has heat pumps upstairs & down & these act as air conditioning units in summer. Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled & there are showers upstairs & down. TV's in upstairs lounge, downstairs dining & master bedroom. We have Sky with all sports channels & it can be watched on all the TV's in the house.


More about us

  1. We are an older married couple whose children have all left home (two of them are in London which is one reason we wish to come over). We both work in residential facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. Joy is a very keen crafter (which is why one of our 6 bedrooms is not available as it is her craft room) & I am a keen golfer (but sadly the clubs are staying home & if you wish to use them you are welcome). We are both members of Parklands Baptist Community church which is 1/2 km around the corner.

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Where is it?


Parklands is a quiet, middle class suburb in the North East of Christchurch. It has churches, shops & a good bus service. There is a local supermarket/mall 10 minutes walk away. The mall includes a pharmacy, fish & chip shop, Subway, Post Shop, bank, hotel/restaurant, coffee shop & library.

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