Country Retreat

Country Retreat




Apr 2019

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Set in the heart of the Canterbury plains, on the rural outskirts a handy 25 minute drive to Christchurch city and just over an hour from the ski fields, is this comfortable family retreat. Surrounded by a spacious garden perfect for energetic children or lazy adult lounging in the sun with a glass of wine and a great book, there are several outdoor dining options around this home. The home is a short drive to the local village amenities including an authentic French bakery cafe, supermarket and local restaurants and pub. Further afield there are several wineries for lunch, cycling, horseriding and other sporting options. This home is sure to provide a great base for exploring the great outdoor lifestyle this region has to offer.


More about us

  1. We are a family of four, who love our balance of work and school in Christchurch city with our rural home life on the outskirts of the city. We feel we have the best of both here! Nothing beats arriving home to our haven after a full day in town or further afield. We are close to rivers, snow-capped mountains, lakes, farms, ski fields (winter only), beaches, wineries, waterfall hikes, mountain bike trails and so much more! A 15 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport makes our home a great base for exploring all Canterbury has to offer. Still, we are aware of the huge world to explore out there and would love to show our kids more if it.

  2. My husband is a keen musician and I recently rejoined the equestrian life. The kids (13yo daughter and 10yo son) love spending time with friends and a myriad of extra curriculars.

  3. Our home is a peaceful lifestyle property - enough space for a large garden plus horses and pets, without being a full sized working farm (those can be found around us though). There are great wineries and restaurants within easy reach and the city is an easy 25 minute drive away.

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Where is it?


Rural, farmland, river, forest.

Buzzy restaurants
Two Fat Possums
Cool bars
Two Fat Possums
Cozy cafés
Les Delices
Retail therapy
Christchurch city
Bit of culture
Christurch city.
Walks in the park
Christchurch Botanical Gardens, Victoria Park (hills), hiking tracks, waterfall walks..
Spot of exercise
Mountain biking/hiking/horse riding in the forest nearby or mountains
Day tripping
Ski fields (June-October only), beach, hills and bays.

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