Charm and finesse in central Christchurch   2 Mar 2006

A unique base to build your New Zealand dreams on.

This five-star boutique hotel has been faithfully restored and rebuilt to the highest European standard to provide discerning travellers luxury accommodation with heart and finesse in Christchurch.

This corner complex, comprising of two historic buildings, owner’s bungalow and another quaint two-storey building, is situated on Christchurch’s Golden Mile and is within easy walking distance to the city centre.

The city parks, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and antique shops are all within easy walking distance.

All rooms have their own unique character, but all feature the warm soft glow of aged timbers and the plush richness of the Victorian-inspired décor.

Large, wide hallways lined with Rimu accentuate the space and grandeur of yesteryear. The large breakfast room with its vibrant timber and cosy fireplace could kick-start any day into action.

The current owners have renovated this property to the highest European standards and the drive of perfection is obvious in the ongoing maintenance and repairs, thus the property and its inventory are always in perfect condition.

Write in your diary or sip your favourite wine in the magnificent luscious well-kept manicured and tranquil garden or just relax and soak in the sun.

Across the courtyard from the main manor is another historic building which has been restored as a restaurant and conference centre.

The restaurant set in a Victorian conservatory offers fine dining in a romantic candlelight ambience.

An imposing gas-place lures diners on to the unique outdoor alfresco area draped with overhanging grapevines.

The conference/function room is well apportioned with numerous windows, magnificent chandeliers and a pure Rimu table of impressive proportions.

Understated elegance is the operative word. Modern facilities are discretely incorporated, such as magnetic wall panels, hidden white board and the sound system.

This business is currently run as a lifestyle estate and has great potential for expansion. A person or a group with innovative ideas and enthusiasm will find this the answer to their New Zealand dream.

One look at this unequalled property and you will be inspired.

• Please contact us on +64 21 648 520 or email [email protected] for further details.

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