Fendalton House offers high class Bed and Breakfast in a warm modern home in a leafy Christchurch, New Zealand suburb. It is smoke free. This is a relaxed, happy and well-established B&B with an experienced host. Guests enjoy sitting in a sheltered porch in the small pretty garden.
Rate: NZ$185 per night, including large breakfast, all taxes and free wifi (wireless internet). Direct booking here with the owner gives you the best price, there are no third party commissions.
The quiet ensuite guest room is downstairs and has a very comfortable superking bed, and a flat screen TV. As there is only the one main guest bedroom, guests can enjoy privacy and that feeling of being the special guests. The room has tea and coffee making, iron and ironing board, and the bathroom has a well lit makeup mirror, heated towel rail etc.
There is another room upstairs that I can sometimes use for extra family.
Fendalton House has good off-street parking. The big central park is an easy walk away, and likewise all the interesting restaurants, cafés and shops in Riccarton Road. The University of Canterbury is just up the road, a pleasant 5-10 minute walk.
Breakfast is a great selection and includes lots of fruit, and a large choice of cooked dishes, bacon and eggs, French Toast etc.
Just down the road is Riccarton Bush, which is a very special and protected bit of the original Christchurch vegetation. Riccarton Bush has two historic residences, Riccarton House, and beside it, the tiny Deans cottage built by one of the first settlers here, around the mid 1800's.
A third-generation New Zealander, I was born and bred in the Canterbury area. I grew up on a back-country farm with my three sisters and brother, later moving to Christchurch, and then Dunedin, where I studied at the University of Otago.
I was a science teacher at St Andrew's private school for boys for 15 years.
I have two adult children. My daughter Kate followed in my mother's footsteps-- she was the NZ Women's Ski Champion for most of the period between 1980 and 1990, and represented New Zealand at two Winter Olympic Games - Sarajevo (1984) and Calgary (1988).
My son Tim works in IT in Melbourne, Australia. Both Kate and Tim now have children of their own.
My interests include Bridge, skiing, theatre, films, good food and wine, and of course good company!
I am always happy to help guests plan their sightseeing and touring, with my lifetime of knowledge of Christchurch and the Canterbury area. I also have extensive knowledge of accommodation and points of interest throughout New Zealand, and can help with forward bookings and travel plans.
I keep an extensive selection of local restaurant menus to help you choose where to eat.