The Greenwood Guide to New Zealand

The Weston House

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Leonard and Stephanie May
62 Park Terrace, Christchurch, Canterbury

Tel: + 64 (0)3-366-0234
No cell number available
Fax: + 64 (0)3-366-5254

This imposing neo-Georgian house (built in 1922) sits slap-bang in the middle of Christchurch. Technically guests stay in the servants’ quarters, but have no fear, this is no ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ arrangement.....

.... Bedrooms are English in feel but immaculately turned out in a way that I can never manage at home. The whole house has been given a lavish makeover and I don’t think I have ever seen rooms with so many extras. Hidden in cupboards are telephones, bathrobes, corkscrews, more toiletries than you can shake a stick at, fridges, your own heating system and mohair rugs… to name but a few. No one seems to have told Stephanie and Leonard that they are under no obligation to provide everything for their guests. When I arrived Stephanie was in mid-conversation with two guests and the sound of laughter filled the air (always a good sign). Drinks are taken on the front terrace to catch the last of the sun and vicious games of croquet are often played out on the vast front lawn. Breakfast is a moveable and memorable feast and Stephanie admits that she is particularly famous for her salmon and brie omelettes. Fresh flowers and home-baking complete the picture. This grand residence may stand in the most prestigious street in town, but it’s a totally un-stuffy place to stay and lots of fun. Incredibly central and a five-minute walk to the centre of town. Wifi internet access throughout house (and garden!). Also a computer dedicated to guest use - Photoshop & Picasa loaded - and Stephanie says she will even copy your photos to a disc ...for free!.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    Wifi Available    Owners are Garden Enthusiasts    Township Visits or Cultural Experiences    Historic House    
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Rooms: 2: 1 superking/twin with en/s shower; 1 queen with private bathroom with shower (but you are on your own landing, next to the bathroom).
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Complimentary drinks served at 6pm. Restaurants surround you! Picnic hampers can be provided.
Directions: Eastern boundary of Hagley Park, corner of Peterborough St and Park Terrace. Stephanie or Leonard are happy to pick you up or drop you off at the airport too by the way.


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