236 Papanui Road , Christchurch , CANTERBURY 8001 , New Zealand View hotel location on the map
ELM TREE HOUSE, MERIVALE CHRISTCHURCH
Elm Tree House is a distinctive hosted-villa choice - a superb Arts and Crafts influenced house 15 minutes walk from Christchurch’s Cathedral Square and steps away from the trendy shops, cafes and restaurants of Merivale.
New Zealand owners Karen and Allan Scott began their bed and breakfast careers on the edge of the Cotswolds in Britain and love to share their international experiences: they’ll also gladly help you plan your time with them, whether close by at the city’s magnificent new art gallery or further afield, perhaps in French Akaroa or whale watching at Kaikoura.
Each of the 6 double-glazed bedrooms has a charming heritage colour scheme, while the Honeymoon suite is paneled in native timbers – even the ceiling. Everywhere there is the glow of polished copper and brass, particularly in the bathrooms. Look carefully and you’ll find old washstands and other heritage fittings have been incorporated too; with all these features given a 5 star rating by Qualmark.
In the best tradition of great family houses, a continental or full breakfast is served at a single big table in a dining room separated by beautiful sliding leadlight doors from the distinctively decorated ‘English club’ style lounge. Everywhere you’ll find exceptional timber details, the signature of the England Brothers who built Elm Tree House in 1920. But don’t think everything is traditional or conventional. Pride of place goes to a multi-coloured Wurlizter jukebox on which you can play hits of the 60’s and 70s without spending a cent. As you relax you’ll find other points of interest: there’s a trunk of book swaps, Karen collects pretty Carlton Ware and Allan, once responsible for designing and making racing engines for Jaguar and thus for famous wins at Le Mans and Daytona, has made up a fascinating display of racing car memorabilia.
The eponymous weeping elm stands high in the garden, which features a formal outside terrace opening off the lounge and dining room. If you are there in winter a huge fireplace of pink pumice and local blue granite makes the perfect focus for relaxation.
Elm Tree House offers unique hosted- villa accommodation in one of Christchurch’s smartest areas just 15 minutes walk from Cathedral Square: it’s the perfect base for those who want to explore this most English of New Zealand cities by day and stroll to recommended restaurants by night.
Elm Tree House is Qualmark 5 star rated and a member of Heritage and Character Inns and our rates include a full breakfast. Dinner is not available but just a few minutes walk is an abundance of Christchurch restaurants.
Check in from: 11:00 am
Check out by: 11:00 am
In room complimentary Wireless Internet, telephone, DVD player, TV. Furnished function room.
From North- Follow the main road into Christchurch, do not take City 74,road later sweeps left through traffic lights and becomes Papanui Rd. We are 236, behind the large white fence on the left.
From the West-Turn left at the first set of traffic lights [Russley By-Pass]Caltex gass station on the corner. Next roundabout [Airport] turn right onto Memorial Ave, through 5 sets of traffic lights and turn left into Glandovey Rd at the next [sixth]lights.Follow road straight ahead, second set of cross roads traffic lights is Heaton and Papanui Rd.Turn right, we are 236 Papanui Rd. on your left.
From the South- Follow main road into Christchurch. First large roundabout veer left onto Riccarton Rd. Follow all the way down, cross over railway lines and turn left with Hagley Park ahead. Follow the park around clockwise, after you leave the park and cross a small bridge with traffic lights, turn left at the next lights into Papanui Rd. by the Burger King.We are 236 Papanui rd on your right.
From Airport- Continue straight from airport down Memorial Ave, 5 sets of traffic lights, at the 6th set, Glandovey Rd. turn left. Follow the road straight ahead, second set of lights is Heaton and Papanui Rd.Turn right into Papanui Rd.We are 236 Papanui Rd. on the left behind the large white fence.
Secure offstreet parking is included in the Tariff at Elm Tree House