Welcome to Designer Cottage

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Designer Cottage is a unique bed and breakfast that has been voted a finalist in the Canterbury and Christchurch Tourism Heritage awards. We are close to the city and major transport routes while still maintaining a relaxed suburban atmosphere. We look forward to sharing the unique living experience with you.

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Christchurch boutique Bed and Breakfast: Designer Cottage was a sailors' retreat in the 70s and is located in peaceful surroundings just off Colombo Street near the shops and close to Sydenham Park. The walk to the city centre from the cottage will give you the chance to admire many listed heritage buildings on Colombo Street.

We offer a variety of room styles which are all tastefully decorated and each room has its own unique garden view. The selection of rooms includes our most popular room option of one of our cozy double rooms with a queen-sized bed and each have a modern ensuite bathroom, a self-contained 2-bedroom cottage with kitchen and private garden or one of our large double rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast is a highlight for most guests and is a time to get together with Chet and other guests to share travel experiences and is a great chance to not only plan local sightseeing but also to share other travel highlights. Breakfast is continental and all of our produce is locally sourced (where possible) and includes free range eggs any style.  

Your friendly host, Chet and Steve both have honors degrees in Landscape Architecture from Lincoln University in Christchurch and both are passionate about traditional buildings and heritage gardens and they like to share their landscaping ideas. Guests are welcome to help themselves to the fresh fruit (when in season) from any of the established apple, kiwi, plum or pear trees. Designer Cottage is a collection of the charms of yesterday and all guests are welcome to view the ‘Designer Village’ and hear Chet and Steve’s stories about the cottage.


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