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Lyttelton, Canterbury





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Property ID: 4552

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Outer city suburb

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Summer Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Christchurch International Airport
26 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 23639

We are a family of four living in the beautiful Banks Peninsula in Canterbury. Dan is a school teacher and Rachel is a PhD student. We have a son aged 7 and a 5 year old daughter. We all enjoy boating, biking, surfing, camping - and generally being outdoors in the summer time. Given the nature of our work we have lots of flexibility to house swap and travel around the country over long weekends and in school holidays etc.

Property description and facilities

Our home is across the road from Corsair Bay near Lyttelton, with a beautiful view overlooking the Lyttelton Harbour. We are a short stroll across the road to the beach. The house is sunny, and warm and comfortable with a fireplace, double glazing, and heat pump. There is one double bedroom, and two children's single bedrooms in the main house, plus a double pull out sofa in the sleep out.

We have a great outdoor set up for you to enjoy with large bbq, pizza oven, spa, and several huge decks.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Firewood available
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mains water
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Spa / Hot tub
  • Trampoline
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Lyttelton is a small, vibrant community with lots of great cafes, bars and art stores to visit. It has a busy weekend farmers market and is only a short drive over the hill to the beach village, Sumner. Sumner is great for surfing and has a cinema, plus a number of other cafes and pubs to visit. Additionally, Lyttelton is a short 15 minute drive to Christchurch central. The city has become an exciting place to visit now that the rebuild is properly underway. It's also an ideal spot for exploring further afield with easy access to the many Banks Peninsula beaches, walkways, biking etc, and an enjoyable day's trip to Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, Waipara wine district and the mountain parks.

Facilities close by:

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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