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Merivale, Canterbury





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Property ID: 4575

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Outer city suburb

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Summer Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Christchurch International Airport
6.4 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 24190

We are a family of four (or five if you count my step daughter who is 21, at University in Auckland), two boys aged 16 and 16 at Christs College. John is a farmer and I have a marketing agency. We have two homes - the farm in North Canterbury, and a gracious, fully renovated large two storey, five bedroom, four bathroom home in Merivale/Fendalton, with kayaks, table tennis table, badminton lawn in summer. Walking distance to Merivale bars and Mona Vale. We also have a Collie pup and a kennel outside, and a cat. We can keep the dog at the farm.

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Property description and facilities

Gracious, fully renovated two-storey Fendalton/Merivale home on large section bordering Wairarapa Stream. Leafy street and section. 3 kayaks. Two living areas, pretty sunroom, central heating.

Easy stroll to Monavale or Merivale Bars. Two teenage boys live here along with a cat and puppy (we can keep the puppy at the farm) but there is an outdoor kennel and it is fenced to the road, but not at the river end.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Boat Parking
  • Central heating
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Freeview
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kayaks
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

Short stroll to Mona Vale and easy walk to Hagley Park. Also walking distance to Merivale bars. Lovely kayaking either upstream or downstream on Wairarapa Stream (3 kayaks). Table tennis table. Large leafy section and leafy street.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Historical sites
  • Museum
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Public library
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Weekend farmers markets

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

There is a cat. We have a collie puppy but can keep him at the farm.

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