We enjoyed a very comfortable home from home stay at Red Door Cottage in March. The house could not have been more perfect for us. Travelling with 2 young children (4 & 2) for 4 months round NZ, it was a pleasure to be able to relax in a clean, tidy & comfortable house in a lovely suburb of Christchurch. We could cook our own meals at a time we wanted to in a very well stocked kitchen, relax in the sitting room and sleep in comfortable beds - even doing our washing (which after several weeks in a campervan was a real pleasure! It's amazing what you miss when you're not at home!)
Location wise, it was an easy drive to shops and supermarkets and also into the main part of town that you were able to access at the time and we enjoyed the Botanic Gardens amongst other areas. We were also picked up from the Cottage for a small tour to the Akaroa and Banks Peninsula which was great fun.
Jenny was very easy to deal with over email from the UK and accommodated any requests we had for our youngest child very happily. Would definitely recommend to friends and would love to stay again if we are lucky enough to come back to Christchurch soon. It's a wonderful town - don't miss out on it!