Seva Cottage~ Comfortable Family Home

233A Sawyers Arms Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Seva Cottage is in perfect setting and location for couples and families in Bishopdale, Christchurch. Relax in the peaceful environs adjacent to the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre. Seva Cottage is centrally located, 7 minutes to the airport. Check-in is anytime after 2pm. Check-out is anytime before 10 am. Bed linen and towels are provided for you. Seva Cottage is 10 minutes to the city centre, 1 minute to a supermarket and a large variety of shops at the Bishopdale Mall. Also at the Bishopdale Mall is a library with free WIFI. Less than a minute's walk from Seva Cottage is the lovely Reality Bites cafe, offering a nice environment to enjoy a coffee or meal and free WIFI. Bed linen and towels are provided. Seva Cottage is completed self-contained on its own property and is fully fenced. There is ample off-street parking down a gated private drive. Important Note: The driveway and gate are narrow and the driveway is long, as Seva Cottage is on a back section. We have had many large work vehicles down the driveway, however, if you are not used maneuvering your vehicle in narrow spaces, or are driving a large travel vehicle, you may not be comfortable parking down the drive. We have recently doubled the size of the area for turning, however some may still find it a tight turn, especially if your vehicle is large. There is parking on the road if you do not feel to park in the driveway. You will want to consider whether you are happy with all of this before you request a booking. The cottage is equipped with an electric oven and stove top, microwave, fridge/freezer, a library and games collection, CD player/DVD and TV (for playing DVDs only), and a washing machine. Seva Cottage is a comfortable, warm, sunny and homey place to stay, perfect for couples and families. The comments we most often hear from people are: "The cottage was warm, clean, and welcoming on arrival" "It feels like being at home" "The environment was so peaceful, it is easy to relax" There are three double bedrooms (a super king bed in master bedroom), and two singles in each of the other two bedrooms, as well as in the large sitting room. The rate includes electricity, and there are several heaters throughout the house (at least seven in total). It is important to us that you are comfortable during your stay, so please do let us know if there is anything you need. The home has a live phone connection, meaning that you may be able to transfer your phone services (and phone number) to the property for the duration of your stay. This would give you access to broadband if that is a service that you currently have. All the families that have stayed for their earthquake repairs have done this and found it very simple. Telecom is still doing the transfer for free to our knowledge. Within a couple minutes' drive you will be at the beautiful Styx Mill Reserve, which also links on to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, a very popular destination for adults and children alike and with a nice restaurant to boot. In a few more minutes you will be at the Groynes, an expansive multi-purpose reserve with ponds, a river, and abundant wildlife. Just 7 minutes down the road is the Antarctic Centre and another five minutes past there and you can visit Orana Park Wildlife Park as well as Arion Farm Education Park. These again are excellent options for parents and children. There are many delights to behold if you can get to Arion park in the spring. Look out for the gorgeous piglets! You have several options of beaches within easy reach of Seva Cottage in Bishopdale. Enjoy the fresh sea air at New Brighton, South Brighton, and Sumner. The picturesque towns of Akaroa, a beautiful bay community, and Hanmer, a stunning thermal reserve, are easy day trips away. If you're planning a winter visit, ski fields are within an easy 90 minutes drive. --- Please check the bookings calendar at the bottom of this advertisement for availability. Pricing is also detailed below in the same 'Rates and Availability section. Our rates are very reasonable, and the feedback is that it is excellent value. ----

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Super King(s), 6 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

I particularly liked how it is so quiet and peaceful though in a nice suburb and close to facilities like malls and shops and cafes (if you want them). I was there as part of a group and it was perfect. But the house has everything you need for a great holiday house experience plus if you want to do yoga, there is a Centre right next door! The living areas face the sun all day and there are plenty of spaces to share round a family or group that is staying. Highly recommended. Martin
Seva Cottage is a warm, clean and comfortable family friendly holiday home. All you need for a few nights in the city! We also found the host, Christina incredibly helpful with local information and even gardening know-how!! Would happily stay here again
I have just stayed at Seva Cottage again, and have found the whole experience, as always, to be very smooth and enjoyable. The cottage was warm, sunny and very welcoming. It is a quite haven in a garden setting, well back from the road. I will be spreading the word about this lovely spot. The hosts Christina Seva and Paul Premanda were very efficient and friendly in their running of Seva Cottage. Thank you
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$140 / Night for 2 guests$101 Night
All year
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 1 Night
$140 per night. This cost is for 2 people and includes linen; additional guests at $10/night.

Cost for cleaning: $80

Discounts for stays 1 week or more.


Weekly Special
Stay for 7 nights or more and receive a 10% discount!
Available all year




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