A Grand Design - The Britten Stables

48 Matai Street West, Riccarton, Christchurch
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Britten Stables featured on Grand Designs was originally built by Motorcycle Designer John Britten and it offers its guests unprecedented luxury and a phenomenally rich history. There is simply nothing that compares to this homes stunning beauty, for those who seek an experience that is completely unique, this is the place for you. More information With seven spacious bedrooms all with ensuite, there is space for everyone to enjoy a relaxing holiday here. You will enjoy staying in this incredible luxury home that is jam packed with character and charm while you are in Christchurch. The Stables spans over 900sqm, there are multiple spacious living, kicthens and dining areas, inside and out, for guests to enjoy. The conservatory holds a stunning heated swimming pool (heated Nov-Mar), the expansive backyard has a hot tub (spa). There's a bold, contemporary aesthetic that works brilliantly with the exposed raw materials of the building A few of the outstanding features of this home include: - Seven bedrooms all with ensuites and some with living spaces/kitchens - Billiard Room - Indoor swimming pool - Private heated spa pool in the garden - Large entertainers kitchen and a further two kitchens - The main cosy sitting room with fire and its curved staircase is a retro delight - Enjoy the conservatory with this stunning stained glass work - 9 x Heat pumps/ Air conditioning units - Off street parking for up to 3 cars The restoration of this property cost over 2.5 million and has resulted in an outstanding home. The property is close to all amenities including the central city 3.5km, airport 5.5km, shops 1.1km and public transport. A week before your arrival we will email you details on how to access the property, via a lock box (Key Safe). This means you can arrive anytime after 2pm that suits you. If you require any assistance, we live nearby and can assist. Please contact us on the number provided. There is also a Property Manual at the house with local information along with more detailed house information. No party policy at this property.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Pool Table
Spa Bath
Spa pool
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Fire place
Heat pump
Washing Machine

Bed layout

1 Super King(s), 2 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)


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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$2500 / Night for 14 guests1 Night
All year
$2500 / Night for 14 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
Please note this property has a strictly “No Party Policy, failure to comply with property policies may result in the eviction of guests and the loss of any deposits, payments or bonds paid. Damage to the property will result in further charges. All guests must sign the property terms and conditions of stay. Guests are required to show valid ID and credit card prior to arrival.




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