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Blythcliffe is the place for you

Located centrally within the charming and historic French settlement village of Akaroa, the elegant Blythcliffe is a short, level stroll from the many excellent cafes, restaurants and local attractions, including the main swimming beach. If you’re looking for a unique accommodation experience in Akaroa that is a part of its historical past, to relax and make yourself at home in a beautiful old private, heritage house with antiques and character, Blythcliffe is the place for you. One free bottle of French bubbles to enjoy with every direct booking on our website - Salut!

If you’re looking for a unique accommodation experience in Akaroa that is a part of its historical past, to relax and make yourself at home in a beautiful old private, heritage house with antiques and character, Blythcliffe is the place for you.

Served in our heritage dining room, the famous Blythcliffe breakfasts are plentiful, healthy, home cooked and delicious. Choose from fresh fruits, Akaroa salmon, award winning Akaroa ham and boudin noir, eggs from our own chickens, free range NZ bacon, berries and herbs from our organic gardens, freshly baked croissants and prize winning marmalade! Specific diets and requests happily catered for.

John and Lesley are lucky enough to live at Blythcliffe, they really enjoy welcoming guests to share its special history and place in Akaroa. They’re very well-travelled around NZ and happy to offer handy local travel knowledge.

Thought to have been designed by Samuel Charles Farr based on drawings by the Australian architect John Verge, Blythcliffe is Akaroa's oldest and most loved grand old houses; our own stately home. Built in 1857, Blythcliffe sits within its own three acres of extensive private grounds and is listed as an Historic Place Category 1 with Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga. Enjoy full access to our beautiful gardens, croquet lawn and petanque terrace. Take a walk in the Blythcliffe private forest, protected by a conservation order and containing many spectacular examples of native trees, plants and birds. Feed our tame eels in the Balguerie Stream as it tumbles over its rocky bed. Or – just lie in the sun and enjoy the peace and total privacy of Blythcliffe.

Our Rooms

The Stables at Blythcliffe is perfect for those who enjoy their privacy; a completely self-contained, luxurious converted stable building adjacent to the main house at ground floor level. It has its own grape lined, large sunny courtyard, perfect for breakfast or evening drinks. It is a very comfortable open plan space, generously furnished in antiques with one exception – an extremely comfortable super king size bed! You'll also enjoy the sitting and dining area with a modern kitchen and separate bathroom with shower and claw foot bath – candles, champagne and bubble bath provided! The Stables has a small TV with Netflix and a CD player. There is enough room to add up to two single beds for children or a crib, extra costs apply, please inquire.

The Rose Room, one of three rooms available in the main house at Blythcliffe, is a wonderfully light and sunny room that comfortably accommodates two. It is located on the first floor and accessed by a steepish, old staircase and the main hallway, you have access via French Doors to the balcony overlooking the croquet lawn and gardens to the harbour beyond, the perfect spot for breakfast or an evening drink with the birds!

Your private bathroom, with shower only, is located right next door to your room and accessed from the main hallway, robes provided. If travelling with friends, consider adding a second queen size room to The Rose Room; located just across the hallway, the bathroom will be shared with the friends room. Please inquire if you are unsure.
There is no TV in Rose Room, but you will have unlimited wifi for all of your streaming needs. Tea and coffee making facilities are shared with The Willow Room guests in a small sitting room, also off the main hallway that leads onto the balcony.

The Willow Room is directly across the hallway from Rose Room. These two rooms are perfect for friends travelling together who do not wish to share bathroom facilities and is another of the three rooms available in the main house at Blythcliffe. Located on the eastern corner of the main house on our first floor and accessed via an old steep-ish staircase and the main hallway, the morning sun pours into this peaceful queen size room with lovely garden and stream views. Willow Room has an ensuite bathroom with claw foot bath and walk in shower, bubble bath and candles provided, this is a wonderfully quiet and relaxing room. There is no TV in Willow Room, but you will have unlimited wifi for all of your streaming needs. Tea and coffee making facilities are shared with The Rose Room guests in a small sitting room, also off the main hallway that leads onto the balcony, perfect for an  evening glass of wine.

The Blythcliffe garden is available for weddings and events; please inquire or see our website.

Blythcliffe’s garden is available for weddings and events; please see separate listing. We also offer two Bed and Breakfast guest options –

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Location37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

EmailLBH@blythcliffe.co.nz

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Phone+64 021 527184

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from (NZD)$265

Located centrally within the charming and historic French settlement village of Akaroa, the elegant Blythcliffe is a short, level stroll from the many excellent cafes, restaurants and local attractions, including the main swimming beach. If you’re looking for a unique accommodation experience in Akaroa that is a part of its historical past, to relax and make yourself at home in a beautiful old private, heritage house with antiques and character, Blythcliffe is the place for you. One free bottle of French bubbles to enjoy with every direct booking on our website - Salut!

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New Zealand
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265
Phone: 
+64 021 527184
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Wed, 22/10/2014
Akaroa
Location: 
37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
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If you’re looking for a unique accommodation experience in Akaroa that is a part of its historical past, to relax and make yourself at home in a beautiful old private, heritage house with antiques and character, Blythcliffe is the place for you.

Served in our heritage dining room, the famous Blythcliffe breakfasts are plentiful, healthy, home cooked and delicious. Choose from fresh fruits, Akaroa salmon, award winning Akaroa ham and boudin noir, eggs from our own chickens, free range NZ bacon, berries and herbs from our organic gardens, freshly baked croissants and prize winning marmalade! Specific diets and requests happily catered for.

John and Lesley are lucky enough to live at Blythcliffe, they really enjoy welcoming guests to share its special history and place in Akaroa. They’re very well-travelled around NZ and happy to offer handy local travel knowledge.

Thought to have been designed by Samuel Charles Farr based on drawings by the Australian architect John Verge, Blythcliffe is Akaroa's oldest and most loved grand old houses; our own stately home. Built in 1857, Blythcliffe sits within its own three acres of extensive private grounds and is listed as an Historic Place Category 1 with Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga. Enjoy full access to our beautiful gardens, croquet lawn and petanque terrace. Take a walk in the Blythcliffe private forest, protected by a conservation order and containing many spectacular examples of native trees, plants and birds. Feed our tame eels in the Balguerie Stream as it tumbles over its rocky bed. Or – just lie in the sun and enjoy the peace and total privacy of Blythcliffe.

Our Rooms

The Stables at Blythcliffe is perfect for those who enjoy their privacy; a completely self-contained, luxurious converted stable building adjacent to the main house at ground floor level. It has its own grape lined, large sunny courtyard, perfect for breakfast or evening drinks. It is a very comfortable open plan space, generously furnished in antiques with one exception – an extremely comfortable super king size bed! You'll also enjoy the sitting and dining area with a modern kitchen and separate bathroom with shower and claw foot bath – candles, champagne and bubble bath provided! The Stables has a small TV with Netflix and a CD player. There is enough room to add up to two single beds for children or a crib, extra costs apply, please inquire.

The Rose Room, one of three rooms available in the main house at Blythcliffe, is a wonderfully light and sunny room that comfortably accommodates two. It is located on the first floor and accessed by a steepish, old staircase and the main hallway, you have access via French Doors to the balcony overlooking the croquet lawn and gardens to the harbour beyond, the perfect spot for breakfast or an evening drink with the birds!

Your private bathroom, with shower only, is located right next door to your room and accessed from the main hallway, robes provided. If travelling with friends, consider adding a second queen size room to The Rose Room; located just across the hallway, the bathroom will be shared with the friends room. Please inquire if you are unsure.
There is no TV in Rose Room, but you will have unlimited wifi for all of your streaming needs. Tea and coffee making facilities are shared with The Willow Room guests in a small sitting room, also off the main hallway that leads onto the balcony.

The Willow Room is directly across the hallway from Rose Room. These two rooms are perfect for friends travelling together who do not wish to share bathroom facilities and is another of the three rooms available in the main house at Blythcliffe. Located on the eastern corner of the main house on our first floor and accessed via an old steep-ish staircase and the main hallway, the morning sun pours into this peaceful queen size room with lovely garden and stream views. Willow Room has an ensuite bathroom with claw foot bath and walk in shower, bubble bath and candles provided, this is a wonderfully quiet and relaxing room. There is no TV in Willow Room, but you will have unlimited wifi for all of your streaming needs. Tea and coffee making facilities are shared with The Rose Room guests in a small sitting room, also off the main hallway that leads onto the balcony, perfect for an  evening glass of wine.

The Blythcliffe garden is available for weddings and events; please inquire or see our website.

Blythcliffe’s garden is available for weddings and events; please see separate listing. We also offer two Bed and Breakfast guest options –

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