Bridle Path Retreat

Ferrymead / Heathcote / Lyttelton, New Zealand

Magical award-winning accommodation

8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 bathrooms

Phenomenal architecture, intelligent design, and a bespoke finish coalesce perfectly to create this magical award-winning accommodation that provides an expansive haven.

Large glass windows embrace the open plan kitchen, living, and dining area and draw the natural light and sweeping valley views into the home.

Stunning in-ground salt water heated pool with a covered louvre area provides an exceptional outdoor area. The large built-in outdoor dining area leads you further down the garden.

The property features a sunken lounge that is sheltered by a timber-cast concrete wall and draws texture from the surrounding greenery, creating a space to relax and hunker down in front of the gas fire all year round.

The master suite is a retreat with bespoke joinery in the elegant walk-in-wardrobe, rimu timber batten cladding on the ceiling and end wall creating a connection with nature, and a stunning ensuite.

The designer kitchen itself is a chef’s paradise with two ovens, a coffee machine and expansive bench space.  It has a separate butlers pantry with two fridges and a second dishwasher.

The master suite is a retreat with bespoke joinery in the elegant walk-in-wardrobe, rimu timber batten cladding on the ceiling and end wall creating a connection with nature, and a stunning ensuite.

A private spa is located directly outside the master suite.
Three bedrooms boast built-in storage, glorious garden views, and share a family bathroom.

Property Features

  • In-ground salt water heated pool (heated November-March)
  • Outdoor dining and covered entertainment area
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms with showers, vanity and toilets
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Sunken lounge with gas fire
  • Heatpump – provides heating plus cooling
  • Private Spa pool
  • Washing machine and Dryer in garage
  • Security gate access to the property


Sleeping and Bathrooms
Quality hotel bed linen and comfortable bedding to ensure a great night’s sleep in 2 x Super King, 2 x King beds and 2 x Single beds.
2 bathrooms have a shower, toilet, vanity, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries.

Family bathroom has shower, plus bath and separate toilet.

Double garage plus 3 off-street car parks

Unfortunately this property is not pet-friendly.

Tucked away in Heathcote Valley, its only a 3 minute drive to the Ferrymead shopping area with cafes, shopping and bars. 3 minutes to the Gondola experience with views to Banks Peninsular and over the Christchurch city. Sumner beach is an 8 minute drive and in the other direction Lyttelton is just 5 minutes away.
With Christchurch city center only a 20 minute drive away the property has all the privacy and seclusion for the perfect getaway while still being close to the city.

The popular Heathcote Riding School is just across the road with a small cafe.


Please Note: This property is not recommended for 0-3 year olds because of the drop down to the sunken lounge.

There are security cameras with audio operating externally around this property, this is for your safety and ours.

Bed Configuration
Master Suite
1 x Super King Bed
Ensuite adjacent to Master Bedroom - Double Shower plus toilet
Bedroom 2
1 x King Bed
Bedroom 3
1 x King Bed
Bedroom 4
2 x Single Beds (made up as Super King on request)

Where you'll sleep

4 bedrooms5 beds


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Tub
  • BBQ
  • Car Spaces
  • Carbon-Monoxide Detector
  • CCTV
  • Cook Top
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Full Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer x 2
  • Heated Pool
  • Heating
  • Ironing Board
  • Kettle
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Smoke Detector x 2
  • Spa
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
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1 review (5.00/5)

Chryssa and family - Airbnb guests

1st March 2023
We loved our time at this magical retreat! The house is absolutely gorgeous and immaculate. It is top of the line and in a bucolic and serene setting, but still close to many things. It was a wonderful place for our family to rest and relax with many... [show more]

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Things to know

House Rules

  • Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Check-out: 10:00 am
  • No smoking/vaping
  • No pets
  • Children welcome
  • No parties or events

Health & Safety

  • COVID-19 safety practices apply
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Smoke alarms