MORE THAN JUST A
The Britten Stables has a phenomenally rich history. A history which we the owners, Isabelle and Tim, are dedicated to sharing with guests from all over the world who seek an experience that is completely unique.
Passionate travellers ourselves, we came to realise that the home Isabelle grew up in (which her late father and renowned Inventor, John Britten, personally built decades earlier) had more to offer than most luxury boutique hotels and event venues around the world.
So, when the opportunity presented itself after the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011, the husband and wife team undertook the enormous task of rebuilding the historic dwelling, formerly a horse stables for nearby Mona Vale Gardens and following that, the birth place of the world-record-setting Britten V1000 motorcycle designed and built in the garage by Isabelle's late father, John Britten.
The restoration was featured on Grand Designs New Zealand. It shows in full detail the original charm of The Britten Stables and how we have transformed it into the exquisite boutique luxury accommodation that it is today. It is with immense pride that we welcome you to experience it first hand.
JOINT WINNER OF THE DOMESTIC RESTORED AND SAVED HERITAGE AWARD 2021
The Britten Stables is centrally located in idyllic Christchurch, New Zealand. From the ocean to the alps there is no shortage of wonderful places to visit and activities to do.
We offer a number of luxury spaces with varying levels of privacy to suit your needs. Whether you are visiting for business, family vacation, honeymoon or simply to discover this exquisite part of the world, we have a space to welcome you. You can view our rooms here.
We also have stunning purpose built spaces (both indoor and outside) perfect for photoshoots, weddings, corporate functions, family reunions and retreats.
We welcome any enquiries, please get in touch for more information or to get planning !
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John Britten with the Britten V1000 Motorcycle he designed and built with a small team of friends in the garage at The Britten Stables.
Horses being ridden out from doors of The Britten Stables in around 1940 when part of the original building was a functioning horse stables.
MEET THE TEAM
Co-owner / Operator
Isabelle Weston (formally Britten)
Co-owner / Operator