Canterbury Heritage Awards finalist, Designer Cottage was a sailors' retreat in the 70s and is located in peaceful surroundings just off Colombo Street near the shops and opposite Sydenham Park. The walk to the city centre from the cottage will give you the chance to admire many listed heritage buildings on Colombo Street.
We offer a variety of rooms, which are all tastefully decorated, including shared facilities, private room with ensuite, and a self-contained cottage.
Your friendly host Chet, has an honours degree in landscape architecture and is passionate about traditional buildings and his landscaping ideas. Designer Cottage is one of his finest collections of the charms of yesterday and all guests are welcome to view the ‘Desi