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Fitzroy of Merivale (Family Owned)

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Fitzroy of Merivale (Family Owned)
Retirement Village
4 McDougall Avenue
Christchurch 8014
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Vanessa Pirie - 027 5155576
Pirie Family - 0275550241
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Set in the heart of Merivale “Fitzroy of Merivale” offers all you could wish for in care. Whilst residing here you, your family and friends can take advantage of all that is on offer in the charming Merivale precinct. There is a stylish mall with a wide range of retail stores including a Fresh Choice supermarket, surrounded by all personal and business services, such as the city bus service, taxi stand, doctors, dentists, banks, NZ Post shop, pharmacies, hairdressers. A fine selection of restaurants and cafés wrap themselves around this Christchurch Home. With a maximum of 30 residents, “Fitzroy of Merivale” offers a unique environment providing personalised resthome care in a beautifully presented private home, positioned in the middle of established, manicured, tranquil gardens.

McDougall Avenue is named after Robert Euing McDougall who became Managing Director of the well known Christchurch company Aulsebrooks. He is perhaps better known as the benefactor of the old Christchurch art gallery which bears his name. Mr McDougall’s home, “Fitzroy” was built in 1898, with an additional residence designed by Cecil Wood later added to the property. This second home has been expanded and transformed into “Fitzroy of Merivale”. The architecture of Cecil Wood has been retained and the interior décor reflects the beauty and elegance of an earlier age.

If you are looking for an apartment right now with someone who takes care of your loved one but they also keep their independence. We have a one bedroom with an ensuite. It has amazing views that overlook the front lawn. Only $150,000.00
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NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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