Christchurch Rest Home Set in the heart of Merivale “Fitzroy of Merivale” offers all you could wish for in rest home 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 Rest 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.

HISTORY

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.