was a GP and most famously examined patient Pauline Parker;
one of the 2 girls involved in the infamous ‘Parker/Hulme’
murder case. This was later made into a motion picture by New Zealand’s own Peter Jackson,
called ‘Heavenly Creatures’,
starring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey.
Some of the filming was completed in Dr. Bennett’s
then surgery at The Grange,
which has since been converted into the owner’s private residence.
Des & Tracey Ramsay have owned the homestead for over 10 years now and since taking ownership, have added the modern, spacious Motel Unit accommodation at the rear of the Guesthouse, keeping in style and taste with the original features offered by the grand, street facing mansion.
Over the last few years, The Grange has been exceptionally fortunate to come through the earthquakes unscathed, with only some minor cosmetic damage to the homestead and no damage to the Motel Units.
We are fully operational and look forward to having you stay with us here in the heart of Christchurch City.