The Little Red School House | Off The Beaten Track

The Little Red School House

Cabins & Cottages

Fuchsia Creek, Otago                    Listed By Nic



Get back to nature and enjoy the peace and quiet of our country getaway in the historic Little Red School House, just 30 minutes inland from Oamaru, on our 940 hectare family farm which we run sheep and beef cattle on.

The farm is situated over 400m above sea level so has panoramic country views. We recommend an early morning or evening walk for taking in the sunrise or sunset.

We are happy to pick up people biking on the Alps to Ocean Trial.

Unique Experiences at The Little Red School House

  1. Staying in a historic school
  2. Stunning views
  3. Peace and tranquility

Why You Will Love The Little Red School House

People love the quirkness of staying in a historic school, the stunning views and the peace and tranquility of the rural setting as well as the many pet farm animals to visit.

- "The wee schoolhouse is the most wonderful place to stay in the Oamaru area. It is about 30 minutes from town but you are in the middle of the countryside with the most amazing vistas around you. The schoolhouse is just gorgeous - it's been decorated beautifully and you have EVERYTHING you could need! The bed is sooooo comfortable - the Wifi is excellent - the breakfast options are delicious! Loads of space to move but still cosy and warm. I cannot recommend it enough!"
- "The Little Red School House is a unique and historic home away from home. It has more amenities than you would expect. The location is quiet and 'retreat like' amidst green conifers, hills and pasture land. It was a real treat to be able to stay here. We were made very welcome."
- "A truly wonderful place to stay. Located in the countryside, so you wake to the sound of bird song in the morning. Cute place, with good amenities (everything you need for making a meal!), and a lovely sense of history about it. Would happily stay there again."

Accommodation Types

The Little Red School House

Good for a romantic getaway for couples, a country retreat or a solo trip for stress relief.

The accommodation was once a school in the 1920s so while it has historic notions, it also has a modern kitchen with full facilities, flat screen tv, queen size bed, free WIFI and a washing machine.

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$100.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)
$25.00 per additional guest

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Property Amenities

Single Safe
-Sealed Roads
-2WD access all areas
Good mobile service
Rubbish bin
Power Available
Horse Grazing Available


Cycle Tracks
Farm Tour Available
Horse Riding | Horse Trekking
Unique Accommodation
Historical Site
Star Gazing
Rural Views
Farm Animals to Meet
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking


Farm Tour or Activities

We offer a range of farm tours, opportunities to immerse yourself in day to day farm life, and fun activities can be added to your stay and experience if arranged prior to the visit.

Some activities may be dependent on what is happening on the farm at the time of your stay.
Activities can include a farm tour, shearing, mustering, watching dogs rounding up sheep, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, star gazing, swimming in the local swimming hole, eeling and archery.

Prices for farm tour activities vary.

To inquire about a farm activity with us just let us know you are interested when you place your accommodation booking and we will be in touch.

$0.00 per person

About the Landowner, Nic

My husband and I are sheep and beef farmers on the foothills of Five Forks (30 minutes drive inland from Oamaru).

My husband is fourth generation on the farm, so we are passionate about the land, area and community. We have three children ranging from ages 4 - 14. During our spare time we enjoying camping, fishing, spending time at the lakes or just plain old fashioned family time together.

We love to share our piece of paradise with our guests and indulge them in the farming environment with showing them over the farm if arranged prior.

Approximate Location

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