Photo of property: The Little Red School House
The Little Red School House
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Relax on the deck with a beverage
Photo of property: A view from above
A view from above
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A birds eye view
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Living area
Photo of property: The lawn and surrounding garden and private space for guests to enjoy
The lawn and surrounding garden and private space for guests to enjoy
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Photo of property: Bathroom
Photo of property: Bathroom
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Main room
Photo of property: Entrance and laundry room
Entrance and laundry room
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Breakfast items - also included with accommodation
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Breakfast provided
Photo of property: The School House in its former life
The School House in its former life
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Telescope for Star Gazing
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Free range chickens
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Roger the Goat
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Turbo the pet sheep
Photo of property: Two walking tracks available - Valley View Walk (3.5km) or Pihiohio Ridge Walk (8km)
Two walking tracks available - Valley View Walk (3.5km) or Pihiohio Ridge Walk (8km)
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Sheep on the farm
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The walking track views
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Walking Track Views
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Photo of property: Sunrise

historic schoolhouse cottage

Fuchsia Creek, Otago

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Sleeps up to 4
From $120 tonight
Show on Map
Sleeps up to 4
From $120 tonight

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.

We are happy to pick up people biking on the Alps to Ocean Trail.
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Essential Stay Info

Bed and Breakfast
Guest House
Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Children Welcome
Family Friendly
Farmstay experience
Historical Site
Horse Grazing Available
Rural Views
Single Safe
Unique Accommodation
Whole House

Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: 11am

Eating and Drinking
We have a full kitchenette in the accommodation which includes a fridge with a freezer box, convection microwave, stove top, kettle, toaster, plates, glasses, pots, bowls and utensils. A free continental breakfast is included in your stay. As we are located rurally (30 minutes from the nearest town), we do have a mini cash bar available which includes items such as wine, cheese, crackers, chocolate, chips and peanuts. We also have available some frozen meals such as pizzas, pies and lasagnas. A gas bbq is also available on site free for guests use.

Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen bed and a sofa bed

More info about the property
The accommodation was once a school in the 1920s. The entranceway was once the cloakroom, there is still the paint on the floor from children's artwork from long ago, you can see the mark on the ceil...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Stay in a historic school!
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
Soak up the peace and tranquility

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What we love about this property

People love the quaintness 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, a walk over the hills ...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Cycle Tracks
Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Hiking | Tramping
Horse Riding and Trekking
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
Star Gazing


2WD caravan accessible
Air conditioning
Caravan accessible
Drinking Water
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Linen Provided
Power Available
Rubbish bin
Sealed roads only
South Island
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Christchurch: 4 hours
Queenstown: 3 hours
Dunedin: 1.5 hours
Invercargill: 4.5 hours

Extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

Addon - Valley View & Pihiohio Ridge Walks

$0.00 Per Person

We have two marked walking tracks over the farm that take in views of the hills, mountains, ocean and the beautiful North Otago landscape as you walk through the paddocks and lanes with the stock. Valley View Walk - 3.5km (approximately 1 hour) Pihiohio Ridge Walk - 8km (approximately 2.5 hours)

$50.00 Per group

As well as lapping up the kiwi farming lifestyle, you can also engage in a narrated farm tour. This includes a drive over the farm, a look through the woolshed and the opportunity to meet the pet animals.

$0.00 Per group

Guests are welcome to visit and feed the pet sheep, calf, hens, horses and dogs. As well as a narrated four wheel drive farm tour, we also offer watching dog trailing, sheep shearing or an experience joining us on the farm in our day to day activities at the time if arranged prior to your stay. Prices vary. Star Gazing - we have a fabulous Sky-Watcher Telescope available for hire for $25 for the duration of your stay. Petanque - there is a petanque set kept at the accommodation for you to enjoy a game on the vast flat lawn.


We loved this peaceful, comfortable, welcoming place and highly recommend it. The views, stars, animals, comfy bed and especially very welcoming hosts.
Miria - Apr 2022

This place is truly a hidden gem. So many little extras that lifted our experience beyond expectations to the next level..! Sincere thanks to Nic and Greg for an excellent stay. We will be back.
Ian - Mar 2022

About your host, Nic

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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 8 - 18. 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.

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