Relax on the deck with a beverage
The Little Red School House
Bedroom and living room
Living area
Entrance and laundry room
Breakfast items - also included with accommodation
The School House in its former life
Telescope for Star Gazing
Free range chickens
Roger the Goat
Turbo the pet sheep
The walking trial views
Walking Track Views

historic schoolhouse cottage

Fuchsia Creek, Otago

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Sleeps up to 3
From $110 tonight
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Sleeps up to 3
From $110 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

Eating and Drinking
As we are located rurally (30 minutes from the nearest town), it is advisable to bring food with you for cooking. We do have wine, cheese, crackers, chips chocolate and peanuts available to purchase from the mini bar. We also now have frozen pizzas, lasanges and gourmet pies available for purchase. A full continental breakfast is included with your stay which includes: cereals, porridge, bread, spreads and fruit.

Breakfast Not Available
Dinner Not Available
Lunch Not Available

Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen bed

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

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Horse Grazing Available
Single Safe
Sorry, we can't accommodate dogs
Not Suitable for Children

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

Historical Site
Rural Views

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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

Be By The Water
Cycle Tracks
Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Get On Your Bike
Hiking | Tramping
Meet The Animals
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks and Tramps
Rural Views for Star Gazing


Caravan accessible
Drinking Water
Free Wifi
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Good mobile service
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Horse Riding | Horse Trekking
Hot Water Available
Internet Access (free or paid)
Linen Provided
Not Suitable for Children
Power Available
Relax and Rejuvenate
Rubbish bin
Sealed roads only
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
South Island
Star Gazing
Towels Provided
Unique Accommodation
Washing Machine
Wifi Available

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

Paid extras you might like to add

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We offer a range of activities and/or opportunities to immerse yourself in the day to day farm life. Fun activities can be added to your stay and experience if arranged prior to the visit. We have two marked walking tracks over the farm that take in views of the hills, mountains, ocean and the beautiful North Otago landscape. Valley View Walk - 3.5km (approximately 1 hour) Pihiohio Ridge Walk - 8km (approximately 2.5 hours) Pets - we have a range of pets which include Roger the goat, the free range hens, pet sheep, calves, dogs, cats and horses. Petanque - we have a petanque set kept at the accommodation that you have free use of to play on the large front lawn. Star Gazing - we have a fabulous Sky-Watcher Telescope available for hire for $25 for the duration of your stay. Farm Activities - we also have horse riding, four wheel drive excursions, dog trialing, sheep shearing and a ride on the side by side motorbike or time immersed in the day to day life on the farm available by prior arrangement. Prices for farm tour activities vary.


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 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.

Lovely place to stary. Beautifully decorated and fully provisioned! Also such a stunning sunrise and luner eclipse! Thank you Nic.

What a beautiful place! Thanks so much for your hospitality and for providing such a special rural retreat. I love it and hope to be back in the not too distant future.

About your host, 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.

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