The School House - Riverside Luxury

Farmstay | Havelock North | #21254

9.6/10 (58 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Tuki-Tuki River, this historic Schoolhouse has been relocated and restored to a high standard, in keeping with the period. All doors open out onto a large veranda with beautiful views down the Valley.

The Tuki-Tuki River is world re-nouned for it"s trout-fishing and has private river access.

The large open-plan living area also has an extensive range of D.V.D.movies and book library - good selection of quality magazines as well as a Radio/Amplifier/C.D's and a doc station. The fully equipt kitchen has all the mod cons (dishwasher, fan oven, gas hob, microwave etc) Dine in comfort inside or opt for a BBQ on the veranda. Tea and coffee is provided, and a loaf of fresh bread and organic milk on arrival. Two luxurious kingsize bedrooms plus en-suites give you all the space you need. wheelchair friendly - ramps, showers etc..

The School House is wheelchair friendly - ramps, showers etc.. two quality bikes, bike racks and helmets free for your use.

Added Bonus's

Magical event venue

Two quality bikes, bike racks and helmets free for use.

Safe paddocking for horses i.e. eventing, trekking etc..

Ample room to park horse floats or and boats.

Early check-in or late checkout on may be possible on request.

Special conditions:

The School House is a magical place to hold small events.

Any special events held at The School House must be arranged before booking and terms and conditions accepted.

Extras: Linen (included); Two bikes, bike rack and helmets (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Large Bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x King bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Large Bedroom

    1 x King bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (63)

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  • Beautifully restored old school building and location

    Beautifully restored old school building and location. The high ceilings and large rooms are really lovely. Sitting in the sun on the stunning verandah was the highlight. The views, birdlife and peacefulness were just what we were looking for. Loved it!

    AndyRigg 100%|3x May 2018

  • Lovely house in a lovely location

    Lovely house in a lovely location

    DanR8175 100%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Dan, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed The School House and the location.

    angeon980 100%|4x

  • Lovely home

    Lovely home. Extremely well equipped and the first time a kitchen has had everything that we require. The location is extremely private. Stunning really. The home struck me a very clean with gorgeous large rooms. So many books, magazines and DVDs to wander through that another visit will be necessary. Should you want to make new friends, the hosts live within walking distance (but not encroaching on your privacy). They are lovely, genuine, very kind people I’d like to see again.

    richis288 100%|12x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at The School House. It gives us so much pleasure to be able to share our magical space with wonderful guests like you. We also look forward to seeing you again. Have a great 2018.

    angeon980 100%|4x

  • Wonderful tranquil setting

    Wonderful tranquil setting. No wifi - you may discover that you don’t need it....

    TobiasP8 100%|1x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes, no wifi - I am glad to hear you managed without wifi. However, we are looking at getting wifi at The School House - Maybe I could do a guest survey before going ahead with it. thank you for being wonderful guests. Take care Ange

    angeon980 100%|4x

  • After travelling around, it was lovely to base oursleves for four nights...

    After travelling around, it was lovely to base oursleves for four nights at The School House. This property has everything you need and in a relaxing and peaceful setting. Its a great location, close enough to Havelock North if you wish to eat out (we recommend Pipi for pizza!). Our two young boys loved having the space to run around and visit the Tuki Tuki river, just a short walk away. No hesitation in recommending The School House.

    The C Family new member Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    I am delighted to hear that your stay was peaceful and relaxing, and the boys enjoyed the space to run around. It was a pleasure to have your family stay at The School House and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Have a wonderful year ahead.

    angeon980 100%|4x

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