The School House - Riverside Luxury

Farmstay | Havelock North | #21254

9.6/10 (59 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 (66)

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  • Comfortable beds

    Comfortable beds. Great shower. Excellent access to river. Friendly and approachable management.

    Rachel L. Dec 2018

  • We loved our family break at the school house

    We loved our family break at the school house. Beautifully restored building with a giant porch for relaxing, dining & taking in the views. Loved the country setting, river acess, and it’s only a short drive to lunch at local wineries and the beach. The manager/owners were quick to communicate & help with any questions etc. The schoolhouse is set up with everything you need for a super comfortable stay. The perfect spot to enjoy with family and friends.

    Vanessa & Chris B. Nov 2018

  • Stunning location and The Old School House was beautifully presented

    Stunning location and The Old School House was beautifully presented. Kitchen was well equipped which is fortunate being quite a distance from town. Internet coverage was minimal but we were all OK with that. Nice to be off the grid. Loved the walks and had fun exploring the Red Barn and the river bed. Easy drive to all the vineyards and the many attractions of the Bay.

    janon237 100%|3x Nov 2018

  • 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%|5x

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