Peaceful, Tranquil & Luxury on the Riverbank

Bach or holiday home | Wanaka | #24084

9.8/10 (82 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Please note : Christmas bookings is a 2 night minimum 22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018Enjoy the open spaces, the rural aspects and a charming and comfortable, yet spacious well appointed studio. Semi attached on 1/2 an acre, Bridget and her 3 labradors welcome you. Hawkshead is surrounded by grazing land and a 2minute walk across the farmland to the Makarora River. Wake to a mountain view all around and the early morning sun. You have your own private entrance and outdoor seating area. The ‘hawkshead’ culture is a very relaxed one. Ideally located 1 hour from the West Coast at the head of Lake Wanaka makes perfect for an overnight stay. There is so much on offer in this valley from hiking, jet boating to scenic flights or simply just to relax , listen to the birds, read book under the shady trees. Travelling takes a lot of energy, so why not take a break and spoil yourself and recharge. Self catering with cooking facilities. In the event that Bridget is not on the property when you arrive, your studio will be clean and ready for your arrival. Please enter through the gates and your studio ranch slider will be unlocked with the key on the inside door, where you will see a welcome note from Bridget. Your host enjoys meeting you on arrival but sometimes this is not possible. Guests have use of the entire studio and have their own patio and parking right outside their room. 2 minute walk across the paddocks to the river for a walk or swim, all day sun and mountain views. The large garden is also for guests to enjoy.

Special conditions:

Portable 2 burner stove, toaster, kettle, bar fridge,

Outdoor bbq recommended for meats

Washing Machine and Dryer use in main house

Smoking outside only

Bridget will provide a drop off and pick up service to the start and end of your tramp

Breakfast and dinner can be arranged prior to arrival if you have no self catering

There are 2 fuel facilities in Makarora

Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in our local cafe

Daily coach transfers to and from the valley

Bridget's branding is Hawkshead

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen Suite

    1 x Queen 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 (87)

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  • A wonderful couple of days in a peaceful but extremely scenic location

    A wonderful couple of days in a peaceful but extremely scenic location. The accommodation was of the highest order. The unit is a perfect size for a couple wanting to maximise the opportunity to relax. But even better than the accommodation was our most obliging hostesss, Bridget’s knowledge of the area was second to none and she helped us decide on which walks would best suit us. Bridget was the perfect hostess in that you never really knew she was there but whenever we had a question to ask she was readily available. Dog lovers would thoroughly enjoy the company of her two lovely dogs.

    David B. Feb 2019

  • wonderful time relaxing and exploring the makarora area

    wonderful time relaxing and exploring the makarora area. the old school house has plenty of history and its upgraded for all the comforts. full kitchen was great to settle in and do some cooking. water on gas so no worries about running out of hot water. wifi connection good. don't delay, book today

    bradley m. Feb 2019

  • We stayed in the Schoolhouse enjoying its comfort and rural views

    We stayed in the Schoolhouse enjoying its comfort and rural views. The location is close to wonderful day walks and Bridget provided us with the advice and details we needed to enjoy this area.

    Vicki S. Jan 2019

  • An absolutely beautiful property and well looked after by Bridget

    An absolutely beautiful property and well looked after by Bridget. Thank you!!

    Jane M. Jan 2019

  • We couldn't have been happier with our visit to Makarora and accommodation...

    We couldn't have been happier with our visit to Makarora and accommodation at Hawkshead. Bridget went out of her way to welcome us, offer local knowledge and activity suggestions, and help us feel at home. The Makarora valley is a splendid base for outdoor activities or just taking in spectacular scenery. It's blissfully removed from the bustle of Queenstown/Wanaka and the West Coast, yet readily accessible to both should you choose to visit. We hope to visit again soon, and would return to Hawkshead without hesitation.

    Shawn S. Jan 2019

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